Miss Gay Midwest America

Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Midwest America is a prelim to Miss Gay America.

Miss Gay Midwest America Titleholders

Miss Gay Midwest America Titleholders

***In Loving Memory

Open Projects

A photo is needed for:

  • Melody Michaels, 2008 First Alternate

Clarification needed:

  • Bobbie Holiday is listed as both Miss Gay Midwest America 1981  and Miss Gay Arkansas America 1981.  Need to clarify if she really competed and won both in the same year.
  • Need to clarify if Tina Rine’e, 1st Alternate to Miss Gay Midwest America 1989, 1990 and 1991, is the same Tina Renee who was a previous Miss Gay Texas America and if so confirm which is the correct spelling.

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Victoria DePaula

Victoria DePaula

Victoria DePaula

Victoria DePaula is from Kansas City, Missouri where she is a featured entertainer at Missie B’s.   Victoria has been very involved in the Miss Gay America pageant system over the years and in October of 2008 she finally captured the crown.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay America 2009

Miss Gay D.C. America 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay America

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 2008

Miss Gay Midwest America 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Heart of America 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Central States America 2002
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Central States America 2001
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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Dieta Pepsi

Dieta Pepsi

Dieta Pepsi

Titles and Awards

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Midwest America 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri USofA Classic 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Gay Missouri USofA 1999
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Midwest America 1993
Prelim to Miss Gay America

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1993

Miss Gay Heart of America 1992
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 1991
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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China Collins

China Collins

China Collins

China Collins is an entertainer out of Tucson, Arizona.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay Tucson America 2018
Prelim to Miss Gay Arizona America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Western States America 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2010

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid East America 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay America

4th Alternate at Miss Gay America 2009

Miss Gay Western States America 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top Ten at Miss Gay America 2008

Miss Gay Mid America 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay America

4th Alternate to Miss Gay America 2007

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top Ten at Miss Gay America 2006

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top Ten at Miss Gay America 2005

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Southern Elegance America 2004 (Representative)
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Heart of America 2002
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Midwest America 2001
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 1999
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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Vicki Valentino

Vicki Valentino

Vicki Valentino

Vicki Valentino is an entertainer from Saint Louis, Missouri where she has been featured at places like Attitudes Nightclub.

Titles and Awards

Miss Heart of America Continental Elite 2018
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Gay Black Ohio 2016

Miss Gay Midwest America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Missouri Continental Elite 2011
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Missouri Continental 2002
Prelim to Miss Continental

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Midwest America 1999
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 1995
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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Tumara Mahorning

Tumara Mahorning

Tumara Mahorning

Tumara Mahorning is from Saint Louis, Missouri.

Tumara’s Accomplishments

Miss Continental Plus 2000

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Southern Elegance America 1995
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Missouri Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1995
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Gay Midwest America 1994
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Heart of America 1993
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 1992
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Springfield America 1987
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Springfield America 1986
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

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Kathy Klein

Kathy Klein

Kathy Klein

Kathy Klein is an entertainer well known in Missouri for her amazing talent.  As a trained dancer she incorporated this skill into pageantry which helped her win many awards.

Titles and Awards

5th Alternate to Miss Gay America 1991

Miss Gay Midwest America 1990
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 1989
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Missouri America 1987
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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Vicki Vincent

Vicki Vincent

Vicki Vincent

Vicki Vincent is an entertainer out of St. Louis, Missouri.

Titles and Awards

Miss Missouri Continental Elite 2006
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Gay America 1989

Miss Gay Mid Atlantic America 1989
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Midwest America 1988
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Heart of America 1986
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 1983
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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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Charity Case

Charity Case

Charity Case

Charity Case, a forever Miss Gay America, is an entertainer out of Dallas, Texas.   Now retired, her last show was at Brick on December 31st, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

We salute the contributions that Charity brought us over the years.

Titles and Awards

Norma Kristie Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded at the Miss Gay America 2016 Contest

Top 12 at Miss Gay Texas USofA 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Dallas USofA 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay Texas USofA

Miss Gay America 2001

Miss Gay Southern Elegance 2000
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 2000

Miss Gay Texas America 1999
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Dallas America 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay Texas America

Miss Gay Heart of America 1991
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Missouri Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1990
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

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

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1990

Miss Gay Missouri America 1987
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 1986
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Midwest America 1984
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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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 Christi Cole

In Loving Memory of Christi Cole

In Loving Memory of Christi Cole

Christi Cole was an well loved entertainer out of Missouri.  We lost Christi on March 8, 1992.  The Miss Gay Missouri America pageant named their evening gown award in his honor, “The Christi Cole Award for Excellence in Couture”.

Titles and Awards

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Illinois America 1990
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 11 at Miss Gay America 1983

Miss Gay Midwest America 1982
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Illinois America 1981
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 1979
Prelim to Miss Gay America

*Christi was also a former Miss St. Louis.

Melinda Ryder

Melinda Ryder

Melinda Ryder

Melinda Ryder is an entertainer from Kansas City, Missouri where she has been featured at places like Missie B’s and Tootsies.

Titles and Awards

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1985

Miss Gay Missouri America 1984
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Midwest America 1979
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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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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Kitty Litter

Kitty Litter

Kitty Litter is an entertainer out of St. Louis, Missouri.

Titles and Awards

Miss Liberty Continental Plus 2018
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Bastille 2016
(Bastille in Soulard – St. Louis, Missouri)

Miss Gay St. Louis America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

Miss Bubby & Sissy’s 2012
(Bubby & Sissy’s – Alton, Illinois)

Miss Unlimited Classique 2010

Miss Tri-State All-Star 2010

Miss Stonewall 2009
The Stonewall Club – Huntington, West Virginia

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Midwest America 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss West Virginia Continental Plus 2007
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Missouri Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2006
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Platinum Gem City 2006

Miss Gay USofA at Large 2004

Miss Dream Girl Continental Plus 2004
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Missouri Continental Plus 2001
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

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

Queen of Pride St. Louis 1996

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Jade Sinclair

Jade Sinclair - Photo by Ginger Snap Photography

Jade Sinclair – Photo by Ginger Snap Photography

Jade Sinclair is an entertainer out of St. Louis, Missouri where she is featured at the Grey Fox.

Titles and Awards

Miss Missouri Continental Elite 2017
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Missouri Continental 2016
Prelim to Miss Continental

Top 5 at Miss Continental Elite 2016

Miss Illinois Continental Elite 2016
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2014

Miss Gay Kansas America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Tri States America 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Midwest America 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2009

Michael Andrews Photogenic Award 2008
Miss Gay America Pageant

Miss Gay Heart of America 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Missouri America 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Gateway America 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

Miss Gay St. Louis America 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay St. Louis America 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

Miss Diva Delaware 2001

Miss Heart of Delaware 2000

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