WILLIAMSBURG, BROOKLYN — A mermaid, a drag queen tour guide and an F train oracle will compete on Thursday to be named Miss Subways 2017.
The City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg will resurrect the historic New York City Subways Pageant on Thursday evening when a panel of celebrity judges will decide who best represents the MTA.
“In a night of performances spanning the classy, the trashy, the weird, and the whimsical, contestants will demonstrate their love for their subway line of choice,” organizers wrote on the museum website.
Contestants include Glace Chase, who describes herself as New York City’s only drag queen tour guide, Laura Von Holt, a mermaid with a fondness for the mythological Second Avenue Subway, and Rebecca Leib, the self-proclaimed F Train Oracle who will provide train line compatibility readings.
The event gives “a wink and a nod” to the Miss Subways beauty pageants — held in New York City from 1941 to 1977 — where straphangers competed for the honor of having their bios and photos posted in the subways.