Bearadise 2021 Contestant Interview.

Voting has officially ended.  Mr Bearadise Contest Starts at 7:30pm, Friday July 9th in The Living Room Club at the District Hotel.

Anthony H

Briefly Tell Us About Yourself

I am a proud Native American born and raised in Muskogee, OK. Creativity is my life. I love to design clothes, draw and do makeup. When I’m creating something, I’m living.

What is one thing that we would not know about you just by looking at you?

I am a giving, nurturing person. I listen and willing help.

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would that be?

Love your body more. Love yourself. You are a beautiful person.

What Quality About Yourself Do You Like The Most?

My sense of humor. I love to make people laugh.

If you woke up tomorrow and gained any one ability or quality, what would you want it to be?

To fly. Hop on! Let’s go!

Jordan M

Briefly Tell Us About Yourself

To start, I am 30 years old, I would classify my self as a Jack of all trades.  During the day I am a total Butch queen as a Service Administrator for a truck leasing company where I’m not afraid to get a little oil on me. At night and the weekends I turn into a very crafty, creative handy gay nerd who just wants to binge watch Friends or Pokémon till my eyes bleed. You will usually find me performing my nightly concert in the shower or creating things with resin.

What is one thing that we would not know about you just by looking at you?

I love getting a good dripping sweat from yard work and the gym….. okay I like getting it from other things as well!

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would that be?

When you are told ,”Jordan it gets better” please believe them because it really does get better, keep your head up kid and as grandma would always say, “keep on singing” it’s going to to get through a lot!

What Quality About Yourself Do You Like The Most?

My ability to listen and provide comfort to people in need. I may not be able to give the best advice but I’m great at giving bear hugs and my big ears make listening a breeze.

If you woke up tomorrow and gained any one ability or quality, what would you want it to be?

I would love the ability to temporarily rid people of anxiety/depression, I say temporarily because some people need there lows to achieve something truly amazing, but everyone deserves at least a little break.

Evan K

Briefly Tell Us About Yourself

I’m the furriest 29 year old you’ll ever meet. I was raised on a Watermelon/Cannabis farm back home in Rush Springs, Oklahoma. Until 2 years ago before making the BIG life changing move to OKC. I was managing a Oklahoma winery for 7 years prior to moving here. I now work at the world’s largest craft store supplier, and part time at a tanning company. I also bartend as often as I can. I am every bit of a true Okie as it can get! I love Hats, and I hate SLEEVES on shirts. Strong beer, Whiskey, and Coke Zero are my drinks of choice. I love Bears, FUR, Daddies, Bellies, Gingers, and especially Truckers. I always wanted to be a Lot Lizard when I grew up but they say I’m too pretty. (Damnit). When it comes to “The Bed” I’m completely Vers. “Just in case you Horny Bears were wonderin’. Oh! and I’m always down to play show and tell! WOOF!

What is one thing that we would not know about you just by looking at you?

I am a huge Crafter and “Do it yourself” type of person. I love to use my hands to restore and make things new again. You can catch me out junkin’ or painting something whenever I have a chance. I would much rather a huge workshop over a huge house. Making somethin’ out of nothing is my gift. You can do anything you put your mind too! Just call me BEARtha Stewart!

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would that be?

Not to fall into peer pressure and to have more self confidence in yourself. Growing up in a small minded, redneck, country town. Where I was “different”. (Chubby, Hairy, GAY, and I took care of my teeth). I was teased tremendously. Especially for bein’ HAIRY from head to toe…. I would tell myself that in your future all that FUR you were teased for later becomes pure GOLD, in a community fit especially for you! Self Confidence is so SEXY!

What Quality About Yourself Do You Like The Most?

My work ethic.  I will work myself to death to be able get what I want or need. I sometimes work weeks in a row to be able to get what I desire and I also do this so I can take weeks off to travel and explore new places. Ever since I can remember, I have always had at least 2 jobs. Started by peddling Watermelons on the side of a dirt road back home in our old farm truck. I believe you cannot succeed unless you work hard for what you have. It also has more meaning when you worked hard to get it.

If you woke up tomorrow and gained any one ability or quality, what would you want it to be?

Definitely the ability to Travel with unlimited funds. I think that speaks for itself. My dream would be to renovate a camper to fit my needs and just go to every gay camp, nudist resort, and state possible to meet people and of course BEARS from all over the world. Grrr!

Matthew B

Briefly Tell Us About Yourself

I am a 26 year old GAY man who self identifies as fucking sexy. I’m a chemical engineer working in the pharmaceutical industry at a vaccine manufacturing site (no, not that one). Luckily, I’m not as boring as that sounds. Music is a big part of my life and I play piano and attempt to sing. I’ve recently moved to the Philly area from Virginia and this is my first time living outside of Virginia! I like long walks on the beach and having my nipples played with in bed. Just kidding – I prefer short walks.

What is one thing that we would not know about you just by looking at you?

I’m a huge reality competition TV fan. I’ve seen every episode (most multiple times) of Survivor, Big Brother, America’s Next Top Model, Rupaul’s Drag Race, Project Runway, and The Challenge. I’ve even competed in an online Survivor zoom competition (and placed 2nd)!

If you could give your younger self one piece of advice what would that be?

Be less cynical and sarcastic all the time and be more genuine! You may push people away by always thinking everything is a joke. People want to see you for who you really are, so don’t hide yourself away all the time.

What Quality About Yourself Do You Like The Most?

My humor – as an ugly bottom I’ve had to develop a sense of humor that has been cultivated from internalized homophobia, my childhood bullies, and my cat.

If you woke up tomorrow and gained any one ability or quality, what would you want it to be?

I want the ability to top. I’ve always wanted to plow a bottom! Unfortunately, it has not been in the cards for me just yet. Maybe this year will finally be the one!

2021 Sponsors

Diversity Family Health

We are so happy to announce Diversity Family Health as a Vendor and Event Sponsor for Bearadise 2021. Diversity Family Health offers essential healthcare benefits for the needs of our gender diverse LGB+ community with PREP Programs, Sexual Health, Family Practice, and Gender Affirming Care.

Strap Up Custom Gear

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District Hotel

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LaserCub

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AIDS Walk of
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AIDS Walk of Oklahoma City, Inc. is a fully volunteer board that is dedicated to brining awareness to HIV/AIDS and generating funds that support organizations in our local community.

Bear World Weekend

World Bear Weekend returns in 2021 to Memphis, TN! Join hundreds of guests from all over the world for our 3rd annual 4-day weekend fundraiser. Enjoy an amazing weekend full of fun at the Guest House at Graceland with an action-packed itinerary full of exciting surprises! In addition to our signature World Bear Contest, we have added a new member to our title family line-up this year by adding the World Pet Contest! Don’t miss our Elvis-themed event in August 2021!
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NAB Weekend

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Don’t miss out on the fun – register now for your full weekend pass!  Day and single-event passes also available at the door. Visit NABWEEKEND.COM for event, contest(s), and lodging details.

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A small portion of our stock is online at TORSOMENSWEAR.COM. But we will have a lot more available for on-site purchases at the event.