49TH ANNUAL MISS FIRE ISLAND CONTEST
weather was perfect for this annual revelry at the Cherry Grove Hotel’s Ice
Palace on September 7.
it was a “beauty pageant” there were many more contestants for “Entertainment
of the Year” (22: Mahoganny, Julie, Billy Little, K Money, Kiara Monteiro, Elle
Taylor, Dixie Normous, Schwa De Vivre, Victoria Michaels, K MOney, Prada G.
Major, Chocó Latina, Rebecca Finn, Busted – Most Popular Award- , Bob the Drag
Queen, Monica Change, Ginger Moore, Bootsie Le Faris, Lady Priscilla Modell,
Lee Lee Heavenly, Tiffany LeClerk, Delfina, Shawn Casey)
for “Ms. Fire Island” (5: Lady Ivanna, Zola, Whore D’oeuvre, Donna Piranha,
“Miss Fire Island” (10: Tina Burner, China, Brenda Dahling, Frostie Flakes,
Lady Alessandra, Kara Sucia, Mirkala Crystal, Stasha Storm, Roxy Brooks,
the crowd was certainly not short changed as glamour and glitz marked the day.
Cutrell kicked off the event as usual with the Star Spangled Banner and Johnny
Savoy’s Ballad of Miss Fire Island (to which some of the veterans in the
audience sang along).
Ariel Sinclair and Logan Hardcore worked especially hard as Mistresses of
Ceremonies, as did DJ Richard Kennedy and lights with DJ Chuck McTague to keep
Bondy and Maria Elena Passaretti and an especially vigilante team of security
Looking Bouncer Award!
crowns waiting to be awarded
Charity Miss Fire Island 1968 and Rita George Miss Fire Island 1969
chooses a “victim” from the audience
another – busy gal!
of the Year 2012 Hollie Dae.
at the pool
of the Year Bootsie LeFaris
And now the glamour part: Ms. Fire Island
Brooks, Miss Fire Island winner
onstage chat with the legendary Porsche
Hamasaki Miss Fire Island 2012.
For Miss Fire Island:
The judges at work: entertainer Gusty Winds, Miss Fire Island 2009 Renée Flaming,
women’s wear designer Michael Plosky, Cherry Grove’s Joyce Rodgers, Bunkhouse
owner Eileen Shapiro, Island Mermaid’s Scott Hirsch, and PAW head Valerie Perez
Judge Dennis McConkey received a Grove Hotel appreciation award
for this one – Joyce on a break modeling one of my “blingsticks” (customized
the winners are………..
of the Year- Bootsie Lefaris
Miss Fire Island-Roxy Brooks
Ms. Fire Island 2013 Zola
Cherry Grove Lady Ivanna
Cherry Grove – Dallas Dubois
poseur amidst winners: Yuhua Hamasaki Miss Fire Island 2012, Brenda Dahling,
Miss Ice Palace, Roxy Miss Fire Island
had a great time!
buddies together again – Sal Piro, Miss Fire Island Executive Producer &
Warren McDowell, former publisher of the Tide
off they go in their glory