27 Jun '11, 9am

A scandal-filled beauty pageant: By Genevieve Lee | Posted: 27 June 2011 1650 hrs SINGAPORE: If you think beauty...

A scandal-filled beauty pageant: By Genevieve Lee | Posted: 27 June 2011 1650 hrs SINGAPORE: If you think beauty...

SINGAPORE: If you think beauty pageants are all about glitz and glamour, then you are wrong. "Beauty Kings", the latest production written by Dick Lee and directed by Jonathan Lim, explores the hidden secrets and scandals of male beauty pageants. The plot centres around three male contestants in a "Mr. Man" beauty pageant -- Adam (Rodney Oliveiro), an undercover journalist who seeks to expose the secrets behind the pageant; Benny (Kaeng Chan), who joins the competition mainly to please his girlfriend (Judee Tan); and Don (Eli Tee), a part-time model who hopes to make it big at the pageant. Also featuring theatre veterans Lim Yu-Beng and Karen Tan as a couple who organises the beauty pageant, the play was inspired by allegations of molest and sexual harassment by male beauty pageant organisers in the 1990s. Dick Lee's real life experience as a judge in beauty pageants came ...

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