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May 24, 2010

OUR BLOG HAS MOVED!!

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We have moved the Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media) blog.    Please change your bookmark to this location:

http://cceblog.clickclickexpose.com.

The blog is SO MUCH BETTER and we think you will like it.    Let us know your feedback and comments.

Thomas

May 21, 2010

Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network – Weekly Update May 20, 2010

Greetings from your friends at The Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network. We are a network of different podcast shows produced by Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media) with contributions from our friends, supporters and content producers.

We want to welcome our newest show to the podcast network – This Show Is So Gay with Ken and Becca from Vermont. They are a news, interview, music and talk podcast show done live on WVEW 107.7 FM in Brattleboro, VT. Welcome to the network!! Also, the Pageant Soup Podcast show has also returned with new host Mr. Black America 2010 Xavier Cole as he talks about the world of gay male pageantry.

Whether its a music show, love show, news or entertainment – we have something for everyone. We invite you to come check it out and be apart of our community.

Don’t forget to check out Planet “Q” TV – it’s our very own all gay video sharing website with more than 1,100 videos from all over the world in support of our community. Check it out and upload your video today!! Watch your favorite video by clicking here!!

SUBSCRIBE TODAY:

THIS WEEK’S SYNOPSIS:
1. This Show Is So Gay – Episode May 19, 2010 – Fashion Designer, swimmer & model Jack Mackenroth.
2. DJ House Music Show (#40) – Fire Sessions 2 House Mix – Part 1 – from DJ L Calderin.
3. Queer History Fact (#106)
– The Lambda symbol.
4. REBROADCAST – Generation Q Radio – Episode #9 – Gender Identity and Transgendered Roles.
5. Gay News Week in Review
– Week Ending May 16, 2010.

LISTEN:

This Show Is So Gay 5/19/2010 (Podcast)
DJ L Calderin “Fire Sessions 2 House Mix” – Part 1 (Podcast)
Queer History Fact #106 (Podcast)
Generation Q Radio – Episode 9 (Rebroadcast) (Podcast)
Gay News Week In Review W/E May 16, 2010 (Podcast)

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media)

to learn more about our shows, to be apart of our network or listen to any of our previous shows.

May 15, 2010

The New Pageant Pay Per View Online Service

Easier………..Simpler…………..Cheaper…………

It’s the all new Pageant Pay Per View Online Viewing Service.

The all new Pageant Pay Per View Online System

The all new Pageant Pay Per View Online System

Here’s  how it works:

1) Go to the Click Click Expose website at: (www.clickclickexpose.com) and look for the Video Sharing/Planet Q TV button.  Click on that button;

2)  Go to the “channels page” and look for the Pay Per View video channel;

3)  Browse our selection of videos (new videos are added every week) and choose one of the videos you wish to watch;

4)  Play the video.  After 45 seconds, the video will stop playing and ask for you to buy a weekly subscription rental for $15.00.

5)  Pay for your weekly rental.  After you pay, you are directed back to the Planet Q TV website.

6)  You are now a PREMIUM MEMBER.  You can watch any video that is in our Pay Per View Video Channel for the next 7 days.  ANY VIDEO – ANY TIME – 7 DAYS.

7)  After 7 days, you will be charged another weekly subscription fee unless you cancel your membership.  Subscriptions are paid for thru Pay Pal – you must cancel your subscription through Pay Pal.

NO REFUNDS ON PAY PER VIEW MEMBERSHIPS. One membership per person per account.  Users who give out or give away their log in information will be permanently banned from the website via your IP address.  Your IP address is recorded on every membership.  Valid email is required.  If you have questions concerning your Planet Q TV Premium Membership Account, please email us at: ccevideo@empirevideoproductions.com.

Thanks and enjoy the new Pageant Pay Per View Online Service.  More videos are coming soon!!

May 14, 2010

Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network – May 14th Weekly Update

May greetings from your friends at The Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network. We are a network of different podcast shows produced by Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media) with contributions from our friends, supporters and content producers.

We want to welcome our newest show to the podcast network – This Show Is So Gay with Ken and Becca from Vermont. They are a news, interview, music and talk podcast show done live on WVEW 107.7 FM in Brattleboro, VT. Welcome to the network!! Also, the Pageant Soup Podcast show has also returned with new host Mr. Black America 2010 Xavier Cole as he talks about the world of gay male pageantry.

Whether its a music show, love show, news or entertainment – we have something for everyone. We invite you to come check it out and be apart of our community.

Don’t forget to check out Planet “Q” TV – it’s our very own all gay video sharing website with more than 1,100 videos from all over the world in support of our community. Check it out and upload your video today!! Watch your favorite video by clicking here!!

SUBSCRIBE TODAY:

THIS WEEK’S SYNOPSIS:
1. Pageant Soup Podcast Show (#47) – Interviewing Tips with guest Rocky Graziano & R’Darius Black.
2. DJ House Music Show (#39) – This week’s music show – Fire Sessions 1 House Mix – Part 2 – from DJ L Calderin.
3. Queer History Fact (#105)
– Roman Emperor Hadrian and his lover?
4. This Show Is So Gay – Episode May 12, 2010 – Entertainer extraordinaire Tym Moss
5. This Show Is So Gay – Episode April 28, 2010
– Music Artist Sir Ari Gold
6. This Show Is So Gay – Episode April 14, 2010
– Guest Phil Putnam
7. This Show Is So Gay – Episode April 7, 2010
– Music Artist Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls – 75th Anniversary Show!!
8. REBROADCAST – Generation Q Radio – Episode #8
– Tales of Dating

LISTEN:

Pageant Soup Podcast Show (Podcast)
DJ L Calderin “Fire Sessions 1 House Mix” – Part 2 (Podcast)
Queer History Fact #105 (Podcast)
This Show Is So Gay 5/12/2010 (Podcast)
This Show Is So Gay 4/28/2010 (Podcast)
This Show Is So Gay 4/14/2010 (Podcast)
This Show Is So Gay 4/07/2010 (Podcast)
Generation Q Radio – Episode 8 (Rebroadcast) (Podcast)

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media)

to learn more about our shows, to be apart of our network or listen to any of our previous shows.

May 5, 2010

DVD pricing info updated for Gay International Pageant

2010 Miss Gay International - The Minx

2010 Miss Gay International - The Minx

If you are looking for DVD pricing information for the Mr. and Miss Gay International Pageant – i just updated the DVD shopping page today.  Go to www.clickclickexpose.com/BuyPageantDVDs.htm to view information.

Pricing is as follows:

Mr. Gay International – Finals Night Only – $25.00

Miss Gay International – Finals Night Only – $35.00

Mr. Gay International – Finals and Prelim – $30.00

Miss Gay International – Finals and Prelim – $45.00

Mr. and Miss Gay International – all nights both division – $55.00

Remember all DVDs have a $5.60 shipping and handling fee along with 6.5% sales tax. DVD will be ready for shipment in about two weeks.

May 1, 2010

Gay International Pageant – Prelim ends tonight (Sat 5/1)

Thank goodness for wifi at Club Basix.  I love it when a club lets it patrons take advantage of new technology.  I am sitting here listening to booming music while waiting for the pageant to start.  So I thought I would update the blog with some pictures and the latest video links.  Preliminary night is scheduled for three nights and tonight represents the last night of preliminary.  There were 11 boys and 3o  ladies as contestants.  The competition has been amazing and this is a great turnout for a pageant operating under a new name and new ownership.

Contestant at this year's pageant

Contestant at this year's pageant

Who would of though that the Midwest could hold such a fabulous pageant.  I have to admit, even though the city is small and has a very Midwest feel – it is quite nice out here.  Now only if there were more places to eat downtown around the hotel (within walking distance), I would be happy (but I digress).

Okay so I posted new trailer videos for everyone to watch.  Something for the guys, something for the girls and and some fabulous entertainment. (and as a side note – I look up and the county fire department is taking someone out of the club – too intoxicated, sick, too many roofies – who knows and I am not going to find out – and damn the night hasn’t even started yet).

So to watch the fabulous Pretty Belle, Dena Cass, Natasha Cass (former Miss Iowa USofA, Sierra Spaulding or Nova

Mr Gay International Contestant

Mr Gay International Contestant

Starr, check out this link.  There short clips but gives you an idea of what they performed last night.  To watch the video, click here to view the video.

Male pageant has always had a tough road to climb under the shadow of the girls.  But the constants this year are really shinning.  Mr. Gay International Xeus has come out with more outfits and costumes and an excellent selection of songs and routines complete with dancers.  To watch some of the guys and their talent numbers from friday night, click on this link.

And finally the ladies.  Sierra Spaulding is amazing to watch and she is truly a shining example of Miss Gay International.  Her energy and enthusiasm on the floor is infectious and will be a tough act to follow.  The winner of the pageant will have some big shoes to fill and Sierra has set a good example.  To watch some of the ladies as they performed some HOT talent numbers Friday night, click on this link.

I won’t be able to upload a lot of videos from Saturday night as I have to catch up on some rest (after the pageant Sunday – I have to drive to Dayton, OH to film a EOY contestant’s presentation video), but I will upload the folks who were selected for the top 5.  Good luck to all of the contestants.  Your hard work is definitely showing.

Sierra Spaulding - Miss Gay International 2009

Sierra Spaulding - Miss Gay International 2009

Stay tune for more preview videos from finals night later on in the week.  Also, when I return to Miami, I will update the pricing on the DVDs as well.

– Thomas

April 30, 2010

2010 Mr and Miss Gay International Pageant is underway

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:

http://www.planetq.tv/video/1168/2010-Mr-Gay-International–Thursday-Prelim-Preview

and

http://www.planetq.tv/video/1167/2010-Mr-and-Miss-Gay-International–Thursday-Prelim-Preview

and

http://www.planetq.tv/video/1169/2010-Miss-Gay-International–Thursday-Prelim-Preview

Enjoy – Thomas

April 10, 2010

Congratulations Taniyah Dupree & Malaysia Fox

Pageant owner Alexus D’Marco Braxton just held here first ever 2010 Miss International Closet Ball Pageant (a prelim to the Miss International Newcomer Pageant to be held in Jackson, MS this June). It was a small and quaint gathering at the Quality Inn Sawgrass Conference Center as Taniyah Dior Dupree was the winner of the pageant. Congratulations to Taniyah for winning the pageant.

Miss International Closet Ball & MBI Pageant

Miss International Closet Ball & MBI Pageant

This pageant also was billed as a double crowning with the 2nd runner up being named the Miss Black International pageant winner. That winner was Malaysia Foxx.

Congratulations to both ladies as they won this year’s pageant. Interested in seeing what the contest was about. Purchase the DVD from www.clickclickexpose.com.

April 8, 2010

The Return of the Pageant Soup Podcast Show

To all you pageant fans who enjoy female impersonation and male lead entertainment – the Pageant Soup Podcast Show is making its return to the Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network today with Episode #46 – How to prepare for an upcoming pageant contest.

Pageant Soup Podcast Show - Episode 46

Pageant Soup Podcast Show - Episode 46

As you can see from the picture, we have some awesome guest which include National Title Holders Simba R. Hall, Zavior Mays, Antonio Edwards and our host Mr. Black America for the 2010 season Xavier Cole.

To listen to the show live as its happening, go to: www.blogtalkradio.com/ccemedia and follow the prompts to listen to the show.

Can’t make the live show.  NO PROBLEM.  You can subscribe via iTunes to the Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network and have the show downloaded to you every month.  To subscribe, click here. Or you can visit our website at: www.clickclickexpose.com and click on the button that says “podcasting” to subscribe or to just listen to any of the shows on the CCE gay podcast network.

We are exciting about re-launching the Pageant Soup Podcast Show and we hope you will tune and listen.  As always, we invite your questions, comments and suggestions and thank you for your continued support.

From your friends at Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media) – Thomas

April 5, 2010

Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network – Weekly Update – April 4, 2010

April greetings from your friends at The Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network. We are a network of different podcast shows produced by Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media) with contributions from our friends, supporters and content producers.

We want to welcome our newest show to the podcast network – This Show Is So Gay with Ken and Becca from Vermont. They are a news, interview, music and talk podcast show done live on WVEW 107.7 FM in Brattleboro, VT. Welcome to the network!!

Whether its a music show, love show, news or entertainment – we have something for everyone. We invite you to come check it out and be apart of our community. The Pageant Soup Podcast show returns on April 8th with new host Xavier Cole as he talks about the world of gay male pageantry. Look for the return of Pageant Soup next week.

Don’t forget to check out Planet “Q” TV – it’s our very own all gay video sharing website with more than 1,100 videos from all over the world in support of our community. Check it out and upload your video today!! Watch your favorite video by clicking here!!

SUBSCRIBE TODAY:

THIS WEEK’S SYNOPSIS:
1. Gay News Week In Review – National and International news for week ending April 4, 2010.
2. DJ House Music Show – This week’s music show – Fire Sessions 1 House Mix – Part 1 – from DJ L Calderin.
3. Queer History Fact #104
– gay greek writing in AD160″.
4. This Show Is So Gay – Episode March 31, 2010 – Activist Natasha Dillon and Author Nick Burd
5. This Show Is So Gay – Episode March 24, 2010
– Professor Sylvia Allen
6. REBROADCAST – Generation Q Radio – Episode #6
– Youth podcast show for the queer generation

LISTEN:
Gay News Week In Review – W/E 04-04-10 (Podcast)
DJ L Calderin “Fire Sessions 1 House Mix” – Part 1 (Podcast)
Queer History Fact #104 (Podcast)
This Show Is So Gay 3/31/2010 (Podcast)
This Show Is So Gay 3/24/2010 (Podcast)
Generation Q Radio – Episode 6 (Rebroadcast) (Podcast)

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media)

to learn more about our shows, to be apart of our network or listen to any of our previous shows.

March 29, 2010

New Closet Ball pageant heads to Ft. Lauderdale Easter Sunday

If you are a fan of gay pageantry, then you know there are many different facets of pageantry that exist in the gay and lesbian community. And with the exceptions of balls, we have filmed just about every form of pageantry. This Easter Sunday, we head to the Quality Inn Sawgrass Conference Center in Ft. Lauderdale for the 1st annual Miss International Closet Ball (a prelim of the Mr. and Miss International Inc Pageantry System). What makes Closet Balls so unique and different? In one word – transformations. If you have never seen a closet ball pageant, you are in for a treat. The presentation category is the first judged category and the contestants come out as guys – giving us masculinity in all its form. After an hour recess where we get to watch some great entertainment, the guys come back to the stage “transformed” as beautiful ladies competing in the talent category and sportswear or evening gown competition. It is amazing to watch the transformations and the OMG looks from new people in the crowd as the masculine boy who came out on stage has now transformed to a gorgeous lady.

Miss International Closet Ball - April 4th - Ft. Lauderdale

Miss International Closet Ball - April 4th - Ft. Lauderdale

This is the first year that the International Pageantry, Inc system will host a Closet Ball pageant in Florida and it is being brought to you by Auntea BB (better known as Alexus DMarco Braxton). Hailing from the Bahamas, Alexus knew at the age of 15 that she was born for the world of pageantry – watching every beauty pageant that would come on TV as a child. When faith and opportunity presented itself, she moved to the United States to create her drag persona and dive feet first into the world of pageantry. In 1999, Alexus created here first pageant “Florida Gold International.”

After five years and armed with a wealth of knowledge on how to run a pageant, she headed back to Nassau to share her knowledge of pageantry in a city and country that frowns on female impersonation and male lead. Alexus would not be deterred as she sought out to change the mindset of Bahamian entertainers to how the USA girls compete. From how to pad your clothes to simple stuff like using stones on your outfit, the re-molding of the Bahamian mindset paid off giving the Bahama girls a fair chance of competing against USA girls.

CLOSET BALLS ARE BIG IN FLORIDA – a chance for would be stars and newcomers to test their ability to compete – so here is your chance to get involved with a preliminary pageant to a national system looking to make a major mark in the world of gay pageantry.

The pageant is scheduled for Easter Sunday April 4, 2010 at the Quality Inn Sawgrass Conference Center (1711 N. University Drive, Plantation [Ft. Lauderdale], FL 33301). Showtime is at 9:00pm. Registration is at 1:00pm at the Quality Inn hotel. Entry Fee is only $100. The prize package includes – $500 for the winner, $200 for the first runner-up, and $100 for the 2nd runner-up. This year’s theme is “Men In Black…with a feminine Touch!”

Special guest include Miss International Inc, Newcomer Cha Chi Divine, Miss International 2007 and COO Vicki Valentino and Mr. International 2007 and CEO Marlowe Rainbow. For more information on the pageant, email Alexus at: trequain@hotmail.com. The winner of the Miss International Closet ball pageant will also be double crowned as Miss Black International.

Click Click Expose is proud to be actively involved in the Mr. and Miss International Inc pageantry system and its prelims.  We will once again be providing the DJ services and video filming for another prelim.  Look for DVD information on our website in the days to come.  It should be a fun and exciting pageant.  Make sure you come by and say hi to me and Adrian.  Enjoy!!

Thomas


The Pageantry Systems International Organization, producers of the MISS INTERNATIONAL INC  CLOSET BALL ®, MR AND MISS MBI  INTERNATIONAL ® MISS CARIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL® MR& MISS NEWFACE® MR & MISS FLORIDA GOLD ® ALL NATIONAL SYSTEMS competitions, is an international company that advances and supports today’s alterative lifestyle women and men .   These women and men are savvy, goal-oriented and aware of the art of entertainment.   The contestants who become part of the PAGEANTRY SYSTEM INTERNATIONAL  Organization display those characteristics in their everyday lives, both as individuals who participate in the competitions to advance their careers, personal and humanitarian goals, and as women and men who seek to improve the art of entertainment through pageantry.  The Pageantry Systems International Organization will be long a national and international tradition, we are redefined with new ownership, leadership and vision for the world of the 21st century.

March 22, 2010

Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network – Weekly Update for March 21

March greetings from your friends at The Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network. We are a network of different podcast shows produced by Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media) with contributions from our friends, supporters and content producers.

We want to welcome our newest show to the podcast network – This Show Is So Gay with Ken and Becca from Vermont. They are a news, interview, music and talk podcast show done live on WVEW 107.7 FM in Brattleboro, VT. Welcome to the network!!

Whether its a music show, love show, news or entertainment – we have something for everyone. We invite you to come check it out and be apart of our community. A new podcast show on gay male pageantry will be coming soon in April!

Don’t forget to check out Planet “Q” TV – it’s our very own all gay video sharing website with more than 1,000 videos from all over the world in support of our community. Check it out and upload your video today!! Watch your favorite video by clicking here!!

SUBSCRIBE TODAY:

THIS WEEK’S SYNOPSIS:
1. Gay News Week In Review – National and International news for week ending March 21, 2010.
2. DJ House Music Show – This week’s music show – Funk Steps House Mix – Part 2 – from DJ Louie B.
3. Queer History Fact #103
– Controversial book “The Well of Loneliness”.
4. Passion Hits – Episode #11 – March 8 – Part 2. – Love and dedication show dedicated to the one you love.
5. Passion Hits – Episode #11 – March 8 – Part 1.
– Love and dedication show dedicated to the one you love.
6. REBROADCAST – Generation Q Radio – Episode #6
– Youth podcast show for the queer generation
7. This Show Is So Gay – Episode March 17, 2010 – Author Cassidy Haley and Washington State Representative Marko Liias

LISTEN:
This Show Is So Gay 3/17/2010 (Podcast)
Passion Hits – Episode #11 (Part 2) (Podcast)
Passion Hits – Episode #11 (Part 1) (Podcast)
Gay News Week In Review – W/E 03-21-10 (Podcast)
DJ Louie B “Funk Step House Mix” – Part 2 (Podcast)
Queer History Fact #103 (Podcast)
Generation Q Radio – Episode 6 (Rebroadcast) (Podcast)

VISIT OUR WEBSITE: Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media)

to learn more about our shows, to be apart of our network or listen to any of our previous shows.

February 23, 2010

Miss Large and Lovely DVD available now!! – Congrats Desiree

2010 Miss Large and Lovely Desiree DeMornay

2010 Miss Large and Lovely Desiree DeMornay

As many of you know, we have been filming gay drag pageants for many many years. And over the years we have noticed that there are two areas of gay pageantry that get little attention – the Mr. side and the Plus girls. After watching and filming the 2010 Miss Large and Lovely pageant – I was reminded once again how amazingly talented, enthusiastic and energetic the plus community is and how this side of pageantry should not be ignored (kinda like the Mr. EOY contest last year really showed how passionate the Mr. gay side of the business can be).

I thoroughly had a great time at the Parliament House – the host of this year’s pageant (held on February 15th). April Fresh and Roseanee DeShanaro were the host charming the crowd as the pageant featured 9 fabulous contestants and a host of special guest entertainers. The contestants this year included: Ginger Minj!, Maya Andrews, Sherri Hart, London Taylor Douglas, Nikki Champagne, Leena Quizeen, Kamden Wells, Alexis De La Mer & Desiree DeMornay. It was a wide range of contestants who really brought it to the contest. Special guest entertainers included Tweeka Weed, Jocelyn Summers, Chi Chi La Lique, Darcel Stevens (who also hosted the Talent category), Geraldine Jones and Josephine Andrews.

If you like a good pageant and enjoy the energy and fun of the big girls, this is a DVD you don’t want to miss. You can buy it by visiting: www.clickclickexpose.com and click on the shopping button. Want to watch the preview trailer, you can go here to watch: http://www.planetq.tv/video/1012/2010-Miss-Large–Lovely-Pageant-Official-Trailer

February 11, 2010

Click Click Expose Podcast Network Update – Feb. 11, 2010

February greetings from your friends at The Click Click Expose Gay Podcast Network. We are a network of different podcast shows produced by Click Click Expose (Gay Entertainment Media) with contributions from our friends, supporters and content producers.

Whether its a music show, love show, news or entertainment – we have something for everyone. We invite you to come check it out and be apart of our community. More shows will be coming soon!

Don’t forget to check out Planet “Q” TV – it’s our very own all gay video sharing website with more than 1,000 videos from all over the world in support of our community. Check it out and upload your video today!! Watch your favorite video by clicking here!!

SUBSCRIBE TODAY:

THIS WEEK’S SYNOPSIS:
1. Gay News Week In Review – National and International news for week ending February 7, 2010.
2. DJ House Music Show – This week’s music show – Friday Night House Mix – Part 1 – from DJ Louie B.
3. Queer History Fact #100
– U.S. Poet Langston Hughes.
4. Passion Hits – Episode #7 – Feb 7. – Love and dedication show dedicated to the one you love.
5. Passion Hits – Episode #6 – Jan 31.
– Love and dedication show dedicated to the one you love.
6. REBROADCAST – Generation Q Radio
– Youth podcast show for the queer generation

LISTEN:
Passion Hits – Episode #7 (Podcast)
Passion Hits – Episode #6 (Podcast)
Gay News Week In Review – W/E 02-07-10 (Podcast)
DJ Louie B “Friday Night House Mix” – Part 1 (Podcast)
Queer History Fact #100 (Podcast)
Generation Q Radio – Episode 3 (Rebroadcast) (Podcast)

January 26, 2010

Illusions International pageant hits the scene this weekend in New York City

Two weeks ago, we headed out to the West Coast to film and feature a new preliminary pageant for the Entertainer of the Year Pageantry System. California EOY was a resounding success and put the West Coast on the map for drag pageantry. Our cameras are now headed to the East Coast where we will be filming yet another young and up & coming preliminary pageant system.

Just like California, New York City has its own distinctive style of gay pageantry and when you think of pageant cities, NYC usually does not come to mind. Pageants, as you know it today, are “generally” not common place in New York City. That distinction belongs to the “ballroom scene” which had its roots dating back to the 1920s. Originally, the ballroom scene composed of white men who would dress up in women’s clothes to entertain middle-class and upper-class white audiences. Today’s ballroom scene has evolved and change drastically and while it does not resemble gay pageants as we know it today, it has its own place in the New York Culture.

Enter the Illusions New Jersey International Inc Pageantry System. Created in 2009 by entertainer Tyson Anyae, its goal was to provide a strong and classy outlet for the drag community, while simultaneously helping people suffering with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. “Through this pageant,” says pageant owner Tyson Anyae, “we can uplift our community and cast away negativity & drama all while having a great time.” In its 2nd year in the NYC/NJ area, Illusions New Jersey is poised to set the tone for future pageants to come in the area.

2009 Illusions Court - Tiffany Richards & Neo Richards

2009 Illusions Court - Tiffany Richards & Neo Richards

Owner Tyson Anyae isn’t new to the arena of gay pageantry as he is a former Mr. Gay New Jersey, Mr. Essex County and Mr. Garden State. By creating the Illusions New Jersey system, he continues to give a creative outlet for all those who enjoy the world of drag. Tiffany Richards and Neo Richards (the 2009 winners of both the preliminary and national pageant contest) will be stepping down this Sunday in favor of the new king and queen who will represent NYC/NJ in the national contest.

The 2010 pageant will be hosted by a trio of talent and comedy. Princess Janae, the legendary Chevelle Brooks and SugarPie KoKo are all on tap to bring you this year’s exciting contest. Guest entertainers scheduled to perform this year include the owner of Mr. and Miss International Inc. Marlowe Rainbow, 2009 Miss International Inc. Newcomer Chi Chi Devine, legendary entertainer and former 2006 Miss New Jersey USofA Empress Vizcaya-Lord, Octavia Anyae, Nikky Sky Blake and many more. Judges this year include 2009 Mister International Inc Romance, Julie Vutton and others to be announced later. The winner of this preliminary pageant will get to compete in the national Mr. and Miss International Pageant held in Jackson, MS in June and also compete in the Mr. and Miss Gay New Jersey pageant as well.

Details you say…details. The pageant will be Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 9pm at the Ravel Hotel (808 Queens Plaza South in Long Island City). Tickets are $15 in advance which you can get by emailing info@ravelhotel.com. Tickets will be $20 at the door. Need information – give the hotel a call at: 718-289-6101. Traveling by subway – Queens Borough Plaza is your closest station served by the N, W or 7 train. Traveling by car – it is a short hop (if you can call it that with New York City traffic) from Manhattan to the east.

Click Click Expose has had a fun January month of pageants with California EOY in West Hollywood, California; Miss Florida USofA & USofA Classic in Tampa, Florida and finishing up in New York. We can’t wait to meet new friends and fans in NYC and see what Illusions has to offer this year. Good luck to all the contestants and we will see everybody this Sunday.

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