Grand Marquise pagent set for March 25 at Play


From Inside Out Nashville Staff Reports

The national Miss Grand Marquise Pageant will be held Sunday, March 25 at Play Dance Bar.

Co-Hostesses for the evening festivities include new Play Mate Carmella Marcella Garcia and popular Connection cast member Kourtney Wells, along with entertainers including reigning Miss Grand Marquise 2006 Austria Andrews, the current reigning Miss Gay Tennessee USofA and Miss Grand Marquise 2004 Dominique Shappelle and the beautiful Playmate Chyna.

Contestants from all over the country will gather to compete for the title of Miss Grand Marquise 2007, first runner up, and second runner up. The title winner will not only be crowned with a signature marquise crown and scepter, she will also win $500 in cash, jewelry valued at $300 and a signature marquise award.

Category awards will be presented for the four categories on which contestants will be judged. These categories and their respective scoring percentages are: Presentation (20 %), Talent (30%), Elegant Evening Wear (40%), and Question and Answer (10%).

The fourth Annual Miss Grand Marquise Pageant is the brainchild of Bud East and Joey Brown, who envisioned a national pageant that would focus on the beauty and grace of the entertainer, with less of an emphasis placed on the talent categories.

“The highest scored category is elegant evening wear,” East explained. “We’re revitalizing a pageantry system that is based on the fundamental concepts of elegance and beauty.”

Plan on attending this elegant evening filled with glitz, glamour and some of your favorite entertainers, as some of the finest talent compete for this elite title.

More information can be obtained from East, who can be reached at (615) 977-4830, or by email at [email protected].