Maspalomas Drag Queen Contest

The Maspalomas Drag Queen Contest takes place every year in the south of Gran Canaria. It is held in the Yumbo Centrum Shopping Centre, in Playa del Ingles. This is where most of the gay and bisexual bars are located.


In the 2013 event, held on February 21st, there were 15 candidates, and 10,000 people attended. Besides the candidates, there were a few known singers, like Katrin Quinol (singer of "Black Box"). Every year, there is a popular singer of the 80s or 90s who comes to perform.


To participate, all candidates must be over 18 years of age, and fill a simple form in the town hall offices. They also have to submit a photocopy of their ID card, two CDs with the music (which must not last more than 3 minutes), list of dancers (maximum is six), and the name of sponsor.  It is mandatory to wear platform boots.


During their performance, the drag queens take off almost all their clothes, except for the boots. All of them start preparing for the show months in advance. Each of them first looks for the sponsor, then gets the dress designed and made, plans the choreography, chooses the music, and gets it edited accordingly.



1. Drag Deus Stela

1. Drag Deus Stela


2. Drag Arush

2. Drag Arush


3. Drag Ziben

3. Drag Ziben


4. Drag Paco

4. Drag Paco


5. Drag Mulciber

5. Drag Mulciber


6. Drag Prinxtons

6. Drag Prinxtons


7. Drag Ebano

7. Drag Ebano


8. Drag Mandragora

8. Drag Mandragora


9. Drag Legora

9. Drag Legora


10. Drag Yshia Taisma

10. Drag Yshia Taisma


11. Drag Acrux

11. Drag Acrux


12. Drag La Tullida

12. Drag La Tullida


13. Drag Lenox

13. Drag Lenox


14. Drag Gio

14. Drag Gio


15. Drag Frenchy Morgana

15. Drag Frenchy Morgana


And the winner of the Maspalomas Drag Queen contest 2013 is....

Candidate number 10. Drag Yshia Taisma.


Besides the crown, he was also awarded a cheque of 1200 euros, by the mayor of San Bartolome de Tirajana, Mr. Marco Aurelio Perez. Drag Gio and Drag Acrux were the runners-up, and received 800 and 400 euros, respectively.


Winner of the Maspalomas Drag Queen Contest


Here's the video of the winner, with his chicken and rooster dress. As you can see, after he finished, the crowd cheered him and really liked his act.



Get a comfortable chair or sofa, and check out the full video of the Maspalomas Drag Queen Contest of 2013 below (best to watch full-screen):


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