West Coast Gathering:
Miss CMEN Queen Contest
One of the more fun events of the week is the selection and crowning of Miss CMEN Queen.
Jay K (Miss Kiki) from Palm Springs, California won the title of Miss CMEN Queen 2022 at the West Coast Gathering. Jay performed This is Hawaii (Marlene Sai), a Hawaiian performance consisting of a Lipsync, a Hula Dance and singing Hawaii Aloha.
Isaac F from Riverside, California was named 1st runner up. Jeff C (Miss Ida Ho) from San Diego, was Mistress of Ceremonies once again. The Judging panel consisted of Miss CMEN Queen 2011 Steve M from Las Vegas, Miss CMEN Queen 2013 Drew S from San Diego, and Leo DR from Los Angeles.
Contestants dress in their “best dresses” and compete on stage while performing a talent number or a series of questions asked by the Mistress of Ceremonies. Personality and speaking ability are also part of the judging.
Although CMEN event are all nude events, participants who wish to express their more feminine side may elect to dress up for the afternoon social hour and for the evening Miss CMEN Queen contest.
Many outfits are shared items that are available to everyone at the Drag n’-Fly Boutique, allowing anyone interested the opportunity to compete in the contest.
For some, this is the first time to be dressed up in drag. Some believe it’s a way of both being gay and expressing a contempt for clothes in general. The contest also allows people who are otherwise too shy to be a part of the on-stage fun.
All registered gathering participants are eligible to compete in the Miss CMEN Queen contest, except for past crowned Miss CMEN Queens and professional drag queens.
Past Miss CMEN Queen Contests
- Miss CMEN Queen 2021 was Aldo D, from Portland, OR.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2019 was Eddie A. from Los Angeles, CA
- Miss CMEN Queen 2018 was Dave V. from Palm Springs, CA.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2017 was Mark J. from Palm Springs, CA.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2016 was Mo W. from Las Vegas, NV.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2015 was Todd S. from Polk City, FL.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2014 was Paul D. from San Diego, CA.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2013 was Drew S. from San Diego, CA.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2012 was Robert B. from Honolulu, Hawaii
- Miss CMEN Queen 2011 was Steve M. from Las Vegas, NV.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2009 was Friday D. from Honolulu, Hawaii.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2007 was Mike S. from Long Beach, CA.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2006 was DC B from San Francisco, CA.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2005 was Philip T. from Oklahoma City.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2004 was Paul from Nevada.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2003 was Richard from New Jersey.
- Miss CMEN Queen 2001 was Hayo from Los Angeles, CA.
Note: we are working to update the missing information on this page.
Other West Coast Gathering contests include Mr. CMEN Leather, Mr. Senior CMEN, and Mr. CMEN Bear.
Photography By: Jim Mc Donald, Rick B. and Kyle Y.
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