By KJ Philp, March 26, 2015.
The 2015 Arizona Entertainers of the Year were crowned in four categories March 7 at the Wyndham Garden Phoenix Midtown.
The winners include Femme Arizona EOY 2015 Nova Loza, Mr Arizona EOY 2015 Ismael Ramirez, Miss Arizona EOY 2015 Tyra Marie Jimenez, and King Arizona EOY 2015 Jensen C. Dean.
According to Richard Van Stone, the pageant’s co-promoter, the entertainer of the year system focuses on appreciating entertainers of all styles.
“In the past the system has been graced with dancers, live singers, comedy, magic acts and various other styles,” he said. “We do not have a set mold that you have to fit in. We want you to bring you to the system and showcase your talents and abilities.”
Arizona EOY was founded by Jalissa Michaels eight years ago and Van Stone and his partner Kevin Hilzendeger took it over two years ago.
“To date it’s our biggest pageant ever and we are so humbled that so many people share in our EOY dream,” Van Stone said. “We would like to thank everyone for the love and support we’ve received this year.
The National EOY pageant will take place from July 21-26 in Louisville, but first, here’s what Arizona’s entertainers of 2015 had to say: