About Miss Gay America
What is Miss Gay America?
The Miss Gay America (MGA) pageantry system is a female impersonation pageantry
system. Contestants must be male, at least twenty-one (21) years old and can not
have or be on any type hormone. Absolutely no breast implants, cosmetic or body
enhancing implants below the neck or silicone (or any other similar type
product-chemical) injections, excluding the face, will be allowed before or
during the contestant's reign.
The Miss Gay America pageantry system is entering into its 36th year of
pageantry excellence. Norma Kristie was crowned the first Miss Gay America in
1972. Norma helped to promote the pageant until 1975 when he purchased the
rights to the contest from the original owner. Incorporating in business as
Norma Kristie, Inc, Norman Jones proudly promoted the Official Miss Gay America
Pageant and its network of preliminary pageants across the nation. Norman Jones
(Norma Kristie) has firmly established the pageant's reputation as the most
prestigious contest in the world for competitive female impersonation.
In February 2005, the Miss Gay America pageantry system was purchased by Larry
Tyger and Terry Eason of L & T Entertainment. They are looking forward to
carrying on the legacy that Norman Jones established.
How do I compete?
The following is a brief overview of the basic steps in getting ready to compete
within the Miss Gay America system. This is by no means a complete list and if
you are interested, you should do your own research prior to competing.
The first step in getting ready to compete in the Miss Gay America system is to
read and understand the rules and the categories of competition. This is
important because if you don't understand them, you could make mistakes in
preparing yourself for competition.
The second step in getting ready to compete in the Miss Gay America system is to
choose a preliminary to compete in. The only way to get to Miss Gay America is
to compete at a state or regional pageant and either win the pageant or place
first alternate. In certain cases, contestants may have the opportunity to
become a representative for a pageant. Choosing a preliminary is an important
step because each preliminary is owned and ran by a different promoter and each
has a different prize package. Some preliminaries may have additional rules that
supplement the Miss Gay America rules.
As mentioned above, there are two main preliminaries: State and Regional. State
preliminaries have city preliminaries under them and you would have to compete
at a city preliminary first to be able to compete at a state preliminary. State
preliminaries also have a residency requirement which means that you have to
live within that state. Regional preliminaries are open to anyone living within
the United States.
The third step in getting ready to compete in the Miss Gay America system is to
contact the promoter for the preliminary you have selected and either discuss
the steps to competing for that preliminary are or you can request an
The above three steps are meant for educational purposes only. If you are
interested in competing, you should talk to the corporate office, former Miss
Gay Americas, promoters, and current and past contestants in the Miss Gay
How do I promote?
Promoters are an essential part of the Miss Gay America system. Promoters give
contestants the chance to compete at a pageant, fine-tune their packages, and
gain experience in their craft.
If you are interested in being a promoter, the first step is to contact the
corporate office and request information about being a promoter for the Miss Gay
America pageantry system. You may also select a preliminary from the list of
preliminaries available for sale. After you receive the information, you would
need to review it and if need be, contact the corporate office if you have any
Please click here
to view an article published by L & T Entertainment, concerning, what we are
looking for in a promoter?
How do I judge?
Judging is a crucial portion of a pageant. Judges decide who wins a pageant and
who the alternates are. Not everyone can judge a pageant. Judges need to be
familiar with the Miss Gay America pageant system, its rules, and most
importantly, its categories.
Each promoter decides who the judges will be for the preliminary. If you are
interested in judging a preliminary, you will need to fill out the judges
information form so that it can be submitted to the promoter of the preliminary.
to view a copy of an article published by L & T Entertainment concerning
"A Good Judge"
About Miss Gay America