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 National 1997

Universal Show Queen 1996

Miss Continental 1994

Miss Black America 1992

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 1992

Miss Gay USofA 1990

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Aurora Sexton

Aurora Sexton

Aurora Sexton

Aurora Sexton is an entertainer out of Nashville, Tennessee.  She has also lived in Chicago, Illinois where she was featured at places like Spin.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay USofA 2016
Overall Personal Interview, Evening Gown and Talent Category Winner

Miss Gay Southernmost USofA 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 2013

1st Alternate to Miss Pennsylvania Premiere Continental 2013
Prelim to Miss Continental

National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2011

1st Alternate to All American Goddess 2011

Miss Tri State Continental 2010
(Bounce – Cleveland, Ohio)

4th Alternate to Miss Continental 2009

Miss Heart of America Continental 2009
Prelim to Miss Continental
Overall Interview, Swimwear, and Evening Gown Winner
(The Baton Show Lounge – Chicago, Illinois)

Miss Stonewall 2006
The Stonewall Club – Huntington, West Virginia

Miss Gay Tennessee USofA 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

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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

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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Illinois Pageant History

Illinois Bar Titles

National, State and Local Pageant Systems in Illinois

Miss Gay Illinois USofA

Miss Gay Illinois USofA is a prelim to Miss Gay USofA.

Miss Gay Illinois USofA Titleholders

Miss Gay Illinois USofA Titleholders

***In Loving Memory

Prelims to Miss Gay Illinois USofA

Open Projects

A photo is needed for:

  • Critiqua Mann, Miss Gay Illinois USofA 2004
  • Crystal Cicconi, Miss Gay Illinois USofA 2003
  • Dani Daniels, Miss Gay Illinois USofA 1990
  • Honey Brown, Miss Gay Illinois USofA 1989
  • Salina Rogers, Miss Gay Illinois USofA 1992
  • Xviara Cuffey-Colby Snow, Miss Gay Illinois USofA 1998

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Trinity St. Moore

Trinity St. Moore

Trinity St. Moore

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

Accomplishments

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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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

Accomplishments

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

*Candy is also a former Midwest Entertainer of the Year, F.I..

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Amaya Mann St. James

Amaya Mann St. James

Amaya Mann St. James

Amaya Mann St. James is an entertainer in the Bloomington, Illinois area.  Known for her incredible dancing and consistency, she has excelled in various pageants for the last few years.

Accomplishments

Miss Illinois Continental 2014
Prelim to Miss Continental

2nd Alternate to Miss Masque 2014
(Masque Night Club – Dayton, Ohio)

2nd Alternate to All American Goddess 2013

Iowa All American Goddess 2013
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Missouri Continental 2011
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay Black Ohio 2010

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Indiana USofA 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA
(Overall Talent Winner)

1st Alternate to All American Goddess 2009

Indiana All American Goddess 2009
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Tri-State All-Star 2009

Miss Illinois FFI 2009
Overall Interview and Evening Gown Category Winner
(Holiday Inn City Center – Peoria, Illinois – December 11th, 2009)

Miss Chester Street 2009

Miss Tristate Allstar 2008-2009

Miss Platinum Gem City 2008

Miss Black USofA 2007

Miss International 2006

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In Loving Memory of Lady Baronessa

Lady Baronessa

Lady Baronessa

Lady Baronessa, also known as The Lady Baroness Maria Andrea del Santiago, was the illusion of Carmel Santiago who was an entertainer originally from Puerto Rico and was later based in Chicago, Illinois.  Following his crowning as Miss Gay America in 1974, Lady Baronessa stayed very involved with the system.   1n 1990, he was featured on the “Sally Jessy Raphael Show” where he continued to promote Miss Gay America.  Lady Baronessa was very well respected and loved in the gay community and her passing in 1992 left a void in the entertainment industry.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay America 1974
(Glass Menagerie – Nashville, Tennessee)

Miss Gay Illinois America 1973
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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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 2017

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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Desiree DeMornay

Desiree DeMornay - Photo by Thirty3 Photography

Desiree DeMornay – Photo by Thirty3 Photography

Desiree DeMornay is an entertainer currently living in Phoenix, Arizona but has also lived in Saint Louis, Missouri, New Orleans, Louisiana and Tampa, Florida. In Tampa, Florida she is a featured entertainer at Valentines and Club Chambers.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Arizona USofA 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay USofA at Large 2011

Miss Large and Lovely 2010

Miss Lakeland 2008
(Lakeland, Florida)

Miss Sweetheart International Plus 2007

Miss Duval Plus 2007

Miss Ultimate Continental Plus 2006

Miss Continental Plus 2006

Miss Renaissance Plus 2005

Miss Dumar International Plus 2005

Miss Metropolitan Continental Plus 2003
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Gay Pride 2003

Miss Venus Continental Plus 2002
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss InsideOut 2002

Miss Boxers & Briefs 2002

Miss Fannies Ball 2001

Miss Missouri Continental Plus 1999
Prleim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Central States Continental Plus 1998
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Missouri Continental 1997
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Metroplex 1997

Miss Illinois America 1996
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Metroplis 1995

Miss Missouri State 1995

Miss Nebraska Worldwide 1995

Miss Heartland Classic 1994

Miss Shining Star USofA 1994

Miss Midway USofA 1994

Miss Southeast Missouri 1993

Miss Fallout 1992

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Danielle Hunter

Danielle Hunter - Photo by Kristofer Reynolds

Danielle Hunter – Photo by Kristofer Reynolds

Danielle Hunter is an entertainer out of Orlando, Florida where she has been featured at places like Revolution Night Club.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay Florida USofA Classic 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Tri-County Legacy 2008

Miss Continental Elite 2007

Miss Gay Missouri USofA 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Tampa Bay USofA 2003
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Orlando 2002

Miss Continental 2000

Miss North Carolina Continental 2000
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Florida F.I. 1999

2nd Alternate to Miss Continental 1997

Miss Southern States Continental 1997
Prelim to Miss Continental

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 1996

Miss Tennessee Continental 1993
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay Illinois USofA 1991
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

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Alicia Markstone

Alicia Markstone - Photo by Chris of Orlando

Alicia Markstone – Photo by Chris of Orlando

Alicia Markstone is an entertainer from Clearwater, Florida.

Accomplishments

Kentucky All American Goddess at Large 2016
Prelim to All American Goddess at Large

Top 12 at Miss Gay USofA Classic 2015

Miss Gay South Central States USofA Classic 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss All Star Continental Plus 2013
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

1st Alternate to Miss Parliament House 2011
Overall Presentation and Gown Winner
(Parliament House Resort – Orlando, Florida)

Miss Gay Florida USofA Classic 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Atlantis USofA Classic 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Gay USofA at Large 2002

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

Miss Gay Missouri USofA 2001
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Illinois Continental 2000
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Illinois Continental Plus 1999
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Gay Missouri USofA at Large 1999
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Southern States Continental 1999
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Iowa Continental 1997
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss St. Petersburg F.I.

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Armani

Armani

Armani

Armani is an entertainer out of Orlando, Florida.

Accomplishments

Miss Continental 2009

Miss Florida Continental 2009
Prelim to Miss Continental

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 2007

Miss New York, New York Continental 2007
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay Rochester 2006

Top 14 at Miss Continental 2003

Miss San Antonio Continental 2003
Prelim to Miss Continental

2nd Alternate to Miss Continental 2002

Miss Illinois Continental 1999
Prelim to Miss Continental

4th Alternate to Miss Continental 1998

Miss Ohio Continental 1998
Prelim to Miss Continental

Armani is also a former Miss Parliament House.

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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.

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


Dena and Friends


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In Loving Memory of Tajma Hall

Tajma Hall - Photo by Tios Photography

Tajma Hall – Photo by Tios Photography

Tajma Hall was an entertainer from Chicago, Illinois.  Sadly we lost Tajma in April of 2014.  Our heart goes out to all of Tajma’s friends and family.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay USofA at Large 2008

Miss Gay Indiana USofA at Large 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Continental Plus 2007

Miss Dream Girl Continental Plus 2007
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

1st Alternate to Miss Illinois Continental Plus 2004
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

1st Alternate to Miss Wisconsin Continental Plus 2003
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Gay North Carolina USofA at Large 2000
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

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