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OUTtv’s Hilarious New Competition Series ‘GoGo For the Gold’ Episode 1 Recap

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Go-Go For The Gold's Host & Judges

Everyone’s favorite Hey Qween host Jonny McGovern and his bestie, GoGo veteran Greg McKeon are on the hunt for America’s next champion GoGo superstar star in OUTtv’s hilarious new competition series, GoGo For the Gold.

“The queer community has spent the last decade celebrating the queens on Drag Race, but the other stars of the gay club are the GoGo boys,” says McGovern.  “They, too, serve the looks with tons of personality and style and they never hold back on the drama. We’re crowning America’s #1 champion GoGo superstar star … and the competition will be fierce!”

GoGo For the Gold co-creators McGovern and McKeon have assembled a diverse cast of GoGos that encompass a wide range of body types from traditional masculine hunks to thick ‘n juicy bears, smooth twinks and even femme dancers who serve it up in heels.  One of the contestants is a trans man.  All are competing for a $10k cash prize.

To win, they must undergo a series of challenges that comprise the many facets of being a champion GoGo.  Being a skillful dancer is pivotal, of course, but GoGo boys are also influencers, fashion models, and nightlife representatives.   As contestants on GoGo For the Gold, their journey will be packed with humor, dramatic twists, and tongue-in-cheek fun.  There may even be some tears shed along the way.

Judging the boys will be the “GoGo Gods,” headed by supreme GoGo veteran Greg McKeon along with JoJo Guadz, Teddy Bear, and Adrian Hart.  Each judge scores based on four important criteria:  Fantasy, Body, Dance and Individuality. One or more GoGos are eliminated each week until the final strip down when GOGO FOR THE GOLD crowns its STUD — super talented underwear dancer — and officially proclaims him as ‘America’s #1 Champion GoGo Superstar Star ’.

We are then introduced to the 12 Go-Go boys competing for the title and Jonny tells us that they will have a dance-off, where they will have one song to show the judges why they are special, before the judges decide the bottom 4 who will all go home. After the dance off the bottom 4 are: Paulo, Gamma, Beef and Zaddy. It was a pleasure to sit down with each of them for these exclusive Hotspots interviews:

Paulo

Paulo

At what age did you know you were Trans and when did you start transitioning?

I knew I was trans at the age of 18 after I went to my first gay youth conference after graduating High School. I didn’t start my transitioning until I was 24 due to my unsafe surroundings. Once I moved to a place where I had support, I knew I would be ok to start the transition.

For starting in your 20’s, there is nothing feminine about you. How did you accomplish that?

From the age of 20 I started bodybuilding, and I think 4 years of changing my physique gave me an advantage once I start hormone therapy. It all fell into place the way it should have!

How long have you been Go-Go dancing and how did you get into it?

I started Go-Go dancing when I lived in Florida 2 years post transitioning, around the age of 26. My friend, Alexis DeLaMar, helped me at the Suncoast Resort and then I got invited to all the other bars she worked at. Once I moved to San Diego I applied at the bars, and everyone started hiring me. I recently moved to Chicago, and I will start up again.

How did you pick your Go-Go Boy name?

Oh god, I consider myself a mystical creature because everyone thinks I am lying when I tell them I am trans. Muscle and body building has always been my Genre so Mystical Muscle seemed right.

Do you have a move you are famous for or anything you are famous for?

Honestly the thing that people like the most is my leather looks. Leather Jocks seem to be the most popular.

How excited were you when you found out you had been chosen for the inaugural season of “Go-Go For the Gold?”

When Johnny hit me up, I was super excited. I thought it would be a great impact for the Trans community.

Now that you have been eliminated, who do you want to win and why?

Honestly its between AJ and Brant as they both had great energy. Brannt would break the boundaries, so I may be rooting for him a drop more. But they are both beautiful souls.

What does the future hold for you?

I am enlisting in the navy soon, and I am currently working on a Navy base. However, I will always be Go-Go (ing) on the side.

For more information on Paulo, follow him on Instagram.com/FTMuscle

Gama

Gama

How long have you been Go-Go dancing and how did you get into it?

I Go-Go danced for about 6 years and I stopped in 2017. I started back in college when I was broke, and wild. I needed the extra cash, but I was skeptical. However, I enjoyed it and kept going.

How did you pick your Go-Go Boy name?

It’s my actual name that everyone calls me since I was a little kid. My real name is Gamaliel, and everyone just calls me Gamma.

Do you have a move you are famous for or anything you are famous for?

No Not really, but my style is being myself.

How excited were you when you found out you had been chosen for the inaugural season of “Go-Go For the Gold?”

Honestly it was mixed emotions, but since I had worked with Johnny before it got me more excited.

Now that you have been eliminated, who do you want to win and why?

Every guy in there deserves to win as they are all talented and great human beings. But I was only on the show briefly so it’s hard for me to pick a winner.

What does the future hold for you?

I don’t even know; I am just going with the flow. I just live life and enjoy my family and friends.

For more information on Gamma, follow him on Instagram.com/GammaBaez

Tony DeSantiago (Beef Bearrito) 
Tony DeSantiago (Beef Bearrito) 

How long have you been Go-Go dancing and how did you get into it?

I have been go-go dancing for 6 years and I got into it as my ex-boyfriend was a GoGo and he wanted me to pursue it.

How did you pick your Go-Go Boy name?

My name comes from me loving burritos and me having a lot of beef on me. I wanted to choose a name that represented me and make me laugh…oh yeah and something to make people want to eat me.

Do you have a move you are famous for or anything you are famous for?

Yes, I have a move its an upside-down ass twerk where I put my feet up against the wall and I shake my ass and let it rip.

How excited were you when you found out you had been chosen for the inaugural season of “Go-Go For the Gold?”

I was so excited I immediately got on a face time call with 7 friends and did a costume party to see what I was going to wear on the show.

Now that you have been eliminated, who do you want to win and why?

I really want Rico to win as I feel he is the best dancer and has a great personality and when you combine that with his looks he came to slay!

What does the future hold for you?

Its only just beginning! I have so many things I want to do now as this experience has opened so many more doors for me.

For more information: Instagram.com/thebeefbearrito

Zaddy

Zaddy

How long have you been Go-Go dancing and how did you get into it?

I have been Go-Go dancing for 12 years, as I started when I was 18. It’s a job I love, and I got into it as there was a local pizzeria that was starting a gay night that needed Go-Go’s, and I loved it and started working all over Go-Go dancing. I moved to LA about a year ago and my career has been skyrocketing. I am so glad I have this opportunity to do what I love.

How did you pick your Go-Go Boy name?

The name Zaddy was an alias I went by on social media, and it picked up popularity and it stuck with me.

Do you have a move you are famous for or anything you are famous for?

My signature dance is the Zaddy meat shuffle. When you see it you will know what it is!

How excited were you when you found out you had been chosen for the inaugural season of “Go-Go For the Gold?”

I was thrilled as it felt like a dream come true beyond words. I shed a couple tears of joy and my family, who fully accepts me, were also super excited.

Now that you have been eliminated, who do you want to win and why?

I want Ken to win, as he has a heart of gold, and his dance moves are on point. He always puts on a good show and is super professional and has such good energy.

What does the future hold for you?

I would like to have my own night at a bar and maybe have my own group of Go-Go dancing boys. I would also like to do a Zaddy Underwear line.

Is there anything I didn’t ask you that you want to talk about?

Yes, I hope people get to see that anyone can be a Go-Go dancer. You don’t have to have a specific body type as we all serve our own flavors. I am a body positive person and I see sexy in every body type.

For more information on Zaddy, follow him on Instagram.com/GoGoZaddy

For more information on GOGO FOR THE GOLD, visit OUTtv.com

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