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18th Annual Midwest Awards Ball: Royalty
March 9 @ 11:00 pm - March 10 @ 7:00 am EST
18th Annual Midwest Awards Ball presents…
R O Y A L T Y
Saturday, March 9th, 2019
The Grand Ballroom Chicago
6351 S. Cottage Grove
Honoring the stars of today, the statements of tomorrow and the forever legends and icons…
Doors open at 5pm | Awards 6pm | Elite LSS 6:45 | Ball starts at 7pm sharp! *Note this is an early function* $30 All Night.
Commentators: Jack Mizrahi, Precious Ebony
Beatz by: Legendary Darryl Garcon
Royalty Grand-Prize Categories:
Grand Prize #1 BQ Face $1000 (No Legends) – The New King of Carta. Your Carta comes from a lineage of royal blood – your House. The beauty you possess is striking, powerful and unmatched. Dress impeccably in your House colors donning a creatively bejeweled crown. All true Kings rule with a royal scepter – now annihilate any other kings in battle so there’s not one of your nemesis left standing.
Grand Prize #2 OTA Best Dressed $1000 – Aristocratic Fashionistas – You’re invited to this year’s opulent Met Gala and the theme is – The Return to the Old World: money, power, and respect. Piece together a richly royal look from any faraway land; don’t you dare be gaudy or on the outside, you shall stand.
Grand Prize #3 FF Performance – $1000 – Clash of the Amazonian Woman – This is a fight to the death, to declare who’s the best of the best, Vogue in your version of a Wonder Woman effect and 1000 cash you sure will get. (3 trophies: Women vs. Drags vs. FQ’s)
Mini Grand #4 New Vogue – $250 – Medieval Jesters – Tonight you must entertain the Royal court and be full of spins, tricks, and dips. Your vogue moves should be intact; it pays to be a fool just don’t you slip.
Mini Grand #5 New Runway – $250 – The Warrior Walkers – Wakanda fashions. Wakanda attitude. Wakanda walker are you?
Shake Dat Azz – in hip hugging booty shorts, shake dat azz until it hurts.
Up N Pumps – No wedges, platforms or sandals – this is strictly for the girls who knows how to stomp in a sick pump.
Glitz & Glam – Dazzling evening attire that’s fit for any National title.
Perfect 10’s – In a combination of 3 (face/sex/realness) for the judges to score, a fashionable red look will send the crowd into a frenzy when you hit the floor.
The Queen Supreme: Cleopatra & Nefertiti were both two of the most powerful Egyptian Queens in ancient history and their beauty was splendid indeed. Whomever you choose to recreate, just sell your carta fa bleed! (FQ’s)
The Flower Empress: What is your imagination of an empress in 2019? Leave the bejeweled crowns in yesteryear, we want a head full of flowers this time my dear (3 trophies: Drags/Women/Big Girls).
Sexy Face: Butch vs. Transman – Masculine yet sexy is what it’s all about, hit the floor in purple and make us scream and shout. (2 trophies)
Chiseled and toned down to your very bones, flexing your muscles dripping in creatively placed ropes and chains (3 trophies: BQ: Models vs Muscular & Transman).
Every inch of your curves are well defined in all the right place; soft, supple and jiggly in heels, leather and lace (2 trophies: Women/FQ).
Runway: We are the Royals: with effects that pay homage to the kings and queens from any of the 54 countries in Africa. Now, walk with the strength and power of the ancestors behind ya! (5 trophies: Euro, All American, Drags, FQ, Women).
FF Realness – pretty real princesses always love to wear pink. In a pink princess gown, a tiara, and add a soft pink beat (2 trophies: Drags/FQ).
BQ Realness: Schoolboys here’s your chance to put those arts and crafts skills to the test. You’re in a play as Joseph and the amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and your realness will do the rest. Prettyboys as the Egyptian Pharaoh. Thugs as a British Royal Guard, and Executives you’re the 18th century Judge so wear the ancient white wig and all (4 trophies).
Butch x Transman – Medieval Knights, saving the world from its ignorance with all your might (2 trophies).
Labels: paying homage the wealthy bitches of Dynasty; adorned in jewels, furs and fabulous fabrics, all 2019 pieces if you really that rock socking. (2 trophies: MF/FF)
BQ Streetwear vs. High Fashion Sportswear: The epitome of high-ranking street cred comes with designer clothes worth a lot of bread (2 trophies).
Foot, Eye, Belt and Bag with a Gag: They say pieces are hard to come by these days, show us you reign supreme as that diva who brings the fashion world to its knees. Don’t forget your nasty gag to make the crowd scream you peed. (2 trophies: MF/FF)
BQ Sneaker vs. Sneaker: We’ve seen it all and there’s nothing left to do, but to bring your entire sneaker collection served on a silver platter if you dare choose.
BQ Vogue Fem – let’s see two lines, one for soft and one of dramatics concealed as a Pussy Cat Burglar. Who will make off with the trophy heist? (2 trophies: Soft/Dramatics).
Realness w/a Twist: After getting your 10’s in your respective category that makes you real and neat, then twirl back into the spotlight as a Turkish belly dancer and be quick to hit that beat.
BQ Old Way: Red is a symbol of power and power is what you possess. In an effect that’s all your choosing, let your pop, lock, spins and powerful dips do the rest.
Sex Sirens & Sex Symbols:
FQ Sex Sirens: Every woman’s dream is to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel it seems. The commercial casting call is now. Are you sexy enough to make all the men cream? Sexy lingerie and wings is a must (3 trophies: FQ/Women/Big Girls).
MF Sex Symbol: The Gold Standard – display the family jewels in a black beret and nothing but gold. Sell us sex your way, and if you dare be bold (4 trophies: BQ Sr. vs. Jr. Catboy vs. Transman).
Legends & Iconic:
Vogue – Masterclass: You’ve come to play because it’s been awhile, now slay that gotdamn beat. Will you walk away with another victory proving masters never sleep.
Realness – Battle of the status holders – in all black, saluting Black Panther Power.
Runway – Old school runway rulers always have new tricks and plus all their old moves. Rock an effect you won once in, let’s see if we can make it a part deux.
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