New drag competition begins 7-week run tonight at Jungle

‘Dragnificent’ kicks off tonight

Dragnificent, the new show by The Fantasy Girls, kicks off tonight at Jungle.

The winner of the seven-week re-branded drag competition will receive $1,000 in addition to other prizes, organizers said. The show kicks off Sept. 19 at Jungle, immediately following September’s Big Gay Gameshow.

“The Fantasy Girls are super proud to be presenting Dragnificent,” said organizer and local drag personality Phoenix. “We have so many surprises in store for the audience and the contestants.”

Each week, Dragnificent’s contestants will also donate their tips to a local charity. The first nonprofit to benefit from Dragnificent will be Lost-n-Found Youth, an organization dedicated to helping Atlanta’s LGBT homeless youth transition to permanent housing.

The first week will feature special guest Nina Flowers. Flowers will join Phoenix and Dragnique Season 3 winner Edie Cheezburger as judges for the opening show.