Happy February everyone! We’re in that calm before the storm when everyone is preparing for pageant season. I can’t wait to see what each contestant brings to their prelims and to our state competition this year. I’m working hard myself to make sure I bring all I have in mind to each event. As of now, we’ve set the dates for two prelims. Miss Charlotte will be on March 27 and Miss Sugar will be on June 18. More information about these and other prelims will continue to be posted on the website and the Facebook page as it becomes available. We will likely have about 5-7 prelims this year, so I urge contestants to throw their wig in the game early or to pick the prelim they want to compete in and focus on it.
A lot of the girls have asked me for advice and this being my first time in a state title position; I’ve decided that the best thing for me to do is to draw from my own experiences. I truly believe that each of you can become Miss NC, but we can only have one winner each year. My advice in brief is that you focus on your own personal growth. Look at what you have created in the past and ask yourself how to bridge the gap between that and what you think would win the pageant. At the end of the season, I hope each of you will find satisfaction and pride in what you have created no matter the outcome. I hope you will see that your efforts this year have brought you even closer to achieving your goal.
As for me, I’ve been staying busy as usual. I had the distinct honor of judging and performing at the Miss Scorpio pageant. We had five wonderful contestants who each brought some great talent to the contest. I want to congratulate Aiesha Paris for capturing the title and Reina Parque Divine for her 1st alternate placement. The Miss Scorpio pageant has a rich history and a long line of amazing formers.
I’m so glad I’ve gotten to see a lot of my sisters lately. What an amazing time it was to perform with three Miss Gay Americas last week at Legends in Raleigh. It was Coco Montrese, Kirby Kolby, Coti Collins, and me. To be included with this group is truly an honor.
The following Sunday, I was up and at it with our monthly Crape Myrtle Festival Drag Brunch. This month, we celebrated my sister Jamie Monroe’s Birthday. We also got to celebrate with another sister, Emory Starr as she had just returned from Charleston, SC after capturing the title of Miss Pantheon. I know how much this meant to her because this was her home bar where she began her drag career. We had another sister on board this month as well. Miss Lauren Scott joined the cast. She’s been an amazing supporter of our organization for years. I look forward to performing in the March Drag Brunch. For any of you who have not yet attended this event, I would recommend that you do. The energy is amazing and we have such a good time, while raising money to help our community.
I’ll be traveling to Greenville, NC this Friday to perform for their local charity Out Greenville and in their usual Friday night show at Crave. I always enjoy working there because they know how to treat their entertainers, they have a deep appreciation for America pageantry, and once upon a time, I was a G-Vegas resident myself. I learned a lot about myself and the art form in those years. I look forward to seeing all of the familiar faces.
I wanted to keep this month’s excellence brief after my lengthy February edition. I just want to thank everyone for the amazing experiences and more than that, I want each contestant and promoter to know I am here to ensure your success and to help you all have a positive experience this season. Please reach out to me with anything you need and I’ll do my best to assist you!
Singing off with love and respect!
Miss Gay NC America 2015
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