Jenna Skyy takes 2nd alternate at Miss Gay America 2012 in Columbus

We wanna join in the chorus of people who have been congratulating Jenna Skyy on her performance at last week’s Miss Gay America 2012 pageant in Columbus, Ohio. The reigning Miss Gay Texas America headed north to vie for the title that ran from Wednesday through Friday. By the end of the run, Skyy had been named second alternate—  just behind first alternate Miss Gay Atlantic States America Jessica Jade and winner Kristy Kolby, Miss Gay DC America.

Skyy (aka Joe Hoselton) had this to say about MGA 2012:

“The experience was great. I wanted to turn the party my first time on the national stage and put Texas back on the map at Miss Gay America. My team was outstanding and we couldn’t have placed as high as we did without their efforts and commitment. I’m blessed to be supported by my friends and family like I am. I am relieved that I was given the chance to place where I did. I only wish others were given the same chance. There was a lot of truly great but unrecognized talents at the competition. Congrats to the top ten and to Jessica Jade for her first alternate placement. She was fantastic this week and gorgeous in gown. She’s my Miss Gay America. And Jessica Deveraux deserved a spot in the ten. That girl can twirl!!!

The pics are from the pageant via Skyy’s Facebook page.

—  Rich Lopez

Miss Gay Texas America starts tonight at the Round-Up Saloon

Big hair is a natural for these ladies

Miss Gay Texas America 2009 Onyx

When a crowning takes two days, you know it’s a big deal. The Miss Gay Texas America pageant begins tonight at the Round-Up and the winner will be crowned on Wednesday. Miss Gay America 2010 Coco Montrese will be in attendance as will Miss Gay Texas America 2009 Onyx to pass on her tiara to the new queen on the block. But first, the contestants have to get through the competition in talent, evening gown, Q&A, solo talent and the male interview and that all starts this evening.

DEETS: The Round-Up Saloon, 3912 Cedar Springs Road. 8 p.m.

—  Rich Lopez

Miss Gay Texas USofA crowned

Over the weekend, the Miss Gay Texas USofA pageant took place in Houston, but Dallas was widely represented, though Houstonian Chelsea Lauren was the winner.

Skye O’Hara Paige, sponsored by Woody’s Sports & Video Bar and backed by dancers that included dethroned Miss Gay America winner Alyssa Edwards, was the second runner-up, and took the “interview” portion. Dallas’ Kelexis Davenport performed, as local Whitney Paige was one of the judges.

You can view a photo slideshow from the event here.

—  Arnold Wayne Jones

Dallas' Alyssa Edwards wins Miss Gay America

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The Miss Gay America 2010 pageant took place this weekend in St. Louis, and the unlikely winner is Dallas’ own Alyssa Edwards. Edwards was named first alternate in the Miss Gay Heartland America pageants just last month, a standard regional pageant held in Memphis. She was third alternate in 2009.

Third place overall went to Dallas’ Sally Sparkles, who won the evening gown competition as well. Congrats to both for showing the world that everything really is bigger in Texas — including our men who impersonate women!

—  Arnold Wayne Jones