Nina West

Nina West

Nina West

Currently residing in Columbus Ohio Nina West has captivated audiences for several years. As a show director for Roy G. Biv, she is a featured entertainer at Axis Night Club, Havana Bar & Lounge, and Union Station Video Cafe.

Nina is also the mind behind several production shows such as Nina! Pop, Nina! The Uber Musical, Nina! Attention Whore, A Million Little Ninas, Nina! The Musical, Nina! The Rock Opera, Drag! The Musical, Heels of Horror!, and Nina West Network News.

In March of 2006, Nina and her cast of A Million Little Ninas raised over $5,000 to support Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS, Columbus AIDS Task Force, and Stonewall Columbus.

In 2008, Nina was crowned the National Entertainer of the Year. Nina is also a former Miss Strap On Your Pumps and Miss Union Station Video Cafe. She is the drag daughter of Virginia West and she has many drag children as well. Nina has proved herself to be one of Columbus’ best. She is truly one of the funniest gals you could meet.

Nina’s Accomplishments

National Entertainer of the Year 2008

Great Lakes Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2008
Regional Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Strap On Your Pumps
Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio

Miss Union Station Video Cafe
Union Station Video Cafe – Columbus, Ohio

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Maria Garrison

Maria Garrison

Maria Garrison

Maria Garrison resides in Columbus, Ohio where she started performing at the Garage and Wall Street. Since those early days Maria has been seen at venues throughout the country, especially the Midwest. She has served as a show director and hostess at many venues across the state.

Maria’s Accomplishments

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2015

Miss Gay Ohio Valley USofA at Large 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Masque 2014
(Masque Night Club – Dayton, Ohio)

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA Classic 2014

Miss Gay Ohio USofA Classic 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2012

Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large
Overall presentation, talent and evening gown winner

Miss Gay Capitol City USofA at Large 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large
(Wall Street Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2008
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Showgirl Gay Pride 2007
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

Miss Bounce 2005
(Bounce Night Club – Cleveland, Ohio)

Miss Axis 2004
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay North USofA 2002
Regional Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Celebrity 2002
(Celebrity Show & Dance Bar – Dayton, Ohio)

Miss Ohio Continental 2001
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay Ohio USofA 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Columbus America 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

Miss Glass Citi 1998

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Virginia West

Virginia West - Photo by Vision Video Photography

Virginia West – Photo by Vision Video Photography

Virginia West is an entertainer in the Columbus, Ohio area where she is regular entertainer at Axis Night Club, Havana Video Lounge, and Union Cafe. Virginia is an accomplished choreographer and is known for her big stage productions on the Axis stage.

Some of Virginia’s past sell out shows include: Virginia Gets Married; Are you there God, It’s Me Virginia; 7 Deadly Sins; There’s Something About Virginia; TWO; History of the World; The Hungry Games 2: Catching West.

Virginia’s Accomplishments

Top 12 at Miss Gay USofA 2004

1st Alternate to Miss Gay North USofA 2004
Regional Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Ohio USofA 2003
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Capital City USofA 2003
Prelim to Miss Ohio USofA

Miss Gay Ohio America 2001
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Strap On Your Pumps 2000
Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio

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Samantha Rollins

Samantha Rollins

Samantha Rollins

Samantha Rollins is from Columbus, Ohio where she has been featured at places like Blondies Bar & Patio, Axis, Cavan Irish Pub, High Ball Tavern, Southbend Tavern and Toolbox Saloon.  She performs all over and can be seen in countless venues throughout Ohio.

Samantha’s Accomplishments

Miss Gay Columbus America 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America
(Wallstreet Nightclub – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Beautiful 2004-2005
(The Dock Complex – Cincinnati, OH)

Miss Ohio National 2002
Prelim to Miss National
(Celebrity – Dayton, OH)

Miss Gutter Slut 2002
(Celebrity – Dayton, OH)

Miss Gay Ohio USofA 2001
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA
(Celebrity – Dayton, OH)

Miss Gay Dayton USofA 2001
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA
(Celebrity – Dayton, OH)

Miss Gem City 1998
(Celebrity – Dayton, OH)

Miss Jessie’s Celebrity 1997
(Jessie’s Celebrity – Dayton, OH)

Miss Ohio Continental 1994
Prelim to Miss Continental
(The Dock Complex – Cincinnati, OH)

Miss Dock 1992
(The Dock Complex – Cincinnati, OH)

Miss Grotto 1982
(Grotto – Columbus, OH)

Miss Columbus 1982
(The Ruby Slipper – Columbus, OH)

*Other titles include (years unconfirmed): Miss Gay Akron America, Miss Gay Springfield America, Miss Gay Dayton America, Miss Cleveland USofA, Miss Pipeline (Pipeline – Cincinnati, OH), Miss Ballpark, Miss Chasers, Miss Copa, Miss Mardi Gras, Miss Ohio EOY (twice), Miss April Showers, Miss Halloween (Eagle – Columbus, OH), Miss Subway, Miss Celebrity Look-A-Like (Celebrity – Dayton, OH).

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Dessie Love Blake

Dessie Love Blake - Photo by Michael Andrew Voight

Dessie Love Blake – Photo by Michael Andrew Voight

Dessie Love Blake is an entertainer out of Houston, Texas.

Accomplishments

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay America 2018
Presentation Category Award

Miss Gay Northeast America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America
Interview, Presentation, Gown and On Stage Question Award

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2016

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Gulf States America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2015

Miss Gay Texas America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Houston Newcomer 2013

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Hellin Bedd

Hellin Bedd

Hellin Bedd

Hellin Bedd resides in Columbus, Ohio where she has a been featured entertainer at such venues as Axis Night Club, Barracks at AWOL, Boscoe’s, Club 20, Havana Video Lounge, Union Cafe, SomeWhere Else, Southbend Tavern and Wall Street. Hellin is known for large production numbers featuring the Columbus Stompers.

Accomplishments

Miss Boscoe’s 2016
(Boscoe’s – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2013
Overall Interview Category Winner
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Metropolitan Gay Pride 2012
Overall Creative Evening Wear, On Stage Question and Talent Category Winner
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

Miss Wall Street 2011
(Wall Street Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Columbus Entertainer of the Year 2010
Prelim to Miss Ohio Entertainer of the Year
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Ohio America 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Metropololitan America 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

Miss Axis 2008
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Ohio America 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Columbus America 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

Miss Columbus Gay Pride 2005
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

Miss Gay Capital City America 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

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Ava Aurora Foxx

Ava Aurora Foxx - Photo by Bryce McCaughey

Ava Aurora Foxx – Photo by Bryce McCaughey

Ava Aurora Foxx is an entertainer out of Columbus, Ohio where she has been featured at places like The Highball Tavern and Southbend Tavern.  She previously called Toledo, Ohio home and was featured at places like R House.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay Ohio 2017
Overall Presentation and Platform Winner and Tied for Interview

Miss Gay Columbus Ohio 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio

3rd Alternate to Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2016

Miss Glass City Gay Pride 2015
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride
(Legends – Toledo, Ohio)

Miss R House 2013
(R House – Toledo, Ohio)

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Reianna Ali

Reianna Ali

Reianna Ali

Reianna Ali is an entertainer out of Columbus, Ohio but has also called Cleveland, Ohio home.  In Columbus, she has been featured at venues like Boscoe’s, Cavan Irish Pub, Southbend Tavern, Toolbox Saloon, Tremont Lounge and Union Cafe.

Accomplishments

Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2017
Overall Opening Presentation, Creative Evening Gown and On Stage Question Category Winner

Miss Gay Capital City Gay Pride 2016
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

2nd Alternate to Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2015
Final Night Presentation Winner
Group 2 Overall Preliminary Creative Evening Wear and Talent Winner
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Toledo Gay Pride 2014
(R House – Toledo, Ohio)

Top 7 at Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2014
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Cleveland Gay Pride 2013
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

Miss Deja Vu 2012
(Deja Vu – Lorain, Ohio)

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Zhané Dawlingz

Zhané Dawlingz

Zhané Dawlingz

Zhané Dawlingz is an entertainer out of Columbus, Ohio.

Accomplishments

Miss Platinum Gem City Newcomer 2016

Miss Masque Newcomer 2016
(Masque – Dayton, Ohio)

Miss Work It 2016

Miss Circle City Newcomer 2016

1st Alternate to Miss Axis 2015
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Ohio USofA Newcomer 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Newcomer

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Krystal Something-Something

Krystal Something-Something

Krystal Something-Something

Krystal Something-Something is an entertainer out of Columbus, Ohio where she has been featured at places like Axis Night Club.

Accomplishments

Miss Union 2017
(Union Cafe – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Axis 2014
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

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Anisa Love

Anisa Love

Anisa Love

Anisa Love is from Columbus, Ohio where she is a regular show hostess at Axis Night Club.  Anisa has also been a featured entertainer at many venues in the area including Axis, Havana Video Loung, Union Station Video & Cafe, Q Bar and East Village.  Known for her mad emcee skills this diva will tell you the way it is.

Anisa’s Accomplishments

Miss Axis 2015
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Ohio USofA at Large 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Celebrity Newcomer 2004
Celebrity Show & Dance Club – Dayton, Ohio

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Selena T. West

Selena T. West

Selena T. West

Selena Terrace West, or better known as Selena T. West, is an entertainer based out of Columbus, Ohio where she is featured at places like Axis Night Club, Union Cafe and Southbend Tavern.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid Atlantic America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Ohio National Showgirl 2015
Prelim to National Showgirl

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay Ohio USofA 2014
Overall Evening Gown Category Winner
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Capital City USofA 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Akron 2013
(Interbelt Nite Club – Akron, Ohio)

Miss Gay Ohio America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Capital City America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

Miss Gay Ohio USofA Newcomer 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Newcomer

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Deva Station

Deva Station - Photo by Scotty Kirby

Deva Station – Photo by Scotty Kirby

Deva Station is an entertainer out of Columbus, Ohio where she has been featured at places like Boscoe’s, Union and Wall Street Night Club.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay America 2018
Interview, Talent and On Stage Question Category Award

Miss Gay Heart of America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2017
Overall Male Interview Category Winner

Miss Boscoe’s 2017
(Boscoe’s – Columbus, Ohio)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2016

Miss Gay D.C. America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Best Non-Finishing Finalist at Miss Gay America 2015

1st Alternate to Miss Gay D.C. America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Wall Street 2014
(Wall Street Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid Atlantic America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

4th Alternate to Miss Gay America 2013
(Sheraton Hotel – Columbus, Ohio)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid Atlantic America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Ohio America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Capital City America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

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Denise Russell

Denise Russell

Denise Russell

Known as “The Voice”, Denise Russell is an entertainer from Northern Ohio who is known for her live vocal comedy and impersonations.  Denise is the only female impersonator to have performed in the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.  From 1995 and through 1996, she was an emcee for the Cowboys LaCage also in Nashville.

From 1996 through 1997, Denise was on cast at the Parliament House in Orlando, Florida.  Her work has also taken her into casinos in New Orleans, Atlantic City, San Diego, Lake Tahoe, Albuquerque, and Biloxi, Mississippi.

In 2009, Denise released a second CD of her work called “The Best of Denise Russell” which is currently sold out.  She has plans to release a new tribute album in January of 2013 called “Sweet Dreams of Patsy Cline”.

In 2011, Denise celebrated 30 years of performing on stages across the country.    Her talent has been witnessed in 40 of the 50 US states including the Jewel Box Revue in Canyonville, Oregon where she is currently an emcee.

Accomplishments

Miss Continental Plus 1992

Miss Ohio Continental Plus 1992
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Gay USofA at Large 1990
Overall Talent Category Winner
(Connection Complex – Louisville, Kentucky)

Miss Gay Midwest UsofA at Large 1990
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

4th Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 1989

Miss Gay Ohio UsofA at Large 1989
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Pittsburgh Big Beautiful Woman 1989

Miss Gay Ohio America 1988
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Youngstown 1985

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