ROYAL FLASH: Winner Wendy 
la Rosa flanked by runners-up 
Adrienne Galagatsi and Layla Rajah Novacek at Miss Gay Western Cape in Athlone. Phando Jikelo. African News Agency/ANA

Cape Town - It was a Prada affair as drag queens from all over the Cape arrived in Athlone to pick the best belle of the balls.

The 10th annual Miss Gay Western Cape took place at the Joseph Stone Auditorium on Saturday night and out of the 12 finalists, there could only be one queen and she is Mitchells Plain beauty, Wendy La Rosa, 32.

The high school teacher says it feels like she’s passed a test: “I’ve entered this pageant thrice before and winning in my fourth year is me graduating with my degree. I’m so excited and humbled to finally have reached my goal.”

Wendy got top marks for her colourful ensemble in the Carnival Extravaganza theme wear, and for swimwear she rocked a pink and black lace number, ending off her evening wear segment with a winning lilac satin dress with diamante detail.

NO.1: Wendy is crowned winner of the pageant at Joseph Stone Auditorium. Photo: Phando Jikelo. African News Agency/ANA
LEGGY: Ally from Atlantis prances on stage. Photo: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA
FIRST PRINCESS: Laylah Rajah Novacek, 28. Photo: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA
BRIGHT AND BREEZY: Drag diva Skyler Barrymore shows flair during her live act on stage. Photo: Phando Jikelo/African News Agency/ANA
ELEGANT: Adrienne Galagatsi was one of 12 contestants at drag extravaganza. Photo: Phando Jikelo. African News Agency/ANA

Her second princess is Adrienne Galagatsi, 31, from Eersterivier who dazzled the crowd in her metallic gold evening wear.

The first princess is Bishop Lavis resident Laylah Raja Novacek, 28, who also won Best Dressed.

“My dress was inspired by Kimora Lee Blac’s finale dress at the RuPauls Drag Race season 9 reunion,” she says.

MCs Nathan Kayser and PJ Smith kept people entertained between acts.

Idols 2005 winner Karin Kortje performed along with drag diva Manila Von Teez while Ina Proppriette lived up to her name with a very explicit dance act that gave everyone hot flashes.

STUNNER: Ina Proppriette started performance off calmly. Photo: Phando Jikelo. African News Agency/ANA
CHEEKY: Ina Proppriette lives up to her name with hot-blooded performance. Photo: Phando Jikelo.African News Agency/ANA
LIVELY: Karin Kortje, Idols SA 2005 winner performs for the crowds. Photo: Phando Jikelo. African News Agency/ANA
SUPPORTERS: Audience members packed into Joseph Stone Auditorium. Photo: African News Agency/ANA

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