Monday, April 2, 2018

5 Questions with MISS GAY NEW YORK AMERICA 2018 ANDORA TETEE, Our First Miss Gay New York...Actually From New York!

Photo by Luis Romero.

Photos below by Kiet Thai.

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Manhattan's Hudson Terrace nightclub was the setting for the Miss Gay New York America preliminary pageant to the forthcoming the Miss Gay America Pageant. (Believe it or not, only the second ever in NYC!)

The evening's theme, chosen by Miss Gay New York America 2017 Kelly Ray Shelton, was "Broadway". For the Presentation category, contestants interpreted the theme in their gown, costume and look.

Andora Tetee did her own take. Versus a drag queen on Broadway, she did Broadway on a drag queen! A Manhattan girl, Andora threw the world's most famous intersection up on her head and hit the floor. She later brought the house down with her saucy, perfect and Broadway-ready take on Dolly's "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas." Duly impressed, the esteemed panel of judges crowned Andora Tetee Miss Gay New York America 2018.

MGAZINE recently sat down with our busy brand new Miss Gay New York America for a wee Q&A. Nice to have a New Yorker in the Miss Gay America house!
1 How did you get started, when did you first do in female impersonation? 
When I was 20 years old one of my coworkers, a guy who used to do drag, suggested I should get in drag to be able to get into bars. And, of course, I was sickening. After that I was addicted to glamour!  

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

WATCH: This Thursday March 22, MISS GAY AMERICA 2016 ASIA O'HARA to Battle (and Slay) on RuPaul's DRAG RACE Season 10!

Photo of Asia O'Hara by VH1.
Miss Gay America 2016 Asia O'Hara by Kristofer Reynolds.

She's off to battle with her high heels on! Yes, queens, our girl Asia O'Hara, who ruled 2016 fiercely as Miss Gay America, is one of the 14 contestants on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10. Tune in this Thursday, March 22, for the glamor, gals and gagnation. Gwan kween! Play and slay!

Visit Asia's RuPaul Drag Race Wiki here.

RuPaul's Drag Race Season 10: Trailer

And First Look Season 10 Episode 1: 10s Across The Board

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Fab Photos from Hamburger Mary's St. Louis First Week

By all accounts, the brand spanking new and gorgeous Hamburger Mary's St. Louis is a success. For those who don't know, it was opened by Miss Gay America pageant owners Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman in partnership with Miss Gay America promoter, David Pardue. Together, the three owners and their fabulous staff and cast of entertainers have lit up the St. Louis scene.

Herewith, in no particular order, is a slew of photos gathered from Facebook. Be sure to watch the Hamburger Mary's St. Louis Instagram and Facebook pages for many more photos and the latest special events and promotions.

Nina DiAngelo, Sabrina White, Michael Dutzer, David Pardue, Rob Mansman, Tiffany T. Hunter, Alexis Principle, Krista Versace

Hamburger Mary's cast: Sabrina White, Alexis PrincipleKrista Versace, 
Nina DiAngelo, Tiffany T. Hunter

Monday, January 29, 2018

Hamburger Mary's St. Louis Opened Last Saturday and the Queens–and the Media–were Twirlin'!



This past Saturday night, Miss Gay America pageant owners Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman, along with Miss Gay America promoter David Pardue, opened the spectacular new Hamburger Mary's St. Louis.

The three co-owners celebrated the opening with a star-studded line-up of drag stars, including our reigning Miss Gay America 2018 Deva Station and the Hamburger Mary's St. Louis cast, including Alexis Principle (St. Louis), Krista Versace (St. Louis), Nina DiAngelo (Minneapolis), Sabrina White (Baltimore), and Tiffany T. Hunter (St. Louis).

Local media, including The St. Louis Post-DispatchThe Riverfront TimesSauce Magazine, KLOU's Billy & Julie in the Morning and Pride Radio, enthusiastically touted the grand opening. TV news even stopped by.



The Post-Dispatch ran three separate stories on the opening, including a great slideshow of 25 photos from opening night on their stltoday website.

Monday, January 15, 2018

PRESS RELEASE: Hamburger Mary's Returns to St. Louis, Opens in New Location January 20

Hamburger Mary's St. Louis cast of entertainers: (Top row) Alexis Principle (St. Louis), opening night special guest Deva Station (Columbus), Krista Versace (St. Louis). (Bottom row) Nina DiAngelo (Minneapolis) , Sabrina White (Baltimore), Tiffany T. Hunter (St. Louis)*

Owners of World’s Most Prestigious Female Impersonator Pageant to Re-Open Beloved Drag Themed Restaurant at 400 Washington Avenue  

Stellar Cast of Drag Star Entertainers Announced

(St. Louis, MO) January 15, 2018 – Those lucky enough to live in the St. Louis area will be thrilled to know that Hamburger Mary’s, their beloved drag themed restaurant and supper club, will be returning January 20 with new owners in an all-new location with a superstar line-up of drag queen entertainers.

The restaurant will at 5:00PM on January 20 for dinner, with a limited menu, and rotating drag shows throughout the evening by the Hamburger Mary's cast of entertainers featuring special guest, Miss Gay America 2017 Deva Station.

For those unfamiliar, Hamburger Mary's bills itself as, “an open air restaurant for the open minded. Everyone is welcome and nowhere else in the city can you see people from all walks of life gathering to watch a drag show, sing a showtune, play Charity Bingo or test their knowledge with some Double Trouble Trivia.”

When it comes to drag, no one does it better than the Miss Gay America pageant–since 1972, the world’s first, longest running, and most prestigious female impersonator competition–so who better to take on the Hamburger Mary’s St. Louis franchise than pageant owners, Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman along with St. Louisan partner and manager, David Pardue.


Out last night at the Bartenders Revue promoting the new Hamburger Mary's: Co-owner Michael Dutzer with Hamburger Mary's entertainer Nina DiAngelo.

Monday, December 18, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Owners of Miss Gay America Pageant Announce Creation Charitable Foundation to Mentor, Benefit LGBTQ Youth


This summer, Miss Gay America owners Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman donated $5000 to Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation--and made her the first ever honorary Miss Gay America! Now they've launched their own charitable organization, the Miss Gay America Foundation.


For the world’s longest running and most prestigious female impersonator competition, it’s much more than drag race.  
Revered drag pageant launches 
Miss Gay America Excellence Foundation

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(New York, NY) December 18, 2017–Since the founding of the Miss Gay America pageant in Nashville back in 1972–37 years before “RuPaul’s Drag Race”–giving has always played a key role in the legacy of the world’s first, longest running and most prestigious female impersonator competition.  Living up to the pageant’s motto to “Be Excellent,” over the years, Miss Gay America titleholders have donated millions of dollars to a variety of charitable organizations across the U.S.  Heralding the arrival of the 2017 holiday season, the Miss Gay America pageant co-owners Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman are proud to announce the launch of the Miss Gay America Excellence Foundation.

“We are forming the MGA Excellence Foundation to mentor LGBTQ youth and work with youth centers to provide supportive, self-affirming, highly positive experiences,” says foundation co-founder Mansman.


(l-r) Miss Gay America pageant owners and founders of the Miss Gay America Foundation, Michael Dutzer, Miss Gay America 2018 Deva Station of Columbus, OH, and Rob Mansman.  Photo by BJKJ Illusions.

“Most of the people in the Miss Gay America organization can relate to growing up being bullied or being different. We've all faced rejection and struggled to find ourselves,” says foundation co-founder Michael Dutzer.  

“As we tour the country for nearly two-dozen preliminary state and regional pageants throughout the year, we want to reach out and offer support to youth centers in areas we visit in any way we can–from donations, to fundraising to motivational personal appearances by our titleholders,” explains Mansman. “Eventually we would like to raise enough money to issue grants to youth organizations and provide scholarships,” he says.  

Miss Gay America Excellence Foundation 

More on the history of giving by the Miss Gay America pageant below.

Monday, November 27, 2017

PRESS RELEASE: Miss Gay America Pageant Owners to Open Hamburger Mary’s St. Louis


Hamburger Mary's St. Louis cast of entertainers: (Top row) Alexis Principle (St. Louis), opening night special guest Deva Station (Columbus), Krista Versace (St. Louis). (Bottom row) Nina DiAngelo (Minneapolis), Sabrina White (Baltimore), Tiffany T. Hunter (St. Louis)

(St. Louis, MO) November 27, 2017 – Those lucky enough to live in the St. Louis area will be thrilled to know that Hamburger Mary’s, their beloved drag themed restaurant and supper club, will be returning this January with new owners in an all-new location with a superstar line-up of drag queen entertainers.  

For those unfamiliar, Hamburger Mary's bills itself as, “an open air restaurant for the open minded. Everyone is welcome and nowhere else in the city can you see people from all walks of life gathering to watch a drag show, sing a showtune, play Charity Bingo or test their knowledge with some Double Trouble Trivia.”  

When it comes to drag, no one does it better than the Miss Gay America pageant–since 1972, the world’s first, longest running, and most prestigious female impersonator competition–so who better to take on the Hamburger Mary’s St. Louis franchise than pageant owners, Michael Dutzer and Rob Mansman (left) along with St. Louisan partner and manager, David Pardue.