GayCities and Stolichnaya® Vodka Join Forces to Launch “Stoli Guy 2014”

Popular competition features 12 events nationwide and a $10,000 grand prize for the winner

San Francisco, CA, June 6, 2014 — GayCities, Inc., the world’s most popular LGBT community city guide, announced that it is partnering with Stolichnaya® Vodka for the second annual “Stoli Guy” nationwide competition http://www.gaycities.com/stoliguy/

Applicants may apply online at GayCities.com for a chance to take the stage and showcase what makes them original and authentic at official Stoli Guy events in 12 U.S. cities. Lucky contestants in each city will be invited to compete in three categories: talent, modeling and a new interactive challenge.

Finalists selected at the local events will be flown to New York City to compete for the coveted title, where a celebrity judging panel will determine the winner based on each contestant’s talent, personality and online popularity. This year’s contestants will be outfitted by menswear designer Andrew Christian, and the winner will be presented with a $10,000 check from GayCities.

“After last year’s widely successful competition, Stoli Vodka is once again proud to partner with GayCities for this exciting national program. We remain committed to working with key partners in the LGBT community to identify authentic and original programs that celebrate and support LGBT pride,” said Sarah Gorvitz, Brand Director, Stoli Group USA.

This year’s program adds Seattle to the event series schedule that includes: New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Fort Lauderdale, Dallas, Boston, Philadelphia, San Diego and Denver.

“GayCities is looking forward to reprising our fun, multi-platform Stoli Guy program and connecting Stoli with gay consumers in some of our biggest cities,” said Scott Gatz, CEO of GayCities.

Notable past Stoli Guy finalists include: Broadway dancers, Cirque du Soleil acrobats, singers, musicians and professional models. With the new cash prize, Stoli® Vodka and GayCities are raising the stakes by also encouraging gymnasts, martial artists and other athletes to take the stage and partake in the Stoli Guy experience.

To be considered for Stoli Guy 2014, apply online today at gaycities.com/stoliguy.

ABOUT GAYCITIES, INC.
GayCities is the most popular website and mobile app where gays and lesbians connect with each other and share what’s great about the cities where they live and travel. Members contribute their own experiences and discover what people like them really think about their town and cities around the world. GayCities brings together mobile checkins, reviews and up to date listings of bars, clubs, restaurants, shops, hotels and other venues in over 223 cities via the web site and popular iPhone app. GayCities reaches over 850,000 visitors each month and another 3.2 million through its sister site, Queerty.com, the popular LGBT news and entertainment site.

ABOUT STOLI GROUP USA, LLC
Stoli Group USA, LLC is the North American subsidiary of SPI Group, recognized globally for pioneering heritage and the outstanding Stolichnaya® brand of premium vodkas. New York-based Stoli Group USA reflects significant growth investment in the U.S. market by parent company SPI Group and will drive the brand forward through new marketing, sales and brand innovation. Internationally distributed Stolichnaya vodkas are bottled in Latvia and are known for award-winning flavor and impeccable clarity. Considered a trailblazer in the vodka industry, Stolichnaya vodka defines the benchmark for quality with meticulously crafted liquid that meets the highest Alpha Spirit standard. The Stolichnaya brand portfolio includes Stolichnaya® Premium Vodka, ultra-premium elit™ by Stolichnaya®, Stolichnaya® 100 Proof Premium vodka, the super-premium Stolichnaya® Gold and Stolichnaya® Flavored Premium vodkas including Ohranj™, Razberi™, Vanil™, Citros™, Peachik™ and Hot™. For more information visit www.stoli.com or follow on Facebook at www.facebook.com/stoli and on Twitter @Stoli.