Last year, Kataleya Davenport Dupree took home the title of Miss Palm Beach Pride, a title that comes along with being one of the faces of Palm Beach Pride and other Palm Beach County events throughout the year. And on Monday, a new one will be crowned.
Miss Palm Beach Pride is one of the county’s biggest drag pageants — and will see its fifth year on Feb. 3 at the Lake Worth Playhouse. Tickets range from $15 to $20, and some of the proceeds will go toward Compass, the LGBT community center of the Palm Beaches.
“The pageant has grown over the past few years and we have some extraordinary judges this year,” said Compass Chief Development Officer Julia Murphy. “We are thrilled to partner with The Lake Worth Playhouse to produce the pageant again this year.”
Those judges include Nicole T. Phillips, Ty Austin, Scott Holland, Christopher Caldwell, Rashad German, Sharde Ross and Oscar Novva, Murphy said.
Two other special guests will make an appearance to help lead the event: Palm Beach County drag queens Melissa St. John and Velvet Lenore.
Contestants will compete for first, second and third place in presentation, evening gown categories. Along with Dupree, three other drag queens can call themselves a former Miss Palm Beach: Velvet Lenore (2016), Tayanna Love (2017) and Rianna Petrone (2018).
“I want to make sure everyone in the world fears nothing when it comes to us [the LGBT community],” Depree said last year after her victory. “What better way to represent Palm Beach than Miss Palm Beach Pride?”
The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and guests will have a cash bar and refreshments available. You can buy tickets at LakeWorthPlayHouse.org.