Bianka Van Kartier from the Virgin Islands,
Michelle of St. Vincent and the Grenadines,
Decembre Snowe of St. Lucia,
Detoxx Bústi-ae representing Jamaica,
Pattycake from Trinidad and Tobago,
Nailah Mancini of Dominican Republic,
Barbados’ Vanessa Soursop and Charley Marie who returns from the 2011 line – up as an Independent Contestant.
The line up is made up of Male Impersonators and a Trandgender entrant. This is the first year that the Virgin Islands and St. Vincent and the Grenadines are being represented at the pageant. Their participation is a boost to the event as it broadens its presence in the region. The organizers believe that the event has covered lots of ground since its inauguration and continues to help bridge the gap between the Gay and Heterosexual Communities. Details on the pageant can be obtained at www.gaycaribbeanpageant.com and by calling the event’s hotline: 1-347-692-9428. Tickets cost $30 in advance.
Here is our contestant for this year she seems confident and right. Detoxx Busti will represent Jamaica at the 2012 Gay Caribbean USA Pageant.
She started doing drag as a means of expressing herself in ways that she did not have the confidence to when dressed as a male. Detoxx Bústi-ae enjoys performing and uses her extra time to volunteer with various organizations including the Imperial Court of New York City.
Here are some more highlights: some other contestants and a fan pose for a pic
and the pagaent flyer
Let us support our girl this year especially since we are on a high from the Olympic successes and what seems to be an upturn for the footballers and other sporting exploits also bearing in mind our own Miss LGBT World is coming in November.
Good luck MISS JAMAICA!!!!!!!!!!! Detoxx Bústi-ae, let us also recall Jamaica placed third in the standings last year when Charlie Marie represented us well, Barbados won while Miss Dominican Republic came second.
UPDATE: WE placed third again this year, see