Royal House of LaBeija takes Two Grand Prize Wins at the Latex Ball 2022

The first house of ballroom raised awareness for the HIV epidemic with GMHC.

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Matti LaBeija
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July 2, 2022

The first house of ballroom raised awareness for the HIV epidemic with GMHC.

The Royal House of LaBeija had two grand prize winners at the 2022 Latex Ball, an event organized by GMHC to bring awareness to the HIV epidemic.

Nala LaBeija - Grand Prize - Women’s Runway

Nala LaBeija debuted at the Latex Ball with The Royal House of LaBeija, taking home the grand prize in Women's Runway.

"Haute Couture at the Paris Fashion Week called for the highest and most creative forms of craftmanship in the fashion world. Bring us a look inspired by the Spring/Summer 2022 showstopping fashion houses Schiaparelli Couture, Valentino Couture, Giambattista Valli Couture, Christian Dior, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier, Zuhair Murad, Fendi Couture, Viktor & Rolf, Ronald van der Kemp, Alexis Mabille, or Elie Saab. RESEARCH. Make it work!"

Kuresha Kurenai Vintage LaBeija - Grand Prize – Performance

Kuresha Kurenai Vintage LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in Performance.

Marcus LaBeija – BQ Realness

NYC Father Marcus LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in BQ Realness.

"You’re on your way to your Family Reunion cookout, not the Latex Ball. Tonight, we want to see you dressed for the occasion, bring it! Realness point blank!"

Rob Trey LaBeija – BQ Face

Rob Trey LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in BQ Face.

"Ready for War!! Who will be the last man standing? Get ready to serve the competition in a fashionable military effect."

Emolsa LaBeija - Bizarre

Emolsa LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in Bizarre.

"For 30 years the Latex Ball has been a showcase for this extraordinary creative category. Tonight, is an open invitation to create a Latex Runway moment that will influence the next 30 years of Ballroom Bizarre. WOW US!!!!"

Frida LaBeija - Old Way

Frida LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in Old Way.

"The super stars of yesterday helped make old way performance one of the most exciting categories in ballroom. Tim, Fuquan, Tanaka, Cabbage, Jerome, Alvernian, Jamal, and Milton to name a few, gave us memorable moments. Old Way is the blueprint to all the performance categories out today. Tonight, we want to see Precision, Locking, Style and Grace… bring us the only way. In all white as a tribute to all the pioneers, icons and legends that once graced this category."

Jelanie LaBeija – BQ Realness

Coming from Season 3 of HBO's Legendary, Jelanie LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in BQ Realness.

"You’re on your way to your Family Reunion cookout, not the Latex Ball. Tonight, we want to see you dressed for the occasion, bring it! Realness point blank!"

Bougie LaBeija – Drag Runway

Bougie LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in Drag Runway.

"Haute Couture at the Paris Fashion Week called for the highest and most creative forms of craftmanship in the fashion world. Bring us a look inspired by the Spring/Summer 2022 showstopping fashion houses Schiaparelli Couture, Valentino Couture, Giambattista Valli Couture, Christian Dior, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier, Zuhair Murad, Fendi Couture, Viktor & Rolf, Ronald van der Kemp, Alexis Mabille, or Elie Saab. RESEARCH. Make it work!"

Zenith LaBeija – BQ Realness

Coming from Season 3 of HBO's Legendary, Zenith LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in BQ Realness.

"You’re on your way to your Family Reunion cookout, not the Latex Ball. Tonight, we want to see you dressed for the occasion, bring it! Realness point blank!"

Zero and Stephan LaBeija - Team Body

Zero LaBeija and Stephan LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in OTA Team Body.

"Your bodies are summer ready, and you can’t wait to show it off. In your finest summer look, peal for the judges and reveal the bod to die for. You must have a cohesive look and matching swimwear under."

Matti LaBeija - All American Runway

Matti LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in All American Runway.

"In tribute to our beloved Andre Leon Talley, we want to see a recreated look reminiscent of his own personal legendary styles he wore on red carpets. Would it be one of his tailored suits covered in his iconic caftans, bold colored robes, or would it be a pressed tux, accompanied with a floor length cape, whatever you do, let it scream Andre Leon Talley!!"

Myles LaBeija – BQ Realness

After recently debuting the portrait collection "True Beauties" in New York and Paris, Myles LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in Drag Runway.

"You’re on your way to your Family Reunion cookout, not the Latex Ball. Tonight, we want to see you dressed for the occasion, bring it! Realness point blank!"

Luna LaBeija – Drag Runway

Luna LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in Drag Runway.

"Haute Couture at the Paris Fashion Week called for the highest and most creative forms of craftmanship in the fashion world. Bring us a look inspired by the Spring/Summer 2022 showstopping fashion houses Schiaparelli Couture, Valentino Couture, Giambattista Valli Couture, Christian Dior, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Alexandre Vauthier, Zuhair Murad, Fendi Couture, Viktor & Rolf, Ronald van der Kemp, Alexis Mabille, or Elie Saab. RESEARCH. Make it work!"

Calida LaBeija - BQ European Runway

Calida LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in BQ European Runway.

"In tribute to our beloved Andre Leon Talley, we want to see a recreated look reminiscent of his own personal legendary styles he wore on red carpets. Would it be one of his tailored suits covered in his iconic caftans, bold colored robes, or would it be a pressed tux, accompanied with a floor length cape, whatever you do, let it scream Andre Leon Talley!!"

Boots LaBeija - BQ European Runway

Boots LaBeija represented The Royal House of LaBeija in BQ European Runway.

"In tribute to our beloved Andre Leon Talley, we want to see a recreated look reminiscent of his own personal legendary styles he wore on red carpets. Would it be one of his tailored suits covered in his iconic caftans, bold colored robes, or would it be a pressed tux, accompanied with a floor length cape, whatever you do, let it scream Andre Leon Talley!!"