Updated: Aug 21, 2021
Drag Confidential has learned that there are some discrepancies in the scores for Mr. Gay America 2021. Following, the national contestant that was held over 3 days in Las Vegas, Nevada the score sheets were posted on the official Mr. Gay America website (mrgayamerica.net) and remain as of present time. The score sheets that have been posted do not match the announcements that were made for Group Category winners on final night.
Let us explain:
In Group 1, the winner in Interview was Contestant 10 Fa’Shay B Ross with a score of 742 instead it was announced that Contestant 3 Leo Luv D’Mor was the winner with a score of 623.
In Group 2, the winner in Interview was Contestant 12 Michael Lynn with a score of 721 instead it was announced that Contestant 18 Alix Garza was the winner with a score of 591.
In Group 3, the winner in Interview was Contestant 28 Cesar Ayala with a score of 750 instead it was announced that Contestant 29 Christopher Iman was the winner with a score of 718.
In Group 1, the winner of Red Carpet was Contestant 4 KD Wang with a score of 720 instead it was announced that Contestant 5 Johnny B was the winner with a score of 650.
In Group 2, the winner of Red Carpet was Contestant 12 Michael Lynn with a score of 714 instead it was announced that Contestant 17 Mykyl Knight-Addams Iman was the winner with a score of 709
Preliminary Night Score Sheets as followed:
During registration the owner and now Forever Mr. Gay America Simba R. Hall discussed with the contestants that this would be a fair contest, but that mistakes were bound to happen and to charge it to his head not his heart. A total of 38 contestants registered during registration and by the end of final night a total of 40 contestants competed.
The mistakes were clear to the contestants as several technical issues took place during preliminary night of competition with Presentation Videos not playing for some presentations for the contestants but were playing for others without a glitch. During Final Night of competition, Contestant 37 Ricardo LaReese wrong final night talent music was played in which the contestant performed the talent but later advised contest director Neaundre Bonet of the issue. The issue was quickly dealt with, and it was announced that Contestant 37 Ricardo LaReese would get the opportunity to re-do his talent for the judges. This caused a 55-minute stoppage in the competition leaving the host and audience members dumfounded as to what was taking so long.
There was no tech rehearsals given to any contestants as it was previously mentioned to the contestants for preliminary night talents and were told that lighting cue's and such would only be for Final Night as the contestant had to present their preliminary night talent with a basic lighting. During final night rehearsals no tech was given as contestants were only given 1-2 minutes to block their final night talents.
Contest Director Neaundre Bonet has been communicating with the contestant via a Social Media Group and has informed the contestants of the following:
“We DID in fact find some errors in the spreadsheet. We know this will affect something somewhere, but we don’t know where. We will need more time to go thru this process yet again to find out. We will not ignore that mistakes that were made event if they were made by a computer. At the same time, we have to really keep checking to make sure that human error does not come into play while trying to correct it. Regardless, rest assured we will be honest and forthright about what is found, we will also address any discrepancies PUBLICLY so this does not feel like a shady dealings. Anyone who is affected will be contacted directly first, before the group is addressed. Please allow us another 24-48 hours to work thru this and get back to you guys. Thank you guys”
As of press time the contestants have yet to receive any critique sheets or final scores besides what has been posted on the official Mr. Gay America website leaving the contestants confused as to when they shall receive this information.
No official announcement has been made by the National Office nor the owner of the contest besides in a private message to the contestants.
So, who was in the Top 10? What scores are correct? and what will the national office do to fix the mistakes that were made for the over 40 contestants that paid their money, time and effort to compete. Those answers have yet to be answered.