WOW! California Entertainer of the Year 2010, the first California EOY pageant, was amazing! The contestants were absolutely gorgeous and they all brought mindblowing talents, gowns and attitudes to the stage. The event benefitted The Matthew Shepard Foundation, and I was privileged to present a check on behalf of the pageant for an estimated $15,000 to them at the end of the night.
Shangela took top honors, with superstar Chad Michaels as 1st Alternate. It was so close between them, I think I scored both almost perfect in every category.
As a former Tennessee EOY and with a Nationals Top 5 placement alongside two other EOY prelim titles, I was honored to be asked to judge by the gorgeous Executive Director Erin White (an experienced pageant girl herself in the non-drag/trans pageant arena) and Ron Davis, alongside 2008 EOY winner Nina West, National Title Holder Alyssa Edwards, Singer, Dancer & Actress Aubrey O’Day, American model and television personality Holly Madison & Bridget Marquardt, Co-Director of Miss California USA Shanna Moakler and the producer of Logo TV’s Rupaul’s Drag Race Matthew Rose. The event was hosted by dear Cal-pal Alec Mapa.
I was seated in the middle, next to Nina West , who was an absolute delight, and we laughed and chatted all night. I hope to visit her and perhaps do a show in her area soon. Shanna Moakler was on the other side of me, and we had a great time talking and laughing, too. My dear friend Alec Mapa was sitting beside me when not onstage hosting, and I got to chat with Hugh Hefner’s “Girls Next Door” Bridget Marquardt and Holly Madison as we shared gasps and smiles at the amazing onstage sights.
You can up the donation to The Matthew Shepard Foundation by grabbing yourself some of the amazing autographed celebrity high heel shoes (and sneakers) over at the Heel Hate auction. Shoes from celebs such as Ellen Degeneres, Jennifer Aniston, Salma Hayek, Tiffany (including DINNER!), Paula Deen, Michael Kors/GLEE, Louboutin, Shania Twain, Rose McGowan, JOAN COLLINS (OMG), Judith Light, Rebecca Romijn, Marcia Cross, Deborah Gibson and MORE!
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