Hello USofA Subscribers!
The past week has been fantastic! I just got home from an amazing weekend in Ohio. Friday night, September 23 rd was final night of Miss Gay USofA at Large! Thank you, Jeremy Burnette for allowing me to be a part of your special entertainment for the evening and congratulations on an incredibly successful pageant! Ka’aliyah McKim Diamond, you were stunning as always! I’m so glad that I was able to be there for your Final Night! You have always been so kind and welcoming! Congratulation on your reign! You were spectacular all year and I can’t wait to see what you do next! Congratulations to your newly crowned Miss Gay USofA at Large, Sasha Lauren! Excellent job! Welcome to the USofA Court! Enjoy every second of your reign!
That same weekend I also had the pleasure of spending Saturday with one of my national promoters. Thank you, Devin Dame for an amazing day. Gage Gatlyn was in Florida so I did not get to see him but I hope he had a wonderful trip. I love you both!! While in Dayton I had the opportunity to visit Club Masque which will be the host venue of my step down on March 11, 2017! Potential contestants this is an amazing venue! The videos Devin and Gage have posted touring the bar do not do it justice. After seeing it myself, I’m even more excited about the move to Dayton, OH! Contestants you are going to love it!
Speaking of contestants, prelim season has begun! On Sunday, Sept 18th, we kicked off the prelim season with Mister Oklahoma USofA MI Classic at Club Majestic in Tulsa, OK. Promoters David Dees and Tamia St.
James put together an awesome prelim! It was a sentimental night for me because it was also my step down as Mister OK USofA MI Classic! We had three outstanding contestants and we now have our first two qualified contestants for Mister USofA MI Classic 2017! Congratulations to King Mykal Khrystian, Mister Oklahoma USofA MI Classic 2016 and his first alternate, Hurricane Savage! Club Majestic, as always, you had a fabulous crowd. Thank you all for coming out to support the Mister USofA MI and Mister USofA MI Classic divisions. Thank you, David and Tamia for your continued support!
The prelim season will continue to heat up in this month! We have Mister Georgia USofA MI and Mister Georgia USofA MI Classic on Oct 15th in Atlanta. Promoters are Owen McCord and Devin Liquor. Then, on Oct 21st we have Mister Arkansas USofA MI and Mister Arkansas USofA MI Classic. Promoters for Arkansas are Marco Del Gatto and Drew Samuelson. Potential contestants in need of information can contact me or the promoters directly. There was also a change to the prelim calendar. Mister Missouri USofA MI Classic was scheduled for Oct 1st, but has been moved to December 10th.
Craig Henderson, National Promoter for Mr. Gay USofA and Mr. Gay USofA at Large will be holding his national contests in Dallas Oct 17th- 20th! If you are in the Dallas area you do not want to miss this competition. Michael LaMasters and Kane Connors have had outstanding reigns! I am honored to have spent the first half of my reign with them! Congratulations “plates”! Enjoy the celebration of your reigns! I love you both my brothers!!
Currently looking ahead to November when Mister Texas USofA MI Classic will be held on the 11th in Dallas. Contact me or promoters Amie Bland and Alissa Ledoboer for additional information!
Until next month! #BelieveInTheBrotherhood #BelieveInTheSisterhood
Valention “Val” Rios
Mister USofA MI Classic