Dunedin came out in all its glamour to watch the Miss Mardi Gras Pageant at Blur Nightclub on the cold night of Feb. 12.
Legendary Melanie Minyon hosted alongside reigning Miss Mardi Gras Amanda d’Rhod and Natasha Richards. The packed night was a blast for everyone (except one guy who had to be put in a time-out).
Pageant judges La’Darius Belcher, Hannah Kelly, Patty Kelly, Kathy Jewel and Richards resided over contestants Ashlee Bangkx from Fort Myers, Delores T Van-Cartier from Lakeland, Naomi Wynters from Tampa, and Jaeda Fuentes from St. Petersburg.
Fuentes, who performs every other Friday at Blur, had that effervescent “it” factor that won her the 2012 Miss Mardi Gras Pageant crown.
Fuentes joins King Bob Moore in the 2012 Mardi Gras Parade on Feb. 21.