Greater Cincinnati’s “friendliest little gay bar” was home to some friendly (yet fierce) competition over the weekend. On Sept. 30, Old Street Saloon held its 27th annual Miss Old Street pageant where five contestants competed for the coveted title.
The LGBTQ+ dive bar and venue in Monroe (which was once surrounded by corn) has become a destination for queens and kings from every corner of the country for the prestigious pageant. One former Miss Old Street told CityBeat the pageant is one of the longest running in the state, not only for the talent it attracts, but for the community it serves.
These are the results for Miss Old Street 2023, as well as the winners of Mr. Old Street and Miss Old Street Diva:
Presentation: Areone De Cardeza & Tara Newone (Tie)
Creative Evening Gown: Areone De Cardeza
On-Stage Question: Molly Mormen & Areone De Cardeza (tie)
Talent: Amanda Sue Punchfuk
1st Alternate: Tara Newone
Miss Old Street: Areone De Cardeza
Mr. Old Street: Fyre Storm
Miss Old Street Diva: Bella Nicole Harlow
Keep scrolling for everything we witnessed during Miss Old Street 2023.
Photos by Aidan Mahoney