The Return of Miss Gay America to St. Louis brings  glitz and glamour; but giving back is the real winner this year!


ST. LOUIS, Mo. - There's more to Miss Gay America (MGA) pageantry, now underway in St. Louis, than glitz and glamour! On Friday morning, members of the world’s first, longest running, and most prestigious female impersonator competition took off the heels and wigs and rolled up their sleeves to give back to the St. Louis community.


Contestants, formers, and the reigning MGA 2018 Deva Station donated their time volunteering at Food Outreach and the St. Louis Ronald McDonald House doing everything from food prepping, boxing canned goods, and baking cookies for the families.


“The Miss Gay America system is more than just a crown and a sash” said David Pardue, Co-Owner of Hamburger Mary’s St. Louis, which played host to preliminary night competition and the MGA Revue show featuring 12 Forever MGA's over the past three nights. “It’s being a symbol of Excellence, and setting examples for others.”


Also on Friday, Deva Station, Mr. Gay America 2019 Judas Elliot, and MGA 2015 Blair Williams, visited St. Louis Children’s Hospital to spread some joy to the patients by making them honorary Princesses and Princes for the day.


“To see the smiles on these children’s faces this morning warmed my heart," said Deva. “Today was about not only giving back but showing the St. Louis community the compassion we as entertainers feel both on and off the stage.”


Hamburger Mary’s St. Louis was opened in February 2017 by MGA owners Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman, and partner David Pardue. Mary's is proud to play host to the MGA pageant and become the permanent home of the storied competition. As of Wednesday, 43 contestants from across the country have gathered in the Gateway City to complete in various categories (talent, gown, interview, presentation, and on-stage question) in hopes of being crowned the next "Symbol of Excellence".


Tonight's (Saturday, October 6) final night of competition takes place at the Ferrara Theatre at 7:00 p.m. where the new Miss Gay America 2019 will be crowned. Tickets available at the door, see website for pricing and details:



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