The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence’s Hunky Jesus Contest Will Be Virtual this Year

The Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary contests at the annual Easter Celebration in Dolores Park hosted by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in San Francisco will be virtual this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to the Bay Area Reporter: The Sisters had initially announced March 10 that the event would be postponed, but that was before shelter-in-place orders left much of the Bay Area and the nation shut down for weeks. “The decision to make this contest online was because our Easter Celebration in Park has already become a cultural part of San Francisco. Every year we get thousands of visitors who are eager to have some fun and elect the new reigning Hunky Jesus and Foxy Mary,” Sister Tilda NexTime wrote in an April 1 email to the Bay Area Reporter. “Since we can’t have this celebration in the park this year due to the current situation, we thought that making it an online event was the best way to not let these people down. That way we can still have lots of fun … staying home and healthy!”

People can still enter, as the deadline was extended to Good Friday, April 10. The top 15 Jesus and top 15 Mary contestants will be unveiled on the Sisters’ Instagram page (@SFSisters) on Easter Sunday, April 12.

Cover photo by addadada on Flickr.

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