|Heklina of Trannyshack|
Producer, Performer, DJ, Hostess, Judge
Heklina gained fame as Trannyshack’s erstwhile MC, keeping a tight rein on the chaos with her unflappable humor and sparkling wit. She is a premier hostess and DJ for hire around San Francisco, and has graced the Folsom St. Fair, Castro St. Fair, Gay Pride Main Stage, Castro Theater, and Halloween Main Stage, in addition to hosting numerous fundraisers for, among others, PAWS, Project Open Hand, AIDS Housing Alliance, Haight Ashbury Free Medical Clinic, Bay Positives, Lyric, the AIDS Emergency Fund, the UCSF Positive Health Project, Community United Against Violence, and Marriage Equality.
She has been seen on the E! Entertainment Network, NBC’s“Trauma” “The Cho Show”, VH1, “Playing it Straight”, Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show”, BBC Television’s “Around the World in 80 Raves”, the Scissor Sister’s “Filthy Gorgeous” video, and as a guest on the Jerry Springer and Ricki Lake shows.
She recently, in 2011, introduced Britney Spears for Good Morning America. Her film credits include the festival favorites Baby Jane? and All About Evil. Theater credits include a starring role in the 2006 Theater Rhino production TROG!, and producer and featured actor (in the role of Dorothy Zbornak) in the popular San Francisco Golden Girls plays. She was voted Community Grand Marshal of the 2004 San Francisco GLBTQ Pride Parade, and was the subject of two documentaries in the 2005 Frameline SF Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. In 2009 she won the Pride Creativity Award for outstanding artistic contribution to the LGBT Community. Check her out at trannyshack.com
Pioneer, Mentor, Activist, California Panache Pageantry, Judge
Aunty Anita was born and raised on Maui , currently a retired resident of union city. She is a Mahuwahine (Hawaiian Transgender woman), a Pioneer, Mentor & Activist for Transwomen of Color in Hawaii & bay area . She is Currently the owner & Senior Promoter of the California Panache Pageantry . Our mission statement is "Giving back to the community thru pageantry and with community service".
|Cara Couture (FQ 2013)|
Make Up Artist, Designer, Seamstress, Performer, Title Holder Faux Queen 2013, Judge
Cara Couture hails from the great city of Chicago, but has resided in the Bay Area for the last 8 years. Coming from an artistic background, she has crafted her skills as a makeup artist, seamstress, designer, and performer. Cara originally became interested in drag 10 years ago, and has continually studied the craft, paying special attention to the role of gender identity and ambiguity. She was a faux queen before she knew what it meant and never let her gender stop her in her desire to grow within the SF drag scene.
Cara placed 2nd runner up in the Faux Queen Pageant of 2012 and came back in 2013 to take the crown! Outside of pageants, she frequently designs costumes for her fellow drag sisters, works on the photography and graphic design for the pageant, among other artistic endeavors, and is a member of the drag non-profit Queens of the Castro, which raises scholarship funds for LGBTQ youth.
|Cricket Bardot (FQ 2003)|
Belly Dancer, Editor, Photographer, Mother of Two, Faux Queen 2003
Cricket Bardot has been performing in the bay area for over 15 years. From her first Tuesday night performance at Trannyshack to first runner up at at the Miss Trannyshack pageant in 2001 and winner of the Faux Queen Pageant in 2003, Cricket has consistently remained a prevalent performer in the bay area drag scene. The thing she loves the most is incorporating all aspects of her life into her numbers. From big elaborate Bollywood numbers to pregnant drag, there is nothing this queen wont try!
of the Glama-Rama Hair Salon
Mistress of Ceremonies
Original Faux Queen, Proprietress of the Glama-Rama Hair Salon, Mistress of Ceremony
Deena Davenport had graced stages across San Francisco in many drag forms, from Lefty Fister, (Mr. Trannyshack, 2002), to winning "Best Drag Queen" in the 1992 Gay Pride parade. (First Bio Female!) She is now busy running her glamour emporium; The Glama-Rama Hair Salon and gallery, Deejaying on Radio Valencia and is President and founder of the Valencia Corridor Merchants Association.
|Laurie Bushman aka Coca Dietetica (FQ 1995)|
Mistress of Ceremony
Performer, Director, Mistress of Ceremony
Coca Dietetica, the Eydie Gorme syncing Faux Queen creation of Laurie Bushman is the proud winner of the 1st San Francisco Faux Queen Pageant. ¡Ella es La Una! Since that 1995 win, she has pretty much just been hanging out, doing her hair, and resting on her laurels. Laurie has been performing (Three's Company, Golden Girls, Castro Sing Alongs), directing (Shit and Champagne) and teaching the children (how to be extra fabulous). ¡Viva Coca!
Pageant Founder & Judge
Producer, Performer, Writer, Activist, Pageant Founder, Judge
Within days of her first coming out into the world, Ruby met & began a long & very FRUITful collaboration with Diet Popstitute & KLUBSTiTUTE, which included Ruby's Rated Xmas, the Clinton Inaugural BALLSTiTUTE (she was Hillary), The Virgin Queen Contest, Hard Cock Cafe & many more. In 1995, she co-created (with Diet) & hosted the 1st Faux Queen Pageant & after Diet's passing, helped found the KLUBSTiTUTE KOLLECTiVE which among other insanities, produced a total of 10 Faux Queen Pageants. In 1995 & again In 1997, she wrote & directed Rocky Horror Superstar: the Jesus of Frankenfurter Saga in which she also played GOD.
In a previous incarnation, she spent years doing political satire & comedy with Plutonium Players, The Reagan for Shah Campaign & Ladies Against Women. Yea, but what's she done lately? For some time, she's been the victim of a bad case of acute ennui, which is not uncommon when you've been 39 for as long as she has. She recently ended up on disability with a bad back & carpal tunnel, no doubt from too high heels & too many hand jobs, though all the years of working drywall probably didn't help & is looking for a new career.
VIDEO: at Trannyshack Christmas 1997