Best Bearded Lady - 2013
They might be ostracized as singular freaks on Coney Island, but bearded lady competition has been stiff in San Francisco for decades. Just ask the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, long the standard bearers of fashionable facial hair. So it would have to take quite the striking beauty to divert from the default, but Trangela Lansbury has ingenue written all over her sparkly whiskers. Lansbury, who was born Diego Gómez, is more than just a pretty face, identifying as an Art Institute graduate, painter, graphic designer, illustrator, performance artist, fashion designer, and actor, recently appearing in a Cockettes revival at the Hypnodrome called Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma. And she's not afraid to share her beauty tips, including posting makeup instructionals on YouTube.
Photo by Gil Riego Jr.