Rev Jen Declares 15th Annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant Still On for Tonight

Not to worry, a little snow can’t stop the fantastical mayhem that is the annual Mr. Lower East Side Pageant, “whereupon the women and gay men of the Lower East Side choose one lucky man to rule the area south of Houston and east of Bowery.”Mr. Lower East Side Pageant

Surprisingly alive and well, the 15th Annual pageant will take place at Cake Shop (152 Ludlow St.) at 8pm. Any and all straight men who are brave (?) enough are invited to participate. Past competitions have included categories such as “best male tits,” “congeniality” and “best nutsack.”

Rev Jen’s Facebook event invite notes: “To compete in this cutthroat pageant, contestants need not live on the Lower East Side. (Because honestly, who can afford it anymore?) They simply must possess qualities, which would make them the proper representative of this neighborhood. (What those qualities are, I am not quite sure of…) They also must prepare for the following competitions: A 1-minute talent competition, a swimsuit competition, evening wear and question and answer. Contestants must show up at 8 to sign up! Or they should e-mail revjen@revjen.com for details.”

Visit EV Grieve and Slum Goddess for some Not Necessarily Safe For Work photos from last year’s bare balled bedlam.