“Paradisco” Hits Asbury Park, N.J.; Paradise Celebrates Twenty Years With A New Miss Paradise & A Look Back
Twenty years ago, the vision Shep Pettibone had for a large building in Asbury Park that would eventually become the entertainment complex now known Paradise included a pool, a nightclub, and eventually a restaurant and hotel, becoming the largest nightclub facility on the East Coast. What he did not know was that every year, he would have the distinct privilege of having a fiercely charismatic and tremendously talented performer be crowned as Miss Paradise.
From legendary New York City names Victoria Lace and Empress Vizcaya to now established names like Jolina Jasmine and Lea Sky, the crown of Miss Paradise is one of the most highly coveted titles a drag performer can achieve. This past year alone Miss Paradise 2018 Honey Davenport became the first Miss Paradise to be cast as a contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11!
As Paradise turned twenty years