An Amazing Night of Drag and Pageantry
ST. LOUIS, Mo. - The body is here, bitches! The Missouri Entertainer of the Year (MOEOY) Pageant has announced that Trinity Taylor, National Entertainer of the Year (EOY) 2014 and RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars season 4 co-champion, will emcee the 2020 MOEOY Pageant on Sunday, May 17 at Hamburger Mary’s St. Louis.
"Having Trinity come in just lends to the caliber of entertainment and experience that our contestants and audience will enjoy," says Steven Delaney, owner of the MOEOY Pageant. "All of our guest entertainers are seasoned in entertaining and pageantry which will give our contestants a chance to get amazing feedback and exposure to those who can influence their drag careers."
Tabbi Katt, the reigning MOEOY, caps off a stellar year after placing 5th on her first visit to the National Entertainer of the Year stage. Tabbi also enjoys the distinction of being the only Missouri queen to win Miss Gay Missouri America, Miss Gay Missouri USofA, and Missouri Entertainer of the Year.
“After bringing Missouri EOY back after a nearly 5 year hiatus last year, I am extremely excited for the momentum that Tabbi Katt has brought with her top five finish at nationals and the exposure she has given EOY in Missouri and the region," Delaney explains. "We are quite excited by the buzz that has been going since announcing our special guests for this year."
Founded in 1990, MOEOY is a preliminary to National EOY held each summer in Louisville, Kentucky. The theme of this year's contest is "Meet Me In St. Louis" and promises an amazing night of drag and pageantry with contestants competing in presentation, talent, q&a and creative evening wear.
"It also provides one hell of a show for those that will be joining us that evening at Hamburger Mary’s," Delaney adds. "Five current or former national title holders and two local legends are confirmed.”
Special Guests at this year's pageant include Buff Faye, National Entertainer of the Year; Bianca Nicole , Miss Trans USA 2020 and National Entertainer of the Year 2009; Mykul J. Valentine , Mr. Entertainer of the Year 2011 and Mr. Continental 2015; Tiffany T. Hunter , All American Goddess and Miss Continental 2015; Rydyr Reeves, Missouri Entertainer of the Year King 2014; and Victoria Rose, Miss Gay St. Louis America 2002 and St. Louis Queen of Pride 2007.
The 2020 Missouri Entertainer of the Year Pageant will be held at Hamburger Mary's St. Louis on Sunday, May 17, 2020. (Doors open at 6 p.m. Pageant starts at 7 p.m.) Advance tickets are on sale now for $25 at Eventbrite.com.