Category Archives: Vote for the Girls

29Nov/14

What will Alvaraz/Zinn relationship mean for you? FAQs.

I’m sure that you will have a lot questions about the announcement of Kymberly (Christian) Alvaraz and I in a relationship come my 32nd birthday January 4, 2015. Below are some commonly asked questions.

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Kym CQ: Who is Kymberly Alvaraz?
A: Kymberly Alvaraz is a 47 year old woman originally from Denver, Colorado. She was raised in the Hampden South neighborhood of Denver, which is not far from Aurora, Colorado and the Stapleton International Airport in Denver. She is a 1985 graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver and graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colorado. She was previously a news presenter in Denver from June 1989 until May 2014 before joining the moderator panel of Vote for the Girls.

Q: What will this mean for fans of Vote for the Girls?
A: Vote for the Girls will continue production, since all of the moderators on the VFTG panel are either transgender/transsexual women or LGB women. Next year, in Vote for the Girls 2016, the female and transfemale moderators will still make their Vote for the Girls picks and several new elements will be added. More information will be at VoteForTheGirls.US

Vote for the Girls is owned and operated by Ava Zinn, yours truly, and has adaptations in the United States, United Kingdom, Sweeden, Italy, France, Brazil, Turkey, Isreal, and Australia. Ava Zinn hosts the United States, United Kingdom, and Australian versions.

0602141440-02Q: How this affect Ava Zinn? And will Ava Zinn and Kymberly Alvaraz now living together or have children?
A: Since Ava Zinn, yours truly, still resides in “New Naptown” (Marion) and Kymberly Alvaraz currently resides in Carmel, Indiana, Ava Zinn are still in serious negotiations with apartment complexes in Indianapolis.

Q: What happens to the four children of yours (Sammi, Ashli, Tiffani, and Tabby)? What about Kymberly’s children?
A: Sammi, the eldest daughter, has custody of Ashli, Tiffani, and Tabby with Ava Zinn still supporting them in all aspects. Ava Zinn will be adding four new step-children from Kymberly’s previous marriage with Dan Alvaraz: Stephani, Haley, Benita, and Denise.
Be assured that Kymberly and I are not deadbeat parents. In many families where the children under 18 years of age do not reside with their mother and/or father, often reside with an older sibling (since Ashli, Tiffani and Tabby live with Sammi on the west side of Marion) or even a grandparent. Kymberly and I will be working on this and other issues that will be resolved.

Q: What happens to Kymberly’s part on Vote for the Girls?
A: As of the spring cycle of Vote for the Girls 2015, Kymberly and Ava will serve as a duo moderator as Team Zinn, as opposed to solo moderators.

© 2014 – 2015, avazinn.com. All rights reserved.

28Nov/14

Turkey-less on Thanksgiving 2014 and Losing Gracefully

Almost nine months into the vegetarian diet, I had to face an obstacle as it was my first Thanksgiving without a turkey.

So I researched Turkey alternatives and found a replacement in Tofurky Vegan Roast and Savory Stuffed Turk’y ith Gravy by Gardein.

But there was a big problem, after I researched the two products–both of them are carried by Whole Foods, which does not have a location in Marion, yet there is such a store in Indianapolis.

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So that being said, and not wanting to make the brutal bike trip to Indy… I had no choice but to go to Meijer in Marion to get what is close enough to the replacement…

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And then coming across a tofurkey recipe I found online and skeptical to try it on Thanksgiving, the end result was either undercooked or overcooked….

Now with Black Friday coming up, I am thinking “this vegetarian thing could go on into 2015 if DaNica Shirey does win.”

That being said, earlier this week, my closest friend, Holly Everman, became a winning moderator as her Vote for the Girls pick (Alfonso Ribeiro and Witney Carson) won Dancing with the Stars 19. I had made the decision to add DWTS as a make-up competition and the moderators of the Vote for the Girls site were divided into two teams based on biological sex (transwomen vs women–the Transwomen are in the Purple team and the Women in the Pink team).

Unlike the other competitions (like The Voice, American Idol, and Rising Star and to a lesser extent as the fellow makeup competitions of So You Think You Can Dance and America’s Got Talent) that have one winner, all the moderators’ picks were good since there were no Vote for the Worst picks on DWTS (the closest to such are basically not chosen by the moderator panel).

As for the 20th season of Dancing with the Stars: I can confirm that Holly Everman and Julia Passalt will not be participating and won’t make a DWTS pick because Everman’s pick won DWTS a 19 and Passalt made a great deal with the “Male Moderator” before the Rising Star finale in August with an $8 Million offer.

There is more to come next week as I celebrate 10 years as Ava Zinn, and trust me, it will start with a shocking announcement from April 18, 2014 and something that will change everything.

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18Nov/14

Ava Zinn Announcement (11/18/14)

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I am well aware of it and you should be too.

I understand that things have been really bad in 2014. This year marks 10 years since I began an ongoing gender transition from male to female. Setback after setback after setback after setback has been the problem for yours truly since my IWU dismissal.

A triumph or two happens to be Vote for the Girls, a site I launched on April 28, 2010 following Siobahn Magnus’ elimination. the site has been successful with six outright victories and going for a seventh.

This year, I made a lot of changes to Vote for the Girls USA that saw the site finally getting what quite possibly the only victory of 2014 following the elimination of Tommy & Peta last night.

Tonight, I watched along with just as much as everyone else witnessed what quite possibly be the second consecutive loss on The Voice with only three girls left–Anita Antioinette, DaNica Shirey, and Reagan James.

So with that in mind, if you have been a fan for years or have known me personally, I am asking you to help my site Vote for the Girls by encouraging you to go to the American version of the site.

Unfortunately, I have decided to make some changes that will incorporate Vote for the Girls (the American, British, and upcoming Austrailian adaptations) and INNewsCenter onto AvaZinn.com effective July 4, 2015.

The sites are not shutting down, per se, but it is apparent that my friends and fans have decided not to support Anita, DaNica, and Reagan.

By not voting for the the girls, you are hurting someone and not even know it.

I want everyone to take the Vote for the Girls pledge tonight or as of January 4, 2015 pay yours truly a monthly fee of $2.50 or $35 a year if you choose not to support the site securing a victory.

Of course, my closest friends have been the strongest bunch and I understand that what I just proposed to them may not work for everyone, I will find someone that will take the Vote for the Girls pledge as a condition of maintaining such friendship. So far, Holly Everman and Rachael Passalt are such friends that have taken the pledge. Those that choose not to, have until October 4, 2015 to comply with this new Ava Zinn Close Friend Mandate or risk ending a close friendship after years of being loyal.

As always, I do thank you for supporting The Vote for the Girls franchise. For those of you that would rather choose the best artist regardless of someone’s gender–I am truly sorry to say this, but after January 4, 2015, if you are a close friend and want to keep it, I know that you all have family obligations and understand that unforeseen circumstances do come up from time to time.

For those of say if the girls sang better, I would vote for them–I want you to consider this suggestion–do it anyway as long as you do not vote for any male contestant once you make the Vote for the Girls pledge since it is indefinite and it does apply to all singing competitions such as The Voice, American Idol, Rising Star, X Factor, and the make-up competitions such as So You Think You Can Dance, America’s Got Talent, and more recently Dancing with the Stars/Strictly Come Dancing.

I’m sure you all have a lot of questions about this and I will be happy to answer them.

I hope you will start voting for the ladies and when girls win these shows, my friends, my fans, and every one of Indiana’s 92 counties win also. The rewards will be amazing when a Vote for the Girls victory occurs.

-Ava Zinn

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Aeverine Zinn Holdings is continuing the popular web site and YouTube series “Vote for the Girls” in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia for the foreseeable future. The activities around “Vote for the Girls” is also continuing for the foreseeable future.

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On October 21 (Tuesday night) two of three Vote for the Girls USA moderators suffered non-life threatening wounds while they were defending themselves according to Indiana Codes 35-41-3-2 and 35-41-3-3 (aka Indiana’s Stand Your Ground law). At no time did the suspect gain entry to the facility in question.

Even though the actions of the moderators involved in the incident with the two suspects, two of the moderators are currently facing legal consequences despite the justification.

The suspects that were killed were:
Khayla Chow, 23, former Vote for the Girls UK moderator from Houston, Texas
Victoria Glassering, 22, identified by Kristina Chow, the father of Khayla Chow.

The victims that were involved were:
Julia Passalt, 57, VFTG USA moderator (no charges against Ms. Passalt are pending
Kymberly Alvaraz a/k/a Kym Christian, 47, VFTG USA moderator (charged with second degree involuntarily manslaughter awaiting trail)
Kendra Ray, 41, VFTG USA moderator (charged with assisting a criminal)

Mrs. Alvaraz and Ms. Ray are currently on an indefinite leave of absence pending the outcome of the investigation.

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12Oct/14

More changes to Vote for the Girls…

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When I said last year that I had a light bulb idea about the rules on “Vote for the Girls” that I would be introduce a change or two to the site’s rules that “could” alter the site, and it appears one of the new rules may give the moderators on the moderator panel more power on one hand and on another, for the first time ever, another new rule on the site will also give supporters and fans of the female contestants just as much power as the moderators do.

Before the Rising Star finale back in August, I hinted the changes are coming as a result of something that dates back six seasons in the site’s history.

It’s because of a problem that’s been around actually, since I launched Vote for the Girls. I’ve talked about doing something about it and, in fact, I tried it in another country or two to see if it’d work first — we tried it in Italy and Sweden. And it does work, so it got put that into work.

During Season 1 of “Rosta for Flickorna,” the Swedish  version of “Vote for the Girls” in 2011 and season 4 of “Vota Femminilli,” the Italian version of “Vote for the Girls” in 2013 the moderator panel was given veto power.

The veto power gave the moderators the ability to prevent a “Vote for the Girls Loss” when the female contestant finishes runner-up or worse by the public vote.

And I hinted that voteforthegirls.us seemed to add weight to the assumption that fans of the Vote for the Girls site will finally get a role beyond simply supporting the female contestants.

Whatever happens with the moderators if they use the “Moderator’s Save” in a make-up competition, there’s not going to be any wild card picks or any second chances to the moderators’ picks.

It was used as a #VFTGTwist when the moderators unanimously voted anonymously to veto Valerie Rockey’s loss on So You Think You Can Dance.

The question I’ll most likely be asked is, “Why didn’t Vote for the Girls USA use the Moderator’s Save until now?” The response to that question: “There were some factors that have to be put in play because of the Make-Up Competitions of SYTYCD, AGT, DWTS had to be factored in, but when we realized SYTYCD and DWTS seemed more fairer eliminations, I thought ‘How would that work?’ What had to be worked out was the possibility that the Moderators’ Save could possibly be used on SYTYCD in case a girl didn’t win, which proved to be the case. When the Moderator’s Save is used in a make-up competition, the moderators lose the right to choose a wild card for the entire season. In stark contrast, if the Moderator’s Save is used in the other competitions, (The Voice, American Idol, or X Factor) that is a different story. Had the Moderator’s Save been used for The X Factor USA 2, Vote for the Girls USA would have had a perfect season.”

Another change on Vote for the Girls that is being implemented is the Vote for the Girls pick chosen by the public, in addition to the moderators’ picks.

© 2014, avazinn.com. All rights reserved.

21Sep/14

October is Leg Beards for Breast Cancer Month

It may be the 21st of September 2014 and as is typical punishment for failure when a female contestant or a Vote for the Girls pick on my site — voteforthegirls.us — doesn’t win (ex: runner-up or worse), I take part in what has become a tradition that I’ve taken criticism for since I launched the site nearly five years ago.

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I’m not the only woman or transwoman that many have had audacity to say that have called me a f***ot, and far worse derogatory terms that is typically used in the trans community.

Sure, prior to my gender transition, I had a beard and had it shaved after I graduated from Mississinewa High School some 13 years ago.

It was during the month of October of 2012 while watching Fox 59’s newscasts that the guys (notably Brian Wilkes and Ray Cortopassi) have grown their beards out. At the end of the day, I put two and two together and realized back in 2011, I didn’t know a whole lot about Beards for Breast Cancer until I learned it was an Indianapolis-based organization that asked only the guys to grow a beard during the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


In the past, I posted daily pictures of the unlady-likeness of the hairy leg until Haloween night or the morning of November 1. (As I did last year)

But not this year: Because I called off the competition and announced I was auctioning off my virginity to the highest female bidder on April 18, 2014 that ended a little early due to low bids, I decided back in August that I wasn’t going to shave my legs for the remainder of 2014 (to coincide with the vegetarian diet that will end on January 4, 2015) and since I’m often free to ignore the rules of Vote for the Girls as I see fit.. this Leg Beard for Breast Cancer punishment has become a real bitch in 2014. Yes the legs was bid adieu in August as I prepared for five  straight months of leg hair oriented charitable causes (Beards for Breast Cancer in October and No Shave November) .

The rules seem simple enough: Have clean-shaven legs on October 1st (for me earlier than that), grow a leg beard for 31 days, donate money–the latter is usually non-existent. I’m sure there are more rules, but anything that allows me to not shave my legs for a month (or longer) while still supporting breast cancer awareness and gets my vote as a worthwhile charity endeavor.

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About this Leg Beards for Breast Cancer and No Shave November Vote for the Girls Punishment for Failure

After a Vote for the Girls Loss is claimed when a girl doesn’t win shows like American Idol, The Voice, and/or Rising Star, the Vote for the Girls USA moderators (myself, Holly Everman, and other female friends) take part in the the great annual events called “Beards for Breast Cancer since October 2010 and for the first time in November 2014 “No-Shave-November” where guys and girls alike unite in the height of laziness agreeing to not shave their beards or legs (respectively) for the entire months of October and November.

After all, they are the busiest parts of the semester or work year, and you are the farthest behind on sleep, so why waste the time? Plus, it’ll cold enough to wear scarves or jeans (respectively) to cover that unsightly hair.
Everyone, young and old, male and female can participate in Beards for Breast Cancer and No-Shave-November by following this simple calendar of guide-lines. The festivities shall unfold thusly:

  • October 1 (or the first day of Beards for Breast Cancer): Razors are stowed, indifference ignited. Beards for Breast Cancer begins.
  • October 1-7: The week of scratching that itch. Push yourself, control the desire to shave and relieve the itchiness.
  • First Wednesday: Itch hump day.
  • October 14: Finally the women do look ridiculous.
  • October 27: Finally the boys or follicularly-challenged do look ridiculous.
  • November 1: Razors are stowed, indifference ignited. Noshember begins.
    Nov 1-7: The week of scratching that itch. Push yourself, control the desire to shave and relieve the itchiness.
  • Nov 30: Photograph day. Take your best hair exhibiting celebration photos. You have truly completed something great.
  • Dec 1: Great festival of many razors, shaving commences.

Among Beards for Breast Cancer and No Shave November traditions, perhaps the strongest is the beard and/or leg hair contest (or armpits or whatever…be creative). Lets see who is the fullest, bushiest, and most natural after a month, and then join in a ritual corporate shoring of our hides!

 

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Ladies (and this applies to transgendered and transsexual women as well)! Don’t think that just because you can’t grow a burly beard you can’t participate in Beards for Breast Cancer and No Shave November…You can! Now it may not be on your face, but hair does grow on your body…the most commonly sported female hair is on the legs and under the arms. Now its quite uncommon for even males in our society to be unkempt in general, but its especially uncommon (and unusual) for females to go all natural. So we want to give you a special word of encouragement and thanks for supporting the ways of the hairy. Only a few select women (as part of Beards for Breast Cancer Awareness) have what it takes to participate in this tradition. I think I have been commended for this, as well as my friend Holly  you.

A note from one of the female No-Shave November Facebook groups:

“For all the girls who think they can go for all of November without shaving. We are standing up for our right as women!”

“How long can you go? *oh, btw, this group is only for legs. feel free to shave other places as you wish, cuz i’m not gonna go there*”

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18Sep/14

Ava Zinn Announcement (9/18/14)

As you know AvaZinn.com is celebrating 15 years online come November 1, 2014. The flagship site of Ava Zinn, yours truly, has had two successful ventures, INNewsCenter (launched November 1, 1999; closed June 30, 2011; and planning revival on November 1, 2014), and Vote for the Girls International (United States, United Kingdom, and Australia versions launched April 28, 2010, June 1, 2013, and April 2015, respectively).

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But unfortunately, producing the YouTube videos and getting the clips uploaded have become a financial burden for Ava Zinn, yours truly. Nearly $38 a month goes to keeping the sites in operation (and that comes out of my pocket, sadly) alone. Then the moderator salaries and obligations to keep Vote for the Girls moderators that can range up to $1,000 a year (counting iTunes downloads by downloading a studio performance by a female contestant also coming out of my pocket) and online advertising (pretty much restricted since I tried putting flyers and basically selling my heart out which hasn’t been working).

On Vote for the Girls USA (the original version I launched a year before) alone, back in May of 2011, I tried offline advertising to get people to vote for Lauren Alaina and Haley Reinhart in the American Idol 10 finale… Unfortunately for me, despite the well-known “VOTE FOR LAUREN AND HALEY” the most successful campaign, I felt that it wasn’t enough and thinking ‘this isn’t gonna work,’ then I realized that eventually when I auditioned for the 11th season of American Idol auditioning in front of the producers, they had no idea I went undercover and here it is in 2014 what turned out to be two things I think I believe that despite changes on Idol since then–

  1. VoteForTheWorst.com basically ruined Idol and without that particular site or had I began watching Idol prior to American Idol 6, there would not be a Vote for the Girls franchise
  2. since my American Idol audition at Heinz Field and the David Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Vote for the Girls became very popular in both Indiana and Pennsylvania. But recently, I think the site has lost steam after Alex & Sierra’s win on The X Factor 3 last year.

Revenue is down…

Then earlier this year, I tried to advertise Vote for the Girls online with mixed results on Facebook, Twitter, and Google with little success. What I realized now is that when I launched this site in November 1999 (then on a GeoCities site, then Tripod, followed by Aeverine.info, and to the current AvaZinn.com), as well as INNewsCenter (which had its own URL and I’ve decided not to do the same for the 2014 revival but rather AvaZinn.com/INNewsCenter but keeping the INNewsCenter YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter pages.) And as I did back when Vote for the Girls first started, I posted Crystal Bowersox voting information on both the INNewsCenter and my Facebook page (which serves as an alternate Facebook profile since the Vote for the Girls page wasn’t in existence yet.)  Had I run ads (usually cost $500-$1,000 per week) on Google, Facebook, and Twitter and had they ran on Vote for the Worst’s site, (and this is one thing I think I’m doing wrong with Vote for the Girls in 2014) then Crystal Bowersox, Lauren Alaina, Jessica Sanchez, Angie Miller, and Jena Irene would have won American Idols 9-13, respectively instead of those dreaded white guys with guitars.

So, I am officially looking for sponsors for Vote for the Girls US (as well as other adaptations in other countries) that will compensate me for running their ads on the You Tube channels involved, as well as the Vote for the Girls Pledge on the US site.

As for my fellow Hoosiers, fans, friends, and followers, once you make the Vote for the Girls pledge, you CANNOT and WILL NOT vote for male contestants not approved by yours truly because this is a lifetime commitment and I will not accept any excuses like, “If the girls performed better, they’d earn my vote…” or “Oh, Vote for the Girls, I’m not gonna follow that stupid tranny bitch…” or some other excuse.

At the end of the day, what it all comes down to is money, and lots of it. Another factor of what I think will make Vote for the Girls franchise become successful is opening a sports bar or some chain such as Buffalo Wild Wings. That, in addition to the web hosting and moderator salaries, and everything else related to the Vote for the Girls franchise operations.

© 2014, avazinn.com. All rights reserved.

26Aug/14

What’s Wrong With Holly Everman?

In more ways than one close friend could possibly imagine, yet in some odd manner since 1990, Holly Everman’s friends have been dreading for this day. They’ve been dreading for the day when she’d reach rock bottom and be forced to come to terms with an alcohol problem that she’s battled for some time.

“She’s a sick, sick woman,” one source told me. “She desperately needs help.”

There was a sad inevitability to what happened Sunday morning on the northwest side of Indianapolis when she was arrested for her second DUI this year alone. Everman faces four felony counts after being arrested on preliminary charges of driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance. As someone I have been close friends with for 25 years, insider sources and fellow Muncie Central High School Class of 1998 alumni have known that Holly was struggling again with alcohol. For years, they fought to get her into rehab. At the very least, they fought to get her a driver in the hopes of keeping her from getting behind the wheel.

I have been cleaning up Holly’s messes for years now, especially since May of 2012 following the death of another good friend–Robyn (Hurd) Matthewson. Time and again, Everman dismissed the concerns of her close friends and confidants, even if her increasingly attractive physical appearance sent up red flags throughout the community.

I asked her back in 2011 when I was visiting her in Muncie about her weight gain, which has brought her from 135 pounds to 190, and she insisted the doctors kept telling her to lose weight.

I suspected otherwise.

Those of us who are around Holly Everman on a regular basis suspected otherwise for a very long time.

So why didn’t you know what was wrong with Holly Everman?

That’s a fair question I got asked in 2011. But it’s much like the NBA players during the Detroit Pitons Bad Boys era. Suspicions cannot be the basis for a post on this web site — AvaZinn.com. My feeling all along has been, “Unless she gets arrested for drugs, or acts erratically in a public setting while obviously under the influence, it will remain nothing more than an educated guess.”

Now he’s been arrested — twice now.

The game has changed.

That was hammered home Monday morning as a bunch of media waited outside the Indianapolis-Marion County Sheriff’s Office. Around 8:30, Everman and her lawyer,  appeared and got into a car without comment. Everman looked beaten, face blotchy. It was a sad sight but not a surprising one.

She has two big problems, besides the obvious alcohol issue: She has the appearance of a former supermodel, and she has lots of free time. That is a dangerous cocktail for a woman with a genetic predisposition to alcohol abuse.

That doesn’t make her a bad woman, just a troubled one, one who has been in and out of rehab on multiple occasions, one who needs to get herself some help again if she wants to be alive for the American Idol’s next female winner.

This is not written in anger. It’s written with compassion — although if she’d hurt someone while driving, it would take on a different tone. This is a woman 34 years of age I’ve been best friends with since 1989 in the throes of addiction, a disease she’s been fighting for four years with mixed results.

Now comes the wake-up call.

Do you hear it, Holly? Do you hear it? Or do you press the snooze button and continue on this downward spiral? Or did you realize when you shaved your head when Christina Grimmie finished third place on The Voice and Josh K robbed Christina of “The Voice 6” title — in the process delivering Vote for the Girls its first loss on “The Voice” in addition to Jena Asciutto finishing runner-up on American Idol 13? Or did you realize when you had the audacity to call Khayla Chow “a bisexual black bimbo” during an appearance on Vote for the Girls on YouTube, you and Khayla got into a heated argument about the Malaya Watson’s elimination and Chow shoved you to the floor you saw the downward spiral happening?

There’s no shame. There’s no embarrassment. Fact is, if Holly gets the help she needs, she’d be a public beacon for the multitudes who also need help with alcohol and sex addition. Just as Brian Wilkes of Fox 59 in Indianapolis has taken the small step in finding a cure for cancer and more specifically Breast Cancer — though it is Beards for Breast Cancer, Everman can be a guiding light for those in the grips of addiction.

She’s just got to decide it’s time.

Because, well, it is time.

As a secondary issue, there’s now the question of what as I, Ava Zinn, as the administrator, founder, and webmaster of Vote for the Girls, will do once I collect all the pertinent information. I can promise you the fans and followers of Ava Zinn, Holly Everman, as well as Vote for the Girls and INNewsCenter will watch this closely. Will I come down as hard on Holly Everman as I do with other friends? Do not be shocked or surprised if I have to sanction or metes out some sort of harsh punishment against Holly.

At this point, Holly Everman needs to temporarily abdicate control of her role as my BFF to either Alec Dailey (even though she and Alec have gotten into many heated exchanges over the years), Serena R, her longtime right-hand woman, or either her sisters, Elisa and Lynsey–both Elisa and Lynsey have children of their own (of which I was, from 1997 to 2000, in a relationship with Elisa (and have a daughter, Tiffani f/k/a Timothy and Elisa has another daughter, Nermal, now moderator of the UK and Australian version of Vote for the Girls) and I was, from 2000 until 2011, colleagues with Lynsey at NoSirGifts Venues before I walked away in 2011–despite being an heiress to the NoSirGifts franchise). Holly’s got more important business to take care of than worrying about Vote for the Girl’ next victory. With or without Holly Everman, it shouldn’t change very much about the short-term, day-to-day operations of Vote for the Girls. I take care of that end of the business.

Again, though, that’s secondary.

Based on several conversations I had over the past several weeks and months with the other Vote for the Girls (US, UK, and Australia) moderators and other friends of mine and Holly’s, Holly Everman is pretty much a woman fighting for her life.

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26Jun/14

CONFIRMED: Ava Zinn to revive INNewsCenter

It's officially confirmed. INNewsCenter will be returning.

It’s officially confirmed. INNewsCenter will be returning.

MARION, INDIANA – Ava Zinn announced Thursday that she is planning to relaunch the popular television news discussion site INNewsCenter.

innewscenterThe site will be debuting on November 1, 2014. The site makes a triumphant return for Zinn who launched and ran INNewsCenter from 1999-2011.

“It’s absolutely an amazing feeling to be going HOME to my old friends and colleagues and firing up the ‘Covering Indiana’s 92 Counties and Beyond … AGAIN!” Zinn said.

“I’m excited to be back to the TV news biz and with the success with Vote for the Girls, INNewsCenter makes an excellent companion,” Zinn noted. “I had a substantial following with the old INNewsCenter (1999-2011), and I’ve had a lot of questions asked about ‘What happened to INNewsCenter?’ ‘Is INNewsCenter coming back?’ In 1999, there was no American Idol, no Vote for the Worst, no smart phones, all those things. When I launched INNewsCenter with my web site that has evolved to AvaZinn.com, I attracted a cross-over audience while bringing a fresh perspective to television news and getting a woman’s perspective since I’m transitioning to a female. That same need in the market exists today as when INNewsCenter originally launched. I’m are looking forward to the same success with my seasoned expertise and appeal in this genre.”

Ava Zinn’s commitments with ‘Vote for the Girls’ since the original American version launched in April 2010 and the British counterpart launched in June 2013, reinvigorated the desire to get back on the TV news discussion biz. Zinn commented on her Facebook page, “Closing INNewsCenter on June 30, 2011 has the second biggest regret I’ve ever made in my life.”

While the original INNewsCenter ran from November 1, 1999 through June 30, 2011, the site featured changes in the television news industry from the ten markets covering Indiana’s 92 counties and significantly viewed markets in those beyond Indiana’s state line (notably Lexington, KY; Grand Rapids, MI; Toledo, OH; Rockford, IL; Detroit, and Peoria, IL in the 2010’s) and primarily Indianapolis and Fort Wayne markets, which INNewsCenter only featured from the site’s debut until 2004. Here is a look at some of INNewsCenter’s most memorable moments from the popular web site.

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05Jun/14

Ava Zinn goes strapless tops and thong panties for Vote for the Girls Loss

It’s just so hard to actually believe that it has been nearly 10 years since I officially began transitioning from male to female. Recently, as part of the Vote for the Girls Punishment following the losses on The Voice 6 and American Idol 13, Ava Zinn–yours truly– and another transgender woman named Kathi Jameson and Kellie Rock and Holly Everman are basically trading respective gender idenity roles: To coincide with the ongoing gender transitions from male to female of yours truly and Kathi, Kathi and I began to wear  strapless tops, halters, and bikinis over the summer, accompanied by Zinn not wearing a skirt or dresses as well as for the first time since my gender transition began began to wear thong panties for the summer while Kathi continues her gender transition with skits and dresses and able to wear her thong panties occasionally since she has been on HRT since 2010; meanwhile my close friend, Holly, and Kellie Rock (no relation to Bill Rock, my former colleague at Carey Services, but Kellie is the sister of my late best friend Robyn Hurd) returns the favor by binding their breasts to create a flat-chested appearance, with Holly passing as a male after Holly shaved her head after Jena Irene was announced the runner-up on American Idol, thus Holly appears to be more masculine and wearing male clothing and Kellie basically passing as a woman that had breast cancer who had a double mastectomy (removal of both breasts).

There is clearly a strong reaction to the Vote for the Girls USA Punishment for failure following the two losses as many of my closest friends for nearly 20 years, neighbours, and acquaintances, friends on Facebook as I announced on THIS WEB SITE and on my YouTube Channel on April 18, 2014 that I decided to auction off her virginity (that means I will have sexual intercourse for the final time as a biological male) in the biggest Vote for the Girls Punishment for Failure. In addition to the virginity auction, there is the vegetarian diet I’ve been on for nearly three months now and and yesterday just when I was about to enter my door a neighbour of mine named Randi Fansler told me I wasn’t eating right and she thought I needed meat and I tried my best to tell her no meat. It really felt like I was in a bank robbery but I decided to freeze the food in question which was lasagna with meat in the dish in the freezer and basically didn’t eat the food because it had meat and I ask someone NOT to add any meat in my food, it means exactly that. So basically, Ms. Fansler really committed a violation by trying to force a vegetarian to eat meat because she thinks “Vegetarian is wrong. Absolute BS. Since September of 2013, I have lost nearly 20 pounds and since the vegetarian diet, I have lost at most three pounds–nearly 25 pounds in all.

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If the vegetarian diet and virginity auction wasn’t the worse part, perhaps the nullification of all this is that on June 1, 2014 (exactly nine and a half years since my gender transition began, I began to wear a strapless top in public for the first time in my life. So far, I’ve gotten quite a positive reaction and the first few individuals like my fellow Mississinewa High School Class of 2001 alumnus Jennifer Dickerson and her mother, Jackie (my former supervisor at Carey Services from 2009 to 2013) were the first to see me in a strapless top after I waled out of Walmart. Then today, I began wearing my very first pair of thong panties and by looking at the strapless tops I bought and the thong panty I am wearing, I figured, “Hey, Strapless Top or Strapless dress plus a thong panty, I look like a lesbian hooker with sperm.”

Because it is a Vote for the Girls punishment, I have to wear a strapless top and wear a thong panty on occasion, the latter of which required me to “tuck and tape” or in layman’s terms to bind my gonads into what will eventually be my vagina (once my SRS is completed) and wrap the, um, “vaginal scrotol lips” around my “enlarged clitoris” to make it appear that I have female genitals–something I do occasionally. I remain identifying as female without question and gender issues, while some are still struggling with that since I came out as trans in 2003. Sure my gonads and enlarged clitoris will get extremely tender and sore when I get sexually aroused.

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