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08.01.2007 | Entertainment | Author: press release

Top 50 gay icons

Pop princess Kylie Minogue was yesterday (fri) hailed as the greatest GAY icon of all time. The Aussie songstress bounced back last year after receiving the all clear from her cancer battle and is firmly back in the hearts of her gay fans.

Runner-up in the poll was another diminutive dame - Country and Western legend Dolly Parton.
Busty Dolly won the admiration of an army of gay fans with camp anthems like ‘9 to 5’ and ‘Jolene’.

Over 5,000 gay men and women took part in the poll by global market research specialists Onepoll.com which revealed Sweden’s biggest export - ABBA - came in third place.
Ostentatious outfits, cheesy pop songs and dodgy dance moves have secured their place as true gay icons.

In fourth place was Judy Garland, whose lifelong battles with drink, drugs and men, have assured her a permanent place in gay iconography.
Her daughter Liza Minnelli was not far behind in 10th place.
Never ones to be left out, the Beckhams featured prominently - David in sixth place and Victoria at number 12.

John Sewell, spokesman for www.Onepoll.com, said:  ''Kylie Minogue epitomises everything a gay icon should be. She’s glamorous, fun, stylish and just a little bit kitsch.

 ''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 labelled gay icons -  it’s a real honour and can do wonders for your celebrity status.''

Madonna was placed at seventh place just ahead of Breakfast at Tiffany’s star Audrey Hepburn.
Lovebirds Katie Price aka Jordan and Peter Andre were voted the ninth greatest gay icons in the poll.
Talking of his huge gay following, Peter said last year: ''To me it’s flattering for anyone to come on to you no matter what sex they are. To me it makes no difference who's coming on to you.  Obviously I’m with Katie and I care about her most of all, but I still find it flattering.''

Another celebrity couple to appear in the poll were Charlotte Church and her live-in lover Gavin Henson.
The perma-tanned rugger player came in 49th place but Charlotte was placed at a more respectable 38th.

Foul mouthed chef Gordon Ramsay scraped in to the poll at number 50.

TOP 50 GREATEST GAY ICONS
1. Kylie Minogue
2. Dolly Parton
3. ABBA
4. Judy Garland
5. Marilyn Monroe
6. David Beckham
7. Madonna
8. Audrey Hepburn
9. Jordan and Peter Andre
10. Liza Minnelli
11. Cary Grant
12. Victoria Beckham
13. Girls Aloud
14. Barbra Streisand
15. Pink
16. Sharon Osbourne
17. Take That
18. Cher
19. Will Young
20. Elton John
21. Barbie
22. Richard and Judy
23. Cilla Black
24. Simon Cowell
25. Julie Andrews
26. Sister Sledge
27. Wham!
28. Rupert Everett
29. The Cheeky Girls
30. Fern Britton
31. Westlife
32. Beyonce
33. Gwen Stefani
34. Prince
35. Morrissey
36. Blondie
37. Boy George
38. Charlotte Church
39. The Village People
40. Ant and Dec
41. Doris Day
42. Gloria Gaynor
43. Gerri Halliwell
44. Donna Summer
45. Steps
46. The Human League
47. French and Saunders
48. The Scissor Sisters
49. Gavin Henson
50. Gordon Ramsay


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