Everyone knows Dallas has more than its fair share of divas. So when we decided to hold the Ultimate Diva contest — which comes with a photo spread in the Readers Voice Awards issue in March, a $1,000 donation to the winner’s charity-of-choice and best of all, bragging rights, we knew we’d get some fabulous entrants from which to cull our top 10. And we did.

But this was not per se a drag competition — far from it. It’s about style, balls, attitude. It’s about being proud of who you are without apology and bringing the force of your personality into any discussion.

Got to dfwReadersVoice.com and read up on each of the contestants who believe they deserve to be named Ultimate Diva; review their photos and their charity of choice; and tell your friends to come out and support their favorite diva, whether drag queen, trans role model, woman or group. And once you vote, enter yourself in the drawing for a round-trip ticket for two on American Airlines. What a diva thing that would be to win.