Category Archives: Vote for the Girls

06Jun/17

Pride Month: Standing Up To A Dress Code after 25 Years

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FORT WAYNE and MARION, IN – Like any other woman, she often worries about her hair, her weight, her makeup, anything that impacting her femininity, or in my case even my bra size. Transgender women like myself are no different than any other woman but with several exceptions: bigger bone structure (most fixed by facial feminisation surgery), the dreaded beard shadow (effectively fixed with M2F hormones and electrolysis), and the fact this transgender woman has to keep her existing male reproductive organs for the time being. The reason for this woman is strictly for reproductive purposes as she still wants to have biological children and doing so as two women having sexual intercourse (obviously with my consent and the woman’s consent as well as being either in a long term relationship in addition of the woman’s benefit of automatically being a sex partner – a dating and relationship rule I’ve had since 1993) in order to conceive (only notable difference has to be the fact instead of a strap-on is the embarrassing imperfection as a woman has to be my enlarged clitoris and the second the erected enlarged clitoris is inserted into the woman’s vagina, conception occurs).

When I began my gender transition on December 1, 2004, I had a feeling that if I had rushed my transition, it will not only damage my family’s core beliefs (or even my core beliefs and values), lose a significant number of friends (there are some who I even went to high school with that I’m likely not going to be or even on good terms with) and I’ve responded by kicking them out of Facebook – I’ve banned and blocked as few as three and as many as 75 because they didn’t follow my rules such as addressing me as “Ava”, using male pronouns, or even not showing me the respect I’ve been entitled to or the other party unfriended me because I recently admitted to being a bully for 15 years after being bullied for over 25 years (there are times when bullying is a necessary tactic in order to get the truth uncovered and most of the time it is justified, effectively “bullying the bully” method). That is why a few years ago, I decided to implement the 2-5-10-BANNED FOR LIFE RULE to crack down on transphobia (it’s a very similar structure to Florida’s 10-20-LIFE Law) and to maintain perfection well as continuing many traditions and beliefs long before I began my gender transition.

Not to mention when I started transitioning my name (Frank to Ava), gender identity (male to female), and sexual orientation (straight male to gay female) may have changed as well as my appearance as a woman since I came out as not only as a transgender woman but subsequently as a woman identifying as a lesbian. There is always a feeling I get every time I step in front of a mirror or even looking at the damage male puberty did to me some 25+ years ago would do some damage eventually would effectively come back to haunt me.

Also not to mention, if viewers don’t like the way I am now living as a woman , my makeup, my weight or my outfit, they will make sure to let me know. And so far I’ve definitely have seen mostly negative comments that have caused me to stand up for what I believe in and defending my decision to transition from a man to a woman and responding the way I responded.

I found myself spending hours upon hours to make sure my overall appearance as a woman and image was perfect before I went out in public. Maintaining my appearance as a woman and hiding the dreadful male features I am cursed with may have been more exhausting than weightlifting or carrying a 50 pound bag of bird feeder. The experience shed light on how preoccupied I am with the details of my overall appearance, which made me realise after resuming counselling sessions after a 15 year a scene was the right decision after going through three rapes/sexual assaults.

LGBT Pride Month (June) 2017 is now in full swing. It’s hot. It is sticky. It’s a time of year when a woman or a transwoman’s appearance are a greater hassle than usual because of the humidity. Nonetheless, the battle to tame the dreaded male features (unfortunately) continues and no way of resolving them unless I pay extra money (something I don’t have) and the reason I auctioned off my virginity to Kymberly in July 2014 and still her $100,000 payment to deflower me wasn’t even enough. Kymberly finally admitted to me she had gambled it all away in Las Vegas in March 2017 and heard from one of my sources that Kymberly placed a $50,000 bounty on someone she held long standing grudge against, and that made me realise that I decided that I cannot marry Kymberly. What this means is the long-term relationship with Ava Zinn and Kymberly Alvaraz is ending in legal action.

Flashback to 1991 to 2001

I started questioning my gender identity and sexual orientation – unusual for someone eight years of age – while I was serving time at the since closed Silvercrest Children’s Developmental Center in New Albany until being released in December 1992. That was when I realised my childhood was already coming to an end and I knew I was already just too young to be a dad at 10 years of age. I remember I was about to use the restroom and saw something many see is quite frankly some will say made me retarded. I saw a girl (besides my mom) using the restroom and that made me realised I really was different, in addition to watching “The Little Mermaid” and I remember having some unusual crush but nowhere near as Mary Kay Letourneau. It was on the car ride from New Albany to Van Buren with my mom and brother, how fortunate I was and didn’t realise it at that time until I reconnected with someone on Facebook and did my best to stay in touch after leaving Silvercrest.
In middle school I had been picked on and bullied by that time it was for two years after being released from Silvercrest in New Albany. I wasn’t strong enough not because I have Autism. I had began to make an attempt to become a female thinking ‘I’d trade my male parts for female parts’ and have the same characteristics just like any other girl after I heard the term “sex change” in 1995.
Unfortunately, everyone I went to school with knows why I broke a classroom window on April 18, 1996, at least that was what they thought from their standpoint. Years later, and I recently admitted to bullying.

When I launched my web site in 1999 as a junior at Mississinewa High School, there seemed to be a standard of some sort. It was also when I launched the original INNewsCenter, and knew who I wanted to become after some needed TLC from the right resources and people I can know and trust, or so I had thought.

Several years after graduating from Mississinewa High School, there seemed to be a no standard or structure when I sat foot at Indiana Wesleyan University as a college freshman and literally had no structure as construction was going on that basically affected my performance academically. There were several theories why I simply was not emotionally ready for college and when I began the gender transition, I knew there was going to be a fourth and fifth requirement that Jennie Conrad did even mention on the infamous dis-enrollment letter I received on September 27, 2001. I knew there was (1) finding another college to attend to transfer credits to IWU, (2) have psychological and psychiatric clearance (but unfortunately not as a full-time student nor as a male), and (3) a signed release if I recall to even apply for readmission. It’s safe to say now it’s just only a matter of finding the right college, getting the right number of credits and the right tools and necessities needed to finally close the IWU Cold Case.

Being more successful emotionally as a woman and still a father.

I do know that after transitioning and after my eldest daughter, Samantha, graduated from high school and IWU, I knew as the father of Samantha Zinn, I knew I had done a lot better job with raising Samantha; a transgender daughter, Tiffani; a third daughter, Tabitha; and two adopted daughters, Ashli and Kylee. After Samantha graduated high school five years ago she decided to attend college in the fall of 2013 and she didn’t want to make the same mistakes I did. Sure enough, in the Spring of 2016, Samantha earned her Associates Degree in Communications and followed in my footsteps and my former father-in-law (aka Samantha’s maternal grandfather) beforehand. Though there were times when raising Samantha, Tiffani (then Timothy), Tabitha, and currently with my now only son Kenneth as well as Ashli and Kylee, I had to frequently found myself in a number of parenting and day care situations I knew it was the right parenting call as most of them were very bad situations that could have necessitated Child Protective Services. My mom, the late Laura Bakula, my aunt-in-law Sheena were a great babysitter to Samantha, Tiffani, Ashli, and Tabitha long before “Vote for the Girls” launched. I also knew I had done a far better job as a father and as a woman than my mom did when she raised myself and my late brother, most of the parenting and discipline skills my mom used with me and my skills with my children differs from my mom’s methods. One in particular was the “no TV punishment,” but often most of the “Vote for the Girls Punishment for Failure” when a female contestant doesn’t win were also used on my children in the form of the “punishment fitting the crime” or “a justified sanction”. In fact, recently I Googled ‘female fathers of children’ and it seems as though a woman fathering children are nearly as uncommon as same sex marriage.
There is a subtle or possible no-so-subtle message that the specific type of parenting of a child is the fact that the child always has a mother and father regardless and the terms “transgender mother” and “transgendered father” are useless. After I came out to my children and recently with Tabitha, I told them “I will always be your father you can still address me as ‘Dad’.” It was something I had in mind and realized that a gender transition is very similar to a television station changing its network affiliation.

With that in mind, in addition to already existing “Vote for the Girls” franchise and several other cultural references to Lauren Brill, Brandi Chastain, and two-woman anchor teams becoming the norm, as well as basically creating the “Producers Have A Choice, Viewers Don’t” philosophy ten years ago when what is now known as INNCD 47 Action News launched (two women co-anchor news, a female meteorologist, and a female sports director). After I first watched a South Bend late newscast with Cindy Ward and Deborah Daniels at the anchor desk 15 years ago, I knew and remembered and had that flashback that first time I ever had lesbian sex.

Flashback to Spring and Summer 2002

It was that particular moment when I had “lesbian sex” with my first wife Angie, she was being impregnated by me (for the last time living as a male before coming out as a transgender woman the following year) and Angie being pregnant with my daughter Tabitha. It was also around Father’s Day of 2002 and a month after my mom died from liver and kidney failure. At the time, I had recently healed from an injury I sustained after I had attempted to arrest my own brother for kidnapping my then-2 year old son Timothy (now daughter Tiffani). It was also around that time I had also just experienced the first time in my life I’d ever been raped. I knew I had failed as male and tried my best to mask the emotional pain and never even told anyone nor did I even realized it until my brother drowned at Pine Lake.

Today/June 2017

There seems to be a subtle or maybe not-so-subtle message that looking modest means everyone looking exactly the same. So recently as part of pride month as well as a “Vote for the Girls” Punishment for Failure–Normani Kordei finished third place on Dancing with the Stars and despite the Moderators’ Save being used to decline Lauren Duski’s second place finish–based from what I had seen during not only those two competitions but also took the deaths of Holly Everman, Perri Johnson, and other factors, I had to overturn the Moderators’ Save and decided that there was not going to be a winning moderator. The pink, purple, blue, and red teams all were declared losers and face the most demeaning and diabolical punishments in “Vote for the Girls” history.

The transmen on the red team (as well as Devin on the blue team) have to go out in public in nothing but a breast binders while the transwomen on the purple team (including myself, as well as Kendra, Hillary, and Maci on the pink team as well as Bria Savage on the blue team and Lydia Delagatto on the red team) go out in public in only a bra and pants/skirt for not just Pride Month (June) 2017, but also July and August as well as the America’s Got Talent 12 and So You Think You Can Dance 14 competitions and just let biology do its work.

To my surprise, amazement, and most importantly self-acceptance as well as self-worth (I only did it on three occasions on the Vote for the Girls set), I actually kind of like being outside in just a bra and pants or skirt. The outfit match my gender identity as a woman, sexual orientation as a lesbian and overall appearance as a woman, yet could use some feminization. I waited until it was the right time to do so and many of you are probably thinking ‘THIS IS WAR!’ It may be necessarily something I want to do for the month of June but additionally when I’m in the mood or feeling intimate or looking at a biological female I’m interested in.

Despite my decision to go out in what some of you say is inappropriate and in bad taste, I was still nervous about it. The first time I was in a bra but with no shirt was on May 12, 2011 when Ryan Seacrest announced that Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhardt were in the American Idol 10 Top 3 and the term “pull a Brandi Chastain” became well known. That’s because I think transwomen and women in our society and most certainly women and transwomen are scrutinized for too long. Every bit of the appearance of a woman and/or transwoman is picked apart.

While I was a bit self conscious, I had grabbed a shirt just in case should the “No Shirt. No Shoes. No Service” card come into play as this was constantly on my mind the whole time and trying to calm down chafing as I have yet to begin hormone therapy, I did my job as a transgender woman. In the process I realized the photos I posted on Social media should and—I hope do or will inspire more transwomen or even transmen binding his chest—speak louder to my professionalism as a webmaster than the way I look.

I’m just a woman: Officially a Transgender Woman since December 1, 2004. That’s not going to change.

I’m just a lesbian like any other woman who identifies as such: I was attracted to women as a male, and still find women attractive. But if the woman’s currently straight and is in a relationship with me and one benefit of the relationship is obviously having her as my sex partner (a rule I’ve had since 1993)… She will have to come out as a bisexual sooner or later. No ifs and or buts about it.

My gender identity and sexual orientation as a woman reflects the values and the family history I’ve always had long before the gender switch from man to woman and my work reflects my ability. The name, gender identity, and sexual orientation may change when transitioning from one sex to another, but everything else does not change, such as who you were before the transition, your personality, your lifestyle, your friends and family, etc.

Not even the DNA or chromosomes change with the gender transition: males and transfemales always have and always will have the dreaded Y chromosome and WILL ALWAYS BE A FATHER while females and transmales will ALWAYS BE A MOTHER.

Finally I can say I’m proud of my accomplishments as a woman despite the imperfections that were given to me such as the Y chromosome, the beard shadow (mostly unseen in photos if they aren’t covered or retouched), the flat chest (or my size 38AA cup) , the enlarged clitoris (this is what goes into the woman’s vagina to make children – the dreaded P-E-N-I-S), the big lumps between my legs (the male reproductive organs that produce sperm that go into the woman’s vagina). I can also say that once I am finally done having children and the timing is right then I can start the orchidectomy and begin estrogen and progesterone therapy for the remainder of my life, and help me get across the message that, like so many other transgendered men and women, not afraid to be different. Rather, I’m excited to embrace the truth of what a gender transition should look like in my view with all of the benefits and options available while they’re still intact before any genital reassignment surgery.

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27Apr/17

Ava Zinn Apologizes For VFTGUSA Airing Shocking DWTS Elimination Live: ‘We Really Messed Up’

MARION and FORT WAYNE, IN (AZH) – A shaken up yours truly, apologized to Vote for the Girls viewers after one of my producers now facing disciplinary action failed to cut away from live video of perhaps one of the most shocking eliminations that likely will knock Pia Toscano’s elimination down to number two and perhaps one of the most shocking in Dancing with the Stars history. This time, the elimination was fatal as a moderator died on my watch — worst of all it was my BFF’s domestic partner, Perri.

Throughout the DWTS 24 Week 6 Result, my Vote for the Girls staff cut to and from the live DWTS 24 program. I had mentioned the phrase “On ‘Dancing with the Stars’ there are no Vote for the Worst picks. All moderators’ picks are good.” I narrated the results, until suddenly, viewers saw Nancy Kerrigan and Heather Morris in the bottom two as Normani (Kordei) and Simone (Biles) were already saved by votes from the American public. We were projecting that Nancy to be eliminated on April 24, and the second Tom Burgeron announced “after a perfect score,” the screen cut to black and I yelled at the control room, “Get off it. Get off it. Get off it!” followed by “GO TO COMMERCIAL!” but it was already too late.

When the program returned from commercial, yours truly, clearly distressed, explained what had happened:

While we had found out that Heather and Maks were eliminated and showing it to you live, we went on delay.

So, that’s why I didn’t talk for about 10 seconds. We created a five second delay as if you were to rewind your VCR or DVR five seconds, that’s what we did with the elimination we were showing you on DWTS 24. What you do not see on VFTG is that each and every moderator and villain have a monitor to see what is happening five seconds before you see it, so in the event should anything go horribly wrong, we would be able to cut away from it without subjecting you, the viewer, to that particular… (my fellow Purple team moderator Lanise White finished my sentence and said objectionable content) objectionable content that unfit for YouTube (or TV)

It doesn’t happen very often and we can honestly say we messed up. And we’re all very sorry. That elimination didn’t belong on YouTube. We took every precaution we knew how to take to keep you from seeing that particular elimination. And I sincerely apologize to you for allowing that to happen.

Sometimes we see a lot of eliminations that we don’t let get to you, because Vote for the Girls is mostly about female contestants and since Vote for the Girls is mostly a TV-14 program, it’s insensitive. And that particular elimination was wrong. And you have my personal confidence that won’t happen again on my watch. And I’m deeply, deeply sorry.

This story is being updated on both AvaZinn.com and on Vote for the Girls USA and unfortunaltely a fatality did in fact occour as

 

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24Apr/17

Ava Zinn launches “Vape Back! with Ava Zinn”

Yours truly (Ava Zinn) today announced the launch of an Indiana based YouTube channel dedicated to the vaping community that extends the portfolio of Aeverine Zinn Holdings (AZH) Internet Ventures.

It’s the debut week of Vape Back! with Ava Zinn. Ava Zinn is excited about the launch of the fifth internet venture from AZH joining AvaZinn.com, INNewsCenter, Vote for the Girls and Housing Hell.

Here’s the great news about Vape Back! – anyone residing in all of Indiana’s 92 counties can make suggestions of any vaping product for Ava to try (some restrictions do apply and must be approved by Ava herself) for a review.

“I’m pleased to confirm that I have made the decision to launch ‘Vape Back! with Ava Zinn,’ which is accretive to Aeverine Zinn Holdings and good for the State of Indiana as well as the LGBT community with whom I remain a strong partner as a transgendered woman,” said Zinn. “This transaction underscores our sharp focus on consistently improving the value of my Internet portfolio and on driving profitability for AZH.”

Today’s announcement takes place against the backdrop of a prior announcement of the subsidized housing smoking ban which Ava Zinn must comply by July 2018. Given this fact, Ava Zinn either had to smoke outside or get evicted. That particular decision would have meant a setback from which Ava Zinn will never recover from as she would be face homelessness since many communities in Indiana also have added e-cigarettes and vaping to existing smoking bans.

Today’s announcement does not impact AZH’s Vote for the Girls and INNewsCenter, yet does impact AvaZinn.com and Housing Hell.

We’re taking the conversation to YouTube across Marion, Muncie, and Kokomo during the summer of 2017. If you want to join the conversation and make a suggestion, email Ava Zinn at webmaster @ avazinn.com or go to the contact page.

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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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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…

VFTG AU logo

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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