the easiest, and yet, most difficult things, as Miss Gay America,
at all of my preliminaries, was to feel the passion of each
contestant, because I knew how they felt. Therefore, I tried
to make such a connection with them to let them know I was
once there and they could be where I am today. All it takes
is determination and the ability to have an open mind and
accept constructive criticism.
people say the year would fly by, mine really didn’t.
I took in every moment, trying to appreciate every occasion,
reflecting on the nine years I competed. I did so much, traveled
and performed at so many places and met so many people that
it seems like I really stretched the year and made the most
always believed that everything happens for a reason and when
God feels it is the right time. Each year I stood on stage
seeing someone else being crowned, and I knew it just wasn’t
my time. I’m very glad it happened when it did, because
I am a different person now and would not have been able to
begin to thank everyone who guided, encouraged, supported
and simply gave their love to me throughout these past nine
years. However, I do want you each to know that I couldn’t
have done this without you and thought about all of you every
time I wore the crown so proudly.
the most difficult, and yet most proud, jobs is to be the
husband of Miss Gay America. For eight years Chris and I have
spent our lives together and he never once tried to talk me
out of competing, yet simply gave constant encouragement and
love. It takes a strong relationship to endure a year of endless
traveling and so much time apart. I love you Chris so much
and thank you for your constant love and support.