“It’s like being a drag queen. Well, its not just like drag queens, it’s exactly opposite,” says Casey Lockhart, better known as Ben Dover, the King of Halifax Drag Kings. Lockhart adopted her alter ego in 2000, inspired by drag performers of all stripes both here and in Toronto, and Ben Dover became the first Mr. Reflections in his inaugural year. “It’s more like performance art,” says Lockhart. Ben Dover’s star flares regularly at Blue Moon and Reflections, impersonating Michael Jackson, Billy Joel and Frank Sinatra: Halifax is his lady.
First runner up: Oliver Hugh
Second runner up: Heidi Walsh