The Preparedness Of a Miss Gay America…Preparations For Another Great Pageant Season…
We have heard it, for now the 12th time, that the job of Miss Gay America is much more demanding and in depth than anticipated. Granted being Miss Gay America is a humbling and very rewarding experience but it is also a job filled with responsibilities. Being an entertainer, a mentor, a counselor and a coach is only part of the expectations that accompany the crown but also being an administrator is a huge part of the job responsibility. Being THE administrator is not a job that this national office takes lightly. In fact, we depend on the reigning Miss Gay America to help us administratively so that it makes the year of all involved a much smoother one. With such dependency comes much preparation that not many get to experience. We begin the schooling process of Miss Gay America immediately after coronation. Such schooling is something that Promoters should do with their new titleholders so as to ensure a much easier year ahead.
The schooling process is a blend of real life scenarios and war stories combined with knowledge and understanding of rules and regulations. While the national office may not know everything about every issue that occurs, we possess great historical knowledge and remedy to be able to make decisions to handle most every issue that occurs. As such, we have a very thorough “questions and essay-type answer” process whereby the reigning Miss Gay America is asked to answer more than 100 questions that will be very beneficial to have the fore-thought about various issues before they occur, thus allowing Miss Gay America to make a spur of the moment decision, as necessary. In fact, while the question and essay answer exercise is very time consuming, it has proven to be among the most valuable schooling we can provide. Then, when combined with the face-to-face Retreat that we host with the reigning Miss Gay America, all preparedness will be complete and the newly crowned Miss Gay America will be ready and equipped to fulfill the job responsibilities.
As we continue to say, the pageantry business is very cyclical, especially for this national office. Seemingly we are constantly in search for the next Miss Gay America while simultaneously aiding the reigning Miss Gay America to hopefully have one of the best years of her life. With the blend of our orientation efforts and a positive attitude and willingness to be a good administrator, each and every pageant season will be a good one.
Our commitment to EXCELLENCE in this pageant organization is our part in sustaining the legacy. It is our hope and prayer that so long as we own this incredible brand, that the Panel of Judges continue to hand deliver to us an individual who wants to have a meaningful reign and not just to have another crown in their curio cabinet.
With such preparedness, we anticipate another great pageant season.
Until next time,
Larry and Terry