The Social event of the season returns, as the 49th Anniversary of the Miss Florida F.I. Pageantry System returns on Sunday and Monday, October 3 and 4th at the beautiful “Crystal Ballroom” at The Venue/The Manor Fort Lauderdale (2345 Wilton Drive). On Sunday October 3 it will be three pageants in one night with Miss Florida F.I. At Large, Mr. Florida M.E. and Miss Florida F.I. Supreme pageants. Then on Monday October 4th is The Miss Florida F.I. pageant. The pageantry system attracts some of the top named female impersonators, and Movie, TV and Fashion stars from across the USofA and beyond.
In the past Miss Florida F.I. had celebrity judges including KC and Sunshine Band, Boy George, and Sylvester.
Many pageant systems have started since, they have followed the lead of Miss Florida F.I. Although Miss Florida F.I. is recognized as one of the top 5 national pageants.
Former winners have gone onto great careers in TV, movies, and coveted lead roles in shows and cabarets including Las Vegas and P-Town, and have traveled not only across the state of Florida but around the world.
The host hotel is, once again, the Gallery One Doubletree Suites by Hilton Hotel (2670 E Sunrise Blvd, Fort Lauderdale), and is offering reduced rates with the code by mentioning “Miss Florida F.I.”
The owners who plan to uphold the vision of original owners Keith Landon and Rene Rodriguez include:
Alyson Thomas, a seasoned professional in the art form of female impersonation herself for over 40 years, brings professionalism, style, stability, and experience to the pageant. She is also known throughout the country as a leading promoter and supporter to many who have gone on to become national title holders and a coach to newcomers. Well respected by everyone in the art form, a hands on owner with an eye for detail, coupled with personality, hospitality and vision.
Scott Holland, whose knowledge and experience in the Florida market includes: media and editorial experience, judge to many pageantry systems, a pageant coordinator, public relations, professionalism, and a love for entertainment that cannot be touched.
Gary Santis who has been involved with the pageant for many years and is instrumental in keeping the history of the system alive. He brings decades of hands-on working knowledge of the system, and the experience that’s makes Miss Florida F.I. rich in history, and memories. Gary continues to create amazing sets, outrageous productions, state of the art sound and lighting, encompassing a show and a night of entertainment not to be missed.
The Miss Florida F.I. pageantry system will take place on Sunday and Monday, October 3 and 4 at the beautiful “The Venue” in Fort Lauderdale with doors opening each night at 7pm and pageant starting at 8pm. To purchase tickets go to MissFloridaFIPageant.com. For more information call Scott at 954-478-4587.