Royalty transforms individuals, turning frogs into princes, paupers into princes, and princes into artists formerly known as princes, and then back again. Witness monarchial transmogrifications with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get two tickets to the Essence Beauty Pageant presented by Drakeford Productions (a $40 value). The pageant will take place at the Hyatt Regency Crown Center on Saturday, June 25, at 7:00 p.m. All tickets are general admission.
Founded by Sue Drakeford, the Essence Pageant system endeavors to embrace women from multifarious cultural backgrounds and to affirm the belief that beauty transcends archetypal paradigms. As the coronation competition unfolds, lookers-on can set ocular orbs toward the stage to watch sovereignty hopefuls in five divisions (Teen, Miss, Ms., Mrs., and Mrs. Classic) battle it out for the national title and the excuse to wear a crown in the grocery store. At least seven practiced adjudicators will evaluate the evening’s events, studying Venuses from across the United States for poise and confidence during eveningwear and talent competitions, and doling out high scores to the swimsuit-competition contestant with the most convincing backstroke.
Though not included in today’s deal, the value of this Groupon can be used toward a VIP ticket ($65), which entitles the bearer to appetizers, nonalcoholic beverages, one program book, and photos with winners after the show.
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