SHOWQUEEN AWARDS 2016 #pinkbits #pinkinourlives

27430981711_ef6db3a974_h13407298_1091084397629838_7518778887881389968_nAll dressed up and with matching outfits my boyfriend/photographer René and I went to the gala event of the Showqueen Awards 2016 last Sunday on the 5th of June.

After almost nine year since the last edition of this event the new organizers put a new spin on it. Not 13393980_10209335081196564_9150304556780457373_nonly was this an event to reward only showqueens, but also the LGBT community in Belgium. Showqueen and one of the organizers Selina Pearl made a fabulous entry and presented the whole evening this gala event.  Many different categories would receive an award/prizes and in this Pinkbit of Pink In Our Lives we will let you know who won in each category.

A review of the whole night will soon be written by one of my co-writers Christiaan, who joined us at this event. And like the virgin he is regarding to this event, he will give his fresh take on the renewed concept and the performances of the candidates.

IMG_476113403891_10209134151007750_6160012932466702477_o There were four main categories for the Showqueens to perform in and 5 extra awards to give within the LGBT13407036_10154241790456972_9109590694755904577_n community. The big title of Showqueen of the year 2016 could be won by someone from the first four categories. This has never been in the previous years, so the jury had a big task to fullfill. The jury was: Koen Crucke, Dirk Vervoort, Phillip Michiels, Miss Exclusive Fenne Verrecas, Dragqueen Lady Galore from Holland, jury-president Davy Bamps and Mister Gay Belgium Raf van Puymbroeck.

The winners for this year in each category are:

Best Look-a-like: IMG_4772Lex Otica as Cher

Best Newcomer: Sammy Jo

Best Comical Act: IMG_4765Duchi Davoj

Best Free Act: IMG_4768Miss Pamela Barnes

Best Make-up: IMG_4700Sammy Jo

Best Choreo: IMG_6498Lola mcQueen

Best Costume: IMG_4756Sammy Jo

Best Gay Event: studio54Studio 54

Favorite Transgender Girl: IMG_4694Sacha Ryan

Best Gay Ambassador: 0000048623-Jani-Kazaltzis-12Jani Kazaltzis

Favorite Personality Queen: IMG_6525Zsa Zsa Lamore

Favorite Showgroup: IMG_6515The Shining Divas

Lifetime Achievement Award/THE GOLDEN PEARL: les-follesMiss Michele of Les Folles De Gand

Which showqueen will be closing the range as Showqueen of the year 2016 after Joan Jullian, Yana International and Roxy Stone? The winner is……latash02La Tash!!!

IMG_6421Congratulations to all the winners and with every competition everybody have their own favorite, so there will always be joy and tears. But most important is that an event like this put again showqueens on the map and show that men in dresses are not as weird as some people on this planet think.


11th of June 2017 there will be a new edition and if you want to perform next year on stage, which will allow duo’s or groups too for the first time too, sign up at

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Big kiss,

Lesley Middleton

P.S.: Thanks to the photographers Yasmine Couffez, René Emmerink and Geert De Weser for some of the pictures!!!


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