Miss G Train has officially been crowned. Last Thursday the City Reliquary held their pageant for the line, and fittingly the evening was met with some hold ups — the Brooklyn Paper reports that one judge was delayed, and two contestants never even showed up.
Of the nine finalists, it was 27-year-old Astoria resident Elizabeth Kuchta who wowed the judges (just narrowly beating out Greenpoint drag queen Shane Thor). She wore a "walk of shame" ensemble and declared, “The only thing worse than riding the G is riding the G in last night’s dress." Indeed. (Watch some footage here.)
The City Reliquary's president, Dave Herman, explained the quirky contest, saying, “It’s like rooting for the Mets when the Yankees keep going to the World Series. You gotta stick with it. It’s our hometown subway line.” See all the winners here.