When you are a high profile blogger, like moi, you get asked to attend fabulous parties and host events. It is a hard life, but you know, I do it for you, the fans. Last year I was asked to judge the prestigious Cutest of the Castro contest in San Francisco. Yes, people, I get asked to do the big events.
Anyway, I hosted a series of pageants throughout the city at local bars. Classy, yes. Each of the winners then got to compete in an on-stage competition. It was like Miss America. But with fags and a lot less talent. Imagine that. When it came time to host the main event I was replaced by local artist Tim Gaskin and a woman who has made very little go a very long way, Coral Smith from The Real World and The Battle of the Network Reality Stars. They apparently needed star power for the main event.
I had all but forgotten this incident when out of the blue I received an email today announcing the Mr. Gay 2006 competition, a gay beauty pageant that was spawned from San Francisco’s Cutest of the Castro. The little pageant that could has gone global with Mr. Gays in such far away lands at Lappland (where is that?) and Austria. The US competitor has yet to be named, but be sure to check out upcoming competitions in NYC, LA, and Oklahoma City. The finalists, both American and international, will compete for the title of Mr. Gay 2006 on October 8 at the Riviera Resort.
They have not asked me to be a judge. I bet they got Omarosa instead.