Carmella Marcella Garcia, known as the the ‘Grand Ole Gal of the South’ or just ‘Mella’, started in Nashville, Tennessee in the mid 80’s at the Cabaret. She has been on casts at the Cabaret, Warehouse 28, and PLAY Dancebar in Nashville; The Pilgrim House and The Crown and Anchor in Provincetown, Massachusetts; and a regular at the Parliament House and Southern Nights in Orlando Florida. Carmella is a live Country and Jazz vocalist, stand up comedian, emcee, vocal impressionist, and excellent lips sync artist.
Carmella has worked in over 30 States including Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and Canada. She has helped raise 100’s of thousands of dollars for charitable organizations including Nashville Cares, Orlando’s Serenity House, Hope and Help, and Children’s Miracle Network. Carmella AND George T. have been seen on MTV, Comedy Central, The Travel Channel, and E! Entertainment Television.
Some of the Entertainers that most influenced Carmella are Charles Pierce, Jim Bailey, Divine, Jimmy James, Diana Hutton, Sahdji, and Kenny Kerr.
Being 85% retired form the business of female impersonation, George T. Reed spends a great deal of time coaching and promoting real girl pageants. George has been part of the backbone that has produced winners all over the east coast, State winners in Kentucky, Maryland, Florida, and even Miss America 2004, Ericka Dunlap.
George now also enjoys spending time with his Mother at their home in rural Kentucky. He also enjoys cooking, old movies, and is thinking about writing a book about his life and adventures.
Titles and Awards
Miss New York City at Large 2005
Miss Florida F.I. At Large 2000
Miss Gay Florida America 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay America
Miss Universe at Large 1992
Miss Tennessee USofA at Large 1989
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large
Miss Gay Florida USofA 1989
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA
*Carmella has won numerous other titles across the country including Miss Parliament House.