The newly crowned Miss Gay North Carolina 2008 Victoria Parker (center) with
Miss Gay America 2008 Mikaila Kay and Miss Gay North Carolina America 2007 Coti Collins.
In a packed house at Scorpio nightclub in Charlotte, Victoria Parker took the crown as the next Miss Gay North Carolina America on Aug. 24.
Presented by VON Entertainment, contestants competed for the title and the chance to go to the next Miss Gay America pageant in St. Louis, Mo., in October. The contest included Solo Talent, Evening Gown, On-Stage Question and General Talent competitions.
The first runner-up in the contest was Shana Nicole, followed by second runner-up Amanda Blake. Angela Lopez placed as third runner-up.
The panel of judges included Tyler Kole, Blair Williams, Darlene Duncun, John Noel, Jena Burgin and Mistresses of Ceremonies Lauren Colby and Tiffany Bonet. Miss Gay America 2008 Mikaila Kay and Miss Gay North Carolina America 2007 Coti Collins were present.