The Miss Gay Western Cape has been associated to the names of Walter Dominique Dunn and Neil Openshaur. These two guys had much passion for the gay scene and saw the need for Transgender Males to host their own Beauty Pageant. The last known info regarding these two gentlemen, is that they have immigrated to seek better opportunities.

The previous pageant’s was held regularly on a yearly basis. The standard handing Over procedure is that the last winning Queen of the previous year would then hand over her crown to the new chosen winning Queen.

The pageant was held every year at:

Temple Hall Israel

Green Point

5 Upper Portswood Road
Green Point
Cape Town 8005
South Africa

Website:  www.templeisrael.co.za


The pageant was held under difficult times of Apartheid when gay freedom was taboo and was totally unaccepted. Most gay affairs were held in secret and away from the public eye, hence the short documented history of this pageant, even though it was held every year for a very very long time pre-1994.

Below are some of the last recorded Queens who won the titles for the documented years.

1996Casandra Stone
1997Payton Lasagie
1998Scarlott Meciedies
1999Erica Badu
2000Felicia Forester
2001Monique Parey
2002Ms Tatiana