Diversity News: Pair of Openly Gay Contestants Competing in Miss California Contest

Posted by on Jan 09, 2012 at 10:46 am

We’ve got no problem with allowing open lesbians into the Miss California pageant. But we’ve got some qualms about one of them. She’s not exactly a looker, if you know what I mean.

Amid the photographs of beauty contestants competing in Miss California USA this weekend are those of two young women who are making history.

Jenelle Hutcherson, 26, of Long Beach and Mollie Thomas, 19, of West Hollywood are the first openly gay contestants in the 60-year history of the state pageant, whose winner will go on to compete in Miss USA, the national pageant.

“That Miss California crown would sure look nice atop the ‘hawk,” Hutcherson said, referring to her Mohawk hairstyle.

And Thomas wrote Friday on her Facebook fan page, “Interview, check! All-day rehearsal in five-inch heels, ouch! Bring it on.”

More than 400 women are vying for the title of Miss California USA and Miss California Teen USA, compared with 378 participants from last year, organizers say.

The state pageant “will emphasize individuality and push the envelope even further,” Keith Lewis, co-executive of the contest, said in a statement. “This year’s event will be bigger and reflect the progressive attitudes of the contestants.”

And that apparently what it will be all about, their “progressive” attitudes. Forget anything else, it’s all about the agenda.

Frankly, Hutcherson is quite a longshot. Just saying.


Thomas, on the other hand, offers a lot more to the beauty portion of the contest. If the gay agenda is going to be the focus, she may be the eventual winner.

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4 Responses to “Diversity News: Pair of Openly Gay Contestants Competing in Miss California Contest”

  1. Mike James on 9/09/12 at 5:13 pm

    Dear Gay People–

    If the public statements you make, which I take as the reason for Jenelle Hutcherson’s entrance into the Miss California pageant, amount to no more than an upraised middle finger to the straight world, why then of course no one’s going to like you.

    Hope this helps.

  2. John Egel on 11/11/12 at 6:54 pm

    Isn’t a 26 year-old shacking up with a 19 year-old considered inappropriate in some circles?