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The leitmotif of Miss Gay Arizona 2012 is Turn Back Time (or, as Cher would belt, "Turn back tah-hahm"). The pageant website elaborates thusly: "The pageant is already in progress. You'll understand, when you catch up. But you're having a great time!" At 27, the annual event is about as old as a lady might admit to being, so we totes understand.

We'll never look as good as the glamorous current and former contestants, but the next best thing is enjoying the clever names under which they compete, including Olivia Gardens (unlimited breadstick, what what?), Amanda Bury, Mona Littlemore, Bunny FuFu, and reigning MGA Celia Putty, who'll hand her scepter over on Sunday after a weekend of pomp.
Sun., Aug. 5, 6 p.m., 2012

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Julie has written for the Night & Day events calendar section since 2005. As a student at Arizona State, she received the Glendon and Kathryn Swarthout Creative Writing Award and the Theatre Medallion of Merit.
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