Another month has come and gone, and with that we are only 38 days away from our first preliminary night of competition… I can feel the intensity levels rising within each of you!
Even with the extra day this year, February vanished within the blink of an eye! The first weekend in February we held Miss Gay Kansas City at Missie B’s. Working with the promoters of this preliminary, Jeff Hickman and Sam Vermillion, is always a delight. Upon the day of registration, we had 3 very qualified contestants (who have all competed at the state level before) throw their ring in the hat in hopes of achieving this title. Moltyn Decadence opened the evening with a production number with 2 backup dancers that wowed the crowd and showed that she was hard at work in preparing for this special evening. While all 3 contestants showed up with their guns loaded, Monique Hearts claimed the victory at the end of the night with Ruby Diamond placing as first alternate. Something very important that I noticed about this preliminary is that each contestant had walked away with winning at least one of the five categories. That being said, what created this victory for Monique was the consistency that she had across all five categories. Congratulations to both individuals as they are now qualified for the state competition!
Valentine’s Day was also one for the books this year. It was my first Valentine’s Day in 8 years that I approached as being single. That being said, I enjoyed every moment of it as I had the best cuddles in the world! I spent the day lounging on the couch “Netflix and chilling” with my little James Dean. That night I baked some delicious salmon for myself and cut up some ultra-scrumptious Scooby bites to mix in his food which made for 2 very delectable meals. This day, along with the month, will be memories that last a lifetime. Although James Dean is no longer with us, he had a very fantastic life that I know couldn’t have been any better… May he rest in peace.
February ended with a fantastic Review Show where a handful of formers gathered at Sidekicks Saloon for a night of fundraising and FUNraising! Along with the show, we also released the flyer for the upcoming pageant season. I am so excited things are coming together for the contest in April, and be on the lookout for further ways that you can help contribute to our organization’s success!
Listed below are our last 2 preliminaries and chances for you to qualify for the Miss Gay Missouri 2016 pageant:
Saturday, March 12th – Miss Spirit of Saint Louis, Missouri
Theme – A Night in Olympus - Goddesses; honoring the reigning Ciera St. James Monet
Location – Saint Louis, MO, at The Grey Fox
Promoted by Orlando Burton
Saturday, March 19th – Miss Paris of the Plains, Missouri
Theme – Paris in Bloom
Location – Kansas City, MO at Sidekicks Saloon
Promoted by Deejers Designs
In closing, I want to leave everyone with this quote:
“I believe success is preparation, because opportunity is going to knock on your door sooner or later… but the question is are you prepared to answer?” – Omar Epps
Here’s to a MAGNIFICENT March,
FROM THE BOARD
As the Miss Gay Missouri America pageant is swiftly getting closer, I would like to mention the latest happenings-
The Miss Gay Kansas City pageant hosted by L’Oreal and Valerie Knyte, was held at Missie B’s, Saturday, February 6th. The winner was Monique Heart, and 1s Alternate was Ruby Diamond. Congratulations to these 2 contestants vying for the title of the NEXT Miss Gay Missouri America.
We had a great turnout at Sidekicks Saloon, in Kansas City this past weekend February 26th, for the Miss Gay Missouri America Benefit Show. Total amount gained was $546.
Upcoming pageants include-
Miss Gay Spirit of St. Louis, hosted by Orlando Burton aka Rolanda Devereux, on Saturday, March 12, at The Grey Fox, in St. Louis, Missouri.
Miss Gay Paris of the Plains, hosted by Dan Rinehart, on Saturday, March 19, at Sidekicks Saloon, in Kansas City, Missouri.
Everyone is looking forward to seeing the beautiful themed pageant, Memoir of a Geisha, by Kyla Breeze. Sure to be one of the most beautiful and memorable Miss Gay Missouri America Pageants.
Miss Gay America, Asia T O’Hara will be gracing us with her presence and on stage at the Miss Gay Missouri America pageant, held at the Arts Asylum, in Kansas City, Missouri, April 7-9,2016.
Let’s keep in touch and keep busy during these last few weeks before our pageant begins-