The Goddess of The River Challenge, held Wednesday at Flips Flops Dockside Eatery culminated in a three-way lip-sync battle.

“We had a lot of fun, and we’re excited to be a part of Pride Fort Lauderdale in the future,” said Lauren White, owner of Blue Moon Outdoor Adventures the sponsor of the event.

The Pride Fort Lauderdale kick-off mixer got the community prepared for a week of Pride events with drag stars Kitty Meow, Misty Eyez and Flip Flops’ Queen, Amanda Austin.

The trio held a kiki with guests, posed for photos, and competed in a lip-sync battle to Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” together with Fort Lauderdale flair.

Due to some technical difficulties, the evening was kept at Flip Flops’ but the Queens found a way to make it work with a performance that ended in a close three-way draw for the Goddess of The River title.

The mixer was a free event with a suggested donation of $10, with all funds going to Fort Lauderdale Pride.

The event was additionally sponsored by Staying Afloat Party Boat Rental and was organized by Rabble with a Cause.

On Thursday Pride is hosting two events: the Runway Fashion Show at the Hard Rock Event Center starting at 7 p.m. and the Official Thursday Night Party at the Alibi in Wilton Manors starting at 9 p.m.

On Friday the fun stays in Wilton Manors for the  “Pride on the Drive.” The celebration kicks off at 6 p.m. as dozens of bars, restaurants, and shops roll out the rainbow carpet. Enjoy drink specials, discounts and live entertainment at participating businesses all night, up and down Wilton Drive.

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