As the glitter settles on the northern tropical city of Darwin, six Indigenous drag queens and sistergirls have just made history.
Jo Jo, Shanique, Josie Baker, Nova Gina, Isla Fuk Yah, Crystal Love and Sasha Fearless were the first queens to every vie for the Miss First Nation drag crown.
For five days the queens from across Australia battled it out in a fierce competition of lip syncs, talent quests and other challenges.
Held to coincide with Darwin’s Pride week, Miss First Nation was a unique opportunity to showcase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander talent.
‘There currently is and has been other great national drag comps in the past but none have created an event specifically for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander queens and sista girls,’ Miss First Nation host Mis Ellaneous said when the pageant was announced.
‘Generally though there is still a lack of opportunity and/or showcasing platforms for these queens and Sista Girls.’
Malak Malak and Iwaidja queen Miss Josie Baker was crowned the the inaugural Miss First Nation. First runner-up was Shaniqua, a sistergirl from the Tiwi Islands, with Jo Jo crowned the second runner up.
Check out the photos from the event below including Josie Baker’s crowning.
1. Josie Baker is crowned Miss First Nation:
2. BTS of Black Divaz
3. Hitting the streets of Darwin
4. Josie snatched that crown
6. Hosts Mis Ellaneous and Marzi Panne
7. Crystal Love
9. Talented queens