(Miss Gay Tagbilaran Boho, an island in the Philippinesl)
To bee or not to bees dat is the question!
Olah !!! Gud Evening Ladies and Gentlemen …
This stunning 18 year old girl infront of you is Maria Isabelle Dakug Velat representing the sitio of Tagbilaran, and the choclet hells of Bohol!
Maajong gabei dungog!
Gay Beauty Pageants ….. From the lowly puroks, sitios, barangays, municipalities, cities and provices comes Philippines next tourist attraction.
Like the effervescent karaoke, MG (Miss Gay) has been a very big part of the Filipino psyche and culture, and not just among the gay guys!
Along with the mainstream beauty contests, gay beautycon is a usual source of fun (heaps of comedy), entertainment and this somehow created fanatic following mainly among the gay guys, young or old …
For a young gay guy, joining a beauty contest is like a big debut- an event towards becoming a “true blue girla-gay-guy! The ultimate expression! Full of magic and excitement, and comedy! Being one with these amazingly glamazons of the puroks and achieving that young dream of becoming a princess or a queen!
Being crowned the Queen of the Papaya Tree 2005 or Miss Funny Carnival of Gumaok, or just even getting the Miss Friendship Award. The Gay Beauty Pageant – is that great qualifier!
There is that unexplainable joy or euphoria achieved by becoming the best (or worst?) version of your femininity, gaiety or deity.
Or maybe the ultimate expression or freedom of being your true beautiful self. The essence of a Filipino Gay Guy expressed in gay beauty contests.
It is thus a common interest that somehow marks and bonds the Filipino gay guys. Apparently, there are so many gay filipinos that tend to be the girly type than what they call straight-acting (which is common in other western countries…)
There is really nothing substantial compiled or written about this phenomenon in the web. No books written ( I have not seen one). There are resources and other forums in the website that talks about beauty pageants and a lot of you-tubes here and there, but there is nothing organized even in the national or bigger contests like Miss Amazing Philippines, Super Sireyna or the Miss Gay Philippines.
Just recently, an indi film was produced by gay guys to dramatize and present lives of serial gay beauty contestants. Note that a lot of gay guys become addicted professional contestants and they travel by bus, jeepneys and seas to participate in neighboring provinces beauty contests. Please click on this – - -> The Thank you Girls.
I am trying to gather all these resources into one single spot (which I will update as needed) and if you could help or direct me to other sites or links then it would be much appreciated, as this would be an important contribution towards humanity (this project). You can also add your experiences (foreigners welcome), if you have joined beauty cons in the past and even share your photos :)
Mabuhay ang mga Bakla !!!
MISS GAY IN YOU TUBES (click on the links to see the videos)
Miss Gay Philippines - According to forums, this is started in 1980s by Chito Alcid (?). The first Miss Gay Philippines crown was won by Maria Christina Canlas and Glenda Martin was her 1st runner up. The next year, it was won by a Barbara Perez look alike. The other early title holders were Bo Magat and Patricia Hilario who was also chosen one of the Philippines’s 5 prettiest gays in 1982.
Also read this link – - > MISS GAY PHILIPPINES 2008
Miss Amazing Beauties - This is the current national contest for transvestite. The winners represent the country to Thailands’ Miss Queen International pageant. Miss Amazing Beauty 2006.
Super Sireyna - is a national gay contest which is shown in television.
CITIES, PROVINCES, REGIONAL
Miss Gay Universe Luneta Park - photos of contestants!
Miss Gay General Santos 2007 - a gay city contest in General Santos City, Mindanao.
Miss Gay University 2008 – Ateneo de Davao - a gay beauty contest participated mostly by Ateneo de Davao highschool students.
Miss Gay Santa Maria – Cebu – a gay beauty contest in Cebu.
Miss Gay Davao - a gaybeaucon in Davao City
Miss Gay Mandaue – Carnival Queen
SITIO, PUROKS, BARANGAYS, TOWNS
Miss Gay Barangay - a gay beauty contest in one of the barangays. The costumes and the stage is just amazing!
Miss Gay Tondo - Amazing yellow gowns! Lovely girls.
Miss Gay Bicutan/Taguguinos - lovely girls in white bikinis.
Miss Gay Reyna ng Ikatlong Lahi - a hilarious contest attended by more than 30 young candidates. Very typical of the barangay beauty contests.
Miss Gay Biliran Island - beautiful girls, sexy legs!
Miss Gay Naval - amazing costumes, all with wings and feathers! Probably held in one of the towns in Cebu where there are a lot of competitive gay guys.
Miss Gay Universe Melbourne - a gay beauty contest in Melbourne in 2008
Miss Gay Philippines Europe
1. A Foreigner’s experience about a Provincial Gay Beauty Contest – MISS GAY.
2. Pageant Culture
3. Why are we so obssessed with Beauty Contests – Missossology.
4. Miss Gay Philippines 2008 – Blog.
5. MISS GAY INTERNATIONAL