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Attitude Hero Award, sponsored by Jaguar: Courtney Act

Not all heroes wear capes: Some wear tucking panties and six-inch heels.

By Steve Brown

Courtney Act has been honoured with the Hero Award supported by Jaguar at the Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards 2018, powered by Jaguar.

After being a runner-up on season six of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Courtney, aka Shane Janek, went on to win the hearts of the British public by beating Ann Widdecombe on Celebrity Big Brother in January.

Her flirty friendship with Apprentice star Andrew Brady challenged perceptions of sexuality and masculinity, and her win over the homophobic Widdecombe was a victory for love and acceptance – a “validation that it’s OK to be different”, as Courtney said afterwards.

Since the show, Courtney has toured the world with her solo show, Under The Covers, and set up home in London.

She’s set to return to TV screens as the host of E!’s The Bi Life, a new bisexual dating show – the first of its kind on British television – which starts on 25 October.

Funny, frank and fabulous: Courtney Act is a perfect reminder that not all heroes wear capes – some wear tucking panties, wigs and six-inch heels.

Read more about the winners from the Virgin Holidays Attitude Awards 2018, powered by Jaguar in the November Awards issue of Attitude, out now.

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