The Miss Subways pageant is shaping up to be a doozy.
The competition, which is returning for a second year this month, promises to highlight “the classy, the trashy, the weird and the whimsical,” according to pageant organizer the City Reliquary’s website.
The Williamsburg-based museum revived the old-school pageant last September, when 14 city dwellers competed for the title for the first time since 1976.
That night, contestants including a sword-swallower and a drag queen professed their love of the iconic and ailing train system before then-61-year-old Bushwick artist Lisa Levy took home the crown.
This year’s competition is likely to be just as colorful, given the pool of applicants.
Friday is the last day to apply, but the museum has already received some downright wacky entries for its second gender-neutral pageant reboot, as City Reliquary assistant director Molly Cox tells The Post.
She says the standouts include video game designer Charles Batterby, who wrote in his application essay that his platform as Miss Subways would be bringing glamour back to the trains.
“As someone who frequently does wear a tiara and ballgown on the subway, I want to represent the city, and its under-realm, in the proper fashion, and show New Yorkers that they can ride the subways dressed however they like, without fear,” he wrote.
Miss Subways hopeful Stephanie Schwartz also showed off her sense of humor. Her application essay, entitled “The Only D I’ll Ride: A Lesbian’s Thoughts on the Subway,” caught the museum’s attention.
The updated pageant, which was once a traditional beauty contest looking for girl-next-door types, includes an open-ended talent competition where contestants can show off their zany personalities.
Subway busker Jessica Delfino is all set to perform an NYC-inspired medley on the “clusterpluck”: a hybrid guitar-centric instrument of her own invention.
The quirky toddler mama calls herself a “One Mom Band.”
The Miss Subways competition will be held on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at Littlefield, 635 Sackett St., Brooklyn; CityReliquary.org
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