In 2007 I was the President of Pride St. Louis and had the opportunity to work with many great entertainers. Although I will say at that time I got frustrated at some and my good friend Lauren Rapp said "You are jut jealous - you can't do what they do!" - Knowing my undergrad was in Theatre Performance I simply replied - "Name the pageant and I will win it!" - She chose Miss Gay St. Louis America. This conversation is what all started my love for drag and the Miss Gay America pageantry system.
In 2009 - I competed for my first city preliminary to qualify to go to the state pageant. I placed last and did not qualify. A month later, I competed again for another city preliminary and once again placed last not qualifying for state which happened to be the final city preliminary of the season. Then eight days prior the state pageant I received a call from the reigning Miss Gay Missouri America - Sparkle Iman inviiting me to come compete as a representative spot since the 1st alternate to Miss Gay Kansas City America could not attend. I accepted with no idea of what I would do for a competition package but knew I had eight days to pull something together. That year there were over 30 qualified contestants and somehow by the grace of god and a great group of friends I placed 8th overall winning Male Interview and On Stage Question.
In 2010 - I competed for Miss Gay St. Louis America and placed 1st Alternate to my dear friend Adria Andrews thus qualifying me for the state pageant. That year was not my best and I left defended but less than a month later someone suggested I compete for a regional title which is a direct ticket to compete at Miss Gay America. To qualify for Miss Gay America - you have to either win or be first alternate to a state title or a regional one. Regional ones can be very challenging as they are open to anyone in the country. To my surprise I won that Regional Miss Gay Midwest America and was crowned by the outgoing Miss Gay Midwest America - Jade Sinclair and the reigning Miss Gay America - Coco Montrese. I placed 36 out 60 at nationals.
In 2011 - I won Miss Gay St. Louis America and placed in the top five at Miss Gay Missouri America winning best overall Male Interview & On-Stage Question.
In 2012 - I took a year off and won Queen of Pride St. Louis
In 2013 - I won Miss Gay Metropolitan America and placed in the top five at Miss Gay Missouri America. After the state pageant the reigning Miss Gay America and my favorite Sally Sparkles talked me into driving to Louisiana and competing for another regional - Miss Gay Southern Elegance America. I did and placed 1st alternate to Dextaci and went onto nationals to place 18th out of 62.
In 2015 - I returned to Miss Gay Southern Elegance and again placed 1st alternate to Sasha Leigh Chambers. At nationals I tied as the best non-finishing finalist to be in the top ten.
In 2016 - I had to give Miss Gay Southern Elegance another shot because I had such a love for David Green my promoter and my new LA family. I was honored to finally win the title and go onto to nationals where I placed 9th overall winning best overall talent!
In 2017 - After much success at the national level I was okay with calling pageantry quits however my heart was eating at me because I never got to win my state title and represent as Miss Gay Missouri America at nationals. So I competed for Miss Gay Kansas City America and was honored to win any once again place in the top 5 at state winning best overall Male Interview.
In 2018 - I returned at the last city preliminary and was honored to win Miss Gay Paris of the Plains and went onto state to present something completely outside the box but it was a risk that did not pay off placing me still in the top ten.
In 2019 - I was honored to win Miss Gay Springfield America and qualifying for state. Days before the state pageant the world shut down due to Covid-19 and put everything on hold. This time really helped me discover the non-entertainer side of me.
So here we are April 2021 and the reschedule date has been announced as Sunday, May 23 here in St. Louis. I have officially confirmed that I still desire to compete for this title and although I have encounterd some recent challenges with my orginial package ideas I will am ready to move forward and fully dedicate myself to completing this 13 year journey.
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