St. Louis to Play Host to Miss Gay America Pageant

ST. LOUIS, Mo. — The 47th annual Miss Gay America Pageant will take place in St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 3-6. Preliminary nights will take place at the city's newest destination, Hamburger Mary's St. Louis, with final night and crowning being held at The Ferrara Theatre at America's Center.

It will be four days of glamour, Las Vegas style entertainment, high emotions, higher hair, and really, really big earrings.

Founded in Nashville in 1972 37 years before RuPaul's Drag Race The Miss Gay America Pageant is the world’s first, longest running and most prestigious female impersonator competition.

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The pageant will honor Miss Gay America 2019 Deva Station of Columbus, Oh. and feature performances by myriad former Miss Gay Americas.

44 contestants will compete in five categories: Male Interview (in suit and tie), Presentation (theme based costume), Evening Gown, On Stage Interview and Talent (big production number with costumes, sets and dancers).

The Miss Gay America theme, chosen by Deva Station, is "Fantastical Creatures." For the Presentation category, contestants will be asked to interpret the theme, in their gown, costume and look. Deva's mandate, "Take inspiration from fantasy, Greek mythology, Sci-Fi. Be creative and take us to a world of total fantasy!"

Miss Gay America pageant owners Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman are pleased to announce that the next “Symbol of Excellence,” Miss Gay America 2019, will receive a prize package valued at more than $50,000. For a detailed list of gifts included, click here.

Hamburger Mary's St. Louis was opened in February 2017 by Miss Gay America pageant owners Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman and partner David Pardue. It is one of the largest of in the drag-themed 19-restaurant franchise.

Below is the list of Miss Gay America 2019 Qualified Contestants, including the hometown for each. Bear in mind that a majority of the preliminaries won by these contestants were "standard regional preliminaries," meaning that the competitions were open to contestants from across the U.S.

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Miss Gay America 2019 Qualified Contestants

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Miss Gay Arizona America 2018, Adriana Galliano, Mesa, AR

Miss Gay Arizona America 2018 First Alternate, Claudia B, Phoenix, AZ

Miss Gay Arkansas America 2018, Chloe Jacobs, Little Rock, AR

Miss Gay Arkansas America 2018 First Alternate, Taylor Madison Monroe, Fayetteville, NC

Miss Gay Buckeye America 2018, Mary Nolan, Columbus, OH

Miss Gay Buckeye America 2018 Represenative, Kyra Banks, St. Louis, MO

Miss Gay Florida America 2018, Alexis Mateo, Tampa, FL

Miss Gay Florida America 2018 First Alternate, Imani Valentino, St. Petersburg, FL

Miss Gay Gateway Elegance America 2018, Atheena Voce, St. Louis, MO

Miss Gay Gateway Elegance America 2018 First Alternate, Erikka Shaye, Oklahoma City, OK

Miss Gay Georgia America 2018, Moltyn Decacence, Kansas City, MO

Miss Gay Georgia America 2018 First Alternate, Farrah Fendi Frantz, Smyrna, GA

Miss Gay Heart of America 2018, Selena T. West, Columbus, OH

Miss Gay Heart of America 2018 Representative, Lindsay Bryant, St. Charles, IL

Miss Gay Louisiana America 2018, Kenli Andrews, Lafayette, LA

Miss Gay Louisiana America 2018 First Alternate, Aariyah Sinclaire, Baton Rouge, LA

Miss Gay Maryland America 2018, Nicole James, Martinsburg, W

Miss Gay Maryland America 2018 First Alternate, Jazmen Diamond, Baltimore, MDMGA19review

Miss Gay Midwest America 2018, Nina DiAngelo, St. Louis, MO

Miss Gay MidWest America 2018 First Alternate, Sasha Leigh Chambers, Columbus, OH

Miss Gay Missouri America 2018, Janessa Highland, St. Louis, MO

Miss Gay Missouri America 2018 First Alternate, MaKena Knight, St. Louis, MO

Miss Gay Nevada America 2018, Sofia Anderson, Brownsville, TX

Miss Gay Nevada America 2018 First Alternate, Savannah Stevens, Phoenix, AZ

Miss Gay New York America 2018, Andora Tetee, New York, NY

Miss Gay New York America 2018 First Alternate, Dessie Love Blake, Pasadena, TX

Miss Gay North Carolina America 2018, Shelita Bonet Hoyle, Charlotte, NC

Miss Gay North Carolina America 2018 First Alternate, Amazing Grace, Raleigh, NC

Miss Gay NorthEast America 2018, Tara St. Stone, Arlington, TX

Miss Gay Northeast America 2018 First Alternate, Aida Stratton, Norristown, PA

Miss Gay Ohio America 2018, Eris Grey, Columbus, OH

Miss Gay Ohio America 2018 First Alternate, Valerie Valentino, Massillon, OH

Miss Gay Oklahoma America 2018, Shanel Sterling, Tulsa, OK

Miss Gay Oklahoma America 2018 First Alternate, Raven Delray, Oklahoma City, OK

Miss Gay Pennsylvania America 2018, Jaslene Dickson, Harrisburg, PA

Miss Gay Pennsylvania America 2018 First Alternate, Sarabesque, Dover, PA

Miss Gay Show Me State America 2018, Veronika Versace, Columbia, MO

Miss Gay Show Me State America 2018 First Alternate, Blaze Duvall, Jacksonville, AK

Miss Gay SouthEast America 2018, Buff Faye, Charlotte, NC

Miss Gay Southeast America 2018 First Alternate, Amada Gee, Raleigh, NC

Miss Gay Texas America 2018, Regina Blake-DuBois, Houston, TX

Miss Gay Texas America 2018 First Alternate, Chloe Knox, Houston, TX

Miss Gay Western States America 2018, FiFi DuBois, New York, NY

Miss Gay Western States America 2018 First Alternate,Dextaci, West Monroe, LA