Philly.com – By Amy S. Rosenberg – Inquirer Staff Writer
Atlantic City – It is dusk on a recent Friday night, and upstairs in Boardwalk Hall, a light is on.
Inside, the talk is of the coming pageant, and the legendary runway.
After five years in storage, will it hold up? “Will the runway support 20-some people, including Chunky Marinara?” asks Robert Hitchen, a.k.a. Sandy Beach, director of the Miss’d America Pageant, the beloved drag-queen extravaganza making a triumphant return tonight in Atlantic City after a five-year absence. “I’ve got two 300-pounders in swimwear.”