The Beach Revue not only features 30 beautiful bathing beauties, but also a great lineup of judges, emcees, and guests!
Returning for her ninth year as emcee, Alicia Cahill brings her quick wit and vintage style to this year’s Revue! An “Islander By Choice” herself, Alicia arrived in Galveston in 1996 to attend Texas A&M University at Galveston. After graduating she couldn’t imagine giving up island life and decided to put down roots. Alicia is the owner of The Kitchen Chick, a boutique kitchen wares store in downtown Galveston that offers gourmet-caliber tools and accessories. Prior to that Alicia worked for the City of Galveston as their Public Information Officer and spokeswoman. When she is not busy running her business you can usually find her in the kitchen, cooking up something incredible!
Gretchen Gegg is an experienced fitness educator and creator of The MiMo(Tm) Method, an on-line wellness program that is transforming the mind, body, and spirits of women around the world. On a daily basis you will find her playing on the floor with her little girl, whipping up nutritious treats for her family and laughing so hard her stomach hurts!
We take pride in our history, which is why there’s always a seat for a rep of Galveston Historical Foundation. This year, that honor goes to incoming President Kyle McFatridge. Kyle is the Chief Financial Officer / Executive Vice President at HomeTown Bank and is ready to put pen to paper as she decides our 2019 winner!
Kathryn Zimmerman is a local artist and business owner. Her women’s boutique, Style Co., has attracted locals and visitors alike since 2010 with it’s inviting atmosphere and bold mix of classic styles and trends for women of all ages. As an artist, she specializes in captivating island culture through her watercolors prominently featuring sea life and local architecture.
One of Galveston’s legendary drag performers, you’ll also find her emceeing, hosting and so much more. She loves the art of drag and sharing it with the world. Maui 2004’s “Queen of all Seasons,” Galveston 2007 “Entertainer of the year,” and currently reigning as “Ms. Island Diva”, it’s Destiny Dion Van Wales!
Megan Carpenter is a local that loves living like a tourist. When not on the beach or sipping champagne, “Ms. Carpenter” is a high school art teacher. She has been a bathing beauty contestant 5 times and has won crowd favorite twice! Megan has three children, including the anthem singer, Ryan Carpenter, and 3 naughty dogs.
KEVIN “MONDO” SCOTT
Even our esteemed judges can use a little help from time to time and Mondo has been there for them since the very first Beach Revue. One of the founders of Islander By Choice, and the Galveston Island Beach Revue, Mondo is never short on good spirits and a helpful hand. Killer dance moves, quick wit, and a head that frequently sports one heck of a top hat. Give him a thanks next time you see him.
NATIONAL ANTHEM PERFORMER
RYAN LUANNE CARPENTER
Ryan Luanne Carpenter is a Galveston native. Her pastimes include annoying her two younger brothers and scamming her mother into sleepovers.
She is the JV Cheer Captain and has lettered in robotics and cross country, and has 3 dogs. The most majestic dog being a pug, of course. This is her 6th time to sing at the beach revue.