Tag Archives: Mr. Gay USofA

All I Know Right Now Is This

I’ve been busy with preparation for the national finals of Mr. Gay USofA ’17 happening in Houston next month. There’s a good amount of things to keep up with that many don’t see such as detailed travel reservations for dancers, costume fittings and decisions, mixing and remixing music for talent categories, walking fine lines of what’s best for a great Clubwear score, and so on… I’m thrilled, honored and humbled to represent the West Coast as Mr. Gay Westcoast USofA ’17 and intend on…

Press Release – Steven Michael

After 25+ years working in the LGBTQ entertainment industry, gay culture blogger and dance choreographer Steven Michael, 49, captured the title Mr. Gay Westcoast USofA 2017 in Phoenix on July 30, 2017 at popular gay nightclub The Rock. Steven now heads to Houston for the national finals October 18-20 at Rich’s Nightclub…

I am Mr. Gay Westcoast USofA ’17

Wow, what a feeling of accomplishment and success! Last weekend in Phoenix I competed for the regional title of Mr. Gay Westcoast USofA ’17… and WON! It feels great! It truly does. I’ve competed for years and even though my experiences and journeys have always been a “win” for me personally I’ve rarely won on paper. It’s nice to get me a piece. And as the catchline continues, “the old broom still sweeps, and dances!” Here’s my tale…

Behind the Scenes of Male Pageantry

Another year of #USofA male pageantry for the record books. Wow, where to begin?! There’s definitely been a few proud highs and more lows than I feel strong enough to mention here. But I will. Sorry to be so dramatic but “it’s been a year.” I guess it begins at the beginning of my run to become Mr. Gay USofA 2016. Perhaps before that in my first year where I made the Top 12 in ’14, dancing alone in San Antonio at nationals shocking everyone including myself. Then last year bringing my fabulous girls from L.A. to dance for the kids in Texas where I made the Top 12, once more, placing even higher than before. …

True Confessions of a Pageant Papi

I just returned home from competing for the title Mr. Gay Sin City USofA in Las Vegas last week. For the first time ever I kept quiet about where I was headed as I prepared to propel forward to reaching my dream and again compete nationally for the title Mr. Gay USofA. It was so hard to keep quiet because I am a firm believer in being your own biggest fan and top salesman. I tend to be very vocal with all the GO! FIGHT! STEVE! I’m able to muster. I become very pep rally for myself because no one does it for me. And that’s ok. It should matter to me the most! …

When Grown Men Chase Crowns

What does it take to enter a contest or pageant and run for a national title? You may think you have an idea but there’s so much that goes into it that no one sees. Until now. I’m going to give you my tale, take and takeaway from this year’s Mr. Gay USofA competition in San Antonio, Texas., from a competitor’s point of view. Mine. My story may be quite similar or surprisingly different than my fellow contestants, but it’s my version and I mean no offense or foul to anyone by anything I share. What happens when grown gay men chase a prestigious pageant crown?! Somethings I’ll keep to myself. Everything else will be told. Here’s what happens…

Taking On Circus Circus Las Vegas

I just returned from a quick trip over to Las Vegas where I stayed at the past-its-prime Circus Circus Hotel and Casino. Now, to be a fan and follower of my blog here you know I am a faithful follower of The Cosmopolitan and have stayed there the last seven times we’ve been to Sin City. However, it may be eight. I’ve lost count. But since this was a business trip I was on a budget and opted to save some coins and find an alternative. Through my membership at Last Minute Travel Club online I found myself reserving a room in the Casino Tower…

A Pageant Contestant’s Testimony

I’ve become guilty of doing something I read others for many times in social media, especially Facebook. I’ll post this about that expecting everyone to know what I’m talking about and unfortunately not everyone knows the Tea. (Tea = Truth, FYI) With the push towards my run to become the national Mr. Gay USofA 2015, I’ve had a number of people ask me exactly what I was involved with. I’ve put a number of promos and adverts out to get some buzz and hype going to hopefully gain support for my attempt which has brought on what I was looking for, inquiries and quizzes. …

Heading to Mr. Gay USofA ’15 Nationals

If you follow me here or on social media then you know I’ve been preparing hard for my preliminary contest to take me back to Mr. Gay USofA nationals in San Antonio this November. I got my ticket! I’M EXCITED! I wanted to win desperately but it wasn’t in the cards this round. However I did get my qualifying ticket as first alternate to place my two dancing feet back on that stage at The Saint November 4-6. Here’s what went down in Bakersfield at the first ever Mr. Gay California USofA contest… …

Today’s Happenings – Gay Culture Now

OMG! Zayn Malik has left One Direction! OMG! I really, really couldn’t care any less. And yes, it’s the beginning of the end. Hello! Goodbye. Boy bands come and go then come back together and break up again. A few solos efforts will ensue. Not sure if any of them would be strong enough to carry on solo. Harry Styles could because he is the face of the band from what I can tell and his voice is decent. But it is what it is. May the future tribute bands start auditioning for gigs. Boy, bye. And in other news… …