Sonja Simone

Sonja Simone

Sonja Simone

Sonja Simone is an entertainer out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Accomplishments

Miss Carolina Renaissance 2017
Prelim to Miss Renaissance

1st Alternate to Miss Missouri Continental Elite 2017
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Top 11 at Miss Continental Elite 2016

1st Alternate to Miss Carolinas Continental Elite 2016
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Radium 2016
(Radium Nightclub – Fayetteville, North Carolina)

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Chloe Cassidy

Chloe Cassidy - Photo by After Six Photography

Chloe Cassidy – Photo by After Six Photography

Chloe Cassidy is an entertainer out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay North Carolina America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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

1st Atlernate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Capital City America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

4th Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Raleigh America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina 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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Amaya Hermosa

Amaya Hermosa

Amaya Hermosa

Amaya is an entertainer out of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to Miss Crave 2017
(Crave – Greenville, North Carolina)

Gulf States All American Goddess at Large 2017
Prelim to All American Goddess at Large

Miss Pulse Ultra Club 2016
(Pulse Ultra Club – Myrtle Beach, South Carolina)

Miss Continental Plus 2005

Miss Club Odyssey 2003
(Club Odyssey – Winston Salem, North Carolina)

Miss Gay North Carolina USofA 2000
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

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Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott

Lauren Scott is an entertainer out of Wilmington, North Carolina.

Some venues and events that Lauren has been a part of include Chasers (Charlotte, NC), Crave (Greenville, NC), Ibiza Nightclub (Wilmington, NC), Legends Nightclub Complex (Raleigh, NC) and the Rock Shop Music Hall (Fayetteville, NC).

Accomplishments

Miss Gay North Carolina America 2013
Overall On Stage Interview Category Winner
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Capital City America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

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Kelly Ray

Kelly Ray

Kelly Ray

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

Accomplishments

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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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.

Some venues and events that Aria has been a part of include Chemistry Nightclub (Greensboro, NC), Club Cabaret (Hickory, NC), IPA (Greenville, SC), Legends (Raleigh, NC), Pride Winston Salem, Club SNAP (Winston Salem, NC), Scorpios (Charlotte, NC), Q Lounge (Greensboro, NC), Greensboro Pride (Greensboro, NC) and Catawba Valley Pride (Hickory, NC).

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

(Chemistry – Greensboro, North Carolina)

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)

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North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I. is a prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I. Titleholders

North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I. Titleholders

Prelims to North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

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Elaine Davis

Elaine Davis - Photo by After Six Photography

Elaine Davis – Photo by After Six Photography

Elaine Davis is an entertainer out of Tampa, Florida but has also called Charlotte, North Carolina home.

Some venues and events that Elaine has been a part of include Chasers (Charlotte, NC), Fem LGBT Bar & Lounge (Fayetteville, NC) and Scorpio (Charlotte, NC).

Titles and Awards

Miss St. Pete Pride 2015

2014 Don’t H8 Legend Award

National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA 2013

North Carolina All American Goddess 2013
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Gastonia Pride 2012

Miss Charlotte Pride 2011

Miss Ebony International Plus 2010

Miss North Carolina Continental Elite 2007
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Charlotte Black Gay Pride 2007

Miss Cabaret Sweetheart 2004
(Club Cabaret – Hickory, North Carolina)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina USofA 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay North Carolina USofA at Large 2002
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2002
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Scorpio 2002
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Gay Queen City America 1999
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay West Virginia America 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Charlotte Newcomer 1995

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Malayia Chanel Iman

Malayia Chanel Iman

Malayia Chanel Iman

Malayia Chanel Iman is an entertainer out of Greensboro, North Carolina.

Accomplishments

International Mother of the Year 2017

Miss Gay North Carolina USofA at Large 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Hide-A-Way at Large 2017
(The Hideaway – Rock Hill, SC)

Miss Unlimited at Large 2016

Miss Charlotte Black Pride Sweetheart 2016

Miss Hide-a-Way 2015
(The Hide-A-Way – Rock Hill, South Carolina)

1st Alternate to National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA 2014

Miss Holiday 2014

National Miss Diamond Glam 2013 – 2016

Miss Don’t H8 DIVA Olympia 2013
Prelim to National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA

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

Miss Club Odyssey 2009
(Club Odyssey – Winston Salem, North Carolina)

Miss Gay Winter Elegance USofA 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina USofA

*Malayia is also a former Miss Club Icon, Miss Sweetheart of Warehouse 29 and Miss Diamond Dynasty International Newcomer.

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Dorae Saunders

Dorae Saunders

Dorae Saunders

Dorae Saunders is an entertainer from Columbia, South Carolina.

Titles and Awards

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA Classic 2017

Miss Gay Georgia USofA Classic 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Chasers 2016
(Chasers – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Hide-A-Way at Large 2016
(The Hide-A-Way – Rock Hill, South Carolina)

Top 12 to Miss Gay USofA 2016

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Lonestar USofA 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Atlanta Grand Diva 2015

Miss Large and Lovely 2014

2nd Alternate to All American Goddess at Large 2014

Miss Scorpio at Large 2013
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Gay USofA at Large 2012
Overall Interview and Gown Category Winner

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Georgia USofA at Large 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2011

Miss Atlanta Showgirl 2011

Miss Gay Georgia USofA 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA
Overall Talent Winner
(Jungle Night Club – Atlanta, Georgia)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Florida USofA 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Parliament House 2009
(Parliament House – Orlando, Florida)

Miss Tampa Bay International Plus 2008

Miss Duval 2008

Miss Gay Orlando 2007

Miss Charlotte Pride 2007

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2006

Miss Scorpio 2006
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Charlotte Black Gay Pride 2006

Miss Duval Plus 2005

Miss Club Odyssey  2005
(Club Odyssey – Winston Salem, North Carolina)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2005

Miss Gay Sin City USofA at Large 2005
Regional Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 2003

Miss Renaissance Plus 2003

Miss Sweetheart International Plus 1997

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Chip Matthews

Chip Matthews

Chip Matthews

Chip Matthews is an entertainer out of Gastonia, North Carolina.  Chip is the President/CEO of the National Don’t H8 System.

Titles and Awards

National Mr. Diamond Glam Classic 2017

King of the Loft 2017
(Loft in Olios – Gastonia, North Carolina)

Mr. Zoe’s 2017
(Zoe’s Coffee House – Gastonia, North Carolina)

Mr. South East Regional 2016

Mr. Gastonia Pride 2016

Buzzfeed.com East Coast Power Couple 2016
with Teri Lynn Lovo

King of Don’t H8 2015 – 2016

Mr. National Legacy 2015

Mr. Gay North America 2014

Mr. Gay North America International Club 2014

Mr. After Hours 2014
(After Hours Bar – Cherryville, North Carolina)

Mr. Exquisite 2014

2014 Don’t H8 Presidential Hall of Champions Recipient

2014 Don’t H8 Legend Award

Mr. Connections 2013
(Connections – Gastonia, North Carolina)

Buzzfeed.com East Coast Power Couple 2013
with Felicity Ferraro

Mr. North Carolina Exquisite 2013
Prelim to Mr. Exquisite

National Don’t H8 Ringmaster 2013

National Mr. Diamond Glam at Large 2013 – 2016

National Mr. Showboy United 2013

Mr. Club Miami 2013
(Club Miami – Hickory, North Carolina)

Mr. Don’t H8 GQ 2013

Mr. Club Cabaret 2013

Mr. Nickel Bar 2012
(Nickel Bar – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Buzzfeed.com East Coast Power Couple 2012
with Felicity Ferraro

Mr. Diamond Exquisite 2012

LGBT Prom King 2012

North Carolina All American Gent 2012
Prelim to All American Gent

Mr. North Carolina North America International 2012

Mr. Western North Carolina Pride 2012

Mr. All-Hallows Eve 2012

Mr. Cabaret Sweetheart 2012
(Club Cabaret – Hickory, North Carolina)

Buzzfeed.com East Coast Power Couple 2011
with Felicity Ferraro

Mr. Unlimited Cub 2011

Mr. North Carolina Unlimited Cub 2010
Prelim to Mr. Unlimited Cub

National Mr. Don’t H8 2010

Mr. North Carolina International INC 2008
Prelim to Mr. International INC

Mr. South Carolina Unlimited 2007
(Title was originally Mr. Gay South Carolina USA)
Prelim to Mr. Unlimited

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