Hello Arkansas & welcome to the next edition of DeMarco’s Diaries! 


First of all, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and that your holiday season is off to a great start!

During the months of October & November I had the honor to work with Jason and Jennie Miller, the Co-Founder and producer of Bentonville Follies. With the help of many talented entertainers (and too many others to count) we were able to raise over $104,000! This nonprofit organization raised this money for the Arkansas Crisis Center. This center, a nonprofit as well, is a great source of assistance for our community. They help anyone in any type of crisis and they are combating Arkansas’ rising suicide rate! The crisis center is a great resource and is available for anyone in need of help. If you or anyone you know needs this service, you can reach them at 888-274-7472. 

I also want to say how proud I am to be a part of such an amazing community. Northwest Arkansas Equality, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Prizm Takeover, Bentonville Follies, Arkansas Crisis Center, Transgender Equality Network, & PFLAG of Northwest Arkansas put together a Friendsgiving dinner that served over 300 people! That is in addition to Jamie Wilson (C4 Nightclub), Lex Ly (Ink Therapy) and Melissa Broyles Langley who also sponsored a Friendsgiving where over 200 people were served. It really is spectacular to see our community coming together!

As we prepare to wrap up 2019, and move forward into 2020, I want to remind you that the preliminaries for Miss Gay Arkansas America are just around the corner; I hope you are just as excited as I am!  Keep an eye open as preliminary dates will be released in January. I encourage you to start getting ready now so that you have plenty of time to decide where you want to compete and make any necessary preparations. If you need any help or have any questions, feel free to reach out as I am more than happy to help in any way I can.


Finally, we are excited to announce that workshops will be coming soon! In these workshops we will provide anything and everything to prepare you for competition in the Miss Gay Arkansas America system. You will learn modeling techniques, how to choose the right gown & accessories, interview techniques, and receive tips on how to select a talent that is right for you. I'm excited for these workshops and believe they will help you prepare for any pageant, so stay tuned for updates.


I hope no matter which holiday you may be celebrating this season that it’s filled with happiness and love! Until next time…

Happy Holidays,


Iman DeMarco
Miss Gay Arkansas America 2019