After a way too long journey to the midwest, I finally got into the small town of Cedar Rapids to film the 2010 Mr. and Miss Gay International Pageant. The pageant is owned and operated by the legendary Entertainer Dena Cass and is being held at Club Basix for the preliminary night events and at the Piano Bar for finals night. I have to say I like the small intimate setting of Club Basix – the dance floor is a good size for a small pageant with plenty of good room to watch. A small crowd of well wishers from all across the country was on hand to watch the contestants compete. 11 boys and 30 girls entered into the pageant – a tremendous effort by Dena in the first year of reorganizing the international pageant.
Thursday night was the first night of the pageant – preliminary night. Contestants were broken up into groups for evening gown, talent for the ladies and presentation for the guys. Here are some preview videos for you to watch:
Enjoy – Thomas