Downtown’s “Forever Marilyn” statue wasn’t the only Marilyn Monroe in Palm Springs Thursday night.
Hundreds of audience members gathered on the lawn around 26-foot-tall statue to witness the first “Forever Marilyn” look-alike contest at VillageFest.
P.S. Resorts hosted the a contest, which was kicked off with a performance by local Marilyn impersonator Cat Lyn Day and hosted by Bella da Ball.
See winners below from the following five categories: Performing Marilyn, Drag Marilyn, Ms./Mrs. Marilyn, Miss Junior Marilyn (for contestants ages 16 and under) and pets.
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PERFORMING MARILYN: Bonnie Gilgallon
DRAG MARILYN: Marina Mac (Tim McIntosh)
MR./MRS. MARILYN: Maria Espero of Palm Desert
JUNIOR MARILYN: Nikole Holm
And finally, see them strut their stuff: