In West Hollywood, a city known by many in the Greater Los Angeles gay community as the “Queen City,” the annual question is who will be crowned Queen of the West Hollywood Carnaval?
The answer, announced this afternoon by City Hall, is Jake DuPree, aka “Glitter Fantasy.”
“As Glitter Fantasy, DuPree spreads sparkle, light, love, and acceptance with his unicorn food reviews and unicorn makeovers,” says the city’s announcement. “His mission is to ‘Make America Fabulous Again’ by dancing, prancing, and sparkling. “
DePree also is Cosmopolitan.com’s first-ever “unicorn correspondent.”
The coronation will take place during a brief program with West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman and members of the West Hollywood City Council. It will begin at approximately 9 p.m.at the Carnaval’s main stage located at the intersection of Santa Monica and San Vicente boulevards.
In addition to his work with Cosmopolitan.com, DuPree is a host and fitness personality for Pop Sugar Fitness, The Doctors, and Clevver. He is a member of the Actor’s Equity Association and a fitness instructor. DuPree supports the Trevor Project and the Born This Way Foundation.
Staged over a one-mile stretch of Santa Monica Boulevard/Historic Route 66, from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., the this 30th annual Carnaval will feature several areas with live DJs who will entertain wildly dressed crowds for a one-of-a-kind experience.
The city invites Carnaval-goers to get into the spirit and show-off costumes by uploading photos to social media sites with the hashtag #wehohalloween.
More information about the event, including safety information, road closures, and parking and transportation options can be found via www.weho.org/halloween.