Kiala Nicole Santi

Kiala Nicole Santi - Photo by Kendoll Mix

Kiala Nicole Santi – Photo by Kendoll Mix

Kiala Nicole Santi is an entertainer out of Orlando, Florida but has also lived and worked out of Atlanta, Georgia.

Accomplishments

Miss Wessland 2017

Miss Heavenly 2017

Miss Glamorous 2016

Top 14 at Miss Continental 2016

Miss Florida Continental 2016
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Diamond of the South 2015

Miss Pulse 2014
(Pulse Nightclub – Orlando, Florida)

Miss Dumarr International 2014

Miss Black Universe 2012

Miss Florida Extravaganza 2012

Miss Gay Orlando 2011

Miss Ebony International 2009

Miss Tampa Bay International 2008

Miss Dumarr International Closetball 2005

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Florida Pageant History

Florida Bar Titles

National, State and Local Pageant Systems in Florida

Dorae Saunders

Dorae Saunders

Dorae Saunders

Dorae Saunders is an entertainer from Columbia, South Carolina.

Titles and Awards

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA Classic 2017

Miss Gay Georgia USofA Classic 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Chasers 2016
(Chasers – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Hide-A-Way at Large 2016
(The Hide-A-Way – Rock Hill, South Carolina)

Top 12 to Miss Gay USofA 2016

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Lonestar USofA 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Atlanta Grand Diva 2015

Miss Large and Lovely 2014

2nd Alternate to All American Goddess at Large 2014

Miss Scorpio at Large 2013
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Gay USofA at Large 2012
Overall Interview and Gown Category Winner

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Georgia USofA at Large 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2011

Miss Atlanta Showgirl 2011

Miss Gay Georgia USofA 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA
Overall Talent Winner
(Jungle Night Club – Atlanta, Georgia)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Florida USofA 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Parliament House 2009
(Parliament House – Orlando, Florida)

Miss Tampa Bay International Plus 2008

Miss Duval 2008

Miss Gay Orlando 2007

Miss Charlotte Pride 2007

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2006

Miss Scorpio 2006
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Charlotte Black Gay Pride 2006

Miss Duval Plus 2005

Miss Club Odyssey  2005
(Club Odyssey – Winston Salem, North Carolina)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2005

Miss Gay Sin City USofA at Large 2005
Regional Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2003

Miss Renaissance Plus 2003

Miss Sweetheart International Plus 1997

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Alexis Mateo

Alexis Mateo

Alexis Mateo

Alexis Mateo is an entertainer currently residing in Tampa, Florida where she is featured at places like Chelsea Night Club.

On January 29th  2011, Alexis joined the Season 3 cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race where she made the top 3 of the competition.    Alexis was also featured as a guest professor in Season 3 of RuPaul’s Drag U.  In August of 2012, it was announced that Alexis would be cast on RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race which premiered in October of 2012.

Accomplishments

National Showgirl 2017

All American Goddess 2016
Overall Talent and Question & Answer Category Winner
Awarded Most Beautiful

Kentucky All American Goddess 2016
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Gay Days 2016

Miss Tampa Pride 2016

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA 2015

1st Alternate to Miss Florida F.I. 2015

Miss North Florida F.I. 2015
Prelim to Miss Florida F.I.

Buzzfeed.com East Coast Power Couple 2015
with Jeffrey Kelly

Miss Gay Southern States USofA 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA
Overall Interview and Talent Category Winner

Sunshine State All American Goddess 2014
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Tampa Bay International 2013

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA 2013

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Georgia USofA 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

1st Alternate to Miss Heart of Florida 2013

1st Alternate to Miss Parliament House 2012
(Parliament House – Orlando, Florida)

Miss Gay Florida International 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay International

Miss Orlando Latina 2009

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Florida America 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Florida America 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Florida USofA 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Lakeland 2004
(Lakeland, Florida)

*Alexis is also a former Miss Florida Latina, Miss Orlando, Miss Central Florida, Miss Waterside, Miss Suncoast, Miss Suncoast America, Miss Lakeland America and Miss ASAP.

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Apple Love

Apple Love

Apple Love

Apple Love is an entertainer out of Tampa, Florida.

Some venues and events that Apple has been a part of include 551 (Atlanta, GA), Bradley’s on 7th (Tampa, FL), City Side Lounge (Tampa, FL), Georgie’s Alibi (St. Petersburg, FL), Hamburger Mary’s (Tampa, FL) and Valentines Night Club (Tampa, FL).

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Bobbie Lake

Bobbie Lake

Bobbie Lake was born in Havana, Cuba, and has been a long-time resident of the Tampa Bay area.

Known for her stunning portrayal of Eva Peron, Bobbie has captivated audiences with dramatic performances of Cinderella and Snow White while fostering the celebrated art of illusion.

Bobbie’s notable achievements have led to further acclaim as show director and celebrity judge for pageants throughout the state.

Titles and Awards

Miss Florida F.I. 1991

Miss Gay Orlando 1988

Miss Lakeland 1987
(Lakeland, Florida)

Bobbie is also a former Miss Dixieland, Miss El Goya, Miss Florida Continental, Miss Miami, Miss Rene’s and Miss Tampa.

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Melanie Minyon

Melanie Minyon - Photo by MvR Photography

Melanie Minyon – Photo by MvR Photography

Melanie Minyon is an entertainer out of Dunedin, Florida.

Some venues and events that Melanie has been a part of include Blur Nightclub & Showbar (Dunedin, FL), Bradley’s on 7th (Tampa, FL) and Hamburger Mary’s (Tampa, FL).

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Gilda Golden

Gilda Golden

Gilda Golden

Gilda Golden is an entertainer who had a career that spanned 43 years.  The highlight of her years of performing were the times she spent at El Goya in Tampa, Florida which she called the Studio 54 of the South.  Gilda also had a big presence in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

She retired from performances in October of 2012 at the El Goya Reunion show held at Bradley’s on 7th in Tampa.

Also an author, her book ‘Life Outside the Line’ was published in 2012.

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Misty Eyez

Misty Eyez - Photo by The Drag Photographer

Misty Eyez – Photo by The Drag Photographer

Misty Eyez is an entertainer out of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Some venues and events that Misty has been a part of include Boardwalk (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Flip Flops Dockside Eatery (Fort Lauderdale, FL), Georgie’s Alibi (Wilton Manors, FL), Lips (Fort Lauderdale, FL) and Village Pub (Wilton Manors, FL).

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C’ezanne

C'ezanne

C’ezanne

C’ezanne is an entertainer out of Melbourne, Florida.  C’ezanne has also called Chicago, Illinois and Orlando, Florida home.  In Louisville, Kentucky she was featured at the Connection.

Accomplishments

Miss Florida F.I. 2003

Miss Hotlanta International 2001

Miss National 1997

Universal Show Queen 1996

Miss Continental 1994

Miss Black America 1992

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 1992

Miss Gay USofA 1990

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Georgia USofA 1990
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Kentucky USofA 1988
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

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In Loving Memory of Basia

Basia

Basia

Basia was a well loved entertainer who was active in the Black America, Continental and Duval pageantry systems.   She is remembered for her amazing “Liza NY” and “Car Wash” talents that she performed in pageants.  She is also often remembered as a queen with perseverance and dedication.  We sadly lost Basia in 2002.  She was a true gem that is sorely missed by her many fans.

Basia also performed as Emanuel Corday and was the first ever Mr. Duval.

Accomplishments

Miss Black America 1997

Miss Scorpio 1997
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

1st Alternate to Miss Southern States Continental 1997
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Hotlanta International 1996

2nd Alternate to Miss Continental 1996
Overall Talent Category Winner

Top 12 at Miss Continental 1995

Miss Florida Continental 1994
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Duval 1993

*Basia is also a former Miss Savannah Sweetheart.

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In Loving Memory of Ashley Kruiz

Ashley Kruiz

Ashley Kruiz

Ashley Kruiz, known as the “Sweetheart of the South” or “automatic, Kruzamatic”, was an entertainer who had roots in Kentucky and Atlanta, Georgia.   Originally from Frankfort, Kentucky, her first appearance in drag was about 30 miles southeast of her hometown at Café LMNOP in Lexington.  She had performed all over the country and been a part of many top show casts including “LaBoy LaFemme” in Louisville, Kentucky and “Charlie Brown’s Cabaret” in Atlanta.   In most recent years, Ashley had been seen at places like Stage Door in Tucker, Georgia and Burkharts in Atlanta.  Sadly we lost this amazing member of our community on Sunday, March 31, 2013.    Our heart goes out to all of Ashley’s family and friends during this time of mourning.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay Cobb County 2012

Florida Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2012
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

1st Alternate to Miss Heart of America Continental Elite 2012
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Missouri Continental Elite 2010
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Gay Georgia USofA Classic 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Gay Alabama America 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Tampa Bay USofA 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Dock 2004
(Dock Complex – Cincinnati, Ohio)

Miss Tri-State All-Star 2004

Miss National 1998

Miss Gulf Coast National 1998
Prelim to Miss National

Miss 1470 West 1998
(1470 West – Dayton, Ohio)

Miss Hotlanta International 1997

Miss Gay Orlando 1997

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 1997

Miss Tennessee Continental 1997
Prelim to Miss Continental

1st Alternate to Miss Gay South USofA 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Indiana USofA 1995
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Georgia USofA 1994
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Georgia Continental 1992
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Mason-Dixon USofA 1988
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA


A Memorial Show was held on May 12th, 2013 at Jungle Nightclub in Atlanta, Georgia.

Ashley Kruiz Memorial

Ashley Kruiz Memorial


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