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Miss Fire Island celebrates its 50th “Golden” Anniversary contest at the Ice Palace in Cherry Grove 


                                                                    By Jeannie


                                Photos by James Belzer & Jerry Jakson


The costumes were as spectacular as ever, the contestants were magnificent but the weather was iffy, the threat of rain in the late afternoon looming overhead. In fact it all went well until the clouds came and they began to rush through the closing crowning ceremonies causing some chaos in the dressing rooms and onstage as all the contestants reappeared just when the skies opened.


But it didn’t rain on their parade - here are the winners:

Miss FI Vita Summers

Ms. FI Donna Piranha 

Entertainer of the Year Kendra H. Kinx

Miss FI All Star Yuhua Hamasaki


Crowning their successors were 2014 winners Brenda Dharling Miss FI Whore D’Oeuvre, Ms. FI (also Homecoming Queen 2014) and

Jada Balenciaga Entertainer of the Year


The emcees Logan Hardcore, Porsche, Ariel Sinclair were in celebratory gold; Special effects by DJs Chuck McTague and Richard Kennedy.


Other winners were:  

Honey Davenport, the reigning Miss Cherry’s, now also Miss Cherry Grove, Holly Dae, named Miss Ice Palace,

The runners-up to Miss FI; Lady Ivana, the new Ms. Cherry Grove

Leontyne Rice, the Most Popular, or audience favorite, who, dressed as Turandot, sang “Nessun dorma,” from “Turandot,”

Zola, Judges’ Award

Lee Lee Heavenly, the Absolut Award singing and dancing “Proud Mary, Monet X Change, the Coors Light Award.

Other contestants for Miss FI,

Alexia-Nycole Davenport, Champagne Bubbles, Victoria Falls, Sasha Storm, Kara Sucia, veteran Grovite China, and Stefani Victoria Spears.
For the Entertainer Award,  Saline Dijon, singing “River Deep, Mountain High;”

Judy Darling, in green face as the Wicked Witch of the West

Billy Little as Wanda Sykes;

Carey Frost, doing “The Lion King,” with a live cat  

Kashi Go’Lean, “Let’s Get Physical,” doing her exercise routine, and distributed snacks;

Terra Grenade, a Madonna/Marilyn Monroe

Asiana Airline as a harem girl

Dirty Dixie Normous

Delfina, as Bette Midler “When a Man Loves a Woman;”

Schwa De Vivre,  “Fabulous, Baby!”

Pearl, as Janis Joplin, “Piece of My Heart.”

Other contestants for Ms. FI

YaNeeda Dunes and Beach DeBree, (Homecoming Queens 2011 and 2010)


The contestants for Miss FI All Star

Stephanie Stone, Miss FI 2007

Nikki Starr, 2003;

Renée Flaming.2009


Crowning moment at end of event!

The requisite National Anthem

And the winners are…………

Miss Ice Palace

Entertainer of the Year

Vita summers miss f I

Beach deBree & Yaneeda Dune

Miss F I 2014

Miss Vita (Miss F I) perform the coronation

Jada Balenciaga Entertainer of year 2014 performs

Lee Lee Heavenly Miss Coors 2015

Honey Davenport - Miss Cherry Grove 2015


Leontyne Rice

Rita & China

Miss Cherry Grove

Miss Ice Palace

Ms Fire Island Donna


Yuhua Hamasaki FI All Star 2015

Donna Piranha Ms. Fire Island 2015

Ariel performs…

And awards 10 years Broadway at Beach Brandon Cutrell

Ms CG Lady Ivana

Miss Ice Palace- Holly Day

Careful…nearly lost all those Queens in the Bay

Miss Fire Island Vita Summers

Miss Fire Island All Star

A proposal!!! You go, girl

Ms. Fire Island Donna Piranha

The Winners!!!  Congrats, girls!


The rewards:

Miss FI $1,200 prize; Entertainer $800; Miss FI All Star $750; Ms. FI $300; Miss Cherry Grove $500 and the rest: Ms. Cherry Grove, Miss Ice Palace, the Judges Award $150 each, Most Popular $200, and the Sponsors’ favorites $100 apiece.


Considering how small are the monetary awards versus the cost of the  lavish costumes, travel expenses, room and board and so forth,

the wearing of the crown for a year and righteously earned life long bragging rights are priceless.

Your Majesty ………………