It seems the big question these days is... "What do Michael and Rob want in a titleholder for MGA"? We have had people ask what our favorite songs are, favorite color, preferred hair style, even what style gowns we prefer. Our answer is always the same. "It doesn't matter what we like".
When you run for a pageant, be yourself. Wear something that is complimentary to you, and you enjoy wearing. When planning a talent, be yourself and enjoy what you are presenting to the audience. I feel entertainers are at their best when they are comfortable in what they present, not what someone else is expecting. It truly makes a difference.
Of course there are judges, so you have to appeal to them. We will tell them nothing different than what we are telling anyone reading this right now. All we ask is that contestants be original and creative, especially when it comes to talent, be able to carry themselves in a professional manner, and uphold EXCELLENCE, which has been an integral part of this pageant system for decades. Other than that our only expectations are that you are respectful and dedicated to represent the Miss Gay America title with with honor and integrity.
The length of time needed within the system to fulfill the aforementioned is different for each contestant. Some are able to show this to the judges the very first time they compete, whereas for others, it takes 10 years. Any amount of time "put into the system" prior to our purchase should prove to be invaluable to each performer making them even more seasoned for the following year. Each year at nationals, when a new MGA is crowned, is the beginning of their year-long relationship with us. After crowning our hard work TOGETHER is what will help fine tune the new MGA as a performer, an administrator, and an ambassador to this wonderful organization. Your skill-set will already be there.
As we all know, it takes a lot of time, money, sacrifice, and dedication to reach the level of EXCELLENCE needed to capture the title of Miss Gay America. In return we promise to give the same back to each and every one of you. Regardless of what else we do or support in life, we made a decision when we became the owners of this organization that we would do what we believe to be in the best for the system and continue to make it the best pageant possible. The media attention we have already secured, the major endorsements, the sponsorships, the talks of future venues, the dedicated full-time staff, the board containing numerous formers, and the countless hours of hard work will prove to be what keeps Miss Gay America at the top of the art form. Through all of the above, we will ensure a system that promotes unity and one that brings all of our communities together regardless of the obvious differences we all have.