Monday, July 29, 2019

Meet Your New Miss Gay Mid-Atlantic America 2019: Dextaci

Miss Gay Mid-Atlantic America 2019 Dextaci is a familiar face to MGA fans who've been following the career of one of the system's most beloved queens. Who can forget her live, show-stopping performance of "This is the Moment" as 1st Alternate to Miss Gay Western States America 2018 at Miss Gay America 2019? (Can't wait to see what Dextaci wow's us with at MGA2020!)

MGAZINE caught up with the West Monroe, Louisiana entertainer for a quick 5 question Q&A, but first we asked...

How did you choose your drag name? 
I wanted to have some way to incorporate my big name Dex into my girl name. Nothing female had Dex in it so I had to creative. So Dextaci was born!
Above: The newly crowned Miss Gay Mid-Atlantic America 2019 Dextaci at Miss Gay Mid-Atlantic America. L-R: Promoter Heath Barnes, First Alternate to Miss Gay Mid-Atlantic America 2019 Patti Lovelace, Miss Gay America 2019 Andora Te'tee, Dextaci, Miss Gay Mid-Atlantic America 2015 Monica Moore, and Promoter J.R. Delauter. Photo by BjKj Illusions.

Now to the Q&A:

1 How did you get started, when did you first do in female impersonation?
The way I got started was very different. In 2007 when I was in high school I was dared to participate in a gag version of homecoming for our school. Dextaci was born when I was a senior in high school.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Dallas Morning News Photos: Miss Gay Texas America 2019 Top 10 contestants compete in the Talent portion of the pageant

Just in, The Dallas Morning News has posted a gallery of terrific photos from the Talent portion of the final night of Miss Gay Texas America 2019, which happened last Saturday, July 19 at the Rose Room in Dallas.

Above is just one of the great photos of the Top 10 contestants during Talent, by photographer Brian Elledge. That's Hu'Nee B of Houston. See the entire gallery on the Dallas Morning News Guid Live page.

Thanks to Brian Elledge and Shannon Sutlief for the coverage!

Congratulation to our new Miss Gay Texas America 2019 Edna Anderson of Brownsville and First Alternate Chloe Knox of Houston!


Monday, July 8, 2019

Watch "Transformation" Documentary featuring MGA Stars

Now available to view online!

TRANSFORMATIONS Documentary (Fluid Film)

Every year in Lawrence, Kansas, Brandon Eisman, aka “Deja Brooks”, teams up with other area drag queens to turn local women into divas for a night as part of “Transformations”, a pageant-style charity gala.

But this year, Deja is only accepting local men who are not only “man enough” to go full drag for charity, but also learn a thing or two about their drag mentors.

The competition includes real pageant components such as evening gown, talent and on-stage question as well as performances by the "consultant" female impersonators.

The film was shown at five independent film festivals, debuting in Lawrence, KS at the Free State Festival, then off to New York City for DOC NYC, before traveling to California for the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival and the Irvine International Film Festival. Last stop was the Kansas City LGBT Film Festival, where "Transformations" won for Best Short Documentary.

Watch "Transformations" on Vimeo and YouTube.

From the filmmakers, "We are still trying to reach a greater on-line presence, so if you enjoy the short documentary, please consider sharing it with your family and friends. You just never know who might see it or share it (Ellen Degeneres)!"

Read: 386: Transformation – Building Acceptance One Community At A Time – Brandon Eismand

The next Transformations Charity Gala happens on January 25, 2020.

Follow Transformations on social media for the latest info.
Facebook @TransformationsCharityGala
Twitter @LawTrans
Instagram @transformationscharitygala 

Directed, Shot & Edited by Alonso Mayo of
Produced by Nina Leidersdorff of

Brandon Eisman aka "Deja Brooks"
Gabby Bucuti aka "Mulan"
John Koop aka "Flo"
Ryan Webster aka "Moltyn Decadence"
Corey Fugitt aka "Raven Waye"
Reid Bork
Tyson Combs
Bill Gollier
Matt Llewellyn


Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Miss Gay Maryland America Throws First Pitch at Frederick Keys Game, June 2

Female impersonator/drag queen Miss Gay Maryland America 2019 Chasity Vain threw out the first pitch at the Frederick Keys vs Wilmington, DE game this past Thursday, June 27 at NYMEO Field At Harry Grove Stadium.

Chasity Vain was crowned Miss Gay Maryland America on April 13 at the Horseshoe Casino. She will go on to compete with nearly 50 contestants from across the country for the coveted Miss Gay America crown in St. Louis this October.

Established in Nashville in 1972, The Miss Gay America Pageant is the world’s first, longest running and most prestigious female impersonator (aka drag) competition.

Below are photos from the game. Pictured are Miss Gay Maryland America 2019 Chasity Vain, Miss Gay America pageant co-owner Michael Dutzer, Frederick Keys mascot Keyote, pitcher Matthias Dietz #31, Skye and Christopher Hashemzadeh representing GLSEN Maryland (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) and Jason.