Dragnique finale crowns Janelle Brooks [photos]

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VIEW PHOTOS | Dragnique Finale @ Jungle

imageWhat started in January with seven up-and-coming drag performers ended on Friday by crowning Janelle Brooks as the winner of the reality TV-styled Dragnique competition.

Brooks (second photo) was an early favorite in the competition, winning crowd favorite when the competition opened on Jan. 7 at Jungle. She hit Friday’s finale against finalist Gunza Blazin.

Host Eve Michaels, herself hitting the nightlife scene big just a year ago with the Armorettes, hatched the competition and kept it interesting with a rotating panel of judges—led by Nicole Paige Brooks – and tip donations during each show benefitting local HIV and other LGBT non-profits.

imageGunza Blazin was gracious in her defeat, offering a congratulatory post on Facebook to Brooks and supporters along the way.

Janelle Brooks – Congruatulations Babe! Job well done. It was a pleasure getting to you know on and off the stage. Good luck to you in your future endeavors.

You can catch Brooks, along with Michaels, taking a victory lap during Dragamundo at Las Margaritas on Monday, Feb. 21 at 8:30 p.m. Brooks performed at the weekly drag dinner on Feb. 7.

Photos by Brent Corcoran


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