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Vanessa Valentino

Vanessa Valentino

Vanessa Valentino

Vanessa Valentino is an entertainer just outside of Cleveland, Ohio and has been performing throughout the state since about 2013.

In addition to her stage performances, Vanessa is known for doing hair for other queens and owns a hair business called ‘Hair by Vanessa’.

Titles and Awards

Miss Ohio All Star Newcomer 2018

Miss Summit County All Star Newcomer 2018
Prelim to Miss Ohio All Star Newcomer

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Deva Station

Deva Station - Photo by Scotty Kirby

Deva Station – Photo by Scotty Kirby

Deva Station is an entertainer out of Columbus, Ohio where she has been featured at places like Boscoe’s, Union and Wall Street Night Club.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay America 2018
Interview, Talent and On Stage Question Category Award

Miss Gay Heart of America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2017
Overall Male Interview Category Winner

Miss Boscoe’s 2017
(Boscoe’s – Columbus, Ohio)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2016

Miss Gay D.C. America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Best Non-Finishing Finalist at Miss Gay America 2015

1st Alternate to Miss Gay D.C. America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Wall Street 2014
(Wall Street Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid Atlantic America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

4th Alternate to Miss Gay America 2013
(Sheraton Hotel – Columbus, Ohio)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid Atlantic America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Ohio America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Capital City America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

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Soy Queen

Soy Queen - Photo by MAV Photography

Soy Queen – Photo by MAV Photography

Soy Queen is the illusion of Hunter Faulhaber and has been performing across the state of Ohio since 2015. Hunter goes to Kent State University for Fashion Design and has plans to move to Columbus, Ohio in May of 2017 so he can invest more time into his craft and also attend CCAD.

Mainly performing in Columbus, Soy has been featured at Axis Night Club, Boscoe’s, Highball Tavern, Southbend Tavern, Toolbox Saloon and Wall Street.  He also been featured at places like Masque in Dayton, Ohio and Legends Show Bar in Toledo, Ohio.

Soy stated that his inspiration comes a lot from pop culture and his own past growing up.  Drag is a huge part of his life and even though he has only been doing it for a year and some change, he hopes to turn it into his main career because his dream is to travel around the world and perform and also help change peoples lives while also making the world a better place.

Accomplishments

2nd Alternate to Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2018
Presentation and Interview Category Awards

1st Alternate to Miss Ohio All-Star 2018

Miss Dayton Gay Pride 2017
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

Miss Akron All-Star 2017
Prelim to Miss Ohio All-Star
Presentation, Creative Evening Wear, Q & A and Talent Category Awards

3rd Alternate to Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2017

Miss Glass City Gay Pride 2016
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

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National Holiday

National Holiday

National Holiday

National Holiday is an entertainer currently residing in Dayton, Ohio area where she was a featured entertainer at Aquarius Night Club, MJ’s and Club Masque.

Accomplishments

Top 5 at Miss Gay Ohio America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Capital City America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Ohio America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Springfield America 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

2nd Alternate to Miss Heart of America Continental Plus 2016 
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Ohio America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Gay Cincinnati USofA at Large 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large

Miss Outskirts 2012
(Outskirts – Toledo, Ohio)

Miss Blush 2012
(Blush – Toledo, Ohio)

Miss Ohio Continental Plus 2010
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Ohio Gay Pride 2010
(Axis Nightclub – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Miami Valley Gay Pride 2009
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Latina New World 2007
(Gigi’s Cabaret – Detroit, Michigan)

Miss Ohio Latina New World 2007
Prelim to Miss Latina New World

Miss Dayton USofA at Large 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large

Miss Why Not 2005
Why Not III – Springfield, Ohio

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Ty Erup

Ty Erup - Photo by Bryce McCaughey

Ty Erup – Photo by Bryce McCaughey

Ty Erup is an entertainer out of Southwest Ohio and has been featured at places like Masque in Dayton, Ohio.

Accomplishments

Heartland Entertainer of the Year King 2018
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year King

Mr. MJ’s M.I. 2017
(MJ’s on Jefferson – Dayton, Ohio)

Mr. Gay United States M.I. 2017

Mr. Gay Ohio United States M.I. 2017
Prelim to Mr. Gay United States M.I.

Mr. Southbend King 2016
(Southbend Tavern – Columbus, Ohio)

Mister Masque Newcomer 2014
(Masque Night Club – Dayton, Ohio)

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Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams is an entertainer out of Lexington, Kentucky.  She has also called Ft. Lauderdale, Florida home.

Accomplishments

Miss Old Street 2015
(Old Street Saloon – Monroe, Ohio)

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA Classic 2015
Overall Interview Category Winner

Miss Gay Ohio USofA Classic 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss MJ’s 2014
(MJ’s – Dayton, Ohio)

1st Alternate to All American Goddess at Large 2014
Overall Interview Category Winner

Miss Middle Tennessee Plus 2014
(Off Broad – Cookeville, Tenneseee)

Miss Images 2014
(Images – Chattanooga, Tennessee)

Miss Georgia Renaissance 2004

Miss Tampa F.I. 2004

Miss Florida Madame’s F.I. 2004

Miss Boardwalk F.I. 2004

2nd Alternate to Miss Florida F.I. 2004
(Overall Swimsuit Winner)

Top 12 at Miss Gay USofA 2004
6th Overall

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Florida USofA 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Top 12 at Miss Gay USofA 2003
7th Overall

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Tennessee USofA 2003
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Pride South Florida 2003

Miss Gay Cincinnati USofA 1997
(Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA)

Miss Club 141 1996
(Club 141 – Lexington, Kentucky)

Miss Gay Fantasy USofA 1995
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA
(Bar Complex – Lexington, Kentucky)

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Izaya Cole

Izaya Cole

Izaya Cole

Izaya Cole is an entertainer out of the Detroit, Michigan area.  He has been featured at venues all over Michigan and Ohio.

Izaya is also no stranger to the stage.  In June of 2017, Izaya was cast as TJ in the Stagecrafters Stage Production of ‘Sister Act’ which opened in September.  He had been previously involved with such productions as ‘Little Mermaid’ where he played Sebastian and the musical ‘Chorus Line’ where he played Paul.

Accomplishments

Mr. Sapphire 2017

Mr. Work It 2016

3rd Alternate to All American Gent 2016

Michigan All American Gent 2016
Prelim to All American Gent

Mr. MJ’s 2016
(MJ’s on Jefferson – Dayton, Ohio)

Mr. Black National 2014

Mr. Gay Ohio 2014

Mr. Ohio Gay Pride 2014
Overall Talent Category Winner; Tied for Creative Formal Wear Category
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Mr. Cleveland Gay Pride 2013
Overall Talent, Creative Formal Wear, and On Stage Question Category Winner
(Deja Vu Night Club – Lorain, Ohio)

Mr. Ohio All Star 2012

Mr. Heart of Detroit 2012

Mr. Unlimited 2010

*Izaya is also a former Mr. Stilleto’s (Inkster, Michigan).

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Elegance Black Lourdes

Elegance Black Lourdes

Elegance Black Lourdes

Elegance Black Lourdes is an entertainer from Dayton, Ohio.  She started performing in 2001 at places like 1470 West and Celebrity Show & Dance Club as well as the Dayton Gay Pride event.  Today, Elegance can be seen at places like Club Masque and Club Aquarius.  Elegance calls the legendary Tommie Ross one of her biggest influences.

Accomplishments

Miss Miami Valley Gay Pride 2017
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

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

Miss National Legacy 2015

Miss Ohio Big & Beautiful 2014

Miss Gay Dayton USofA 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA

Miss Gay Capital City United States at Large 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio United States at Large

Miss Gay City Lights America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

Miss Diesel 2012
(Diesel Nightclub – Springfield, Ohio)

Miss Ohio All American Goddess at Large 2012
Prelim to Miss All American Goddess

Miss Gay Miami Valley America 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

Miss Ohio Rising Star 2009

Miss Dayton Entertainer of the Year 2009
Prelim to Miss Ohio Entertainer of the Year

Miss Northern Star Queen of Queens 2008

Miss Miami Valley Gay Pride 2008
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

Miss Gay Akron America 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio America

Miss Gay Columbus USofA 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA

Miss Metropolitan Queen of Queens 2007

Miss Gay Dayton USofA at Large 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA at Large

Miss Old Street 2005
(Old Street Saloon – Monroe, Ohio)

*Elegance is also the emeritus to Miss Dayton at Large.

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