The final ever Queen of the Whole Universe (QWU) takes the stage this July and is dragging some sexy people up on stage to help send off New Zealand’s campest event on stage.
Tickets have sold like proverbial hotcakes (or whatever takes your fancy) this year, as the final Queen of the Whole Universe ever is less little under two months away. Having stunned audiences both gay and straight for the past nine years, QWU 2012 offers slight reflection on previous years, while delivering newer concepts for this, their final hurrah!
The most successful GLBT theatrical event ever held in New Zealand has toured to Wellington three times (including performing at Te Papa’s 10th birthday party) and has raised not just $175,000 for charities to date, not only the awareness of HIV/AIDS in New Zealand but also the self-esteem and confidence of many people within the community.
This year’s very special guest is the man crowned “Mr Gay World 2012” at this year’s ceremony in South Africa – New Zealand’s (by way of Germany) very own Andreas Derleth. The porcelain Adonis took first place in the Sports Challenge, Best Interview Challenge and the all important Mr. Gay Swimwear – and by winning this pageant has earned a $25,000 travel allowance to spread the message to tolerance and diversity. Truly, it is an honour to have Mr. Gay World as part of the 2012 QWU ceremony!
2012’s pageant finally features Ms Fiji, who past audience members will know has had difficulty coming into the country. Now this time – for the very last QWU, organisers have worked incredibly hard to make sure she will take to the stage this year! Also taking to the stage is a third MC alongside Buffy and Bimbo, returning from Los Angeles Brad Hills, and a special dedication to Whitney, Donna and Amy.
The event also seeks to break the Guinness World Record for “Largest Onstage Drag Show” once again – a record is currently held by Queen of the Whole Universe NZ.
This is your last chance to be involved in the event of the year; the incredible, glitzy, glamorous and above all else, very queer beauty pageant.
Queen of the Whole Universe plays at The ASB Theatre at the Aotea Centre Auckland, Saturday 21 July at 8pm. For tickets, call 0800 BUY TICKETS or visit www.buytickets.co.nz.