Wednesday, July 25, 2018

MISS GAY AMERICA Photographer Carrie Strong Picks Her Top 10 Drag Photos, Chats with MGAZINE

Above: Miss Gay Oklahoma America 2018 Alysha Brooks Davenport as photographed by Carrie Strong

Credit for all photos in this post: Carrie Strong.

In anticipation of Miss Gay Oklahoma America 2018, we wanted to feature one of the Miss Gay America pageant's favorite photographers, Oklahoma City based Carrie Strong.

On her website Carrie introduces herself:

"I'm a self-taught photographer and retoucher based in Oklahoma City.  I began photographing drag queens and female impersonators in 2009 and since that time I have worked with local, state, national and international LGBT entertainers. Recently, I have expanded my work into the fashion, beauty, and advertising worlds, while continuing my business in traditional personal photography."

Carrie's stunning and creative photos of female impersonators and drag queens are arguably some of the best in the business and well worth a professional queen's time and dime for a trip to OKC for a proper professional shoot. (A girl should never underestimate the importance of your photos!)

First, here are photos of the reigning Miss Gay Oklahoma America Alysha Brooks Davenport–solo, and with Mr. Gay Oklahoma America 2018 O'Dey Brooks Davenport (of the legendary Davenport drag family)–followed by Carrie's portraits of Miss Gay Oklahoma 2017 Carmen Devereaux.

Above: Miss Gay Oklahoma America 2018 Alysha Brooks Davenport and Mr. Gay Oklahoma America 2018 O'Dey Brooks Davenport

Friday, July 20, 2018

Philadelphia Gay News Interviewed Miss Gay Pennsylvania America 2017 AND 2018

The Philadelphia Gay News graciously and generously interviewed both Miss Gay Pennsylvania America 2017 Tatiana Clark (prior to her step-down) and the newly crowned (July 15) Miss Gay Pennsylvania 2018 Jaslene Dickson. A big thank you to both Managing Editor Kristin Demilio and writer A.D. Amorosi for these two great articles. Click the links above to read them both.


Wednesday, July 4, 2018

5 Questions with Your New MISS GAY ARIZONA AMERICA 2018 Adriana Galliano

Photo by Leaked Glass

Meet your new Miss Gay Arizona America, Adriana Galliano of Mesa, AZ. This is her first title and crown in the Miss Gay America system. Congratulations, Adriana! We hope to see much more of you and to get to know you better as we anticipate Miss Gay America in St. Louis this October. Good luck!

Now, without further ado, here is our little Q&A with Adriana:

1 How did you get started, when did you first do in female impersonation? 
I went to a local bar, Karamba Night Club, eight years ago and fell in love with the Latin Drag Show. I became friends with some of the girls and they gave me the opportunity to showcase my talents. I fell in love with the art and was being booked monthly. Moral of the story, I know have my own show there every Sunday Night.

Photo by Brian Munoz for The Arizona Republic/

2 What has being in the Miss Gay America system mean to you personally? 
The Miss Gay Arizona America System is a family here in my hometown of Phoenix. Therefore, I’ve gotten the opportunity to bond with many of our local legends and entertainers. Many girls strive to become Miss Gay Arizona America and I am humbled and proud to now be one.