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53rd Miss Fire Island Pageant


53rd Miss Fire Island Pageant


A truly eclectic, extravagant, elegant event!


By Jeannie Lieberman



Gray clouds and gusty winds could not dim the enthusiasm for the 53 annual Miss Fire Island Contest, September 8th, at the Ice Palace Cherry Grove made more comfortable with the resurrection of the Cherry Grove Hotel.


Although the threat of rain was palpable they even continued with the pool show.


The judges had the daunting task of sorting out the winners:

Sal Piro, Head Judge

Gregg Giannillo

Holly Dae

Bruce Micheal, 2002

Walter Kowalsky Mr. Fire Island Leather 2018

Rita George, Miss Fire Island 1969;

Mike Fisher

Tally Judge, Dennis McConkey


Special awards: George Roth for ‘50 years of Rita George at Miss Fire Island, Ice Palace and Cherry Grove

 and Maria Elena Passaretti for 20 years of service as a contest coordinator


Chuck McTague and Richard D. Kennedy worked their typical magic with music, lights, and sound 
Additional contestants:

Countess Mascara, China, Kara Social, Clarice Dubois, Victoria Falls, Angela Saxon, Billy Little, Olivia London, Delrina Best, Leila Lancing,  Dixie Enormous, and Anna Michaels and David Jones, running for Ms. Fire Island.
Brian Hull sang the Star Spangled Banner and Johnny Savoy's Ballad of Miss Fire Island.



Tina Burner, Miss Fire Island.

Vanessa Diamond, Ms. Fire Island


Farewell         ………………….

SinAGaga, Miss Ice Palace


Jizzabella,  Miss Cherry Grove


Sugga Pie Koko  Entertainer of the Year,


Misty Mountain Davenport, Ms. Cherry Grove


Tammy Spanx,  the Judges Award


Porsche, the very talented host


Logan Hardcore, host

Ariel Sinclair, host



Bette Midler was there?!

China, perennially beautuful


Rita George, Miss Fire Island 1968, Charity, Miss Fire Island 1967

Looking great.


A truly extravagant, elegant event!