Strength of a Women Purpose Ball - Bridging The Gap
3120 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
Miss Lawrence Balenciage Presents : " The Purpose Ball Bridging the Gap"
Special Performance By: Saucy Santana
Special Guest Judge : Mary J Blige
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The legendary Miss Lawrence, Atlanta Mother of the Iconic House of Balenciaga, is partnering with Mary J. Blige and Pepsi to present The Purpose Ball: Bridging the Gap during the Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit on Sunday May 14, 2023 in Atlanta, GA. Over $60,000 in cash prizes will be awarded to those individuals who slay the runway for Mother on Mother’s Day!
Fem Queen Face – in ballroom, knowing when it’s the right moment is important to making the moment. Good morning gorgeous, the time is now! It’s time to celebrate making your aspirations your reality, good morning gorgeous. You are the queen of your own domain and the ruler of all things you, good morning gorgeous. In a look inspired by a queen with a crown, think monarchy, royalty, etc., that speaks to your beauty, elegance, and poise bring it to the runway and make the judges say, good morning gorgeous! No productions needed as we know a queen already commands all the attention. (5 trophies Newcomer, Junior, Regular, Legends/Icons, Plus Size $20,000)
Team Realness – in 2021 Miss Lawrence hosted an intimate dinner party to bring individuals from both the LGBT+ and heterosexual communities together for a “plated purpose”. The purpose of the dinner was to spawn conversation to bridge the gap. As we continue having that conversation Miss Lawrence wants two individuals who best exemplify realness to represent at the next installment of “The Plated Purpose”. Find a realness counterpart who will help you slay the competition and represent. You don’t have to be reflective of your sub realness category, however you need to be dressed for dinner with celebrities at a 5-star restaurant, able to express what realness means to you and most important be REAL! ($10,000 to the winning team)
Runway – Miss Lawrence’s love of fashion is no secret to ballroom. Hit the runway in a high-fashion look inspired by a notable designer’s runway show, advertisement, or showroom display. You must have an 8X10 or larger picture of the designer’s high-fashioned look that inspired you. You will be scored on both your high fashion look and your runway. (9 trophies Legends/Icons, European Tall, European Small, European Big, All-American, Women’s, FQ, BQID, GNC - Overall Winner $10,000)
Foot & Eyewear – The icon Mary J. Blige has been known throughout her career for her love of boots. Her style has evolved organically over the years and made Mary’s fashion as memorable as her music. To honor the Queen of Hip Hop Soul, hit the floor in a nasty boot from any year paired with sickening eyewear that screams red carpet ready! The Queen will be watching, will you make her proud? (2 trophies - Male Figure, Female Figure – Overall Winner $5000)
GNC Best Dressed – Miss Lawrence said in an interview with Essence magazine, “Fashion flexibility and fashion fluidity are me.” Use this opportunity to express yourself through fashion in a way that emulates and reflects best dressed in ballroom culture. $500
Mother vs. Mother Best Dressed (Ballroom Mothers) – this category is for appointed ballroom mothers who hold a position in their respective ballroom family. Diane von Furstenberg said, “Style is something each of us already has, all we need to do is find it.” It is Mother’s Day weekend and it’s your time to shine. $1000
Mother vs. Mother Best Dressed - A mother’s love is unlike any other and the one-of-a-kind relationship is the fuel which enables us to do and overcome the impossible. There have been many mothers who have supported and celebrate us as LGBTQ+ individuals and equally as we make our respective marks in ballroom. On this Mother’s Day weekend, Miss Lawrence wants you to help them shine in a best dress category only for the mothers who raised and supported us along our respective paths. This category is for those mothers who are not a part of ballroom and have never walked a ball before. $500, there will be no chops for this category.
Performance – Pepsi sponsored the NFL’s Super Bowl halftime show from 2007-2022 and has entertained us with great performers like Prince, Madonna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, and The Weekend to name a few. Tonight, honor Pepsi’s legendary legacy in an eye-catching ensemble that uses only their official colors of red, white, and blue! It’s showtime, don’t disappoint us! (9 trophies Legendary/Iconic BQ, Legendary/Iconic FQ, Legendary Iconic RWT, BQ Vogue Fem, RWT, FQ, Women, BQID, Newcomer – Overall Winner $5000)
Sex Siren (Male) – we often fantasize about those we see daily in the world around us. Bring our fantasy to life with a sexy representation of an occupation. Will you be the sexy doctor, police officer, firefighter, athlete, landscaper, teacher, etc.…. the choice is yours but you better be sexy. (Cat Boys vs. Juniors vs. Seniors vs. Legends 4 trophies – $1000 cash prize)
Sex Siren (Female) – it’s a night out, and all the ballers are in town! Can you snatch the title of sexiest woman in the room without having to take your clothes off? Let’s see you in your sexy outfit breaking the night up! (Woman’s, Jr. FQ, Sr. FQ, Legends 4 trophies - $1,000)
Women’s Face – Beauty isn’t limited by color, complexion, race, size, or nationality. Mielle Organics is searching for a beautiful model to be the face of an international campaign that showcases their 10 different collections in the 87 countries where their products are distributed. Choose any country of your choice beyond the United States and bring it as an international beauty ready to be the face of this campaign. (4 trophies Newcomer, Regular, Legend/Icon, Big – Overall winner -$2000)
BQ Drags Face – Miss Lawrence played a role in the critically acclaimed movie United States vs. Billie Holiday. This story portrays the government’s harassment and attempts to stop Billie Holiday from touring and singing her controversial hit Strange Fruit. In honor of Billie Holiday bring it to us as a beautiful lounge/nightclub singer from the 1950s. We want to see the elegance, glitz, and glamour of that era. (2 trophies Regular vs. Legends/Icons – Overall winner $2000)
BQ Face – tonight you will let your competition know this is your season. Show up the competition in a fashionable Spring inspired outfit with all five elements of face. Who is gonna rain on everyone else’s parade? $1000
KIKI HOUSE PRODUCTION
Best Kiki House Production – The Kiki scene has funneled some amazing talent into mainstream ballroom and the talent often showcased is second to none. Ballroom is a microcosm of the world we live in and in the same way the mother is often the backbone of our biological families, they are our source for support and nurturing in ballroom. As a house honor the mother(s) of your respective Kiki house with a production that will make them proud. (4 or more individuals per team $1000)
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