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New York City, New York
February 1st, 2017
2017 is just getting started and already it’s been a big year at WERRRK.com, one of the premiere drag, nightlife and pop culture sites on the web! First off, Awards Season has started early for the drag community! WERRRK.com has just announced the winners of their 3rd annual Drag Awards! This year, the site featured a total of 22 awards, awarding their famous pink trophies to a variety of winners determined primarily by nearly 20,000 fan votes, and in a few special cases, by the editorial staff themselves.
Created in 2014 by the site’s founder, two time NYC Glam Award nominee Chiffon Dior, The WERRRK.com 2016 Drag Awards have emerged as an annual celebration of the best and brightest from the worlds of drag, fashion and popular culture. Past winners of pink trophies include figures such as Bianca del Rio, Katya Zamolodchikova, Deven Green, Broadway star Lesli Margherita, Violet Chachki, Pandora Boxx, Courtney Act, and Phi Phi O’Hara.
This year WERRRK.com established five new awards, including three new regional awards; Queen of Chicago, Queen of the UK and Queen the Great White North to recognize and celebrate noteworthy performers from several drag hotbeds, plus the Mr. Los Angeles award recognizing the best in male performers from the City of Angels, and the Venus Envy Courage Award to recognize individuals who displayed bravery and character in the face of adversity.
Notable 2016 winners include Drag Queen of the Year: Biblegirl666, Queen of NY: Tina Burner, Queen of LA: Diana Dzhaketov, Queen of Chicago: Trannika Rex, Drag Queen Song of the Year: Rhea Litre for “Lovergirl”, Drag Horizon Award: Discord Addams, Drag Moment of the Year: Monét X. Change, and the Jim Bailey Memorial Lifetime Achievement Award recipient: Lypsinka.
The complete list of winners can be found here.
There wasn’t a moment to rest after that though because we just crowned the winner of our second annual online drag pageant, Miss WERRRK.com 2016, which featured eight amazing queens from all across North America competing for a prize package worth over $1000 in total thanks in part to our sponsors: Arda Wigs, Corset Connection, Book the Film and S&B Jewelry! The seven week pageant had the queens competing in multiple talent and look categories, in addition to a challenging Question & Answer category and was ultimately won by Toronto native, Ivory Towers! Ivory is excited to represent our site throughout the year and you might even see her sporting her sash at RuPaul’s DragCon this year! “I am beyond thrilled about this win. I want to achieve things that involve social media with fundraisers and shows, it’s going to be a very exciting year for myself and for the WERRRK.com team!” added Towers
Our first online pageant was held in 2015 where Boxxa Vine was crowned the winner and quickly became the most popular feature ever on WERRRK.com at that time. The following spring, WERRRK Pageantry added a new crown to the mix as Monroe Fitzgerald was crowned Miss Bio-WERRRK 2016, the biggest online pageant geared towards showing the talents of all the talented biological women involved in the world of drag! Both pageants will be returning in 2017!
The complete crowning ceremony for Miss WERRRK.com 2016 can be found here.
And finally, we are very excited to announce that the WERRRK.com site itself has undergone a major facelift this week! Featuring a cleaner look, an easier interface and fast load times, the new look has garnered praise from our readers.We look forward to seeing what the year has in store for us as we turn an eye towards continuing to provide the best in drag, nightlife and pop culture on the web in 2017! For information on our awards, our pageants and more, please visit WERRRK.com or email the site at [email protected] .
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