PHOTOS: World's Largest Drag King Contest Crowns Winner

By Jase Peeples

Originally published on Advocate.com August 22 2013 2:24 AM ET

San Francisco’s 18th Annual Drag King Contest took place last weekend and featured a gaggle of gender-bending studs who lit up the stage as they competed for the crown. Known as one of the largest contests of its kind in the world, the competition was hosted by Fudgie Frottage and Sister Roma, with proceeds benefiting Pets Are Wonderful Support — an organization that works to provide food, veterinary care, and support to beloved pets whose owners are struggling to make ends meet due to economic hardship or health issues. The evening was filled with many memorable performances, but at the end of the night it was contestant Art Kahn who claimed the coveted crown with an energetic rendition of “Somebody to Love” by Queen. Take a look at photos from the event on the following pages.

Art Kahn & the Kings of Queen perform "Somebody to Love" by Queen.

 

Winner Art Kahn performs "Somebody to Love" by Queen. Photo: David Sweet

Jay Walker as George Michael. Photo: David Sweet


Rusty Hips as Billy Idol. Photo: David Sweet


Rusty Hips and Bea Dazzler. Photo: David Sweet

 


Co-emcee Sister Roma 


Producer and co-emcee Fudgie Frottage

Fontaine Bleu


Fudgie Frottage and gals

 

Tommy Salami doing the Book of Mormon