The Alternative Queen competition was held in Bristol and Bath in 2012. Inspired by eccentric sculptor Andrew Logan, founder of the Alternative Miss World competition, the Alternative Queen of Bath sought to celebrate the beauty found in uniqueness. And in 2013 it landed in Reading!
Organised by Alice Goodman (Crowned Winner of Alternative Queen of Bath 2012) – and Stephanie Weller (Crash Test Drama UK), the event was a celebration of all that is wonderful about women.
Since then, twenty contestants have fought for the title of Alternative Queen of Reading:
In 2013 we had..
The Amazing Robot Woman; German chanteuse The Berlin Baroness; burlesque artist Dame La Reine; regal entertainer Good Queen Vic; Highland flinger Queen McCycle; Baby-wearing Jazz Singin’ Mama; torch singer Heavenly Bod.
2014 saw the crowds delighted by…
Performance artist Annabella Di Pollo; singer Dr Frank N Shelley; ironist Robyn Thick; one-legged clown Elsie Fanackerpants; comic Anna Jones; Poetess Naomi Pyle; comic Miss Feminism.
In 2015 we’ve just had the pleasure of…
Poet and singer The Life of Nichole; burlesque artist Pearl La Peach; performance artist Cassie Magnolia; comedy folk-singer Gog; poet and social commentator The Lady of the House; comic Penelope Porchetta.
And the three crowned Alternative Queens of Reading to date are…
For more pictures see The Gallery.
There are a number of Alt Queen related events throughout the year. And you will have your chance to compete for the crown in March 2016 – keep an eye on the website for application information and deadline!