MGA: The Next Generation
Sawaddee ka, America!
Welcome back to the 3rd episode of “From the bottom of my HART”.
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and that you’re already having a fabulous start of this New Year!
Speaking of the New Year, now that the all glitter has settled, well.. in this case it’s more like Christmas trees, confetti and roses, I would like to welcome you all to the 21st century of MGA!! So hold on tight, it is going to be a fun, colorful and whimsical year! I’m looking forward to traveling the country and meeting you all at our fabulous preliminaries.
I’m super excited to kick off my Miss Gay America 2021 season in just 3 weeks from today!!!! That’s right! My first official preliminary for MGA 2021 will be in my home city, New York – New York, where I got qualified for Nationals last year! Miss Gay New York America 2020!!.. It is back in full force, by the promoter Thomas John, who’s also multi-tasking doing a residency shows in Las Vegas 5 days a week!!
This year they also add the Mister Gay New York America division as well, so that means it guarantees to be doubled the fun!!!
The pageant will be held at the legendary, The Cutting Room, on Tuesday, March 10th, honoring Truly Fabu, MGNYA 2019, who placed 3rd Alternate at Nationals last year. The theme is “Winter Wonderland”. Doors at 7pm & pageant starts at 8pm, plus.. an after party right after the pageant!!
There will be many special guest performers there you do not want to miss!
The month of March starts off with a busy schedule already! After New York, we’re heading to Nashville, Tennessee on the weekend of March 21st – March 22nd for Miss Gay Tennessee America, promoted by Todd Slaughter. This prelim and city gives me a special feeling because it is where MGA was originated. The last time I visited Nashville, I got to spend some times with the founder of MGA, Jerry Peek (and his partner Joe Heatherly). We did a little crowning ceremony for him with my MGA crown and sash.. sure enough there was a lot of emotions flowing in the air that night.
Miss Gay Tennessee America will be held at PLAY Nashville, on Sunday March 22nd, honoring Miss Barbra Seville, MGTA 2018, who placed in the Top10 at Nationals last year. The theme is “Purple Reign” a nod to the 80’s and an iconic song by Prince … I encourage you guys to come dress up in your favorite 80’s looks, or in purple. Doors open at 6pm and pageant starts at 7pm.
Good news, I will be performing in the revue show at PLAY Nashville on Saturday night March 21st (the night before the pageant), so if you’re in town the day before the pageant, please come hang out!
Then we close out March with Miss Gay Missouri America, a state preliminary, on the March 26th – March 28th weekend in St. Louis, Missouri.. where MGA currently makes its home. Honoring VEGA, MGMA 2019 with the fun theme “Viva Las Vega”. Organized by Jade Sinclair, Emilio Olvera and the MGMA Alumni board.
It’s a 3-day pageant, just like Nationals… Thursday and Friday are prelim nights and final night is on Saturday March 28th, all at Hamburger Mary’s St. Louis.
I will also be performing and joining the cast of Drag Brunch show at Hamburger Mary’s St. Louis on Sunday March 29th, the next morning! So please plan to stay in town a little longer and come hang out with me.
I guess this is it, for the update of what’s coming in March!!! Don’t you worry, I will keep you guys posted and updated on all the upcoming pageants here on this blog. We do have A LOT of preliminaries this year, so please be on the look out!
Until next time.. May the force be with you!!!
Miss Gay America 2020
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