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Tantrums and Tiaras 2017 contestant profile: Nick Criscione of Uptown Tavern

(Editor's note: "Tantrums and Tiaras: Battle of the Bar Queens 2017" returns on Sunday, Feb. 19 at Observatory North Park. The show is an over-the-top drag competition where representatives from some of the community’s bars with little or no drag experience compete for the crown. The event benefits the programs of The San Diego LGBT Community Center. Leading up to the event, we will profile the six contestants, but you'll have to buy tickets and go the show to find out their drag name and see them in full make-up! Check out the other contestants we've profiled for this year HERE. More information and tickets can be purchased HERE.)

Contestant Name: Nick Criscione

Age: 31

Bar Representing: Uptown Tavern

First time in drag?


Tell us a bit more about yourself.

I was born and raised here in beautiful San Diego, and have been in the bar/restaurant industry for the past 9 years and love it. I'm a huge sports lover, have one younger brother, and a 1-year old puppy.

What are you most excited about?

To not only represent a great bar but also, and more importantly, being the first straight ally to compete in such a great event.

What makes you most nervous about competing?

Being on stage in front of a huge audience and wearing heels! haha

Why are YOU going to win Tantrums & Tiaras?

Because it will shock everyone!

Closing thoughts

Good luck to everyone!

Purchase tickets to Tantrums & Tiaras HERE.