Las Vegas, NV, March 24, 2014: Paloma Makary was raised in the state of Michoacán, Mexico (a state which is very rich in both Spanish and Aztec culture) until the age of 18. Paloma arrived in the United States without knowing English, but with the help of some great friends, she was able to get ahead.

After working many odd jobs, she was finally able to secure a performance in a show and this is when “Paloma” was born. From that eventful night, Paloma’s career took off.

Paloma has performed at many different venues throughout the community and has also been awarded numerous titles during her career.

Ever since her first title received in 2004 of Miss Gay Gipsy Latina, Paloma has continued to pursue her passion and receive recognition for her performing art. In 2005 she won the title of “Miss Back Door”. In 2007 she was named “Miss Island Goddess,” and in 2012 she became “Miss Gay Las Vegas.”

You can find this amazing performer out at many local clubs as she is always willing to help and support her community.

Ernie Yuen, President of Las Vegas PRIDE and Royalty Coordinator says “We are happy to welcome Paloma into the Las Vegas PRIDE family. We know that Paloma will be an important part of helping to build a stronger LGBT community through her assistance with fund-raising efforts and special events.”

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