Ever been in a room full of shrieking gay men and muscular dudes sporting barely-there red Speedos? Every Saturday? Well, get ready to take it to a whole new level when the 2011 U.S. Mr. Gay Competition strides into Philadelphia at 9 p.m. Tonnight Saturday, November 13th at the city’s thumping Voyeur nightclub.
You already know that Philly is one of the most popular destinations for LGBT travelers, and I’m willing to bet that a stageful of American’s next top hotties in swimsuits will only further this notion. I’d even wager that Philly’s set to assume the title of the gay capitol of the United States after the weekend of November 13th! Let that Philadelphia freedom ring out loud!
As you might expect, the U.S. Mr. Gay contest is a sexy all-male version of a traditional beauty pageant, and, like those ladies who win Trump’s Miss USA contest move on to the big global pageant stage, the winning U.S. Mr. Gay will go on to compete for the International Mr. Gay title.
The event will be stocked-full of celebrity judges, including: Gossip columnist, Michael Musto, celeb stylist and reality TV star, David Evangelista, four-time Emmy-award winning TV producer, Terence Noonan, Paper Magazine’s style guru Mickey Boardman, and hosting the event will be Sirius OutQ radio star, Frank DeCaro and drag personality, Brittany Lynn.
“Each judge is incredibly accomplished,they know how to recognize talent, and they understand what separates ‘good’ contestants from the very ‘best,’ said Bruce Yelk, president and owner of Nightlifegay.com, which is producing the event.
Mr. Gay USA meet-and-greet, Q Lounge, 1234 Locust St., 8 tonight, $10, 215-732-1800, www.qphilly.com. Competition, Voyeur, 1221 St. James St., 9 p.m. tomorrow (meet-and-greet, 8 p.m.), $10, 215-735-5772, www.voyeurnightclub.com.