With each newsletter, I want to continue thanking those who have played a part in my journey to MGA. This month I would like to thank Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman, these two gentlemen have made such a large impact in the short time I’ve had the pleasure of working with them. When competing at Heart of America, I found it somewhat intimidating to have Rob judging and Michael sitting in on my male interview; little did I know this would be the opportunity to show them my true self and prove I was a strong candidate for the job. Something that changed my mindset as a competitor was a text message I received from Rob a few days after the pageant. He told me that once you conquer your past, you stop standing in your own way. His words resonated as I prepared for the national stage, I actually saved the message and reread it several times in New Orleans. Since crowning I’ve been in constant contact and each day gain more respect for what they do and how professionally they do it. During my orientation in Key West, I was made to feel like family. I recall a conversation where they told me “you will make mistakes, but we will always stand behind you; you are our Miss Gay America”. Their thoughtfulness and attention to detail are the definition of class and integrity. I’m so very thankful for this fantastic adventure.
In the past few months Miss Gay America has taken me to Missouri, New Mexico, Florida, West Virginia, & Phoenix; with upcoming appearances in Louisiana and Texas. It is such an incredible honor to travel our country and be called to the stage as Miss Gay America. Meeting entertainers across the US and hearing their excitement as they begin preparing their own competition packages is such a wonderful experience. Remember, if I can help you in any way; please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Happy New Year, may all your goals and dreams come to life in 2018; I am living mine!
Miss Gay America 2018