Press of Atlantic City: A Pageant That's Proud to Be a Drag: Carson Kressley returns to host Miss'd America Pageant in Atlantic City

January 19th, 2012

Press of Atlantic City
January 18, 2012
By ROBERT DiGIACOMO


Carson Kressley didn’t hesitate when asked to reprise his role as host of the Miss’d America Pageant:

“Once you get a taste of that city of wicked delight, you don’t want to stay away for too long,” he says.

The former star of Bravo’s “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” also is happy to take part in the campy event, which is being held 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21, at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. A benefit for the Greater Atlantic City GLBT Alliance and the Schultz-Hill Scholarship Foundation, Miss’d America will feature a field of 14 drag queens vying for the coveted title.

This year’s Miss’d America is being accompanied by a weekend of parties and special events at Harrah’s Resort and Resorts Casino Hotel.

“It’s for a great cause, and it’s also really fun,” Kressley says.

Miss’d America got its start in 1991 as a drag alternative to the real Miss America Pageant, which was still being presented in Atlantic City. Although Miss America is now held in Las Vegas, the unofficial spinoff still reigns over its longtime home, Boardwalk Hall.

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