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Miss Gay Missouri
America 2014
Adria Andrews

From A(dria) to Z(sa Zsa)
A Year In the Life of Miss Gay MO

Greetings friends and fans of female impersonation!

     My name is Adria Andrews and let me start by saying what an honor it is to be crowned the 41st Miss Gay Missouri America. It's a 5 year dream realized, and it still hasn't sunken in yet!

     Just to give you all a little history on me, I come to you from a tiny town in Southeast MO, but I have called St. Louis my home for the past 13 years. My first attempt at female impersonation came way back in 1997 in Cape Girardeau, MO. However, that itch was quickly scratched and my heels were hung up quickly. Skip forward to 2005 when I began catching shows at Magnolias and the Complex in St. Louis on a regular basis, and the itch to perform started to creep back in. In the Fall of 2008 I ran for my very first pageant, Miss Metropolitan America, and I was extremely fortunate to win. I journeyed to Miss Gay Missouri and was thrilled to crack the Top 10 my first year and thus I was bitten by the pageant bug! Along the way, I began meeting more entertainers who helped shape my career in female impersonation and pushed me to continue – so I went back to Miss Gay Missouri in 2010 and 2012 placing 3rd alternate both years, and 1st alternate in 2013.

     My win this year is a true testament that hard work and dedication truly do pay off in the end. However I owe a lot of my win to all the love, support and encouragement I have received from my amazing partner, Craig along with a cast of family and friends who urged me to never give up. Thank you all so very much!

     Be on the look out as we plan to begin preliminary pageants earlier this year and have a number of other special events in the works to help potential contestants prepare for next year. Expect to see a number of past preliminaries come back to life as well as new ones in other parts of the state. I can't wait to write my chapter of the Miss Gay Missouri story and am truly honored to have my name added to the list of legendary entertainers who have held this prestigious title. Thank you all for taking this journey with me!

Miss Gay Missouri America 2014,
Adria Andrews

L to R - 4th Alt: Valari Knyte, Kansas City; 3rd Alt: Diva Coppafeel, St. Louis;
2nd Alt: Kyla Breeze, Kansas City; 1st Alt: Taylor Madison Monroe, Springfield; MGM 2014 Adria Andrews,
St. Louis, MGM 2013 Christa Collins, Kansas City, & MGA 2014 Jessica Jade
L to R: MGM 2013 Christa Collins, MGM 2014 Adria Andrews & MGA 2014 Jessica Jade