This month we are featuring Lucinda Holliday (Larry Moore), Miss Gay Arizona America 1994. This year we are celebrating Lucinda’s 20th anniversary. Lucinda Holliday, Tucson’s Queen of Comedy, has been entertaining across the state and country for over 20 years. Lucinda has play key parts within the Miss Gay Arizona America family which include, promoter of Miss Gay Tucson America, promoter of Miss Gay Arizona America and the official jeweler of the Miss Gay America pageant system. Larry is also a successful hair stylist and is the owner of Made for a Queen and Moore Jerky Please. Lucinda was the very first person to receive the Miss Gay Arizona America Lifetime Achievement Award. We are so very happy to learn a little more about this amazing person and entertainer.
And now from Lucinda’s Lips…
How many years did you compete for the title of Miss Gay Arizona America?
I ran for Miss Gay Tucson America 5 times and lost 5 times. That last year, I got Miss Gay Tucson America by default and ran for Miss Gay Arizona America. This was the only time I ever competed for Miss Gay Arizona America and won.
When you won Miss Gay Arizona America, what did you do for talent? What color did you wear for gown?
I did “These Boots are Made for Walking” by Nancy Sinatra. I wore a black evening gown with short hair. My favorite category was talent.
Tell me what you were thinking on stage prior to being announced as Miss Gay Arizona America.
I was thinking that I didn't care whether I won Miss Gay Arizona America or not because I was Miss Gay Tucson America and that's really what I always wanted to be.
Throughout your reign, who influenced you the most? Who was your greatest support?
The person that influenced me the most was Patti Le Plae Safe. She was Miss Gay America at the time and we forged a fantastic relationship during that year.
Throughout the year, what was one of your defining moments?
At Miss Gay America I received the Miss Congeniality award.
How has being Miss Gay Arizona America shaped your entertaining career?
Being Miss Gay Arizona America did not shape my entertainment career, to be honest, being a promoter actually helped forge my entertainment career.
What is the best thing about being a former?
The best part is the Sisterhood.
What advice would you give the 10 contestants competing to become Miss Gay Arizona America?
Give them hell and do exactly what you need to do for you. Don't let anyone else tell you what you should or should not do, but keep an open mind and ask for advice when needed…don't be a bitch.
What has having the title of Miss Gay Arizona America meant to you?
Being Miss Gay Arizona America 1994 means so much to me. I love the friendships that I have forged through this last 20 years. Being Miss Gay Arizona America is just icing on the cake.