Shaz's interests are politics, social justice, socialising, reading and camping. She has attended every Pride Fair Day except for one, it is her favourite day of the year because it brings our community (and its supporters) together in an atmosphere of celebration. As a self-identified butch she wishes to promote the diversity of our community and wants to encourage acceptance, understanding and compassion. Her alto ego, Beasty Al, may be seen “wooing the ladies” at Scarlet. Congratulations Shaz Gerchow!!
[Pictured with Mr Pride Brisbane 2012 - David McCarth]
This is not your typical beauty contest!
We are looking for a woman with charisma, positive energy, sex appeal and confidence. A woman who is savvy, smart and able to represent our Lesbian Community as Ms Pride Brisbane 2012.
Heats will be held at Scarlet on Saturday 28th July and Saturday 25th August. The final will be held at Pride Fair Day on Sunday 16th September. You must be able to attend one (1) heat and the final to compete.
Contestants will wear an outfit they feel "sums them up".
On stage at Scarlet, each of our panel of three (3) judges will ask each contestant a pop question; the question may be fun or controversial and will show our judges how you handle pressure and sensitive topics.
Contestants will wear a different outfit they feel "most sexy in".
On stage at Scarlet (on the same night), each of our panel of three (3) judges will ask each contestant a pop question; the question will be serious and will help our judges decide if you will be a good representative for Brisbane Pride Festival.
*2 winners from each heat will move to the final.
Contestants will "dress to impress" the Fair Day crowd.
On stage at Pride Fair Day, each contestant will perform a 1 minute show; it may be a speech, comedy act, dance, song, etc, whatever you feel will show our judges that you should be declared Ms Pride Brisbane 2012 and represent the title throughout the next year.
Heats - Maz Ogden (Pink Sofa), Sally Morris (QAHC Lesbian Health Action Group) and Sharon Mulheron (Star Observer)
Final - Monique Forrest (Scarlet & City Lickers), Martina McGrath (Brisbane Pride Festival) and Jules Woo (Queen's Ball Artist of the Year)
Whilst the privelege of representing Brisbane Pride Festival and being declared Ms Pride Brisbane 2012 in front of a crowd of thousands is prize enough we also have a major prize for you!
Enjoy 7 nights accomodation at the award winning Pink Flamingo resort in Port Douglas, a Wavelength Great Barrier Reef day trip and flights from Brisbane (for you and a friend); valued at over $2500!!
Thanks to Shona Minns and Ignition Fitness, we also have this fabulous additional prize of a year's fitness centre membership, valued at $1200. Winner takes all!
Each entrant in the Ms Pride Brisbane competition agrees to the following Terms & Conditions: