GULFPORT, FLORIDA: Gulfport is seeking its next Gecko Queen, to be crowned at the 2022 Gecko Ball on August 27th at the Casino Ballroom. The Gecko Queen represents the spirit of Gulfport — positive vibes, good energy, open-hearted, and a smiling face that reflects his or her love for the city throughout the year at events like the Gecko Fest and Gecko Crawl, St. Pete Pride Parade, and Gulfport July 4th Parade, to name a few.
Interested Gulfport residents 21 years and older, of any gender, who enjoy the spotlight and have a positive message to share with the community are encouraged to submit a video application, photos or a letter highlighting their desire to be Gecko Queen and their love for Gulfport. Those seeking the role should be as creative as possible with their auditions, showing the selection committee what sets them apart amongst a field of would-be Queens.
Bids are due by July 31st and accepted via email at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Gecko Ball Committee will make the final decision based on recommendations of past queens and the winner will be notified in early August. After that, it’s up to the new Queen to select a royal court and prepare a short performance or presentation for the coronation at the Gecko Ball on August 27th, 2022. Additionally, the Queen’s costume should reflect this year’s theme, “Gecko Game Night,” which celebrates the countless colorful characters of board and other games.
Applications and more information: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
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(Photo credit: Reigning Gecko Queen Elizabeth Hendricks, courtesy of the Gabber Newspaper and photographer Larry Busby)