Kathy Griffin Headlines A-list Drag Contest for 10th Year

By: Brandon Voss

For the 10th consecutive year, Emmy-winning comic and outspoken LGBT ally Kathy Griffin will headline Best In Drag Show, an annual beauty pageant spoof and volunteer-supported fundraiser for Aid for AIDS, a non-profit preventing homelessness and hunger for men, women, children, and families living with HIV/AIDS.

After Kathy's opening monologue, the flame-haired Bravolebrity will join the celebrity judges panel alongside Melanie Griffith, Sara Ramirez, Greg Louganis, Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin, Melora Hardin, Kathy Kinney, and Judge Alex Ferrer. Which judge do you think is best qualified to rank drag queens? More importantly, next to whom would you most want to sit for a friendly kiki?

Held Oct. 7 at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, this year's Best In Drag Show contestants include Carlos Martinez (Miss California: Fruta Fresca), Lawrence Lucero (Miss Hawaii: Tiny Bubbles), Matthew James Carlin (Miss Louisiana: Miss Clawdette), Keith Lamont (Miss Massachusetts: Anna Robix), Christian Satrustegui (Miss Washington: Tipsy Rose Lee), and Victor Montoya (Miss Indiana: LaFonda Jackson). May the best woman win! Damn, it's hard to write about drag competitions without using RuPaul-isms...

Visit bestindragshow.org for more info and check out these video highlights from previous competitions:

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