In 1994, Von Entertainment continued the tradition by crowning Tracy Morgan Miss Gay North Carolina America and produced the pageant for a number of years, for which Von Entertainment was awarded Best Preliminary in 1997.
In 2005, the pageant moved to Greenville, NC and was produced there for the next 3 years. During this time, the pageant proudly crowned three very talented performers, Scarlett Daily, Miss Demeaner and Coti Collins.
The Miss Gay North Carolina America Pageant came back with Von Entertainment and the Scorpio in 2008. In it’s first year back, the pageant won the Miss Gay America 2008 Best State Pageant Set Design Award (thanks Greg Fulk!) as well as Best Opening Production Number for a State Pageant.
In 2009, the pageant again won Best Opening Production Number for a State Pageant. They were also very proud to receive the Norma Kristie Lifetime Achievement Award for 2009. This was the first time a state pageant had received this distinguished award.
In 2010, MGA awarded the pageant the following: Largest State Preliminary, Best State Preliminary, Best Set/Stage Design and Best Airport Greeting!
A special thank you goes out to Tiffany Storm and Brett York for their tireless efforts in bringing the Miss Gay NC America pageant back home!
About Von Entertainment
Von Entertainment was established in 1989 by Mr. Rick Wilds owner of The Legendary Scorpio in Charlotte, NC. It is the name used for pageants and special events held at The Scorpio.
In 1989, Tracy Morgan was crowned the first Miss Scorpio under the Von Entertainment name. The Miss Scorpio Pageant has been in effect for 21 years and has had many big names holding the title such as Luscious, Kerri Nichols, Luanne Landreth, Kirby Kolby, Dana St. James, Tia Douglas, Elaine Davis, Amber Rochelle, LaWanda Jackson and Beverly Iman Johnson.
In 1994, Von Entertainment purchased the Miss Gay NC America Franchise and was once again proud to crown Miss Tracy Morgan, Miss Gay NC America for that year. Von Entertainment held the pageant for a number of years and won Best Preliminary in 1997.
The Pageant had a 3 year hiatus from The Scorpio and Charlotte, but was brought back in 2008. In it’s first year back, the pageant won the Miss Gay America 2008 Best State Pageant Set Design Award (thanks Greg Fulk!). Two years in a row (2008 and 2009), Miss Gay NC America won Best Opening Number for a State Pageant. Also in 2009, MGNCA won the Norma Kristie Lifetime Achievement Award from MGA.