Miss Gay Arizona 2012
Saturday August 4, 2012 - Sunday August 5, 2012
|LOCATION:||Tempe Center for the Arts|
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The 27th Annual Miss Gay Arizona America pageant!
About Miss Gay Arizona:
Approximately thirty-eight years ago, in Nashville, TN, Norman Jones (a/k/a Norma Kristie), was the first man to be crowned as Miss Gay America. Through the vision of Jerry Peak, the original owner of the Miss Gay America Pageant, Norman Jones, Miss Gay America Emeritus, not only desired to enhance the art of female illusion as a competitor but also to one day create his mark in history as promoter in the art form. After relinquishing reign as Miss Gay America 1973, Norman Jones purchased (in 1975) the Miss Gay America pageant, from original owner Jerry Peek, in hopes of one day growing the pageant system to be the most prestigious and most respected pageant for female impersonators in the world. Many thanks go to Jerry Peek, for his pioneer vision and effort in pageantry through the art of female impersonation, and to Norman Jones for his 30 years of dedication and desire to mold the Miss Gay America pageant in to the “best of the best”.
After many years of trial and tribulation, Norman Jones achieved this goal as the official Miss Gay America pageant continues today, to be the most prestigious, most well respected, the oldest and the largest pageant system for female impersonators in the country and world. Now owned by L & T Entertainment, whose home office is located in Nesbit, MS, the pageant continues to grow and is expected to become even greater and more prestigious, in years to follow.
Known as the “Symbol of Excellence”, each winner of the Miss Gay America system represents professionalism and the utmost of quality entertainment that the art of female impersonation has to offer. Many make attempt to win the title but few are chosen. This system is very similar in nature to the Miss America or Miss USA system, except that the contestants are men impersonating women. It is not easy to win this title as it takes much talent, creativity, glamour, elegance, sophistication and desire to entertain, to successfully create the illusion in which the judges will approve. With no body augmentation below the neck allowed, many contestants rely on breast pads, hip pads, flattering clothing, hairstyle and make-up to merge into a winning combination that will score high enough to become the nation’s next Miss Gay America.