We wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for all the messages of support over the past few weeks. We are truly honored with everyone who has reached out to help us. We would especially like to thank Larry and Terry for their help. They have put a lot of time and love into the pageant, and they have been great to work with as we transition ownership. Aron, “Catia”, is a great friend and we were so happy that he wanted to partner with us on this. He has honest and clear insight on what is good for the future of Miss Gay America. Also, a huge thank you to the beautiful Asia O’Hara, who jumped in to not only help us but has embraced our ideas for the future as well.
While we have met many great friends over the years that have been involved with Miss Gay America, there are a lot of you that do not know us, and we look forward to getting to know all of you over the next few months. We will try to get out to as many of the prelims as possible, but unfortunately, we will not be able to attend them all due to scheduling.
While we are businessmen at heart, we did not buy Miss Gay America with the hopes of turning a profit. We bought it for the love of the art of female impersonation. We have supported many entertainers over the years in reaching for their dreams, and we thought what a better way to contribute, than to continue the history of the oldest pageant for female impersonators. With that being said, there will not be big changes to the pageant this year. You will notice several cosmetic changes but no changes in format the week of the national competition. While we plan for Miss Gay America 2017 in October, we are also looking forward to 2018 and 2019 by researching venues and talking to people, planning on how we can evolve Miss Gay America.
The one thing we would love to see this year from contestants is their ability to be creative and artistic. While we know creativity can sometimes lead to questions of being offensive or disrespectful, there is a balance of being yourself while still being respectful to the titles and the crown within the pageant system.
If you have any questions or suggestions please let us know. We value the input of the promoters, contestants, formers, and the audience that support us. We put our hearts into everything we do, and we consider everyone involved with Miss Gay America family.
Michael and Rob