09Dec/14

Remembering Amber Pulley

Amber Pulley (1986-2014)

Fellow Mississinewa High School alumni like myself are saddened to hear the passing of Class of 2004 grad Amber Pulley. She died at Marion General Hospital Friday (December 5.)

Ava Zinn Statement:

Kymberly and I are deeply saddened of the news about Amber Pulley. Our condolences are with Amber’s Family

Amber was a lifelong resident of Marion. She was a 2004 graduate of Mississinewa High School and attended two years at Brown Mackie College in Fort Wayne. She worked as a bank teller and also as a waitress at Take-a-Break Café in Gas City.

Photography was one of Amber’s favorite hobbies, as well as going for walks. She was also an avid Pacers and Cubs fan. Most of all, though, Amber loved her family and treasured the time she spent with them.

The family will receive visitors on Thursday, December 11, 2014, 4-8 p.m., at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, Storey Chapel, 400 E. Main St., Gas City.

The funeral service will be at Storey Chapel on Friday at 1 p.m. with Mark Tabor officiating. Burial will follow at Grant Memorial Park, Marion.

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Vote for the Girls’ Moderators’ Veto on DaNica Shirey’s Elimination…

This has to be one of the biggest eliminations since I launched Vote for the Girls.

All eight of the moderators (Holly Everman, Julia Passalt, Kellie Rock, Lanise White, Rhonda Rhodes, Kendra Ray, Kymberly Alvaraz, and yours truly-Ava Zinn) unanimously agreed to reject the Vote for the Girls Loss since Shirey was the last remaining female on The seventh season of the NBC reality singing competition “The Voice”

With DaNica Shirey being the second recipient of the Moderators’ VETO, the American Version of Vote for the Girls did not declare a loss and none of the moderators face a Punishment for Failure.

I posted on Facebook about this: “I’m glad that I changed the rules on ‪#‎VoteForTheGirls‬. I’m proud to be the webmaster and thanking my fellow moderators of rejecting DaNica’s elimination and the ‪#‎VFTGLoss‬ so that being said….. It may not be outcome I had wanted, but I want to say thanks for Voting for DaNica Shirey and I’m one Lucky woman and my moderators on the Vote for the Girls unanimously ‪#‎VFTGModeratorsVeto‬

Julia Passalt, another moderator took to Twitter, “Pretty much bittersweet and nullified.
Can’t believe the result and when Ava announced #VFTGModeratorsVeto.. No #VFTGLoss
We lose DaNica, and so what do we do now? Let’s see. 0 girls left. #VFTGModeratorsVeto DaNica Shirey elimination and no #VFTGLoss”

Holly Everman on Twitter: “Honestly? What the f–k did I just see? I am glad that Ava changed the rules on Vote for the Girls USA – Official this year. I, Holly Marie Everman, cannot believe what I saw! #VoiceResults
#SHOCKED #VFTGModeratorsVeto Thank lord there isn’t a #VFTGLoss”

What is your reaction of the decision to not declare a Vote for the Girls loss?
Comment Below.

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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.

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29Nov/14

Kymberly Alvaraz to become significant other of Ava Zinn

MARION, Ind. (November 29, 2014)– Kymberly (Christian) Alvaraz from Denver, Colorado and Ava Zinn announced Friday a comprehensive, long-term relationship agreement with an option to extend the LTR in 2018.

Under terms of the agreement, Ava Zinn (yours truly) will change her relationship status from single to “in a relationship with Kymberly Alvaraz” with Mrs. Alvaraz’s significant other will change from “married to Dan Alvaraz”, Kymberly’s husband since 1994, to “in a relationship with Ava Zinn” beginning January 4, 2015.

Kymberly Alvaraz and Ava Zinn will be in a relationship effective January 4, 2015

Kymberly Alvaraz (pictured) and Ava Zinn will be in a relationship effective January 4, 2015

As the new girlfriend of Kymberly Alvaraz,  Ava Zinn, as a transwoman 32 years of age, becomes the stepfather of Mrs. Alvaraz’s four daughters (Stephani, Haley, Benita, and Denise (formerly David)) from Alvaraz’s ex-husband Dan. Kymberly will also become the stepmother of Zinn’s four children: Samantha, Tiffani, Ashli, and Tabitha.

Kymberly Alvaraz, 47 and nearly 16 years older than Ava Zinn,  agreed to the relationship with yours truly as part of a deal that CONFIRMS that Ava Zinn had successfully auctioned her virginity for a long term relationship to the former news anchorwoman Denver.

The relationship with Mrs. Alvaraz and yours truly will make Alvaraz  the oldest significant other of yours truly, knocking Angie Willis down to second-oldest.

Experts said the sticky issue of relationship agreements and agreeing to be friends by strictly voting for female contestants and paying Ms. Zinn was behind the reason Zinn and Alvaraz will be in a LTR as well as Zinn auctioning off her virginity as the punishment for failure on Vote for the Girls and recently renewed close friendships with Holly Everman and accepted close friendship deals with Rachael Passalt, a transgender woman from Minneapolis that begins her own gender transtision on Monday (December 1–coincidentally 10 years to the day yours truly began her own transition and the same day that Denise, Kymberly’s youngest child, will also begin her own transition). Reports have been circulating that the remaining of Ms. Zinn’s friends had been renegotiating their own friendship agreements with Ava Zinn and Zinn confirmed one of the Close Friends of 13 were unwilling to ante up the kind of agreement payments that yours truly demands (such as paying $100 per year in case a female contestant finishes runner-up or worse on American Idol, The Voice, Rising Star, and/or The X Factor), according to sources.

“A female friend of Ava’s was kind of playing hardball on how much she was willing to pay and declining the Vote for the Girls clause  and perhaps did not take Zinn’s demands with Vote for the Girls seriously , said one source.

Of course, I didn’t take the virginity auction lightly, but I will continue to entertain outside offers as close friend renewal talks with existing friends and other allies.

“I always hope to work with the incumbent,” says yours truly. “But if the incumbent doesn’t meet the value that I perceive it to be, we will certainly and most definitely test the marketplace.”

That value is expressed these days in the fines and penalties to yours truly that most pay for violating the rules.

“The virginity auction and subsequent relationship agreement to Kymberly Alvaraz as well as the close friendship agreement with Rachael Passalt came down to the value that Mrs. Alvaraz and the junior Ms. Passalt offered in their entirety versus what one of my existing close friends were offering,” yours truly says. “Mrs. Alvaraz saw an opportunity in Indianapolis. The valuation that both Kymberly and Rachael put forth was more in line with what I am seeking.”

The switches are a devastating blow to those that currently and have been close friends with for nearly 20 years.

Of course, I have others that have been close friends with yours truly and so far, Alec Dailey thus far has been confirmed as the only remaining male friend in my Close Friends of 13 Circle have been renewed until 2023, as the remaining 12 are all female. I can say that the close friendship with Holly, Jessica, and Rachael,  are set to expire in 2026 with Wendy, Veronica, Telissa,  Elaine, Dara W.’s all expiring at the end of 2024,  Mona’s expiring in February 2022; and Lisa and Kayla’s having a lifetime clause.

I am still working on renewals with other long-time close friends, although I’m not going to say how many.

As far as going forward with those I have been friends with since high school and now as a woman, they are a large group of ours and I expect to further engage with them in renewing in where I have friends up for renewal.

“At the end of the day, from what I’ve been seeing on Facebook, I think if a close friend of Ava Zinn’s balks at her Ava’s demands, the close friend must recognize that other individuals might step up to take over the close friendship at less attractive terms.”

That doesn’t mean that I want the lion’s share of a close friend’s money, I think I am just asking for fair value, and agreeing to voice their support for Vote for the Girls in order to get a victory. I’ve been sort of putting a fire under close friends to go out and get as much as I can to continue as a webmaster.

RELATED:
Ava Zinn Goes Strapless Tops as a Vote for the Girls Punishment for Failure (6/5/2014)
Ava Zinn to Auction off Virginity (4/18/2014)

 

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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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19Nov/14

Ava Zinn’s Vote for the Girls USA and UK Dances to victory!

VFTG IconThe respective eliminations of Tommy Chong on the popular ABC reality show “Dancing with the Stars” in the United States and Scott Mills on the popular BBC One program “Strictly Come Dancing” in the United Kingdom gave the popular, yet controversial web site Vote for the Girls their first victory of 2014 in the United States and United Kingdom, respectively.

The site added “Dancing with the Stars”/”Strictly Come Dancing” as a make up competition in the United States and United Kingdom following a string of losses on the American version of Vote for the Girls in September 2014. Moderators of Vote for the Girls choose their couples to win “Dancing with the Stars”/”Strictly Come Dancing” as the winning moderator and victory for Vote for the Girls.

ABOUT VOTE FOR THE GIRLS USA and VOTE FOR THE GIRLS UK
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 United Kingdom version started on June 1, 2013.

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 STRICTLY COME DANCING (UNITED KINGDOM)
Each week, our couples will perform a Ballroom or a Latin American dance and will be judged and scored – as always – by our judges Craig Revel-Horwood, Len Goodman, Bruno Tonioli and Darcey Bussell. Strictly Come Dancing is hosted by Claudia Winkleman and Tess Daly.

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: Both the American and British versions of VOTE FOR THE GIRLS  and AvaZinn.com. .

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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

LINKS
Take the Vote for the Girls Pledge

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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.

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26Sep/14

Another 9/27 Copycat…

 

A woman will be confronted with disrupting the schedule of yours truly after attempting to interrupt the production of the UK version of my popular American web site (Vote for the Girls) Friday afternoon. The woman, whose name will not be released due to doctor patient laws, will be sanctioned.

The woman will be disciplined for attempted disruption three and half hours before the start of the “Strictly Come Dancing” (UK version of Dancing with the Stars) and the UK version of “The X Factor”. The clash caused a chain reaction.

The moderator panel of Vote for the Girls UK, including Tracia Ward, was startled.

“All of a sudden, after an hour and a half after I finished the plans of the competitions I sensed something wasn’t quite right since it was Friday, ” said Nermal Everman.

The incident might have been deliberate, “but I can’t verify it.”

ORIGINAL STORY: We’re learning more details about a schedule clash that caused the UK version of Vote for the Girls that is set to premiere it’s second season tomorrow.

Around 1:30 pm, as I was going to lunch, was caught off guard for the third time, but this time, it proved to be the last straw as I had tried on at least seven occasions tried my hardest to avoid more schedule conflicts.

This incident occurred on the eve of the 13th anniversary of my dis-enrollment from IWU.

This story will be updated.

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