Celebrity Host, Entertainers and Show Enhancements Announced for the 2012 Miss’d America Pageant Saturday, Jan. 21.Wednesday, October 19th, 2011
ATLANTIC CITY — Get ready for some top-notch pageantry and production enhancements at the upcoming 2012 Miss’d America Pageant.
At a press conference Wednesday, Oct. 19, Miss’d America Pageant officials, GLBT Alliance Board members, tourism officials, and others announced details for the 2012 Miss’d America Pageant, which will encompass an entire weekend, The official crowing will take place on Saturday, Jan. 21, starting 8pm at Boardwalk Hall.
It was also announced that Carson Kressley, host of his own upcoming makeover show on the Oprah Winfrey Network, contestant on ABC’s Dancing With The Stars, and Bravo’s Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, will once again serve as host, along with special guest star, Martha Wash (The Weather Girls – It’s Raining Men), a performance by American Idol’s Erika Schiff (starred in I Married A Mobster on the Investigation Discovery Channel), and the Melanie Rice Orchestra.
Mark Dahl, manager of LGBT nightlife for Resorts Atlantic City who has an extensive background in the theater community, will serve as writer and director. Miss’d America 2011 Kitty Hiccups (David Hyland) will be on hand for portions of the pageant.
“It is hard to believe how quickly this year is racing by, but as time ticks along we continue to open our hearts and minds to a new generation of social, charitable, and political advocates of our community so that we may one day share our passions and our talents to an audience with no boundaries,” says Hiccups (Hyland) in a release.
“I would personally like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to the ACCVA for the incredible support they have given me and the Miss’d America Pageant over the last nine months. Allowing me to be my authentic self assures me that you never once doubted that I could represent your fabulous city genuinely and whole-heartedly.” — photo by Lew Steiner