Kelly Ray

Kelly Ray

Kelly Ray

Kelly Ray is an entertainer out of Durham, North Carolina.

Accomplishments

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 2018

Miss Gay New York America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Roanoke F.I. 2017

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 2017
Overall Evening Gown Category Winner

Miss Gay Heart of America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 2016
Overall Evening Gown Category Winner

Miss Gay South East America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay America

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 2015

Miss Gay North Carolina America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Showgirl America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Gay North Carolina USofA 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Universal Show Queen 1992

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1987

1st Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 1985
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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Blair Williams

Blair Williams

Blair Williams

Blair Williams is an entertainer currently residing in Savannah, Georgia where she is featured at places like Club One.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay America 2015

Miss Gay Southern States America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 2014
Overall Male Interview and On Stage Question Category Winner
(Millennium Hotel – St. Louis, Missouri)

Miss Gay D.C. America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 2013
(Sheraton Hotel – Columbus, Ohio)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay America

4th Alternate to Miss Gay America 2012

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Gulf States America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Club One 2010
(Club One – Savannah, Georgia)

Miss Savannah Pride 2008

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1994

Miss Gay Mid East America 1994
Prelim to Miss Gay America

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1992

Miss Gay North Carolina America 1992
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Greensboro America 1992
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Scorpio 1991
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Gay Winston-Salem America 1991
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Gay Charlotte America 1989
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

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Emory Starr

Emory Starr - Photo by After Six Photography

Emory Starr – Photo by After Six Photography

Emory Starr is an entertainer out of Raleigh, North Carolina where she has been featured at places like Legends.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay South East America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay North Carolina America 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Winston-Salem America 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Scorpio 2010
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Gay Charlotte America 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Hide-A-Way 2008
(The Hide-A-Way – Rock Hill, South Carolina)

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Aria Russo

Aria Russo

Aria Russo

Aria Russo is an entertainer from Wilkesboro, North Carolina who began gracing the stage on 12/15/2014. Aria is currently the show director and host for Thank God It’s Fabulous (#TGIF) with Aria Russo at Club Cabaret in Hickory, NC. Aria is also a board member of Pride Winston Salem and enjoys creating costumes and hair. She currently resides with her fiance in Wilkesboro, NC and is an Operations Supervisor for Lowe’s Companies.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay South East America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America | On Stage Question & Answer Category Award

Miss North Carolina Mardi Gras 2017
Overall Presentation, Q&A and Gown Category Winner, Tied for Talent Category Award

Miss Hocus Pocus 2016

Miss Gay Greensboro America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Cabaret Sweetheart 2016
Club Cabaret – Hickory, North Carolina

Miss Diamond Entertainer of the Year 2016
Emeritus | Legends – Raleigh, North Carolina

Miss Pride Winston Salem 2015
Club SNAP – Winston Salem, North Carolina

Miss Southern States Unlimited Newcomer 2015
Club Cabaret – Hickory, North Carolina


Some venues and events that Aria has been a part of include:

  • Catawba Valley Pride (Hickory, NC)
  • Chemistry Nightclub (Greensbloro, NC)
  • Club Cabaret (Hickory, NC)
  • Greensboro Pride (Greensboro, NC)
  • IPA (Greenville, SC)
  • Legends (Raleigh, NC)
  • Pride Winston-Salem (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Q Lounge (Greensboro, NC)
  • SNAP (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • Scorpios (Charlotte, NC)

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North Carolina Pageant History

North Carolina Bar Titles

North Carolina Pageant Systems and Regional Pageants

Mykel Knight-Addams Iman St. James

Mykel Knight-Addams Iman St. James

Mykel Knight-Addams Iman St. James

Mykel Knight-Addams Iman St. James is an entertainer from the Greensboro, North Carolina area.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to Mr. Gay South East America 2018
Prelim to Mr. Gay America

1st Alternate to Mr. Winston Warlock 2017
Wicked Wear and Talent Awards

Mr. Chasers 2017
(Chasers – Charlotte, North Carolina)

1st Alternate to Mr. Charlotte Latin Pride 2017

1st Alternate to Mr. Radium 2017
(Radium – Fayetteville, North Carolina)

Mister Holiday 2015

Mr. Unlimited 2012

Mr. Scorpio 2012
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Mr. Stonewall 2011
(Stonewall Club – Huntington, West Virginia)

Mr. National Icon Newcomer 2009

Mr. Triad Pride 2008

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Brittney O’Bryan

Brittney O'Bryan - Photo by Christopher Drue Photography

Brittney O’Bryan – Photo by Christopher Drue Photography

Brittney O’Bryan is an entertainer out of Pensacola, Florida.  Brittney has also been a featured entertainer at the Bourbon Pub in New Orleans, Louisiana and once resided in North Carolina.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Georgia USofA at Large 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

1st Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 2013
Overall Evening Gown Category Winner
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Charlotte America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Gay Mecklenburg County America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Gay Raleigh 2010

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

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Splash America 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay Louisiana America

Miss Gay Mississippi America 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Southern Elegance America 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Heart of America 2001
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Gulf States America 2000
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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In Loving Memory of Jasmine Knight

Jasmine Knight

Jasmine Knight

Jasmine Knight was an entertainer from Columbus, Ohio but performed all over the country. She passed away on January 26, 2006 in her sleep. We wish all of her friends and family, especially her mother, our deepest condolences.  A benefit for Jasmine’s family was held on Sunday, January 29th 2006 at Axis Night Club.

Jasmine was known as a legend to many in the industry and everyone that knew her, knew how much she enjoyed performing. She was regular cast member at Wall Street Night Club, Axis Night Club, and Havana Video Lounge all in Columbus.

Jasmine also lived in the Charlotte, North Carolina area briefly doing local pageants and performed at Club Mythos.  She had won several titles over the years. She has also placed in the top at both Miss Continental and National Entertainer of the Year.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to Miss Missouri Continental 2005
Prelim to Miss Continental

1st Alternate to Ohio Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2005
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Metropolitan Continental 2004
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Bounce Night Club 2004
(Bounce Night Club – Cleveland, Ohio)

Miss Sunshine State Continental 2003
Prelim to Miss Continental

1st Alternate to Miss Metropolitan Continental 2002
Prelim to Miss Continental

North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1999
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Gay Columbus USofA 1993
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA

Top Ten at National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1993

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Charlton Alicea

Charlton Alicea - Photo by Roxy Taylor

Charlton Alicea – Photo by Roxy Taylor

Charlton Alicea is an entertainer out of Charlotte, North Carolina and top four finalist at the 2016 National Mr. Don’t H8 pageant.

Titles and Awards

National Mr. Entertainer of the Year 2017

Mr. North Carolina Entertainer of the Year 2017
Prelim to National Mr. Entertainer of the Year
Overall Creative Formal Wear, Talent, Creative Swimwear and Presentation Winner

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Buff Faye

Buff Faye - Photo by Roxy Taylor

Buff Faye – Photo by Roxy Taylor

Buff Faye is proud to be an active, visible leader within the Charlotte, North Carolina LGBTQ community and she does drag as a way to raise money for local and national charities. Out of drag, Buff Faye is better known as Shane Windmeyer, the founder/executive director of Campus Pride, the leading national non-profit organization benefiting LGBTQ youth nation-wide on college campuses. He is also a nationally recognized speaker, educator and best-selling author of six books including THE ADVOCATE COLLEGE GUIDE FOR LGBT STUDENTS, OUT ON FRATERNITY ROW, BROTHERHOOD and SECRET SISTERS.

Since Buff started drag in 2008, she has accomplished many things as the number one “charity queen” raising money for Campus Pride as well as many other charities. Buff Faye holds the national title of 2016 Miss Don’t H8 Diva. She writes a monthly column “Dishing with Buff Faye” for Q-Notes Carolinas newspaper and is the only drag queen to be featured on both front page/covers of Creative Loafing and The Charlotte Observer. In 2012, Buff was chosen as Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Best” Drag Entertainer and in 2015 and 2012 as Q-Notes, “Best of Charlotte Drag Queen.” Some of her ongoing events include, her Party Bus running on Friday nights throughout the year, Sunday Drag Brunches once a month, The Queen City Drag Race annual charity event, and emceeing at various local clubs including The Bar at 316, Cathode Azure Bar and The Scorpio.

Buff has also been so lucky to capture other titles, some of which include being crowned 2015 Miss Charlotte Pride, the First Ever Miss Crown Royal (a local pageant involving Charlottes Famous LGBT inclusive Rugby Team), Miss Charlotte Drag Idol located at The Scorpio, Miss $1.98 Hideaway Pageant at The Hideaway in Rock Hill SC, and Miss All Hallows Eve.

If you would like to know more about Buff Faye, please come to a show like most stalkers do or follow @BuffFaye on Twitter.

Titles and Awards

North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2017
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.
Presentation and Question & Answer Category Awards

National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA 2016

1st Alternate to North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2016
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Charlotte Pride 2015

Q-Note’s “Best of Charlotte” Drag Queen 2015

1st Alternate to North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2015
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Creative Loafing’s “Best of the Best” Drag Entertainer 2012

Q-Note’s “Best of Charlotte” Drag Queen 2012

Miss All Hallow’s Eve 2010

Miss Charlotte Drag Idol 2010

Miss Crown Royal – Charlotte Royals Rugby Football Club 2008

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Coco Couture

Coco Couture - Photo by Roxy Taylor

Coco Couture – Photo by Roxy Taylor

Coco Couture is an entertainer currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia where she has been featured at places like the Jungle and Le Buzz in Marietta.  She has also lived and worked in Asheville, North Carolina where she was on cast at Scandals.

Accomplishments

Top 12 at Miss Gay USofA at Large 2016

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay Georgia USofA at Large 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Gay North Carolina USofA at Large 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

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Onya

Onya

Onya

Onya is an entertainer out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Some venues and events that Onya has been a part of include Boulevard 1820 (Charlotte, NC) and Petra’s (Charlotte, NC).

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Aurora Carlisle

Aurora Carlisle - Photo by Roxy Taylor

Aurora Carlisle – Photo by Roxy Taylor

Aurora Carlisle is an entertainer out Charlotte, North Carolina.  She is also a church organist and choir director when not performing as Aurora.

Titles and Awards

Miss South 29 2017
(South 29 – Spartanburg, South Carolina)

Miss Charlotte Pride 2017

Miss Heartbeat 2015

1st Alternate to Miss Queen City America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

National Miss Don’t H8 Newcomer 2014

Miss Atlantic States Unlimited Newcomer 2013

Miss North Carolina Exquisite Newcomer 2013

Starstruck Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2012
Prelim to North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

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Andrea Carlisle

Andrea Carlisle

Andrea Carlisle

Andrea “Chocolate” Carlisle is an entertainer currently residing in Durham, North Carolina.

Accomplishments

Miss Pulse Ultra Club 2015
(Pulse Ultra Club – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)

Top 10 at Miss Gay North Carolina America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Central Carolina America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Don’t H8 DIVA Atlantic States 2013
Prelim to National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA

Miss Don’t H8 Cinco de Mayo 2013

1st Alternate to National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA 2012

1st Alternate to Miss Gay South East America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Capital City America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Gastonia Pride 2008

Miss Gay Gastonia 2007

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