Samantha Styles

Samantha Styles

Samantha Styles

Samantha Styles has been performing since 1996. She first knew she wanted to start performing in the summer of 1995 when she bacame friends with her drag idols Danyel Vasquez and Simone Baker. She got her start when she entered a talent contest at the Interbelt Night Club for new entertainers. That night she won a lot of money and she was hooked.

Samantha got her name because she loved the character of Samantha Stevens on ‘Bewitched’ and her ex-lover, Todd, chose her last name.   Samantha is the drag daughter of Danyel Vasquez. Samantha has created quite a large drag family herself with 15 drag daughters and 10 sons and a large number of grandchildren and great grandchildren. They don’t let her forget it either…

Drawing inspiration from celebrity divas Patti Labelle and Tina Turner, Samantha has created them as her main characters over the years. One of Samantha’s greatest moments was in 1997 when she won one of her first titles, Miss Columbus USofA @ Large. She would eventually go on to become the Miss Gay Ohio USofA Large 2003.

Samantha has been blessed to have a wonderful personal family who has always been extremely supportive because they trusted him to make decent decisions. Samantha has many accomplishments to be proud of. She has been the show director at Adams Street/Pecs, Cocktails in Akron and at Cocktails in Cleveland. Samantha has also been a show hostess the Interbelt Night Club in Akron.

Samantha was also the owner of “The Men of Styles Exotic Dancers” and she is the creator of All-Star pageant system and now co owns it with John Guercio.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay Akron 2006

Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large 2002
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Canton Gay Pride 1999
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

Miss Akron Gay Pride 1999
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

Miss Gay Columbus USofA at Large 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large

Miss Teeter Totter Tavern 1997

*Samantha is also a former Miss Showgirl Big & Beautiful, Miss Akron Large & Lovely, Miss Gay Akron USofA @ Large, Miss Cocktails and Miss Cocktails Cleveland.

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Miss Gay Akron

Miss Gay Akron is a regional pageant for the Akron, Ohio community.

Titleholders to Miss Gay Akron

Miss Gay Akron Titleholders

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Jol D Principle

Jol D Principle

Jol D Principle

Jol D Principle is an entertainer out of Des Moines, Iowa.

Accomplishments

Mr. Gay Iowa USofA 2016
Prelim to Mr. Gay USofA

Mr. Gay United States 2014

Mr. Gay Minnesota United States 2013
Prelim to Mr. Gay United States

Mr. Five Nightclub 2013
(Five Nightclub – Madison, Wisconsin)

Mr. Heart of America Continental 2011
Prelim to Mr. Continental

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Blair Williams

Blair Williams

Blair Williams

Blair Williams is an entertainer currently residing in Savannah, Georgia where she is featured at places like Club One.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay America 2015

Miss Gay Southern States America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 2014
Overall Male Interview and On Stage Question Category Winner
(Millennium Hotel – St. Louis, Missouri)

Miss Gay D.C. America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 2013
(Sheraton Hotel – Columbus, Ohio)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay America

4th Alternate to Miss Gay America 2012

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Gulf States America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Club One 2010
(Club One – Savannah, Georgia)

Miss Savannah Pride 2008

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1994

Miss Gay Mid East America 1994
Prelim to Miss Gay America

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1992

Miss Gay North Carolina America 1992
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Greensboro America 1992
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Scorpio 1991
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Gay Winston-Salem America 1991
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Gay Charlotte America 1989
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

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Emory Starr

Emory Starr - Photo by After Six Photography

Emory Starr – Photo by After Six Photography

Emory Starr is an entertainer out of Raleigh, North Carolina where she has been featured at places like Legends.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay South East America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay North Carolina America 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Winston-Salem America 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Scorpio 2010
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Gay Charlotte America 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Hide-A-Way 2008
(The Hide-A-Way – Rock Hill, South Carolina)

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Aria Russo

Aria Russo

Aria Russo

Aria Russo is an entertainer from Wilkesboro, North Carolina who began gracing the stage on 12/15/2014. Aria is currently the show director and host for Thank God It’s Fabulous (#TGIF) with Aria Russo at Club Cabaret in Hickory, NC. Aria is also a board member of Pride Winston Salem and enjoys creating costumes and hair. She currently resides with her fiance in Wilkesboro, NC and is an Operations Supervisor for Lowe’s Companies.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay South East America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America | On Stage Question & Answer Category Award

Miss North Carolina Mardi Gras 2017
Overall Presentation, Q&A and Gown Category Winner, Tied for Talent Category Award

Miss Hocus Pocus 2016

Miss Gay Greensboro America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Cabaret Sweetheart 2016
Club Cabaret – Hickory, North Carolina

Miss Diamond Entertainer of the Year 2016
Emeritus | Legends – Raleigh, North Carolina

Miss Pride Winston Salem 2015
Club SNAP – Winston Salem, North Carolina

Miss Southern States Unlimited Newcomer 2015
Club Cabaret – Hickory, North Carolina


Some venues and events that Aria has been a part of include:

  • Catawba Valley Pride (Hickory, NC)
  • Chemistry Nightclub (Greensbloro, NC)
  • Club Cabaret (Hickory, NC)
  • Greensboro Pride (Greensboro, NC)
  • IPA (Greenville, SC)
  • Legends (Raleigh, NC)
  • Pride Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Q Lounge (Greensboro, NC)
  • SNAP (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Scorpios (Charlotte, NC)

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Mahoganay Halsten Soule

Mahoganay Halsten Soule

Mahoganay Halsten Soule

Mahoganay Halsten Soule is an entertainer from Dayton, Ohio.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay Ohio United States 2018
Prelim to Miss Gay United States

Miss Unlimited 2014

5th Alternate to Miss Gay Ohio America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Cincinnati America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

Miss Miami Valley Gay Pride 2010
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

1st Alternate to Miss Aquarius Newcomer 2010
(Aquarius Night Club – Dayton, Ohio)

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Victoria Mateo

Victoria Mateo - Photo by The Drag Photographer

Victoria Mateo – Photo by The Drag Photographer

Victoria Mateo is an entertainer out of Tampa, Florida.

Accomplishments

Miss Wessland Newcomer 2016

Miss Gay Central States USofA Newcomer 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Newcomer

Miss Gay Lakeland Newcomer 2014

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Jasmine International

Jazmine International

Jasmine International

Jasmine International is an entertainer from New York, New York.

Accomplishments

Midwest All American Goddess 2017
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Mundo International USA 2013

Top 12 at Miss Continental 2012

4th Alternate to Miss Continental 2007

4th Alternate to Miss Continental 2006

Miss Universo Latina USA 2003

Miss Luchos New York 2002

*Jasmine International also has been spelled as Jazmine International.

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