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Roxanne Vargas on what she’s looking forward to at Miami Beach Gay Pride

Virginia Gil
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Virginia Gil

Get to know the local NBC reporter and 2018’s Miami Beach Gay Pride Ally Grand Marshal.

Congrats on the gig! Do you have a favorite Pride memory?

The time I got to spend with [drag queen] Tiffany T. Fantasia on the main stage. Two years ago, I missed Pride by a week because I was scheduled to give birth to my son. I swore I would make it and told Tiffany that if she delivered my son on a float, his middle name would be Tiffany Fantasia. She laughed and said, “Girl, I’m not touching that!”

It should be different to be on a float as opposed to reporting onstage this year.

Just because I was named Ally Grand Marshal doesn’t mean I’m not going to get off that float to march with Tiffany Fantasia! But I am looking forward to experiencing Pride from a different POV and actually being in it.

What would you like your float to look like?

I really hope I get to be with my NBC Peacock family. I’m proposing we build a third level to our float and put me on it in a throne surrounded by peacock feathers, in all their colorful glory. J. Lo’s “Waiting for Tonight” would be playing, because you never know what’s going to happen at night at one of the parties. Does it get any better than that?


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