February 4, 2016
In February 2005, ironically, 11 years ago today, when we purchased this pageant system from Norma Kristie, Inc., we made a commitment to any and all involved that when the baton is passed to the next owner, it will be evident that the legacy left behind by L & T Entertainment will be that we left the pageant system in a much improved condition compared to the condition of the system when we first purchased it. Mission accomplished! Whether or not you are a fan of
L & T Entertainment, there is no denying that during the past 11 years, we worked tirelessly to improve the pageant system and sustain the incomparable legacy and reputation that it is known for. Granted we may have sometimes stumbled along the way but all things considered, we were true to our commitment and are pleased with our results and the brand that so many of us hold dearly.
We announced in 2013 that we were seeking a purchaser for the pageant system however we would not sell to just anyone who had money to spend. In fact, we have declined several offers to purchase simply because we did not think that some of the potential buyers had the best interest of the pageant system in mind. We also made it clear that until we sold the pageant system, it would be business as usual. We remained true to our word.
And now, it is time to pass the baton to someone else. We searched for someone who we thought would be able to not only sustain the hard work that we and so many others invested into this system, but also, someone who may perhaps take the system to even a higher plateau. We are confident that we have found the right team to continue the legacy all the while searching for new ways to grow the system in a positive direction. Effective immediately, the ownership of the Miss Gay America pageant system is transferred to MAD Angel Entertainment which is owned by Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman. They may be somewhat new to the Miss Gay America organization but they are not new to pageantry and entertainment production. We have offered to loan to them our experience, knowledge and expertise and trust that they choose to call on us for guidance in anyway needed.
The contact information for MAD Angel Entertainment is as follows:
Address: P.O. Box 3447
Frederick, MD 21701
Cellular telephone: Michael Dutzer- 202.246.0508
Cellular telephone: Rob Mansman- 301.996.8684
Effective immediately, please feel free to contact MAD Angel Entertainment/Michael and Rob as necessary, via the contact information above.
To Michael and Rob, we sincerely wish you the very best of luck and commit to assisting you in any way possible. We trust that you will take good care of this pageant organization because there are so many of us who jealously guard its legacy. Thank you for wanting to insert your heart, effort, energy, money and talents to continue such a spectacular thing that means so many different things to so many people.
To Miss Gay America 2016 Asia O'Hara, we thank you for choosing the Miss Gay America pageant system. You did something that only 2 others in history accomplished and that is that you were crowned Miss Gay America on your first trip to the national competition as a contestant. We believe that all things happen for a reason and we must trust in our beliefs that of the pool of 54 contestants, you were chosen as the one to lead the masses into the transition of new ownership... and for that we are thankful. Please know that we are here if you should ever need to call on us for any reason. Our ear, shoulder and experience is yours as much as you shall need.
To the Promoters, we have accumulated what we think to be the finest team of Promoters in the country. You believed in us enough to invest in this organization and we sincerely thank you for trusting in us enough to invest your valuable resources. Many of you are more than simply Promoters, you are friends and we are so very thankful that our paths have crossed with each and every one of you. We pray that you will entrust Michael and Rob in the same manner as you did with us. Please know that as we made a decision as to whom we declared eligible to purchase this organization, we made such decision with your key interest in mind.
To the Forever Miss Gay America titleholders, thank you all for what you have contributed to this incredible organization. You are all unique and without your contribution to this pageant system, the legacy would not be nearly as strong nor respected as it is today in that each of you have shown the world what it is to be the "best of the best". While each of you hold a special place in our hearts, we were blessed with 12 amazing entertainers that wanted so badly to become Miss Gay America and we were fortunate that you were able to reign during the L & T administration. We were so blessed by each of the "L & T girls"... Thank you to Raquel, Nicole, Luscious, Mikaila, Victoria, Coco, Coti, Kirby, Sally, Jessica, Blair and Asia... for making this journey so much better because we not only had the pleasure of working closely with you but also bonding in our partnership with you. Most importantly we were able to acquire 12 new friends along the way for which we will never forget our unique bonds that we share with each of you... We pray that you will look back on your reign in a few years and realize that the structure and discipline that is in place made you a better person and a better entertainer which prepared you to be the Symbol of Excellence that the world expected you to be! We will be forever grateful that we were able to share such closeness with you that few people in the world will ever get the pleasure of experiencing. Thank you for not giving up on your dream!
To the contestants, NEVER give up... something worth having is worth fighting for... being Miss Gay America is a privilege denied to many more people than were ever afforded the privilege to become it. For those of you who have the dream, while the dream may never die, most of you will give up on your dream long before you maximize your potential. But to those who will actually achieve their dream of becoming Miss Gay America, we beg you to never take the privilege for granted and never let your ego overshadow your humility. Thank you for wanting to be part of something that is so much larger than any one ego. Many have us have worked and sacrificed much and to those of you who will go on to capture their dream, we pray that you will preserve and strengthen the legacy!
To the audience, thank you for choosing to support this art form and more importantly, thank you for embracing the values of the Miss Gay America organization. You are why we do what we do! We only hope that you will forevermore continue to support this great thing that we call the Miss Gay America pageant.
In closing, we pray that each of you are proud of the Miss Gay America organization and what it means to each of us! Managing this pageant system has certainly not been easy but it is rewarding to know that we have contributed to something that is so meaningful to most in our gay community. We were honored to be part of gay history in serving as the third owner of the Miss Gay America organization and somewhere along our journey, we pray that we have made many of you as proud as many of you have made us!
Until we meet again,
Larry Tyger and Terry W. Eason
L & T Entertainment