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NORTHAMPTON, Mass — On September 1st, 2012 the Northampton Center for the Arts will host the fourth annual Miss Trans New England Pageant from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Produced by Christa Hilfers the pageant allows transgender women to compete for a title that honors their beauty and their talents while recognizing them as both women and transgender.
“The Miss Trans New England Pageant empowers trans woman to achieve their personal and professional goals and provides a forum in which to express their opinion, talents and intelligence,” said Hilfers. “Many past winners of the Miss Trans New England Pageant have went on to achieve great things in their lives and continue to do activism in their communities.”
The contestants for the 2012 competition include; Aviva Romero of Everett, MA; Krystal Rash of Palmer, MA; Ariel Gibbs of Everett, MA; Treasure of Springfield, MA; Katrina McKinney of Stratford, CT; and Taina Lasweet of Boston, MA.
All contestants embrace a platform to which they will raise funds if chosen as Miss Trans New England 2012. The contestants will be judged on interview, evening wear, stage presentation as well as talent.
Miss Trans New England judges include: Toni Olin-Mignosa-Miss Trans New England 2010, Nikita Le Femme, Jennifer Blain, Trystan Dean, Savannah Rivers.
The newly crowned Miss Trans New England 2012 will win $500.00 in cash as well as prizes. There will be a special performance by Rolla Smile Withme.
In addition, a People’s Choice award category will take place. The People’s Choice Award category entails people donating a minimum of $2 placed into a contestant’s bucket. At the end of the night each contestant’s bucket is counted and the contestant with the highest amount of money wins half of all the money raised from this category.
Tickets for the event are $20.00 in advance or $25.00 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at Ultra Gal located at 114 Main Street in Northampton, MA or at Mystical Thrift Store located at 30 N Maple Street in Florence, MA.
The Pageant will be held at the Northampton Center for the Arts located at 17 Ne South St. in Northampton, Massachusetts.
Companies and/or organizations can sponsor the event too. For more information about sponsoring, contact Miss Trans New England 2012 Sponsorship Information page. For more information about the Miss Trans New England Pageant please visit www.misstransnewengland.com or email [email protected].