FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(New York, NY) September 16, 2019 – On the evening of October 5 at the forthcoming 48th annual Miss Gay America pageant in St. Louis, New York City drag queen Adora Te’tee will relinquish her crown as she steps down from her 2019 reign as Miss Gay America, considered the most coveted national title in drag pageantry.
See more photos of Andora Te’tee on Instagram.
Established in Nashville in 1972, The Miss Gay America Pageant is the world’s first, longest running and most prestigious nationwide female impersonator (aka drag) competition. From October 2-5, nearly 50 contestants from over one hundred city, state and regional preliminaries across the country will compete for the Miss Gay America 2020 crown.
Andora Te’tee is Michael Collins, an event designer and resident of Hell’s Kitchen. In March of 2018 he won the Miss Gay New York America preliminary, which took him to the nationals in St. Louis where he was crowned Miss Gay America in October.
Andora Te’tee is the first ever Miss Gay America from New York City and known for her glitzy, choreographed, cast-of-thousands, Broadway-style production numbers.
Though the Miss Gay America pageant dates back nearly 50 years, the state of New York has only been represented since 2017. This year New York state is being represented at nationals by Miss Gay New York America 2019 Truly Fabu (below, left) currently of Baltimore (the state pageant is open to anyone in the U.S.) and First Alternate to Miss Gay New York America2019, fellow Manhattan entertainer Pattaya Hart currently of New York City (below, right).
Pattaya Hart is a Manhattan girl and can be seen teaching dance at “Steps on Broadway,” and performing at Lucky Cheng’s at Stage 48 and Voss Events Drag Brunch at The Iridium.
To speak to Andora Te’tee and Pattaya Hart as they prepare of Miss Gay America 2020, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. •
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