Four Star treatment’s a real drag for pizza-loving Alfie
Pizza fanatic Alfie Parker traded oily overalls for sequins and stockings to get his hands on his favourite treat.
The 38-year-old mechanic from Belfast had no idea what he was letting himself in for when he replied to a message from his top takeaway, promising free pizza for a half days ‘werk’.
Brian Clarke, Director at Four Star Pizza, explained: “We wanted to do something a bit different for the launch of our new pizzas; everyone knows how amazing our pizzas are, it wasn’t about that, we just wanted to stop our customers in their tracks with something surprising that would put a smile on their faces.
“Our new pizzas include the BBQ Meat Feast and the Smokey Joe, but it was the Pepperoni Extravaganza, with lashings of Northern Ireland’s favourite topping, that inspired all the fun.
“The word extravaganza immediately transported us to the fabulous world of drag artists. So, we enlisted the help of Trudy Scrumptious, a stalwart of the drag scene in Ireland, to help us create new drag queen, Anita Pizza. We just needed the right man for the job.
“We contacted several of our most loyal customers and when mechanic Alfie answered our call and agreed to become Anita Pizza, we were delighted. And he certainly brought the extravaganza to the party!”
Alfie Parker, aka Anita Pizza, said: “I didn’t think my love of Four Star Pizza would lead me down this path, and in heels, but my outlook on life is that you only live once, so after discussing it with my wife, Isobel, and daughter Brianna, I decided to give it a go.
My wife hates my beard but my daughter loves it so, as I had to shave it off, I knew she was going to be disappointed. She soon got over it though, as I brought her some pizza after the shoot.”
Trudy Scrumptious, aka Gordon Crawford, said: “Transforming a very butch, pizza loving man into a lady was one of the biggest challenges of my drag career.
“I must be honest, my first reaction when I saw Alfie was, ‘have I bitten off more pizza than I could chew’, and that ‘he might be a two-man job’! However, he was so relaxed and up for it that it went like a dream. And the transformation was just show-stopping!”
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