Pop princess Kylie Minogue nabs top gay icon honour
Troy Espera | January 09, 2007
LONDON — Australian songstress Kylie Minogue has been voted the greatest gay icon of all time, according a poll conducted buy Onepoll.com.
Minogue, who fought a difficult battle with breast cancer last year, beat Country and Western legend Dolly Parton for the esteemed title, reports the Belfast Telegraph.
Super band ABBA came in third.
According to the Telegraph, more than 5,000 gay men and women took part in the poll by global market research specialists Onepoll.com in a bid to honour true gay icon status with the most ostentatious outfits, cheesy pop songs and dodgy dance moves.
�Kylie Minogue epitomizes everything a gay icon should be. She's glamorous, fun, stylish and just a little bit kitsch," John Sewell, spokesman for Onepoll.com, told the Telegraph. "These results reveal a really diverse bunch of people. You have the obvious choices like Doris Day and Judy Garland, but it's great to see the likes of Richard and Judy and Jordan and Peter in there.
"I'm sure they'll all be proud to be labeled gay icons – it's a real honor and can do wonders for your celebrity status."
Newindpress.com reports that in the fourth place was Judy Garland, whose enduring battles with drink, drugs and men, won her a prominent position in gay iconography, and at fifth position was Marilyn Monroe, who is considered the most popular sex symbol of all times.
David Beckham weighed in in sixth place – with his missus Victoria coming in at 12.
Madonna was ranked seventh, just ahead of Breakfast at Tiffany's star Audrey Hepburn.
Onepoll.com�s top ten greatest gay icons are as follows: Kylie Minogue, Dolly Parton, ABBA, Judy Garland, Marilyn Monroe, David Beckham, Madonna, Audrey Hepburn, Jordan, Peter Andre and Liza Minnelli. – Gay Link Content
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