Best Local Scandal

Leslie Cochran

He's had a higher profile lately, what with his run for mayor and stint as a model for those ubiquitous dot-com ads, but don't let that worry you: Fame hasn't gone to Leslie's head. Most days, you can find Austin's favorite homeless transvestite out on Sixth and Congress; just follow the line of tourists waiting to take their picture by his side. And scandalous? Well, maybe his skirts leave too little to the imagination. But some would say that Leslie, the hairiest downtown drag queen to run for mayor in this publication's memory, was the best thing to happen to Austin politics in the past year. Hey, he didn't win 7% of the vote on his good looks alone.

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