QUEEN USA 2016
The 15th annual Queen USA national trans beauty pageant will take place at The Theatre at The Ace Hotel on October 22, 2016.
COMPILED BY SABEL SAMORE-LORECA
Queen USA will feature national contestants, notable musical talent, host, and judges, and awards honoring three contemporary trans pioneers and advocates.
Queen USA celebrates the heights of transgender beauty culture and identity in the grand pageant tradition while honoring trans pioneers and engaging contestants and audience in a broader awareness of transgender issues.
Celebrating the heights of transgender beauty culture and identity in the grand pageant tradition while honoring trans pioneers.
All proceeds from Queen USA & TransNation Festival go to St. John’s Transgender Health Program and the Nicole Ramirez Scholarship Fund through the Imperial Court of Los Angeles and Hollywood.
Co-Hosted by Curly Velasquez and Candis Cayne, judges include Caitlyn Jenner, Kelly Osbourne, Geena Rocero, Angelica Ross, Alexandra Billings, iO Tillet Wright, Flawless Sabrina, Cecilio Asuncion (Owner, Slay Models), Gia Coppola (Director, Palo Alto), David Clark (Creative Director, Vidal Sassoon), Nikki Calabrese (Producer, Transcendent), City Commissioner Nicole Murray Ramirez, Assistant Chief Beatrice M. Girmala, LAPD.
Performers include former Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell, Mariachi Arcoiris de Los Angeles and The Prancing Elites.
Buy tickets at www.axs.com.