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Melt Beauty Pageant

2018_MeltBeautyPageant_CallOut_Image by Dylan Evans

Image credit: Dylan Evans

Our showstopper event, the MELT Beauty Pageant returns again to crown this year’s most gorgeous drag queen, drag king, or gender blending beauty.

We’re doing things a little differently this year. In 2019, we’ll be running a heat before giving Brisbane’s best drag performers the chance to compete for a spot in the MELT Beauty Pageant extravaganza on Friday 28 June. Categories in 2019 are: Runway Realness, Tremendous Talent, Preach! (costumes with a message).

This year’s prizes include: 

$1000 cash
2x tickets to a special MELT show
$100 voucher to Mary Mae’s Bar and Kitchen at Brisbane Powerhouse
Professionally styled wig by The Final Touch
A custom brooch and earring set designed for you by Power & Stiletto

We are really excited to get to know you, particularly through the following questions:

1.    Describe your performance persona

2.    What category do you think you’ll excel in and why?

3.    What has inspired you to submit for the MELT Beauty Pageant?

We also know that sometimes forms don’t capture your all your vivaciousness, so we do encourage you to attach video links that demonstrate all your dragtastic goodness, or even simply a video of you introducing yourself to us!

If your application catches our attention, you will have the chance to compete in the MELT Beauty Pageant Heat held on Thursday16 May 2019, and following your success in that – compete for the ultimate crown of MELT Beauty plus a bevy of prizes in the main event held Friday 28 June 2019.

Registrations close SUN 28 APR, 2019. The competition is open to drag queens, drag kings and all genders or non binaries in between willing to strut their stuff. For more details on the shortlisting criteria and process check out the submission form below.

Important Information: To be considered for a position in MELT Beauty Pageant you will need to be available to attend a heat on Thursday 16 May 2019 and if selected to proceed to the main event, you will need to be available the full day for the rehearsal and event of MELT Beauty Pageant on Friday 28 June 2019. For any queries about the MELT Beauty Pageant, please contact us at [email protected]

Image by Dylan Evans

Please read the Judging Criteria and Process before completing the form below.

MELT Beauty Pageant 2019 Form

  • Briefly list your past performances including competitions, pageants, shows etc.
  • Drop files here or
    Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, gif, png, pdf, doc, docx.
    (Please supply a headshot and/or performance shots)