June 23, 2012
3rd Annual Divine Diva/Debonair Divo Tops $17k
On June 23rd, 2012 – The United Court of the Lone Star Empires’ 3rd Annual Divine Diva/Debonair Divo Contest partnered up with its beneficiary The Sharon St. Cyr fund and raised $17,100.00 in one night.
This Contest was hosted by Emperor 37 Marshall Styers and Crown Prince Royale 37 Craig Bolson. This contest has continually grown and become an event of the year for the UCLSE. This event could not be possible without the support of the Emperor and Empress Councils along with the Membership of the UCLSE who worked tirelessly throughout the event. Many thanks go out to the entire Dallas Community as well. The event was held at our Sponsor bar the Dallas Eagle, whose staff and management have supported the UCLSE throughout the years. Many thanks go to them for all of their support. Eight contestants 4 male and 4 female threw in their bid for the title of Divine Diva/Debonair Divo 2012. This contest is a bought title and the contestants were raising money way ahead of the contest. The female contestants were Pinky Daniels Scott, Ana Conda, Keri Lynn Summers (Emeritus Diva 2012) and Messy Panocha. The male contestants were Larry Carter, Mickey Hightower (Emeritus Divo 2010), Louis Kenmar and Jeffrey Payne.
Throughout the night they battled for their titles – each contestant received a CD with 20 songs to learn two weeks before the contest. When they were up to perform they had no idea what song would be played, however, needed to know the song. There were 7 judges from round two on: Malcolm Styers, Empress 23 Donna Dumae, Mike Faulk, Robert Ramsden, LeAnn Cheney, Emperor 34 Ricky Matlock and Empress 37 Lips LaRue.
The contest was emceed by Emperor 28 of Nebraska Gary Allinger, who kept the event moving. Guest entertainers: Emperor 10 of Austin Gregg Dodson, Empress 10 of Austin Gigi La Rouge, and TJ – bartender at the Dallas Eagle who sang live. We had guests from Waco in the house. Clubs present were: Dallas Bears, SLUTS, Leather Knights, The DFW Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Firedancers, DC Corp., and TGRA.
Winners were: Divine Diva 2012 = Messy Panocha, runner-up Keri Lynn Summers (Emeritus Diva 2010). Debonair Divo 2012 = Jeffrey Payne, runner-up Louis Kenmar.
When the total of $17,100.00 was announced, the crowd was so quiet for a moment you could have heard a pin drop – then – the shouts of celebration could be heard all over the bar. Marshall and Craig were especially surprised and excited. They want to welcome everyone back next year. How will they top this year?? With the help of all of you.