Happy February Everyone! We are 2 months into the year and it has been an amazing and busy 2015 so far!
We had the second preliminary to Miss Gay Arizona America, Miss Gay Copper City America. It was a wonderful pageant that went very smoothly. Good job to the promoters TC Taylor and Big Booty Judy! A congratulations goes out to our new Miss Copper City, the one and only Savannah Stevens! Savannah and her first alternate, Jimena Cavali are the next 2 girls who will go on to compete for my title in June. Both girls did an amazing job and I was very excited to see what they brought to the pageant. Miss Gay Arizona America 2015 is shaping up to be one good show!
The 3rd preliminary will be Miss Gay Phoenix America. It will be happening at Charlies on Saturday, February 28th. We will be honoring Savannah Stevens and welcoming back to the Valley, Forever Miss Gay America, Coti Collins! Coti will be out host for the event and I am excited to welcome her back to Phoenix. If you would like to compete for this amazing title and work with some great promoters please get in contact with Todd Wykoff, Gabriel Medellin, Savannah, or myself. Any of us would be more than happy to get you the information you need or answer any questions!
This past month I also got a chance to judge my first ever USofA pageant. I was part of the judges panel for Miss Gay Arizona USofA Newcomer. I had a wonderful time representing the America system and performing at the pageant. Congratulations to your new Miss Gay Arizona USofA Newcomer, Aimee V Justice and first alternate Aubrey Ghalichi! Both girls put on an amazing show and I am excited to see how both will represent Arizona at nationals in August in Dallas, TX. Also, a big congrats to the promoter, my husband, Josh Kline. I got the unique experience to see all of the hard work he put in and to see it go so flawless for him was a rewarding experience. I love having the experience of being a competitor, but also being married to a promoter, has really enhanced my respect and love for all promoters in every system. They work very hard and put out a lot of money for girls like me to complete and without them there would be no pageants. So, thank you to all promoters for what you do, I greatly appreciate all of you!
Being married, you have to coordinate schedules and my husbands family lives in Nebraska. So I celebrated Christmas a couple weeks late with my in-laws in Omaha, Nebraska. It was extremely cold and I though at one point I would freeze to death, but after a couple days it wasn’t so bad. I got to spend time with his immediate family and we stayed at his grandparents’ house, who I just adore. They are such a cute little couple. We spent quality time with them and my brother and sister-in laws. We had dinner with my father-in law and after almost 3 years I finally go to meet his extended family. His family was so sweet to put their Christmas celebration on hold for us. They are a wonderful group of people and I always learn just a little more about my husband every time I go back to his hometown with him. I am very lucky to have not only my family that accepts us and all aspects of our life, but his family as well.
I look forward to the upcoming prelims, my upcoming shows and events, and I have started working on my package for Miss Gay America 2015. I am still weighing options as to what prelim I will be doing this year but I will keep you all informed.
I thank you all for your continued love, support, and encouragement!
Grecia Montes D’Occa
From the Journal of Miss Gay Arizona America 2015, Nevaeh McKenzie