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SOUTH FLORIDA’S VERY OWN THE GRAND RESORT AND SPA IS A NEW PROUD SPONSOR OF VH1’S “RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE” SEASON NINE PREMIERE!

I’m so proud of and happy for my friends at the Grand Resort and Spa! Can’t wait to head back May 19th to the 22nd! You can even join me, learn more here: http://www.teeco71.com/?s=grand+resort&submit

Look at what they’ve been up to:

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Saturday, March 25, 2017: RuPaul’s Drag Race kicked off their season nine premiere on VH1 on Friday, March 24th at 8:00 pm EST.  During its first episode, Emmy Awarder Winner, RuPaul awarded contestant, Nina Bo’nina Brown, a trip to Fort Lauderdale Beach’s, The Grand Resort and Spa. The prize included a one week stay, for two, in the 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom Grand Penthouse that boasts an 800 square foot private, ocean view terrace with a Jacuzzi and outdoor shower. Also included in this prize package will be airfare for two, and a complimentary massage and facial. The total prize value of $6,000.  Casey Koslowski, Proprietor of The Grand, states that he looks forward to seeing Nina and his guest, at his award winning spa-resort and sunning themselves on Fort Lauderdale Beach very soon!

The Grand Resort and Spa is Fort Lauderdale’s premiere gay-owned and operated men’s spa-resort that first opened in 1999. With 33 well-appointed rooms and suites, it is located just steps from the beach and convenient to all of Fort Lauderdale’s attractions and nightlife. As Fort Lauderdale’s first gay resort with its own full-service day spa and hair studio, they offer guests an experience that is unique and wonderfully indulgent. From a relaxing Swedish massage to a haircut before your night on the town, the talented staff can accommodate all your needs – guaranteed to “Exceed Expectations.” A sample of the property’s awards and accolades include “Certificate of Excellence, Hall of Fame” – TripAdvisor; “Editor’s Choice” – Man About World; “#1 in Fort Lauderdale” – Pink Choice Award; “Best Small Hotel or Resort in the World” – Out Traveler Award Winner; “Top 10 Resorts” – The Travel Channel; “One of the top 10 gay-owned spas in the United States” – Out Traveler Magazine; “USA TODAY 10 BEST” – USA TODAY.

At The Grand Resort and Spa, guests will experience first class service from their elite staff members providing a vast knowledge of the South Florida region, which includes the world famous “gayborhood,” Wilton Manors.  Some of the fantastic amenities for guests include free Wi-Fi, continental & hot breakfast catered daily (available while supplies last) and no hidden “resort fees.”

RuPaul’s Drag Race previously announced this season’s celebrity guest judges which included in the first episode, Lady Gaga.  The 13 previously announced Queens include: Aja, Alexis Michelle, Charlie Hides, Eureka, Farrah Moan, Jaymes Mansfield, Kimora Blac, Nina Bo’nina Brown, Peppermint, Sasha Velour, Shea Couleé, Trinity Taylor, and Valentina. “RuPaul’s Drag Race” season nine is produced by World of Wonder Productions with Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Steven Corfe, Mandy Salangsang and RuPaul Charles serving as Executive Producers.  Tim Palazzola serves as Executive Producer for Logo.

For reservations and information on The Grand Resort and Spa, visit their website www.grandresort.net or call 1-800-818-1211 ֪– 24 hours, 7 days a week. For up-to-date “The Grand Resort and Spa” news and exclusives, join the “The Grand Resort and Spa” Facebook page or follow #GrandResortSpa on Twitter at @GrandResortSpa. Follow along on our Instagram page by searching for GrandResortSpa.  For marketing and public relations, please contact Edward Otto Zielke at edward@grandresort.net.

RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Pandora Boxx & Adam Barta Release Music Video Featuring A Slew of Drag Race Alumni

Outrageous duet viral hitmaker Adam Barta has partnered up again, this time with RuPaul’s Drag Race All Star Pandora Boxx to release a sure-to-be-viral music video parody of the Aretha Franklin and George Michael classic “I Knew You Were Waiting for Me” cleverly titled, “I Knew You Seemed Shady to Me”. Adam and Pandora, who is easily one of the most popular fan favorites of the entire series, add their unique comedy twist in this hilarious parody which features lyrics like “when your pic was a sheep / I didn’t question / when you said you’re 6’3” / I still believed!”

The music video features a slew of girls from MTV LOGO’s flagship show hit show – big enough to be a season-long cast in itself! It includes season 4 winnerSharon Needles, along with fellow All Star Manila Luzon, as well as Phi Phi O’HaraIvy WintersCoco MontreseShangelaAlyssa EdwardsJade Jolie,MilanMimi ImfurstVivienne Pinay, and Morgan McMichaels. The video is sure to satiate any Drag Race fan waiting for the new season, which is currently in production.

Drag Race has become an international phenomenon, crossing over to mainstream TV, being aired on both VH1 and LOGO, winning the 2013RyanSeacrest.com‘s “Best Reality Show” Award, and being nominated for a Critic’s Choice Award, GLAAD Media Award (win), and TV.com award (win for “Best Competition Series”).

In the video we see Pandora and Adam singing about their forlorn love experiences meeting people off the internet. In little vignettes, each of them meet “shady” potential mates which turn out to be more monsterific than romantic. In between we see the hilarious reactions from each of the Drag Race girls as they are shown pictures of the “monsters” by the duo.

The vocals were produced by Benny Bugatti and the video was shot by NYC iconic director Francis Legge, who also was responsible for the It’s Tan Mom music video which was featured everywhere from VH1 to Conan O’Brien, and Jonah Falcon’s It’s Too Big, both of which also featured Barta.

Adam is no stranger to outrageous duets. The Billboard Top 20 dance singer has previously released songs and music videos with Nadya Suleman (aka Octomom), Patricia Krentcil (aka Tan Mom), Jonah Falcon, and Angelina Pivarnick (“Jersey Shore”). This is the first clear attempt at pure comedy, although he recently had two appearances on Howard Stern where he performed and explained that the songs are viral because they are meant to be funny. The “King of all Media”, Howard himself, declared Adam “is a nice guy…making a niche for [himself]”. He also has had Billboard success in a duet with the iconic Kathy Sledge (of Sister Sledge) for their song “Give Yourself Up”. He had the #1 “Ultimate Sexiest Video” on LOGO for “Standing in the Rain” and was also voted favorite Click List Artist in an online poll. He hosted Pop Lab on LOGO for Spring Break week, and also can currently be seen in his “VIP” music video on HBO’s hit music show, Feedback. He is represented by top management firm GR Media.

Pandora Boxx proved to be the break-out star of the show and was named by Entertainment Weekly “as their America’s Next Drag Superstar.” EW.com said that it was “the most controversial elimination of the season.” That popularity lead to becoming a drag professor on the spin-off show called RuPaul’s Drag U (Season 1 – 3) for which she was voted MVP by fans of the show. Pandora returned to the Drag Race stage for RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars only to be eliminated in another controversial exit. Pandora hosted the all drag queen comedy show, One Night Stand Up: Dragtastic NYC which also aired on LOGO. Pandora starred in her own GLAAD award winning Absolut ‘Cocktail Cabaret’ commercials, opened for Leann Rimes and Chely Wright, performed with Roseanne Barr at Uncabaret, appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (NBC), ‘Clip of the Week” on The Soup (Comedy Central), and LogoTV.com’s Drag Center and NBC’s “Are You There, Chelsea”? In 2011, Pandora added recording artist to the list releasing the song “Cooter!” which reached 56 on the iTunes Dance Chart. Following up on that success she released a follow up single “Nice Car! (Shame About Your Penis)” in October 2012 which reached the top 100 in the iTunes Dance Chart. Currently, Pandora is a writer for the new Gay Voices section of the Huffington Post.

The pairing may prove the most fruitful for Barta, who says: “This is easily my favorite collaboration. I have been a fan of Pandora’s, and the show itself, for years. I love doing fun music and projects – and more recently, comedy – and hope that this will show people that I don’t take myself too seriously.

Pandora added: “I think it’s a real fun and funny parody that speaks to the important issue of false advertising on hookup apps.”

Follow Pandora on Twitter @ThePandoraBoxx and Adam @adam_barta.

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