Three South Florida queens competed for the title of Miss Miami Beach Pride on Sept. 14, at the Faena Forum, 3300 Collins Ave., but only one walked away with the crown for 2021.
Malaysia Babydoll Foxx, born Tadarius Dukes, won the top prize and title of Miss Miami Beach Pride, besting fellow queens Asheeria Pryce and Briana Devine.
In addition, Foxx won the Presentation, Evening Gown and Talent categories and also Questions and Answers in a three-way tie, earning $1,000 and $200 for best gown.
The matriarch of her own Dynasty — the House of Foxx — the now reigning champion is the mother and overseer of several drag children and has a drag granddaughter; her drag mentors are Lashauwn Beyond and Taquila Chanel Tajoure.
Foxx is the host for Drag Fridays with the Eye Dolls at Kill Your Idol, 222 Española Way, Miami Beach, and also the host and show coordinator for her own show called 3D (Dinner, Drinks & Drag) Tuesdays at NoMi Bar and Grill, 738 NE 125th St., North Miami.
The lineup of ladies was put to the test, as they showcased their hottest outfits, outrageous stunts and show-stopping performances live on stage. There were six categories the contestants were judged upon, including Presentation (Show Your Pride), Swimwear, Evening Gown, Questions and Answers and Talent.
Hosted at Miami Beach’s Faena Theatre, the night of glamour also showcased jaw-dropping performances from former Miss Miami Beach Pride winners, including the 2020 queen, Estephania St. Lords, who relinquished her crown to Foxx and whose Drag Father Roger Lords said he was “proud” of his daughter — “as she steps down from her pandemic reign” — “the first Cuban Queen to reign.”
“Wow. I’m so honored to be crowned Miss Miami Beach Pride 2021. Thank you all for the continuous love and support,” Foxx said. “I am so grateful for this community. That’s why I strive to do everything I can to keep us uplifted.”
Foxx said her “hope is to use this platform to reach new audiences and open more doors” for herself and her peers.
“I’m so happy to be a part of a legacy that is going to continue on for years to come,” Foxx said. “I know that when I look back, I have contributed to something great. I hope to inspire younger and older LGBTQ+ individuals to live in their truth and have fun while looking this good.”
On competing alongside her “drag sister” Pryce, Foxx said the two have done so in “numerous of pageants so this was nothing new … and also she is my Queen for Miss 3D Pride pageant.”
On the competition and pageant overall, Foxx said, “The energy was amazing. We also all helped each other and made sure everyone was at their best before they hit the stage. The best environment is a friendly environment during a contest."
Foxx made her first appearance as Miss Miami Beach Pride 2021 after 1 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15 in the main room at Twist’s Fresh Wednesdays show with TP Lords.
Miami Beach Pride is currently underway. For a schedule and a full listing of events www.miamibeachpride.com.