Updated: Aug 26, 2018
Nevada Gay Rodeo's Annual Closet Ball competition is always the most fabulous show in town. We all know that DIVAS love to be spoiled and the competitors, the Nevada Gay Rodeo, and our 2018 beneficiaries are ever-appreciative of your tips and your attendance!
For one night only, contestants who hadn't performed Drag in over one year, were paired off with experienced Drag Mentors to undergo an utterly fierce transformation in under one hour, and compete against one another for the title of MzTer and Miss Closet Ball 2018!
This annual Gender Bender contest raises funds, awareness, and eyebrows for Nevada Gay Rodeo, BigHorn Rodeo and charitable organizations within our community. This year's beneficiaries are the Holy Order's Sin City Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Inc's - Sisters Aids Drug Assistance Program (SADAP), The Center's Youth Programs, and Heaven Can Wait - Animal Society.
Our two competitors stepped up to the stage ready to wow you with their dedication to learning drag and lip sync. Judges and audience cast their votes for talent, ability, showmanship, and fundraising.
Our competitors were Beaux CarMichael aka Brenda Alday , and Mangelina aka Joshua Gunter-Shields.
Hosted by Taylor Trash.
Performances by Samantha Wayves, Falinda Bush, Taylor Trash, David Heckman, and Koko Wayves.
Please help us thank this year's winners, MzTer Closet Ball 2018, Beaux CarMichael and Miss Closet Ball 2018, Mangelina.
Judges included the amazing Keyska Diva and Samantha Wayves.
The Nevada Gay Rodeo is an all-volunteer, non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to preserving the western lifestyle and producing gay rodeos with a commitment to raise funds for charitable organizations within our community . Over the years, NGRA has raised many thousands of dollars for local charities.
We hope you will join us next year as an attendee or as a competitor.
We give a huge THANK YOU to The Phoenix Bar & Lounge for allowing us the opportunity to host this event at their wonderful and fun establishment.