Natasha Douglas

Natasha Douglas - Photo by Zapata

Natasha Douglas – Photo by Zapata

Natasha Douglas is an entertainer out of Chicago, Illinois.

Titles and Awards

Miss Continental Plus 2016

2nd Alternate to Miss Ohio Continental Plus 2016
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Illinois Continental Plus 2015
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

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Ramon Ventura

Ramon Ventura - Photo by Tios Photography

Ramon Ventura – Photo by Tios Photography

Ramon Ventura is an entertainer out of Chicago, Illinois but has also called Rio de Janeiro, Brazil home.

Titles and Awards

Mr. Continental 2018

Mr. Liberty Continental 2017
Prelim to Mr. Continental

Top 5 at Mr. Continental 2017

Mr. Europe Continental 2016
Prelim to Mr. Continental

1st Alternate to Mr. Florida Icon Continental 2015
Prelim to Mr. Continental

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Maya Douglas

Maya Douglas - Photo by Tios Photography

Maya Douglas – Photo by Tios Photography

Maya Douglas is an entertainer currently residing in Chicago, Illinois where she is featured at places like the Baton but she has performed in places through out the country.

Maya is also an accomplished seamstress creating beautiful gowns for many entertainers across the country.

Titles and Awards

Miss Continental Elite 2006

Miss Krash International 2001

Universal Show Queen 1999

National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1997

Texas Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1997
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Gay USofA 1995

Miss Continental 1985

Miss Gay Rochester 1981

Additional Snapshots of Maya

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Dena Cass

Dena Cass

Dena Cass

Dena Cass is an entertainer currently residing in Davenport, Iowa but has been featured all over the country.

Titles and Awards

Miss Illinois Continental Elite 2018
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

All American Goddess 2015
(Masque Night Club – Dayton, Ohio)

Miss MJ’s 2015
(MJ’s on Jefferson – Dayton, Ohio)

Miss GaYBOR 2014

National Showgirl 2014

Miss Gay United States Icon 2013

2nd Alternate to Miss Continental Elite 2013

Miss Renaissance Plus 2012
(Xcess Atlanta – Atlanta, Georgia)

Miss Stonewall 2012
(Stonewall Club – Huntington, West Virginia)

All American Goddess at Large 2011

Miss Queen of Queens 2010
(Talbott Street – Indianapolis, Indiana)

Miss Iowa Continental 2005
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay USofA at Large 1998

Miss Gay Illinois USofA at Large 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Continental Plus 1997

Miss Iowa Continental Plus 1997
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Gay Iowa USofA at Large 1995
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Gay Tennessee USofA at Large 1994
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Gay Iowa USofA 1993
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Illinois USofA at Large 1992
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

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Candy James

Candy James

Candy James

Candy James is the illusion of James Massie and was an entertainer who worked out of St. Louis, Missouri.  Candy captured the Miss Gay Missouri America crown in October 1974 at the Council Plaza Ballroom in St. Louis & his competitive spirit has never died down. Candy went on to become Miss Gay IL. AMERICA, MISS Gay Midwest America & Midwest Entertainer of the year.

“THAT SWEET THING ” Candy is a name Synonymous with frivolity, fun and fashion . Candy’s creativity & talent has not only benefited himself, but also many other aspiring stars & will go down in history as one of the most respected title holders Missouri has ever produced. Candy is remembered as an original member of ” THE RIVER QUEENS ” show cast in East St. Louis and has been show director of myriad revues . He keeps portraying the art form as the foremost respected Miss Gay Missouri & currently performs semi-regularly with the ” PAINTED LADIES ” showcase at Meyers Grove in St. Louis . Always creating & recreating CANDY celebrated 40 years in the art form in 2011

Titles and Awards

Midwest Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1991
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Gay Midwest America 1985
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Illinois America 1976
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 1975
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay St. Louis 1972

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In Loving Memory of Bobbie Holiday

Bobbie Holiday

Bobbie Holiday

Bobbie Holiday is entertainer who was based out of St. Louis, Missouri and Atlanta, Georgia.  Sadly this well loved and very talented entertainer was taken from us on September 23, 1989.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay Arkansas America 1981
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Midwest America 1981
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 1978
Prelim to Miss Gay America

*Bobbie is also a former Miss Gay St. Louis, Miss Gay Tri-State, Miss Gay Illinois, Miss Gay South,  Miss Gay East Coast and made the Top Ten at Miss Gay America numerous times.

 

In Loving Memory of Georgia Brown

Georgia Brown

Georgia Brown

Georgia was an entertainer who competed in the Miss Gay America pageantry system.  Sadly she passed away in 2011.  We salute the artistry that was Georgia Brown.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay Illinois America 1986
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

Miss Gay Illinois America 1983
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Midwest America 1982
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 1981
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

In Loving Memory of Donna Drag

Donna Drag

Donna Drag

April 21, 1942 – April 20, 1993

Donna Drag was the illusion of Donald W. Davis and was an entertainer active in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s.  Along with his twin brother and fellow drag performer Lana Kuntz (Ronald Davis), they both performed in St. Louis, Missouri where they were featured places the Red Bull.

Lana started the Miss Gay Missouri America pageant in 1973 and in 1974 when she moved to Houston, Texas for business, Donna took over the pageant.  In 1979, Donna moved to Houston, Texas as well.

When recalling how Donna got her name we find that it was a tie in to her own boy name of Donnie and since he was doing drag he became Donna Drag.

Titles and Awards

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1979

Miss Gay Midwest America 1978
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Illinois America 1977
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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Zafina Hasheesh

Zafina Hasheesh

Zafina Hasheesh

Zafina Hasheesh is an entertainer out of Chicago, Illinois.

Titles and Awards

Miss New Jersey Continental Plus 2018
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Gay Minnesota United States 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay United States

Minnesota All American Goddess at Large 2017
Prelim to All American Goddess at Large

Miss Minnesota Continental 2016
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Metropolitan Continental Plus 2016
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Latina Continental Plus 2015
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Illinois Continental Plus 2014
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Gay Wisconsin North America Int’l at Large 2013
Prelim to Miss North America Int’l at Large

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Miss Heart of America Continental Plus

Miss Heart of America Continental Plus is a prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Heart of America Continental Plus Titleholders

Miss Heart of America Continental Plus Titleholders

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Candi Stratton

Candi Stratton

Candi Stratton

Candi Stratton is an entertainer who has lived and traveled all around the world. Some of these hot spots include Melbourne, Australia; Bangkok, Thailand and Chicago, Illinois.

Known for putting on amazing shows, Candi is especially known for her impersonation of Cher and Anastacia. Every person who has came into contact with Candi comments on her down to earth nature and friendly approach to those she meets.

Over the years Candi has won over 40 titles and with her most recent accomplishment being Miss All American Goddess.  In April of 2009, Candi moved to Minneapolis, MN where she was on cast at the Gay 90’s.   Afterwards she went on tour across the US.

Titles and Awards

All American Goddess 2009

Diamond All American Goddess 2009
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Brickhouse 2009

Miss Gay Universe 2007

2nd Alternate to Miss Universal Show Queen 2005

Miss Winterdaze 2004

DIVA of the Year Melbourne 2004

Miss West Virginia 1989

Miss 219 1989

Miss Tri States 1989

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA 1989
Talent Category Award

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA 1988

Miss Gay Alabama USofA 1988
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay South 1988

Miss Mobile Alabama 1988

Miss Continental Deep South 1988

Miss Florida Space Coast 1987

Miss Northern Florida 1987

2nd Alternate to Miss Florida 1986

Miss Magic City 1986

Miss South Florida 1986

Miss Tampa Bay 1986

Miss Southern Nights 1986

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 1985

Miss Indiana Continental 1985
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss La-Cage 1985

Miss Old Plantation 1984

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 1984

Miss Wisconsin Continental 1984
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Club 21 1984

1st Alternate to Miss Illinois 1983

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1983

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In Loving Memory of KiArra Cartier Fontaine

KiArra Cartie Fontaine

KiArra Cartie Fontaine

KiArra was an entertainer who last resided in Cleveland, Ohio, but she got her start in Chicago, Illinois under the name of KiArra Lee when she was dared to enter a Halloween contest at the Baton Show Lounge. She was painted by the wonderful Kim Cleveland, who also helped her pick a melody, Diana Ross. She won the contest and hasn’t stopped since.

She then started performing at several clubs in Chicago and doing talent contests including Continental preliminaries. In March of 1995, she relocated to Akron, Ohio. It was there in July of that year, that she won her first title as Miss Akron Newcomer.

In 2001 she made a move to Toledo, Ohio where she became the show director for Caesar’s Show bar for two and a half years. KiArra made her another move to Columbus, Ohio in April of 2006 before moving back Cleveland. She had performed all over the country and has countless titles to her name.

KiArra has had a few names to note. Besides KiArra Lee, she has also been known as KiArra Fontaine Marlowe …and of course many of her friends just call her ‘Kiki’.

At the end of May and the first part of June of 2006, KiArra started two new weekly shows at Somewhere Else Club in Columbus, Ohio. Every Wednesday she hosts ‘Dicks with a Diva’ with the best in hot male erotica and on every Thursday, she hosts ‘Cocktail Talk with KiArra and Guests’ featuring the best in female impersonation.

Sadly KiArra lost her battle to cancer on May 29th 2013.  Our deepest sympathy goes out to all of Kiki’s friends and family during this difficult time. She was a legend and friend to so many during her life and now she will always live on in our hearts as we remember those wonderful times we were blessed to share with her.

Titles and Awards

Miss Ohio Continental 2012
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay Ohio United States 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay United States

Miss Interbelt 2011
(Interbelt Night Club – Akron, Ohio)

Miss Pennsylvania Premiere Continental 2011
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Addicted to Glamour 2011

Miss Dock 2009
(Dock Complex – Cincinnati, Ohio)

Miss Unlimited Classique 2009
Previously known as Miss Gay USA Classique

Miss Queen Cities 2008
(Caesar’s Show Bar – Toledo, Ohio)

Great Lakes Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2007
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Tri-State All-Star 2007

Miss Gay Great Lakes USofA 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Indiana USofA 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss SomeWhere Else 2006
(SomeWhere Else – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2005
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Sandusky Gay Pride 2004
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

Miss Ohio Diva 2005

Miss Gay Detroit 2005

Miss Diva Midwest Continental 2005
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay International Inc. 2004

Miss Keystone International 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay International

Miss Gigi’s 2004
(Gigi’s – Detroit, Michigan)

Miss Cocktails 2004

Miss Toledo Diva 2004

Miss Rainbow Room 2004
(Rainbow Room – Detroit, Michigan)

Miss Michigan Continental 2003
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Seven 2003

Miss Gay Ohio America 2002
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America
(Celebrity Nightclub – Dayton, Ohio)

Miss Gay Akron America 2002
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

Miss Glass Citi 2001

Miss Gay Galaxy 2001

Miss Cosmopolitan Continental 2001

Miss R House 2001
(R House – Toledo, Ohio)

Miss Caesar’s 2000
(Caesar’s Show Bar – Toledo, Ohio)

Miss Gay Ohio USofA 2000
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay City Lights America 1999

Miss Mixx 1999

Miss Gay Black Ohio 1997

Miss Gay Columbus USofA 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA

Miss Gay Canton America 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

Miss Cabaret Sweetheart 1997
(Club Cabaret – Hickory, North Carolina)

Miss Gay Youngstown America 1996
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

Miss Stage Door 1996

Miss Gay Akron USofA 1996
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA

Miss Tear-EZ 1996
(Tear-EZ – Akron, Ohio)

Miss Akron Newcomer 1995

*KiArra is also a former Miss Metro Emeritus.

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Mercedes Tyler

Mercedes Tyler - Photo by Adam Ouahmane Photo

Mercedes Tyler – Photo by Adam Ouahmane Photo

Mercedes Tyler is an entertainer currently residing in Chicago, Illinois where she is featured at places like Spin Night Club.  She also has resided in Cincinnati, Ohio where she worked at places like Subway, Pipeline and the Dock.

Titles and Awards

Miss Stonewall 2015
(Stonewall Club – Huntington, West Virginia)

Miss Sapphire 2015

Ohio All American Goddess at Large 2013
Prelim to All American Goddess at Large

1st Alternate to All American Goddess at Large 2012

Illinois All American Goddess at Large 2011
Prelim to All American Goddess at Large
Overall Interview, Talent, Gown and Q&A Category Winner
(Circuit Night Club – Chicago, Illinois)

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2010

Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Big Apple Plus 2010

Miss Continental Plus 2008

Miss Kentucky Continental Plus
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Top 12 at Miss Continental Plus 2007

Miss Illinois Continental Plus 2007
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

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Summer Breeze

Summer Breeze - Photo by Kristofer Reynolds

Summer Breeze – Photo by Kristofer Reynolds

Titles and Awards

Miss Motor City Continental Plus 2018
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Southern California Continental Plus 2017
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Missouri Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2008
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Gay Illinois USofA 2001
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

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Illinois Pageant History

Illinois Bar Titles

National, State and Local Pageant Systems in Illinois

Miss Illinois Continental Plus

Miss Illinois Continental Plus is a prelim to Miss Continental Plus.

Miss Illinois Continental Plus Titleholders

Miss Illinois Continental Plus Titleholders

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Chy’enne Valentino

Chy'enne Valentino - Photo by Tios Photography

Chy’enne Valentino – Photo by Tios Photography

Chy’enne Valentino is an entertainer out of Oak Brook, Illinois.

Titles and Awards

Miss Continental Plus 2018

Miss Illinois Continental Plus 2018
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2017

Miss Heavenly at Large 2017

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Wisconsin USofA at Large 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2016
Solo Talent Award

Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Duval Plus 2016
Overall Talent Category Winner

Miss Wessland Grand Empress 2015

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