1991

Tonya Campisi

Tonya Campisi

Year you were crowned Queen: 1991
Number of years you’ve ridden the Bus Tour: 30
Where did you get your Bag Ladies Name? From a roommate in college.
What is your spirit animal or your secret super power? Lion

Sequins & Mascara: The S & M Tour

Bag Ladies Queens 1991

Real Name : Tony Newland

What is something about you people assume is true that isn’t? I’m a bottom.

Who/What inspired you to ride the Bus Tour for the first time? Wanda Walsh and Queen Mother Blossom. I wanted to help with the AIDS epidemic.

What has been your favorite Bus Tour Theme? 1992 – Sequins & Mascara: The S & M Tour.

Share your favorite memory of the Bus Tour? Bubblin Brown Sugar falling in a beer vat in an accordion bus.

Who is your favorite Bag Ladies Sister and why? Sparkle Nightly – she’s my daughter; Queen Mother Blossom – she’s the Mother; Crystal Flash & Georgia Peach – we’ve been sisters for years; Bunny Foo Foo – I passed the crown on to her.

Why did you want to be Bag Ladies Bus Tour Queen? It just happened because of my work with the Bus tour.

What does “Once a Queen, always a Queen,” mean to you? Always living the mission of the Bag Ladies and helping the community.

What is your biggest accomplishment as Bag Ladies Queen or as a Former? Being the first to take the Bag Ladies on tour in Indiana.

For what would you most like to be remembered? The height of my hair.

When a cure and a vaccine for HIV are discovered and HIV no longer exists, what will the Bag Ladies do next? The Bag Ladies will keep raising money for community and those in need.

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