RuPaul’s ladies have nothing on these Drag Divas of the fabulous 90s! The hair, the nails, the gowns that shimmer!!!
Female impersonators from across the state of Texas flocked to these pageants to secure a place among the royalty of the Miss Gay Texas America pageant circuit which was and is the oldest and largest pageant for female impersonators in the state. After winning at the local level, contestants went on to compete at the state level. Judging by the expression on this lovely lady’s face, snagging a crown was a big deal!
Miss Nueces County pageant, undated
The Miss Corpus Christi America pageant and related pageants were put on by Texas Crown Productions owned by Rudy Cardona and his partner, Victor Lopez. This past fall, Victor donated the photographs to UTSA Special Collections. All photographs have been digitized and can be…
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