Virgin Atlantic and the San Francisco Travel Association are launching a competition to ‘discover the UK’s next iconic drag star’

Virgin Atlantic and the San Francisco Travel Association are launching a contest to give one lucky flirty the chance to take the “trip of a lifetime”.

Accompanied by Kitty Scott-Klaus and Vanity Milan, who shot to fame last year on the third season of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, the chosen artist will be able to perform at an iconic LGBTQ+ venue during San Francisco Pride Month. Francisco.

The airline – and the city of San Francisco – are looking for UK-based queens, kings and entertainers who “champion individuality” through their flirting.

The winner will fly premium class with Virgin Atlantic from London Heathrow to San Francisco on June 9, where they will be greeted with a glass of champagne and a three-course meal, before relaxing on their flatbed and/or savoring Virgin Atlantic. social space on board.

During their three-night stay at Hilton Union Square, they’ll have the chance to experience the city’s “icons, outdoor landscapes, diverse neighborhoods, incredible food scene and vibrant nightlife.” Local Ambassadors will also provide historical context, insider views and guided tours.

During the trip, the winner will create engaging content with Kitty and Vanity that showcases their travel experience and performance at Oasis.

Virgin Atlantic chief commercial officer Juha Jarvinen said the airline was “delighted” to work with the San Francisco Travel Association to “discover the UK’s next iconic drag star”.

“Travel is one of life’s greatest joys, but only if everyone can be themselves,” Jarvinen said.

“That’s why we’re thrilled to be able to partner with the San Francisco Travel Association for San Francisco Pride Month and champion the rich individuality of the UK’s drag scene. San Francisco is an incredible city that embraces diversity and aligns with our philosophy that everyone should be able to conquer the world, no matter who they are.

“After two difficult years where life was interrupted, it’s time to see the world differently and what an incredible opportunity to do so.”

Joe D’Alessandro, President and CEO of the San Francisco Travel Association, added, “We are thrilled to partner with Virgin Atlantic on this contest and highlight why San Francisco has become the LGBTQ+ capital of the world.

“We are delighted to welcome visitors back to a vibrant city where everyone is welcome and boldness is rewarded. It was in San Francisco that the rainbow flag, the global symbol of pride, was born and the AIDS memorial quilt was designed. There are so many inspiring reasons to visit now.

“Everything from celebrating trailblazers like Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California and named after San Francisco International Airport’s new Harvey Milk Terminal 1, to participating in the San Francisco Pride in June and visiting iconic sites like the Golden Gate Bridge.”

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Entrants will be required to present a performance of Virgin Atlantic’s Cabin Crew Safety Demonstration, but with a twist, and explain why they deserve to be chosen for this once-in-a-lifetime trip to San Francisco. Head to Virgin Atlantic website for more information.

Andrew B. Reiter