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Following Saturday night's Omaha Zombie Walk in Benson, Dr. San Guinary will host the fourth Zombikini contest.(COURTESY OF CHRIS PALMER)


Omaha likes zombies, Omaha likes bikinis. Why not combine the two?
By Micah Mertes / World-Herald staff writer


Following Saturday night's Omaha Zombie Walk in Benson, Dr. San Guinary will host the fourth Zombikini contest, which is what it sounds like but maybe stranger.

San Guinary is played by Chris Palmer, who revived the character a few years ago. The original San Guinary, John Jones, died of cancer in 1988.

“We originally wanted to do something that would be different and unique,” Palmer said of the Zombikini contest. “Folks in Omaha, they like zombies, and they like bikinis. Why not combine the two?”

For the show, the scantily clad dead women lurch onto the stage and perform different talents. The idea is that you're performing your talent as a zombie. But some of the contestants treat it like “Star Search,” Palmer said.

At the end of the show, each zombie girl gets a bucket. Audience members vote with their cash, and the bucket with the most money decides the victor. (All proceeds from this event and the zombie walk will go to the Siena/Francis House.)

“There are two types of girls who participate,” Palmer said. “The ones who are hell-bent on winning and put in a lot of time and effort and the ones who see this as an opportunity to get very strange in front of a lot of people.”

OMAHA ZOMBIE WALK
When: Saturday
Where: Downtown Benson
1-6 p.m. Zombie festivities on Military Street; zombie makeup at The Waiting Room Lounge, 6212 Maple St., and Pizza Shoppe, 6056 Maple St.
6 p.m. Walk starts on the east side of Jake's Cigars & Spirits on Military Ave.
7 p.m.-1 a.m. Zombie Ball at Waiting Room. Entry is $7 and all-ages. Includes costume contest and Dr. San Guinary's Zombikini contest.
More info: zombiewalkomaha.com

Contact the writer: Micah Mertes

micah.mertes@owh.com    |   402-444-3182    |  

Micah is an online editor for Omaha.com


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