Courtney Act Stars in Sydney’s Mardi Gras Tourism Campaign

Courtney Act Mardi Gras

Drag star Courtney Act has returned from Hollywood to Australian soil to be the face of Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras tourism campaign.

The performer, who first came to public attention on Australian Idol and this year became a top 3 contestant on RuPaul’s Drag Race, said she’s thrilled to represent the campaign.

“As the world’s most spectacular celebration of pride and diversity, I’m very proud to represent Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras around the world as Global Ambassador,” Courtney Act said.

“Earlier in the year I made a flying visit home to shoot the 2015 Mardi Gras tourism campaign, which was incredible. I never imagined I’d be photographed on top of Sydney Opera House, let alone in full drag! I can’t wait to see these images start to appear around the world.

Sydney is the best summer city in the world, (and I’m not just saying that because it’s my home town!), and Mardi Gras is the ultimate time to experience all it has to offer. From the festival, the Parade, the parties and events, to Sydney’s buzzing culture, fantastic bars and restaurants, beautiful beaches…what’s not to love!”

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, which will run from February 20th to March 8th 2015, will feature well-known events such as the parade and party, as well as a program of inclusive events taking advantage of Sydney’s vibrant atmosphere. There will also be a Harbour Party at the Royal Botanic Gardens and a gala event celebrating the achievements of women entitled Women Say Something.

The full program for the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras will be released in early December. Check out the promo video below.


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