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Miss Gay America pageant to celebrate futuristic space couture

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Miss Gay America 2019 Andora Te’tee by Kiet Thai

Miss Gay America, happening from Oct. 2 to Oct. 5 in St. Louis, is the world’s biggest, longest-running and most prestigious drag pageant.

Nearly 50 contestants from across the country will compete for the 2020 crown in this the 48th annual Miss Gay America pageant.

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

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

The pageant will honor the reigning Miss Gay America 2019, Andora Te’tee of New York City (below), and feature performances by a dozen former Miss Gay Americas, known as “Forevers.”

The pageant’s theme, chosen by the Andora Te’tee, is “Beyond the Stars.”

“We are taking Miss Gay America into the future,” said Andora about the theme. “Miss Gay America 2020 contestants will dress in futuristic space couture, creative costumes for the Presentation category on the final night. Former MGAs will dress as space goddesses. I chose a space theme because the future is unknown, so the contestants can be extremely creative. I can’t wait to see the future of drag come to life right before our eyes!”

Miss Gay America 2020 happens from October 2 – 5 in St. Louis. October 2 and 3 are preliminary nights, after which the remaining top 10 contestants will compete for the Miss Gay America crown on October 5. On October 4 is the big revue show, featuring performances by former Miss Gay Americas from across the U.S.

The first three nights take place at the enormous Hamburger Mary’s drag themed restaurant and nightclub in downtown St. Louis (owned by Miss Gay America owners Rob Mansman and Michael Dutzer with partner David Pardue).

The final night will take place at the Gateway Events center in O’Fallon, IL, about 15 minutes drive from St. Louis.

Miss Gay America 2020 is on October 2 – 5, 2019 St. Louis, MO 63102

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