On the evening of August 29, the 2015 Toast of the Town House Pageant took place at the St. Paul bar. The theme was “Disney.” Emceed by Lily White, Pumps & Pearls Show Director, the event drew a large crowd.
Six contestants competed for the coveted title: Sasha Giselle Carter, Tonia Lee Richards, Anastasia C. Principle, Anastacia Rose, BJ Holly, and Alana Chapelle. The categories were theme wear, talent, evening gown, and question and answer.
In a close contest, Anastasia C. Principle captured the coveted crown. She will represent the Town House throughout her reign. First runner-up was Anastacia Rose. Second runner-up was Tonia Lee Richards.
Dotti West, stepping-down Miss Toast of the Town House 2014, performed several numbers, as did other past titleholders, including Anastasia (2005), Dra Matica (2007), Kaydance (2008), Eileen Dover (2010), Mercedes Iman (2011), and Brandonna Dupri LaReese (2013).
The Pumps & Pearls Drag Revue is the featured entertainment every Wednesday night at the Town House, St. Paul’s oldest GLBT bar, which marks its 46th anniversary this fall.