July flew by so fast! It started off with a big bang, I was excited to have my mother in town. My mother came to the show on a Friday night stay Missie Bs, she came in the back room at Missie Bs to talk to the performers to inspire them and had everyone in tears speaking about her experiences.
Our second preliminary Miss Gay Show me Pride was this month and it was truly an amazing experience! Starting at registration where we had five amazing contestants competing for the title and hoping to be crowned the very first Miss Gay Show me Pride. Mulan really set out to make the night special with decorations to complement their theme. The entire night was truly wonderful from the contestants bringing their A game to how smoothly the pageant ran. Although we had five contestants only two could move on D'Rihanna Weatherbey would go on to capture the title with Miss Priscilla placing first alternate!
I am very lucky to have had two Benefits in the month of July to help raise funds for the trip to Memphis for Miss Gay America. The first was organized by L'Oreal and I am forever grateful for her setting it up for Priscilla and I Also a special thanks to Amanda Lay for organizing the second on in Columbia, MO.
I am very pleased to say that my reign has already been filled with so many great memories and can’t see what else there is to come.
This month Moltyn Decadence, Kita Rose and I are preparing for an amazing show produced by Genewa Stanwyck! August 5th and 6th we will present a concert style Destiny's Child show! If you are in the Kansas City area tickets are for sale at
I am very excited to jump start my preparation to Miss Gay America to make all of you proud! I have finalized the design for my set which I am very happy to unveil! The one challenge I did run into was losing one of my best dancer but I couldn't be happier for her following her dreams and becoming successful and I am so glad I got the chance to work with her!
If I may offer some advice to everyone that I hope will inspire you to continue to follow your dreams. Sometimes in life we are challenged and pushed to our breaking point, when this happens you must not give up on your dreams. Though it may get hard and it seems you can't see the light at the end of the tunnel, you must create your own light.
I read the Article and wanted to share it with all of you!
Of all the goals people set in life, two stand out: success in our personal and professional lives. It turns out, these two are interdependent.
Personal success supports and reinforces professional success. Professional success reinforces personal success. And together, they reinforce life’s most important pursuit — happiness.
That’s why both goals are on top of everyone’s agenda, especially the 20-something generation, as they begin the life journey from their parents’ nest.
How are these goals achieved? What does it take?
If you ask Rhonday Byrne, she’d tell you it’s The Law of Attraction.
Byrne argues in The Secret for the power of positive thoughts, which she says will act as a powerful magnet to bring things your way, and help you to identify and externalize your internal strengths and capabilities. Put good things in your mind, says Byrne, and they’ll happen.
While positive thought may be a necessary condition for bringing out strengths and capabilities, it isn’t sufficient, counters Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica in The Element. That’s the second secret to success.
Maybe you are exceptional in drawing, dancing, cooking, or some other field. That’s where you ought to position yourself. You must find your own “element,” your passion– the right field of study, the right occupation, sport or activity that matches your inner strengths and capabilities — which you might or might not even know you possess.
Besides, luck, being in the right place at the right time often makes a big difference – which is why you should be willing to try and try again, learning how to endure failure. That’s the third secret of success, according to Scott Adams, author of How to Fail at Almost everything and still Win Big. “There is plenty of luck to go around; you just need to keep your hand raised until it’s your turn,” argues Adams. “If you drill down into any success story, you always discover that luck was a huge part of it. You cannot control luck, but you can move from a game with bad odds to one with better odds. You can make it easier for luck to find you. The most useful thing you can do is stay in the game. If your current get-rich project fails, take what you learned and try something else. Keep repeating until something lucky happens.”
The problem is, however, we cannot keep trying forever. Our life journey may finish before we raise our hand a sufficient number of times to take advantage of what statisticians call the “law of large numbers” – which provides equal chances for each possible outcome to occur.
Besides, getting your turn to succeed won’t work unless you can execute, and steer away from harmful behavior that destroys whatever progress you have made towards success. That’s where the fourth secret comes in: get your priorities right; use your resources wisely; stay focused; develop the right relations; don’t be greedy; and don’t be complacent—as we have discussed in a separate piece.
We have several preliminaries coming up to grab you tickets to the big dance in April.
Miss Gay Kansas City. Held at Missie Bs. Friday September 10th, 2016 Contact Loreal or Grover
Miss Gateway Missouri. Held at Grey Fox in St. Louis. September 24th, 2016 Contact Karma T Cassidy and Lola Vergara
Miss Gay Paris Of the Plains. Held at Sidekicks Saloon in Kansas City. October 16th 2016 Contact Dan Reinhardt
Miss St Louis. Held at The Grey Fox in St. Louis. October 29th, 2016 Contact Jade Sinclair
Miss Gay Springfield Held at Touché in Springfield. November 4th and 5th, 2016 Contact Autumn Holiday and Vince Edwards
Miss City of Columbia. Held at Ying Yang in Colombia November 18th contact Musica Malone
Miss Metropolitan. Held at Grey Fox in St. Louis. January 21st, 2017 Contact Adria Andrews
Miss Gay Northwest. Held at The Landing Theater in St. Joseph. February 4th, 2017 Contact Dustin Matthews and Patrick Hall
Miss Heart of Missouri Held at Ying Yang in Colombia February 11th, 2017 Contact Amanda Lay.
Spirit of St. Louis. Held at The Grey Fox in St. Louis. March 11th 2017. Contact Orlando Burton
FROM THE BOARD
Greetings Miss Gay Missouri America family!
During the month of July 2016 we had an amazing preliminary and 2 great benefit shows.
On July 16, the Miss Gay Show Me Pride was hosted by Kyla Breeze and Mulan. The venue was Sidekicks in Kansas City, with 5 contestants vying for the title and getting their golden ticket to Miss Gay Missouri America. The winner of the Miss Gay Show Me Pride was D'Rihanna Weatherbey, with her first alternate, Miss Priscilla. Congratulations ladies!
On July 15, a benefit show was given for Miss Gay Missouri America, Regina La-Rae, and her first alternate, Miss Priscilla. The benefit was hosted by L'Oreal, at Missie B's in Kansas City.
On July 29, a benefit show was given for Miss Gay Missouri America, Regina La-Rae. It was hosted as the Promoter Review Show at the Yin Yang Club in Columbia.
We also learned at the beginning of the month that we will have a returning preliminary in Columbia, the Miss Gay Columbia pageant, hosted by Musica Malone.
Nothing is planned for the month of August.
Saturday, September 10
Miss Gay Kansas City- in Kansas City
Promoted by L'Oreal, Valari Knyte, and Matt DeFreece
Saturday, September 24
Miss Gay Gateway - in St Louis
Promoted by Karma Cassidy and Lola Vergara
Enjoy the rest of your summer!