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23Jan/17

Announcement from Ava Zinn: January 23, 2017

On January 19, 2017, while during a dentist appointment at Lifetime Smiles in Marion, Indiana, I had seen the upper roof of my mouth had a lesion. Upon checking out, I had learned my insurance didn’t cover the injury and I knew something was wrong, obviously at the hands of my own girlfriend.

My girlfriend of two years 49-year-old Kymberly Alvaraz, had overcooked a fateful Christmas dinner that caused great oral injury consistent to injuries confirmed by Doctor Schindler at Lifetime Smiles. After reviewing what my options were about a way to pay a $650 dental bill, I was really upset. But nothing compared to what I would endure moments after leaving the dentist on the afternoon of January 19.

Two days earlier while I was at my family physician at the South Side Medical Park in Marion, I was unofficially diagnosed with a stomach ulcer caused from an unrelated incident that turned out to be one of my closest calls in 30 years, if not the closest call in my life. I had that instinct I knew something wasn’t right and the fact it was the close call was ON MY BIRTHDAY two weeks earlier after enduring an illness that was stemmed from a December 29, 2016 incident near downtown Marion. I had vomited for two days straight right after The Voice 11 finale.

After returning home from the dentist, things escalated to the point where I’ll never forget the actions of my 22-month-old son, Kenneth, and what my 13-year-old daughter, Tabitha, did. Kymberly pushed me on to the living room couch as hard as she could and the stomach ulcer was acting up. She tried to chock me as hard as she could, but fatherly instinct kicked in. I knew what my next move was since I tried to scream yet muffled. Kenneth came in and that was when I knew what my next move was–gouging one of Kymberly’s eyes and then got up and made a citizen’s arrest. Tabitha pulled Kymberly’s hair as a method of restraint as Kymberly was arrested and I asked Kymberly to leave my home. Another daughter of mine, Ashli, transported to local police where she finally charged with second degree strangulation, domestic battery, and assault.

I then realized I’d been in familiar territory I’ve only been in before with my first girlfriend and the mother of my eldest daughter some 20 years ago and the second time was October 2013 with the same woman–my first girlfriend (Amanda Davidson). I knew it was domestic violence. I knew it then when Amanda pushed me hard when I was living with my mom in Van Buren in 1994 and I knew it when Kymberly laid her hands on me on January 19.

Aside from enduring domestic violence both as a guy (I was an 11 year old boy) in 1994 and as a transgender woman now 34 years of age. I saw the same signs, Kenneth saw on January 19. What I saw in my son, Kenneth, that day and my now-oldest daughter, Samantha, in 1994 was me nearly 35 years earlier when my parents got into a domestic spat (I remember sleeping through the ordeal).

The differences from the 1994 incident with Amanda and the 2017 incident with Kymberly was, Kymberly was three months pregnant with my twin girls (to be named Alisan Wé and Saara Jessica) at the age of 49, which is a rarity, while in the 1994 incident, Amanda wasn’t. For all I know, I must have missed the warning signs about postpartum depression that I should’ve known about. I had suspected Kymberly had postpartum depression, yet wasn’t sure about the facts until I watched an episode of “Deadly Women” on YouTube recently. In particular, after watching one particular episode or two of “Deadly Women” had Paula Sims and Kelly Silk if I recall had in my opinion had even worse postpartum depression that didn’t end well.

Another difference was the fact, is It is the same Kymberly that was declared the highest bidder when I auctioned off my virginity in 2014. Amanda, on the other hand, did not pay for the long term relationship rights. Kymberly was the first to pay for the Relationship Agreement.

Will this mean my relationship with Kymberly end in a breakup or even legal action? Since my virginity auction is considered prostitution in Indiana, I’m basically been a “gay hoe” (or an awful slang term describing a slutty transwoman being a prostitute) for the money. If Kymberly wants to mend the long-term relationship after this incident, she will need to be on some psychiatric medication that will definitely help her and with the fact Kymberly approaching menopause, I think there is a slight chance the relationship can be saved. Kymberly will also need some psychological help professionally to help her postpartum depression and with being diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder myself (a matter of what will work for yours truly).

There is a reason why I still have a Dating and Relationships policy since January 4, 1993. The six Relationship Agreements I made with Amanda, Elisa (Everman), Angie (Willis), Christy (Johnson), and Kymberly are basically treated as marriages in some way. In all of those relationships, the aforementioned five women are automatically sex partners of yours truly — no ifs and/or buts about that. It may be one of the strictest relationship policies as it’s considered to be a legally binding agreement and a date when the contract ends. On two occasions, the relationship ended after I caught her cheating since I’ve never did do any infidelities and loyal. On another occasion, the second relationship with Amanda ended after she effectively caused major property damage.

Another issue or two to consider whether or not to even thinking about ending the long term relationship with Kymberly has to be the question whether to impeach Kymberly under Jessica’s Policy (enacted on January 4, 2010 in honor of the late Jessica Berg and initially a tougher dating and relationship policy) á la a Presidential Impeachment. The second issue, also since Jessica’s Policy went into effect, which is how will Kymberly react to getting that “Dreaded Dear Jane Letter” I will send if and when should I have to end the long term relationship with Kymberly.

With that in mind, I am giving Kymberly ONE LAST CHANCE since Kymberly and I have invested more than I’ve invested in Angie and Amanda combined. If Kymberly doesn’t fulfill these expectations in what’s effectively a reconciliation, I may have to end the relationship with Kymberly on January 3, 2018 (the same day the current agreement expires). So we’ll have to wait and see.

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27Oct/16

Remembering Heidi Mason

There’s no doubt that friends, family and fellow Ole Miss Class of 2000 alumni are remembering Heidi Mason.

From professors at Mississinewa High School to classmates and friends like myself to the moderator panel and villains on “Vote for the Girls”, the State of Indiana paused to remember the 35 year old I had a privilege of meeting for the first time back in the fall of 1995.

Heidi Mason died Friday at 35 years of age, after spending 22 years fighting Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), a very rare inherited connective tissue disorder. Her name trended AvaZinn.com and on Vote for the Girls with hastags such as #RIPHeidiMason on Facebook.

“I’m so sadden by the passing of Heidi…I have known her since grade school. And Even though our friendship was not the same since last year.. All the years before we made so many memories..I will miss her dearly.. I am so upset that we will never have the chance to get our friendship back to the way it used to be.. But I am glad that we had talked a few times in the last two months on Facebook. And I will always be thankful for all the time we did get to spend together.. And my heart goes out to her family. Especially to her mother and her two boys… And I pray they are able to find comfort and peace in this sad time,” wrote alumnus Rhamey Furnish.

Friends and former classmates that went to school with Heidi remembered her beyond the sacrifices she made — “People who didn’t like her had to respect her,” my close friend Holly Everman said.

In the Mississinewa Community Schools Special Education Alumni, she was a hero and a sweet girl, wrote one person on Facebook.

And on “Vote for the Girls USA” a 35 second tribute aired after the eliminations of supermodel Amber Rose and “The Brady Bunch” actress Maureen McCormick on “Dancing with the Stars”  (video below)

 

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04Sep/16

Ava Zinn addresses the responses regarding minor accident, recent decisions

I am well aware of it. I am very well aware of criticism I am facing after making the decision to go live on Facebook with a breaking story after witnessing a minor accident on the afternoon of Friday, September 2, 2016 at the intersection of North Wabash Avenue and West Kem Road on the northwest side of Marion (Indiana).

As someone who is an executive producer of “Vote for the Girls (USA on YouTube)” and with some broadcast journalism experience background while attending Mississinewa High School and previously launched a news department back in 1999, you would know what I am talking about. I’m sure that all broadcast journalists have to know whether or not to shoot a Facebook live segment (something I do not do very often, unless it is warranted).

The decision to go on Facebook live just a half hour after witnessing the minor accident, met my threshold and met my threshold of the decision to go on Facebook Live, despite being shaken up. However, keep in mind that I had to find a spot with a stable Wi-Fi connection in order to provide the live update as it happened and had to work with what I have available.

My decision to post the live video on Facebook simply came down to the obligation and a duty to inform fans (both on THIS WEB SITE and Vote for the Girls) and friends without any f**king question in my judgement whatsoever. The decision also came down to the decision of this one news story since I also run the “Vote for the Girls” franchise.

One clear example of when to make the decision to go live on Facebook and/or post on YouTube at the first opportunity (besides posting episodes) happened during the summer break, starting with the very second I got alerted (approximately 4:00 AM Eastern) from sources in Orlando, Florida of word via Twitter about the murder (or should I say the Assassination) of Christina Grimmie on June 11, 2016. The reason that story met my threshold of my definition of an assassination is because Christina Grimmie was my Vote for the Girls pick on the sixth season of The Voice and decided to pick eventual winner Joshua Kaufman (I cannot accept Mr. Kaufman as a fellow Hoosier because he is from Virgina and the reason why WTHR “13 NBC” anchorman Scott Swan is no longer my all-time Indianapolis anchorman–that position is now held by Ray Cortopassi at Fox 59 in Indianapolis) as a “Vote for the Worst pick.”  Two years later (THIS YEAR), NOW I know that I had made the right decision for a good reason or two (Watch “Remembering Christina Grimmie” from VFTG  and “INNewsCenter’s 300th YouTube clip” below the details) ;

  • After Alisan Porter won “The Voice” and watching BOTH clips from Alisan Porter and Joshua Kaufman from “Star Search” back in the day on YouTube as well as after I OFFICIALLY sold my virginity to my girlfriend, Kymberly, as a threat if a female contestant did not win shows like “The Voice” or “American Idol”, which in fact did happen and what eventually lead to the most brutal punishment at the time.
  • Ever since the late Christina Grimmie’s third place finish two years ago, I’ve since made changes to Vote for the Girls to include “flex picking” (or switching picks) last year that produced my first American Idol moderator victory after Nick Fradiani was announced the winner (though I did not watch the finale performances, but Kymberly did because Jax Cole, the last female contestant, finished third, and I never watch an all-male finale nor from 1986 until I posted as part of a late “April Fool’s Day” prank after 23 years on the INNewsCenter YouTube channel, decided to post Scott Jones and Gene Cox anchoring the April 3, 2009 edition of Fox 59’s morning newscast–there are certain days when the day is right or when I do get advance notice then and ONLY THEN will that ever happen)….

Often times, most of the moderator panelists on VFTG also do double duty as a de facto reporter as a broadcast journalist. The first time that ever happened was on June 11, 2016 when I had to broadcast a special episode of “Vote for the Girls” that was eventually posted on the YouTube channel the night of June 11, 2016 (watch below) and also on INNewsCenter (watch below).

I have faced way too much criticism in recent years over recent decisions and a great majority of those decisions proved to be justified (similar to when a police officer has to shoot a suspect), but the fact of the matter is many of those other decisions were made because of what I have available at that time. Take the WISH-TV/Bright House dispute eight years ago, look at the repercussions that followed and the reason why I have cut the cord some years before it became a trend not because of costs, but after the big four Fort Wayne stations were dropped from Bright House is what killed INNewsCenter and outdated equipment . Another clear example was raising just enough funds for my American Idol audition five years ago, when I had no other choice but to raise funds by holding a yard sale yet the side effect of that was breaking the lease.

I’ve received a number of comments about the accident since Friday night. As the webmaster of AvaZinn.com, my obligation is to primarily inform people of Grant County, Indiana with this web site and entertain (such as Vote for the Girls and INNewsCenter). That obligation unfortunately, sometimes, includes uncomfortable subjects or comments that are difficult to hear or even make you angry–most of those comments were hurtful and at times disrespectful for a transgender woman nearing 34 years of age. And while this webmaster is human as well and we have similar reactions. These are situations we take very seriously.

By posting the live Facebook video Friday afternoon, you were able to get a third side of the story, the witness’ side. I wanted to give some insight into the mind of someone who happened to have witnessed the minor accident as it happened  so there was some context and exposure for you. For some, maybe it’s something you are already familiar with; for others it may be something you cannot even comprehend. It was difficult for many of us to watch and understand coming from the witness’ point of view. I’ve seen it way too many times since the day I moved to Marion from Van Buren on October 16, 1996.

The decision to post the live video on Facebook is just a small part in the existing commitment I made on May 26, 2001–the day I graduated from Mississinewa High School. That commitment did not change after I began a long transition to a woman in 2004.

Again, it is the reason why I do this web site and I hope you understand the tough choices we have to make in making the decision to go on Facebook Live. Like our viewers, we want 100 percent of the story.

Ava Zinn
Founder and Webmaster, AvaZinn.com since November 1, 1999

PS: After I watched the video back, I almost swore by saying “This is the f**king news” after I heard a car honk but instead I said, “Oh, crap.” I’ve posted part of the clip as “Ava Zinn – The Thug Life (OFFICIAL EDITED version)” on my YouTube channel and an unedited version has been donated to the ThugLifeVideos YouTube channel.

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15Aug/16

Ava Zinn: Why I’m expanding the Weather section…

Since launching AvaZinn.com on November 1,1999, AvaZinn.com was just the official website of yours truly and the flagship site that I am the webmaster of.

Two more sites–INNewsCenter and Vote for the Girls, were respectively launched on November 1, 1999 and April 28, 2010. Webmastering the three sites took a lot of hard work and planning over the years.

When I ran and operated the original INNewsCenter from 1999 to 2011, a feature called The Indiana Weather Wall provided the look and feel of that particular site. I remember posting the very first clip on INNewsCenter. What soon developed was the very first internet television station that evolved to nothing more than a news-intensive general entertainment independent station called INNCD 47 that was spun off from INNewsCenter in 2008.

In 2011, I closed INNewsCenter not realising the damage that visitors of that site suffered after the site closed on June 30, 2011. The weather wall, posts on INNewsCenter were gone never to be seen again.

In 2014, I revived the INNewsCenter site with a bare minimum archive post and currently a section of this website you are viewing right now — AvaZinn.com. I mentioned that the 2014 revival is unlike the original INNewsCenter. The Weather Wall moved from INNewsCenter to AvaZinn.com and has found a place ever since.

This year, I decided that after announcing AvaZinn.com was unveiling a new look, I also wanted to expand the weather section of this web site. There will be a weather section for ALL 92 counties of Indiana, a feature I considered when I launched INNewsCenter in 1999.

This expansion of the weather section will be the biggest expansion in site history. It will be a lot of hard work and take a number of hours.

Meanwhile, at Vote for the Girls (I’m talking about the whole franchise, not just the American version), there has been a massive expansion. There are now nearly 40 moderators and villains. I have only been working on the appearance of the American Vote for the Girls and just started to use new graphics style that I designed for NoSirGifts Fantasy Television Stations that began to roll out just last year.

I’m hopeful you will see the improvements made to AvaZinn.com once the renovations to this site are completed. Again thank you for visiting AvaZinn.com over the past 17 years.

Sincerest,

Ava's Signature

 

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06Apr/16

Ava’s American Idol Memories, Vote for the Girls beginnings

As American Idol airs its series finale tonight, I will admit that being the winning moderator is the most amazing experience. I must say that that six years ago this month, I launched the “Vote for the Girls” franchise two years after I began watching Idol (if memory serves me right) at the start of season 7.

Back in 2008, after Syesha Merado finished third and remembering a then-pet peeve at the time (a year after this, when I uploaded the April 3, 2009 montage of Fox 59 in Indianapolis on my INNewsCenter site’s YouTube channel as an April Fools’ Day prank and realizing after watching a South Bend newscast of two anchorwomen), never knew female contestants had a lot of potential. After watching the American Idol special last night, little did I know then and watching “American Idol Rewind” a few years back, I will say my only regret was creating the format of  “Vote for the Girls” sooner. I remember being in my office at NoSirGifts and talking to my assistant Lynsey Everman at that time and making phone calls pitching the Vote for the Girls format as well as remembering watching old “Star Search” clips in most of the 2000’s and early part of 2010.

During the seventh season of American Idol, I knew at that point after watching the packaging of the outrageous Idol contestants only ramped up as that particular season went forward, without realizing that without Vote for the Worst banded together to push forward the worst or funniest options during the national voting rounds there would be no Vote for the Girls.

During most of 2008, I started pitching what eventually became the Vote for the Girls (the project was initially called Vote Only Females) first to Patrice Rafferty and to other individuals. Then a fateful cable television dispute changed everything and bureaucratic red tape leading to relapsing after I had at the time stopped smoking. The title of the project was changed to the current “Vote for the Girls” after Patrice said ‘Vote Only Females’ was a title too similar to her philosophy at ATE Media. She rejected the concept and went back to work tweaking the project and changing the name to Vote for the Girls. After I pitched the format to Archibald Coolranch, Jack Steele, and Lynsey, NoSirGifts gave me the green light and started searching for a panelists of judges (which would eventually become the Vote for the Girls moderator panel).

By having the green light to Vote for the Girls, I had wanted my good friends Kayla Battishill and Justin Planck on the moderator panel (at the time, they had no idea that I had began a gender transition). Archibald and I were the only individuals confirmed on the moderator panel. One day, a woman from Denver, Colorado named Kym Christain (now my current girlfriend, Kymberly Alvaraz) had been interested to be a moderator. Then I went to my closest friends at the time, Robyn Hurd and Holly Everman. They agreed to join the moderator panel.

From the day Siobhan Magnus was voted off and asked everone on this web site to Vote for Crystal Bowersox, I relazied how extraordinary of a journey it has been for me. I remember the drama when Pia Toscano went home so early on April 7, 2011. Or, in the following season, when I realized that I made a huge mistake in the first week of American Idol 11 Top 7, and remembering a making a friendly wager to someone that if Pia didn’t win and/or two females did not make the American Idol 10 finale, I would audition for the following season of Idol going undercover as a journalist and a freelance musician . It’s crazy to think that after watching the show and auditioning for season 11, this ride is finally ending on a high note since Kymberly and I will be the winning moderator of the final season of American Idol.If La’Porsha makes the Top 2 everyone please vote for La’Porsha to win it all.

Final thought: As I look back, I will say that I am going to reveal the my Top 10 American Idol Vote for the Girls picks.

  1. Angie Miler. Angie is definitely my all-time Vote for the Girls pick.
  2. Pia Toscano.
  3. Jessica Sanchez
  4. Crystal Bowersox.
  5. Lauren Alaina
  6. Elise Testone
  7. Jena Irene (Asciutto)
  8. Hollie Cavanagh
  9. Haley Reinhart
  10. Skylar Laine

My least favorite American Idol Vote for the Girls pick is Erika Van Pelt because she auditioned at the same Pittsburgh audition venues when I auditioned.

From the ninth to final season of American Idol, we have voted for 75 contestants (62 women and 13 men, known as flex picks.

 

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22Mar/16

Ava Zinn to launch “Vote for the Girls: Junior Edition”

Vote for the Girls: Junior Edition

MARION, IN – Ava Zinn announced today that she is launching a children’s version of the popular web site Vote for the Girls called Vote for the Girls: Junior Edition.

Based on the successful web franchise  Vote for the Girls, Vote for the Girls: Junior Edition will give encouragement for America’s youngsters encourage for fans to vote for supported female contestants and male contestants known as “flex picks” on “The Voice Kids” and “So You Think You Can Dance: The Next Generation,” of which supported contestants will be aged between nine and 14 years old.

The franchise is made by Aeverine Zinn Holdings and is executive produced by Ava Zinn. .

The series will be broadcast in Summer 2016.

Notes to Editors

 

Vote for the Girls, the popular web site, is created by Ava ZInn and has been produced by Aeverine ZInn Holdings since 2010 and distributed by NoSirGifts Fantasy Television since 2015. Vote for the Girls is hosted by Ava Zinn and Holly Everman and a moderator panel of four divisions (pink and purple for the women and blue and red for the men)  in two conferences based on the moderator panelists’ sexual orientation and/or gender identity Zinn, Kymberly Alvaraz, Kendra Ray, Julia Passalt, Lanise White, Danni McClannahan, Kathi Jameson, and Karly Jameson are on the purple team,  Everman, Perri Johnson, Kellie Rock, Thia Tola, Kathy Roberts, Tracia Ward, and Hillary Matthewson are on the pink team; Archibald Coolranch and Glenn Swaringen are the VFTG villains on the blue team while Luka Runecraft and Clark Jones make up the villains on the red team.

Vote for the Girls is currently in its seventh season on AvaZinn.com and on VoteForTheGirls.us.

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17Nov/15

Vote for the Girls Australia gets a perfect season and ending well

PERFECT SEASON

MARION, Indiana and SYDNEY, Australia (AVA ZINN) – Ava Zinn announced Tuesday that the Vote for the Girls franchise in Australia has achieved a perfect season.

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The franchise got its first victory on the fourth season of “The Voice Australia” when Ellie Drennan, a VFTG AU pick supported by Ava Zinn, was announced the winner. Five more victories followed after Emma Freedman was declared the winner of the fifteenth season of the Australian version of “Dancing with the Stars” and in the process became the first female celebrity to win that show since Birdie Carter won in 2007 with Kathi and Karly Jameson as the winning moderator (the second duo moderator since Ava Zinn and Kymberly Alvaraz in the American version upon Nick Fradiani’s victory on the fourteenth season of “American Idol”).

On The X Factor Australia Tuesday, it was announced the seventh season final consisted of pop duo Jess & Matt, female soloists Louise Adams, male soloist (aka VFTG AU Flex pick) Cyrus Villanueva, all chosen by Ava Zinn, who also hosts the Australian version of VFTG, in addition to the US and the UK adaptations. Jess & Matt, Louise, and Cyrus will be in the Vote for the Girls Hall of Fame, of which will be exported to the American version of Vote for the Girls, of which the United States is the flagship country of the Vote for the Girls franchise.

Also, it was announced Monday on the twenty-first season of the American version of “Dancing with the Stars” upon the unexpected withdrawl of Tamar Braxton, chosen by Julia Passalt, resulting in the disqualification of Ms. Passalt and fellow purple team moderator Lanise White after Kim Zoliac withdrew from the competition. This left Ava and Kymberly as the winning moderator of Dancing with the Stars USA 21 by default, and hence securing Irwin a spot in the Vote for the Girls Hall of Fame in both Australia and the United States.

Vote for the Girls Australia becomes only the third franchise to never had a VFTG Loss–the others are Vota Feminili (Vote for the Girls Italy) and Rosta for Flikorna (Vote for the Girls Sweden).

ABOUT VOTE FOR THE GIRLS USA and VOTE FOR THE GIRLS AUSTRALIA
Vote for the Girls USA was started in May 2010 as a campaign by Aeverine “Ava” Zinn to support voting for Crystal Bowersox following the elimination of Siobhan Magnus. Vote for the Girls is dedicated to supporting all of the female contestants who the producers would love to see win on American Idol, The Voice, Rising Star, and The X Factor. Fans vote en masse for the female contestant(s) that the moderators feel provides the most entertaining performances that go in favor (or on occasion against) what the producers want in a winner and that annoy the voting public. The Australian version started on July 1, 2015 and ended on November 24, 2015.

ABOUT DANCING WITH THE STARS (UNITED STATES)
Hosted by Emmy® Award-winning host Tom Bergeron (America’s Funniest Home Videos) and Erin Andrews (sports host & Dancing with the Stars Season 10 finalist), Dancing with the Stars is the hit multi-award-winning series in which celebrities perform choreographed dance routines which are judged by renowned ballroom judge Len Goodman and dancer/choreographers Bruno Tonioli, Carrie Ann Inaba and ballroom dancer and Emmy®- Nominated choreographer Julianne Hough.

ABOUT AVA ZINN

Chicagoan by birth (as a boy), Ava Zinn was brought up in Van Buren, Indiana. With an psychological/mental injury prematurely putting an end to any hopes of a promising career in special education, she went back to business to complete a course in housing and media production management. Her dedication and natural talent led her to train with some of the Indianapolis and Fort Wayne’s leading personalities, such as Bob Imperial and Marshall Davidson in Fort Wayne, and Patrice Rafferty in Indianapolis.

Ava has also become a star of the internet both in the Hoosier state and in the U.S., as well as in the UK, with Indiana web series such as SANTA AVA, as well as the top-rated YouTube channels: the American and British versions of VOTE FOR THE GIRLS  and AvaZinn.com. .

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28Sep/15

Vote for the Girls: United Kingdom and Australian adaptations to end…

Vote for the Girls Australia will end on November 25, 2015 following the seventh season Grand Final of “The X Factor Australia”

As any good steward of business will tell you that elimination and elevation are important factors in today’s market. As a quote said, “That means ending something and taking something you are currently doing and making it better.” After studying the habits of the Twitter and Facebook followers and looking at the YouTube episodes ratings, the decision has been made to complete the run of the Australian and Britain versions of Vote for the Girls. This is not due to financial problems, my ongoing gender transition, or poor ratings in case anyone is wondering. I will say too many restrictions and limits lead to that decision of which the pre-existing restrictions and limits were what caused yours truly go downhill after 2013.

The first Australian season of my popular Vote for the Girls web site began on July 1, 2015 with The Voice Australia’s fourth season. Only two episodes were posted on the Vote for the Girls Australia YouTube channel. According to my resources, the pilot was hardly impressed due to a lack of live feeds from the Australian broadcast networks, unlike the American and British versions. Therefore, the Australian version of Vote for the Girls is on a one week tape-delay and airs at 5:00 AM Eastern (10:00 AM in London and 7:00 PM in Sydney). That was just one reason why I believe Vote for the Girls Australia wasn’t performing good. I can think of four other reasons why VFTG AU became my biggest flop in 14 years.

If the Aussie site was performing better, then the site would have returned for a second season that  would likely want to replace yours truly as webmaster and keep the site going. Based on the ratings and despite what will be a perfect season (as my pick of Ellie Drennan was declared the winner of The Voice Australia season 4, fellow transwoman Kathi Jameson’s pick of Emma Freedman broke an eight year curse on Dancing with the Stars Australia after it was announced that Freedman won over my final pick Matthew Mitcham and a good shot of becoming the winning moderator in the event should my picks of either Natalie Conway, Louise Adams, Michaela Baranov, Jess & Matt, In Stereo, or Cyrus Villanveva–the latter two are flex picks–win the seventh season of The X Factor Australia), it’s far more likely that I had predicted big things for the Australian and British equivalents of Vote for the Girls, very little subscribers on YouTube and followers on the Facebook and Twitter viewers are reported to have tuned in to the most recent updates. The British (or United Kingdom Version) is currently in its third series.

Vote for the Girls UK will end in 2017 (pending renewal of The Voice UK).

And I will confirm speculation is rife that Vote for the Girls Australia will not return for a second season, but I will confirm that Vote for the Girls UK will return for a fourth and final season pending on what happens with “The Voice UK” after that show’s fifth series.

Meanwhile, on the American version of Vote for the Girls, by stark contrast has pulled in better ratings and viewership than the United Kingdom and Australian equivalent of my popular web site devoted to get votes for the female contestants and supporters of that particular web site is popular in Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Denver, Tampa, Pittsburgh, and Milwaukee due to the addition of “Dancing with the Stars” on the American version. I’m pleased to announce that Vote for the Girls (USA) will be back for an eighth season and renewed through the 2018-19 season (VFTG’s tenth season, pending what happens with “The Voice USA,” DWTS, SYTYCD, and other competition shows that may be added)

Vote for the Girls USA moderator Lanise White said to yours truly, “Ava, girl, you need to worry about those ratings in Australia and Great Britain! The American version is way better than the UK and Australia combined.” – telling this mogul that she needs to focus more on this transwoman’s efforts across the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
But let’s face it, long ago, even before I launched “Vote for the Girls UK” in June 2013, there were signs that the British and Australian versions were headed in, shall I say, one direction: downward. What did I do wrong in Australia and the United Kingdom? I can think of several reasons where I think I went wrong.

  1. Hiring Karly Ryder, Jr.: Trash Tube fans rejoiced when they learned that the Purple vs. Pink rivalry of yours truly and Karly would appear on the Australian and British adaptations of VFTG. But somehow, that chemistry wasn’t there. To make matters worse, Australians confused Karly’s name with an “Australian Idol” alum by the same name of Karly Ryder. And when Karly’s last pick of Naomi Price did not make the The Voice Australia Grand Final, it was clear that her involvement just wasn’t going to work out, at least on the American and Australian versions.
  2. Deaths of Ariel Swaringen, Michelle Steele, Khayla Chow, Rhonda Rhodes and Nermal Everman: Ariel, Michelle, Khayla, Rhonda and Nermal were just as night and day with Nermal already a treasure in Muncie, Indiana, due to being the niece of Vote for the Girls USA moderator and my long-time closest friend Holly Everman while on the other hand, Khayla was just as passionate who was ready for a fight. But after Holly’s infamous “Bi-Black-Bimbo” remark on the American Version and the deaths of Ariel and Michelle in March 2014 in addition to what has since been reported to be a rumored lack of camaraderie with Tracia Ward, Nermal, Rhonda, myself, and Kendra Ray. Just a few weeks into the UK web site’s second series, Khayla was let go from both the American and British versions after I found out from a trusted source (which turned out to be Lanise White) that Khayla actually called The Voice UK 3 contestant Lee Glasson a “f**king d**k-head” upon the elimination of Rachael O’Connor and profiled The X Factor UK 11 contestant Kaleigh Manners as a transman. Khayla did not take the news well and attempted to gain access to the VFTG set by kicking into the door (that startled Tracia) and VFTG USA moderator Kymberly Alvaraz fatally shot Khayla on October 21, 2014 and was eventually found not liable. Whatever the reason, those deaths indicated that even early on, there was chaos behind the scenes of the American, British, and Australian adaptations of Vote for the Girls.
  3. Too Many Schedule Conflicts: It was never a good idea to try to schedule the debuts of both the Australian and British versions of Vote for the Girls around baseball season nor Back to School season in America. One night before the twelfth series of Strictly Come Dancing live shows began on the British version, a black woman (identified as Whitney) interrupted taping of the British adaptation of VFTG that was eventually shown in its entirety and I would eventually get four moderator victories as my Strictly Come Dancing pick of Caroline Flack won with fellow Strictly Come Dancing pick Frankie Bridge being runner-up as well as the Moderators’ Saves of respective X Factor UK 11 and The Voice UK 4 picks of Fleur East and Lucy O’Byrne. Whitney was later sanctioned, confronted and eventually let go at the end of 2014 for that reason and eventually gave the 3:00 PM Eastern slot back to the Zinn family.
  4. Ava Zinn Had Too Many Restrictions and Too Many Limits: The British and Australian versions of Vote for the Girls differed from the American version since London (England) and Sydney (Australia) are respectively five and fourteen hours ahead of Indianapolis. That would create a problem for the Australian version and not for the British version (unless you are willing to give up NFL football). It was never a good idea to even try to produce the Australian and British versions of Vote for the Girls in the same location in America.
    However, yours truly realized a major weakness with the Australian version from its debut, and I had Twitter for live updates and had to wait at least 24 to 48 hours for external feeds and coverage. During The Voice Australia’s fourth season on the Australian version of Vote for the Girls, only the battle and super battles results were shown on the VFTG AU YouTube channel on a one week delay, then suddenly interrupted, and then totally preempted, one the most important competitions: Dancing with the Stars Australia 15. Midway through the competition came the announcement that the rest of the season’s episodes would instead air at a later date.  But, unlike the American and British versions that had live coverage (via Internet live stream), Vote for the Girls Australia could offer only limited recap coverage of the events, making spoilers impossible to avoid. The Aussie version has never really got off the ground.
  5. Too Many Obligations and Commitments… Too Many Problems without Solutions: Several problems on the American  was never a good idea
  6. What Happens in America Does Not Always Happen in other countries: The American version of Vote for the Girls is definitely a successful franchise than  than other countries. On the Swedish and Italian versions of Vote for the Girls, respectively known locally as “Rösta för Flickorna” (Vote for the Girls Sweden) and “Vota Feminilli” (Vote for the Girls Italy), those franchises are currently have yet to see a Vote for the Girls loss; hence, a perfect season (both have used the Moderators’ Save with the Swedish version the first to implement it)–and pretty much add Australia to Sweden and Italy as the only VFTG franchises to have never had a VFTG Loss. Thailand has not been successful though due to the Thai version (known as Vote for the Girls THAILAND) has only seen one victory with Maneepat Molloy, but the Thai adaptation was still totally out of its depth trying to get support for the female contestants on “The Star.” Apparently both the Australian and British adaptations of Vote for the Girls’ first competitions were “The Voice” with Ellie Drennan and Andrea Begley respectively won the fourth season of The Voice Australia and the second series of The Voice UK while the American version’s first competition was “American Idol” season 9 with Crystal Bowersox coming in second place but finally got its first victory with Melanie Amaro on the first season of “The X Factor USA.” Apparently beginner’s luck in Australia and Great Britain in no way prepared yours truly for a bad curse in the months that followed.
  7. The fact VotefortheWorst.com only competed against Vote for the Girls in the United States: Ava Zinn (yours truly) became a YouTube name thanks to THIS WEB SITE, so when the first Vote for the Girls UK YouTube episode debuted, in July 2013 and it was basically “too Americanized”, that seemed rather odd. And the fact that YOURS TRULY–AVA ZINN, the same transwoman who created the Vote for the Girls franchise and is currently selling the franchise worldwide as well as hosting (and also have a moderatror’s victory)  the American. British, and Australian versions, would allow such a web series to run and compete against an anti-fan site just seemed good.
  8. People over Profits (Kymberly Alvaraz buying my virginity): Following my decision to auction off my virginity to eventual partner Kymberly at the end of the British version’s second series, I’d say I laughed all the way to bank and for love, but that would be an inappropriate turn of phrase, considering how completely un-emotive the British and Australian versions were compared to the American version, and occasionally filled in for me on the UK and Australian adaptations when I was unable to do so. All Kymberly brought to the the moderator panel on the Australian and British versions of Vote for the Girls was her name and her fame (as a former news presenter in Denver, Colorado). The now 48 year old’s  glassy-eyed demeanor, and even greater lack of interest in my own Vote for the Girls picks undoubtedly contributed to the slump.

All is not lost for the “Vote for the Girls UK” and “Vote for the Girls Australia” franchise, however. My Strictly Come Dancing (Dancing with the Stars UK) 12 pick of Caroline Flack is currently hosting The X Factor UK and my X Factor UK 10 pick of Samantha “Sam” Bailey is doing well. And of course, there’s always “Vote for the Girls USA,” where I may find the next Valerie Rockey, Cassadee Pope, or “flex pick” Nick Fradiani because IT IS MY SITE–Vote for the Girls–after all.

But when 2017 comes around, there will sadly be no “Vote for the Girls Australia” nor “Vote for the Girls UK” for female vocalists fanatics in Australia and United Kingdom. So there will be speculation that they could watch yours truly swear and blow cigarette smoke when the uncensored American version is posted instead.

Vote for the Girls USA has been renewed for an eighth season.

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11Sep/15

Vote for the Girls Australia ending after one season…

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The Australian version of the popular web site based on the American version, which has produced the victories of Emma Freedman and Ellie Drennan, will be first and last due to declining ratings and inconsistent viewership on the YouTube channel.

The final episode will be the Grand Final of The X Factor Australia (which began its seventh season last night) pending the number of female contestants remaining, Aeverine Zinn Holdings and NoSirGifts Syndication announced Friday.

The Australian version of VFTG will join the Thailand version as the only Vote for the Girls franchises that have been canceled or not renewed. In Thailand, the site has three consecutive losses that lead to Thia Tola relocating from Thailand to the United States after failure produce a female winner of “The Star.” In Australia, the site’s YouTube episodes faltered in the ratings and it is one of the factors that lead to the web site’s cancellation. While the Australian version was one of the most anticipated of 2015, it has failed to deliver on the viewership and continues to see massive drops in the viewers week-to-week, despite the recent Vote for the Girls victory of Emma Freedman on the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars breaking an eight-year curse.

Vote for the Girls creator Ava Zinn said, ” I invested so much time and money into this project and with disputes in the United States, everyone is just kind of baffled at how poorly the site doing.”

A replacement for the web site will most likely be an uncensored from the American version.

 

 

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21May/15

Three VFTG Victories for Ava Zinn and Kymberly Alvaraz, Makeup Competitions not wasted

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What’s better than a Vote for the Girls victory in America? Two victories: one male and one female on Vote for the Girls.

On American Idol XIV, Team Ava & Kymberly became the winning moderator as their pick of Nick Fradiani defeated Clark Beckham and Jax Cole even though it was, unfortunately an all-male final as Jax finished in third place and since the Moderator Panel of Zinn, Alvaraz, Holly Everman, Kellie Rock, Julia Passalt, Kendra Ray, Thia Tola, Tracia Ward and Lanise White all voted to pick Jax, the Moderators’ Save was used on Jax to decline the loss and effectively allowed Tracia Ward the dual winning moderator with Zinn & Alvaraz. This gave Zinn her 11th moderator victory and the first for both Alvaraz and Ward.

 

Then on The Voice 8 Final, as Koryn Hawthorne finished fourth and Joshua Davis finished third, that left Meghan Linsey and Sawyer Fredericks as the Top 2 and securing the DOUBLE VFTG Victory (instead of what would have been a Vote for the Girls loss had Fredericks not been a Vote for the Girls pick). However, since the web site decided to allow Sawyer Fredericks as a Vote for the Girls pick as well as Meghan Linsey, this necessitated the male and female victories….Sawyer’s win gave Thia Tola her first American VFTG Victory and her second overall after Maneepat Molloy won the first season of Thailand’s Got Talent (of which got imported onto the American version of Vote for the Girls following the cancellation of the Thai version of Vote for the Girls) and Linsey’s victory (as the female winner) also gave both Zinn and Alvaraz their respective 12th and second moderator victories.

And on the Dancing with the Stars 20 final, as Noah Galloway finished third, another Double VFTG victory occurred as Rumer Willis defeated Colorado-born Riker Lynch and giving Kendra Ray her very first Vote for the Girls victory in the United States and Lynch’s runner-up finish also gave the male VFTG Victory, securing the 13th and third moderator victories for Zinn and Alvaraz, respectively.

It may not make sense, but after research of the voting habits, the time finally came after we became successful with Nick Fradiani and Jax Cole on American Idol, the web site announced some very big changes for the web site’s seventh season in which a male soloist (known as a FLEX pick) can be allowed as a VFTG pick in addition to the existing VFTG picks (male-female duos, predominately girl groups, and of course, female soloists).

As for any make-up competitions, Ava has decided to give the entire moderator panel the summer off and as a result of the male and female victories on American Idol 14, The Voice 8, and Dancing with the Stars 20 as well as the victory on Dancing with the Stars 19, none of the moderators face any punishment for failure (such as the Leg Beards for Breast Cancer and No Shave November) nor participate in the America’s Got Talent 10 nor So You Think You Can Dance 12 competitions.

Just because the main moderator panel on VFTG were given the makeup competitions off, she’s not letting it go to waste as the participants of Santa Ava 23 will take turns as the main Vote for the Girls moderator panel. But not to worry, the main moderator panel’s positions are safe.

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