QUEER OF THE YEAR 2011: DAY 4

Posted on August 12th, 2011 by .


The contestants were still in a relax-y coma when this challenge day began, because the night before they spent a taxing night at one of Montreal’s premier spas Bota Bota (spa on a boat, so nice they named it twice.) They needed the rest after their long Healthy Lifestyle challenge. Next was time to let their Personality shine!

Heading into what looked like a factory seemed pretty confusing for our Queer finalists, but they were relieved to enter a chic loft space filled with clothes and jewelry: URANIUM! Their challenge was to create a unique accessory that reflects their personality. They had an array of beads, chains, feathers, charms, leather and more. As their jewelry started to take shape, you really saw how it was a totem representing who they were, and what they loved.

Things took an interesting turn when Celio, after a misunderstanding with host Mikala, ended up walking out of the challenge therefore forfeiting his points for that day’s challenge. Nobody really knows what happened, but everyone really hopes Celio comes back! Make sure to watch the confessionals for all the inside details.

But the show must go on, and on it did with some striking pieces:

• Christine made a deeply personal feather earing that represented her Cherokee blood, her gender-queerness, and her colorful and bright demeanor.

• Eric made a intertwined leather and metal bracelet that was a contrast between rough manly, with a sprinkle of sparkle.

• Tim, always the gentleman decided to do a feather tie with references to his love of music, and the contrast between tradition and unconventional.

• Yenna made an adorable little bug necklace with feathers hanging off it that symbolizes her cute and intelligent air as well as her love for insects.

• Wimberly, forever the showgirl, made a stunning full body chain with a jewel drop down the back. Glitter glitter baby!

• Celio’s necklace looked promising and rumor is it would have placed in the top three had he not been disqualified from this challenge. Bummer!

Check out the photos and guess who won. Watch the video and maybe you’ll be surprised! TAKE NOTE THAT VOTING ENDS TOMORROW AT NOON SO MAKE SURE TO GET IN AND VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE QUEER! RALLY SUPPORT AND TAKE YOUR QUEER TO THE TOP OF THAT PODIUM! THIS IS NOT A DRILL.

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