Miss Gay Illinois America
(a closed state pageant)

The residency requirements for potential contestants who wish to enter a city preliminary pageant of the Miss Gay Illinois America pageant is defined as: any qualified person whose primary residence (for a minimum of 90 days) is located in the State of Illinois or within a 25 miles radius of any contiguous State to the State of Illinois further defined as Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Missouri or Wisconsin. Potential contestants from the State of Missouri may not enter any city preliminary pageant, to the Miss Gay Illinois America pageant, until the day after the last scheduled city preliminary to the Miss Gay Missouri America pageant.

Date: August 22-23, 2014
Promoters: Curt Godier and Chad Johnson
Promoter Phone: 314.484.5580
Promoter Email: chadj0971@gmail.com
curt.godier@sbcglobal.net
 
Promoter Web site: to be announced nnounced
Location:

Ramada Ballroom
6900 N. Illinois 
Fairview Heights, IL 62226

Location Phone:

 

 
Location Website:  
Host Hotel:

Ramada
6900 N. Illinois 
Fairview Heights, IL 62226

   
Entry Fee: n/a as this is a closed state pageant
Application: submitted on or before the time of registration
   
   
Registration Deadline: 12:00 p.m. – August 14, 2013
   
Prize Package:

Winner – ($3,025.00 in cash and prizes)

·         Miss Gay Illinois America crown ($250.00 Value)

·         Miss Gay Illinois Jewelry Set (provided by Las Vegas Costume, $750 value)

·         $600 Cash Prize ($200 at crowning, $200 at MGA registration, $200 at Miss Gay Illinois America 2014)

·         $200 towards a Photo session

·         Floral Bouquet ($75 Value)

·         Miss Gay Illinois Lapel Pin ($75 value)

·         Miss Gay Illinois 2013 Sash  ($50 value)

·         Paid Entry to Miss Gay America 2014 ($150 Value)

·         $600 towards hotel room at MGA. (600.00 Value)

·         Half Page Ad in the MGA Souvenir Program ($150 Value)

·         Luggage Set ($200 value)

1st Alternate - ($1550.00 in cash and prizes)

·         $300 Cash Prize ($150.00 at crowning, $150.00 at MGA registration,)

·         Paid Entry to Miss Gay America 2014 ($150 Value)

·         Earring / Ring Jewelry Set provided by C & C Productions  (estimated $100 value)

·         $600 towards hotel room at MGA. (600.00 Value)

·         Coverage in the MGA Souvenir Program (150.00 Value)

·         Floral Bouquet ($50 Value)

·         Luggage Set ($200 value)

2nd Alternate

·         $75.00 Cash Prize & Certificate

·         Floral Bouquet ($35 value)

 3rd and 4th Alternate

·         $50 Cash Prize & Certificate

·         Floral Bouquet ($25 value)

Category Awards

·         $ 25.00 & Certificate for Male Interview

·         $ 25.00 & Certificate for Evening Gown

·         $ 25.00 & Certificate for Solo Talent

·         $ 50.00 & Certificate for Talent

·         $ 25.00 & Certificate for On-Stage Question

Additional Awards

·         Miss Congeniality  (voted by contestants)

·         Debut award (highest placing newcomer)

·         Most photogenic (voted on by formers)

 
   
Pageant Theme: “Intergalactic”
   
Opening Number: Contestants & Formers each contestant/former must create their idea of an extraterrestrial diva. They must give the name and origin of their diva and what makes her a "diva" on her home world.  Please see Dayonna for questions on Presentation.
   
Categories: • Male Interview
• Solo Talent
• Evening Gown
• On Stage Interview
• Talent
   
Stage Dimensions:

45’ wide x 24’ deep, 8’ high stage floor to ceiling.  All props must be able to fit through a standard 7” door

 
   
Pageant Schedule:

Friday, August 23, 2013

 

11:00 a.m. Registration - Hotel Ballroom

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 Lunch provided - Hotel Ballroom

12:30 p.m. Contestant Orientation - Hotel Ballroom

1:30 p.m.    Judges Orientation - Hotel Ballroom

2:00 p.m.   Group 2 Roll Call - Hotel Ballroom

2:30 p.m.    Group 2 Male Interviews - Hotel Board Room

2:30 p.m.    Group 1 Ballroom 6:00 p.m.    Contestant & Entertainers Roll Call – Dressing Room at Hotel

6:30 p.m.    Judges Check In - Hotel Ballroom

7:00 p.m.    Pageant Starts (Solo Talent ONLY!!) 

9:00 p.m.    Revue Show

 

 

 

Saturday, August 24, 2013

 

9:30 a.m.    Promoters/Contestants Breakfast - Hotel Ballroom

10:30 a.m.  Mandatory Contestant Meeting

11:00 a.m.  Sound Check / Opening Number Rehearsal - Hotel Ballroom

1:30 p.m.    Judges Check in - Hotel Ballroom

2:00 p.m.   Group 1 Roll Call - Hotel Ballroom

2:30 p.m.    Group 1 Male Interviews - Hotel Board Room

2:30 p.m.    Group 2 Ballroom

6:00 p.m.  Contestant Roll Call – Dressing Room

6:30 p.m.    Judges Check in - Hotel Ballroom

7:00 p.m.    Pageant Starts

7:30 p.m.    Evening Gown / On Stage Question

9:00 p.m.    Entertainment

9:30 p.m.    Main Talent

11:30 p.m.  Entertainment

12:00 a.m.  CROWNING

1:00 a.m.    Critiques – Hotel Board Room

 
 

 

 

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Miss Gay Illinois America History


Year

Winner

Alternate

2013
Diva Coppafeel Nadia Louis
2012
Dayonna Hilton Diva DeParis
2011
Adria Andrews  Kirsten Dubo
2010
Tabitha Sexton Dymond Champagne Calloway
2009
Mariah Candy  Dymond Champagne Calloway
2002
Anita Mann Sin-o-men St. James
1995
Luscious Knight  Tina Kinea
1994
Monique Montane  Fonda Cox
1993
Anita Mann  Clarissa Cavalier
1992
Anastacia Tresdonne  Anita Mann
1991
*Krystal Knight  Krystal Knight
1990
Charity Case  (MGA 2001) Christi Cole
1986
Georgia Brown 
1983
Georgia Brown  Candi Stratton
1981  Vanessa Vincent  Christi Cole
1977
Donna Drag  
1976
Candy James  
1975
Miss Peaches 
Gyspy Lee
1974
Lana Kuntz  Miss Terry
1973
Lady Baronessa (MGA 1974)

* Jodi Santanna was originally crowned as Miss Gay Illinois America 1991 however the title was removed and Krystal Knight served the remaining reign as Miss Gay Illinois America 1991

 

 

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