Miss Illinois Continental

Miss Illinois Continental is a prelim to Miss Continental.

Miss Illinois Continental Titleholders

Miss Illinois Continental Titleholders

*In Loving Memory

Miss Illinois Continental Titleholders (Years Unconfirmed)

Miss Illinois Continental Titleholders (Years Unconfirmed)

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Capucine Deveroux

Capucine Deveroux

Capucine Deveroux

Capucine Deveroux is a makeup artist and performer from Chicago, Illinois most known for her appearance on an episode of “Taxicab Confessions” in which she is remembered for her candid nature and comical quotes. She’s done fundraisers for children with AIDS and did a fundraiser for late entertainer Reina Valentino. Capucine was a regular performer at the Gypsy in Las Vegas, Nevada and the Circuit in Chicago, Illinois. She did makeup for the big-budget feature films, “Two Can Play that Game” and “Love Don’t Cost a Thing”.

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Angel Saez Amador

Angel Saez Amador - Photo by Tios Photography

Angel Saez Amador – Photo by Tios Photography

Angel Saez Amador is an entertainer out of Chicago, Illinois and is featured at places like the Baton Show Lounge.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to Mr. Gay USofA 2017

Mr. Gay Illinois USofA 2017
Prelim to Mr. Gay USofA

Mr. Continental 2013

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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.

Accomplishments

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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Jose Vega

Jose Vega - Photo by The Drag Photographer

Jose Vega – Photo by The Drag Photographer

Jose Vega is an entertainer out of Hialeah Gardens, Florida.

Accomplishments

Mr. Florida Male Entertainer 2016

All American Gent 2016
Overall Talent and Creative Costume Category Winner
and tied for Question & Answer Category

Northern Star All American Gent 2016
Prelim to All American Gent

Mr. Village Park 2015

Mr. Illinois Continental 2015
Prelim to Mr. Continental

Mr. Carolinas Continental 2014
Prelim to Mr. Continental

Mister Illusion 2014

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Dena Cass

Dena Cass - Photo by Gleam Imaging

Dena Cass – Photo by Gleam Imaging

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

Accomplishments

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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Blanche DuBois

Blanche DuBois

Blanche DuBois

Blanche DuBois is an entertainer out of Carbondale, Illinois.  Blanche is featured at places like Independence Place in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay Illinois USofA 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Missouri All American Goddess at Large 2015
Prelim to All American Goddess at Large

Miss Gay Missouri USofA Classic 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Gay Covergirl USofA 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay Illinois USofA

Miss Gay Illinois USofA at Large 1991
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Independence Place 1990
(Independence Place – Cape Girardeau, Missouri)

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Jodie Santana

Jodie Santana

Jodie Santana

Jodie Santana is an entertainer in the Chicago, Illinois area where she has been featured at places like the Baton.

Accomplishments

Top 5 at Miss Continental Elite 2016

Miss Heart of America Continental Elite 2016
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Illinois Continental Elite 2015
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Missouri Continental Elite 2009
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Shining Star Continental 2007
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Heartland Continental 2005
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss DV8 2005

Top 14 at Miss Continental 2003

Miss Chicago Continental 2003
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Missouri Continental 2000
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay Missouri USofA 1994
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Illinois USofA 1993
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

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Trinity St. Moore

Trinity St. Moore

Trinity St. Moore

Trinity St. Moore is an entertainer out of Vienna, Illinois.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay Cape Girardeau USofA 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri USofA

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Illinois USofA 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay Missouri USofA 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Mississippi Valley USofA 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri USofA

Missouri All American Goddess 2014
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Independence Place 2013
(Independence Place – Cape Girardeau, Missouri)

4th Alternate to Miss Gay Illinois USofA 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Carbondale USofA 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay Illinois USofA

Miss Gay River City USofA 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri USofA

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Lindsay Bryant

Lindsay Bryant - Photo by Andreu Wade Blackwell

Lindsay Bryant – Photo by Andreu Wade Blackwell

Lindsay Bryant is an entertainer out Saint Charles, Illinois.  She has been featured at places throughout Illinois like Velvet Rope in Oak Park, Club Krave in Blue Island and Maneuvers in Joliet, Illinois.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay Northwest Missouri America 2018
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Kansas City America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Southern Elegance America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Illinois America 2015 Representative
Prelim to Miss Gay America

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay Mid Atlantic America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

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In Loving Memory of Sasha Valentino

In Loving Memory of Sasha Valentino

In Loving Memory of Sasha Valentino

Sasha Valentino was an entertainer based out of Chicago, Illinois but she had performed all over the country.  Sadly we lost Sasha on December 26, 2011 after a battle with dementia.  Our heart goes out to all of her friends and family.

Accomplishments

Miss Duval 2007

Miss Universo Latina USA 2005

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 2005

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 2004

Miss Dumarr International 2002

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 2001

Miss Florida Continental 2000
Prelim to Miss Continental

4th Alternate to Miss Continental 1999

2nd Alternate to Miss Continental 1998

Miss Black Universe 1996

Miss Chicago Continental 1996
Prelim to Miss Continental

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 1995

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 1992

*Sasha is also a former Miss Sweetheart International and Miss Liberty International.

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.

Accomplishments

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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Shea Couleé

Shea Couleé - Photo by Kriss Abigail Photography

Shea Couleé – Photo by Kriss Abigail Photography

Shea Couleé is an entertainer out of Chicago, Illinois where she has been featured at places like Berlin, Scarlet and Hydrate.

In February of 2017, Shea was revealed as a Season 9  cast member on RuPaul’s Drag Race that airs on VH1.  The season premiered on March 24th, 2017.

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Sasha Colby

Sasha Colby - Photo by Kristofer Reynolds

Sasha Colby – Photo by Kristofer Reynolds

Sasha Colby is an entertainer residing in Orlando, Florida.  She has also lived and performed out of Chicago, Illinois.

Accomplishments

Miss Continental 2012

Miss Pennsylvania Premiere Continental 2012
Prelim to Miss Continental

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 2008

Miss West Virginia Continental 2008
Prelim to Miss Continental

4th Alternate to Miss Continental 2005

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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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Cee-Cee LaRouge

Cee-Cee LaRouge - Photo by Corey Meyer

Cee-Cee LaRouge – Photo by Corey Meyer

Cee-Cee LaRouge is an entertainer currently residing on the South Side of Chicago where she is featured at places like Club Krave in Blue Island.  Cee-Cee’s debut performance was on December 9th, 2009 at Maneuver’s Bar in Joliet, Illinois. Her career has taken her to multiple venues and events throughout the region since that first time on stage.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay Wisconsin North America International Plus 2012

Miss Gay Illinois USofA at Large 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Gay Tri-State North America International Plus 2011

Miss Gay Joliet 2009

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Jazzelle Boyette

Jazzelle Boyette

Jazzelle Boyette

Jazzelle Boyette is an entertainer out of Chicago, Illinois where she is featured at places like Club Krave.  She has been doing the art of female illusion since 2007 getting her start at the Grey Fox in St. Louis.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Midwest America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(R-Bar – St. Louis, Missouri)

Miss Club Krave 2015
(Club Krave – Chicago, Illinois)

Miss Gay Carbondale America 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay Illinois America

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