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Miss Spain, Queen of the Whole Universe 2012 (6th of 6)

Miss Spain, Queen of the Whole Universe 2012

From 2004 to 2012 New Zealand drag queens (men dressed as women) vied for the Queen of the Whole Universe beauty contest crown. Contestants entered under fictional names and represented different countries. The contest raised money for HIV/AIDS charities in New Zealand and was a light-hearted and entertaining send-up of more traditional beauty contests. This is the 2012 winner, Miss Spain Mia Nosa Lotta Juarez des Cataloni - Campbell Gordon in everyday life. 

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Beauty contests - Beauty contests, 1960s to the 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 13 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 5 Sep 2013, updated 1 Dec 2015