Porcelain

Porcelain - Photo by Wigs and Grace

Porcelain – Photo by Wigs and Grace

Porcelain is an entertainer out of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania but has also called San Francisco, California home.

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In Loving Memory of Mia Landon

Mia Landon

In Loving Memory of Mia Landon

Mia Landon was the illusion of Clayton Hamilton who was an entertainer in Atlanta, Georgia and around the southeast for approximately 12 years. She worked as a fulltime cast member at the Heretic in Atlanta as part of the Harlots cast and she was a Show Director for Josh’s Rainbow Room in Atlanta.  Additionally, Mia was regularly featured at places like the Armory, Metro, Blakes, Burkharts and other venues in the Atlanta area.

After retiring from performing, Clayton still assisted other entertainers in their quest at achieving their dreams and judged the occasional pageant.  Clayton sadly passed away on August 10th, 2012 and will be missed by many friends and family.  Our heart goes out to all who called Mia/Clayton a friend.

Titles and Awards

Overall Interview Category Winner at Miss National 1999

Miss Armory 1999
(Armory – Atlanta, Georgia)

Miss Georgia National 1999
Prelim to Miss National

Miss Gay Anderson USofA 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay South Carolina USofA

Miss Atlanta Queen of Hearts 1997

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay Georgia America 1995
Overall On Stage Question Category Winner

Dorae Saunders

Dorae Saunders - Photo by Beverly Iman Johnson

Dorae Saunders – Photo by Beverly Iman Johnson

Dorae Saunders is an entertainer from Columbia, South Carolina.

Titles and Awards

Miss Hamburger Mary’s Daytona Beach 2018
(Hamburger Mary’s – Daytona Beach, Florida)

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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Lorna Vando

Lorna Vando - Photo by Ovi Gutierrez Zumba and Art by Leo Santiago

Lorna Vando – Photo by Ovi Gutierrez Zumba and Art by Leo Santiago

Lorna Vando is an entertainer from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  Lorna has also lived in San Juan, Puerto Rico where she was featured at places like Krash.

Titles and Awards

Miss Continental Elite 2018

Miss Daytona Beach Continental Elite 2018
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Luchos Continental 2009
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Big Apple 2009

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 2007

Miss South Carolina Continental 2007
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Queen of Queens 2005

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 2003

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Jennifer Warner

Jennifer Warner

Jennifer Warner

Jennifer Warner is an entertainer from Virginia Beach, Virginia where she is a beloved performer and friend to many.   She has been featured at places like Klub Ambush in Virginia Beach but she has graced stages in countless venues over the years.

Jennifer Warner is also known for her contributions to community having been a part of things like the Adam Wayne Fashion Show which raises money for AIDS/HIV awareness.  She also been a part of several other charity events that raise money for children living with AIDS.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay United States Icon 2012

Miss Metropolitan Continental Elite 2008
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss South Carolina Continental 2005
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Tri-State All-Star 1997

Miss Gay Maryland USofA 1996
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Virginia Continental 1991
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Virginia Continental 1988
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay Virginia 1985

Miss Gay Yorktown 1985
Prelim to Miss Gay Virginia

*Jennifer is also a former Miss Metropolitan Continental and Miss Virginia World.

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Ken Phillips

Ken Phillips

Ken Phillips

Ken Phillips is the bar owner for Pulse Ultra Club where he started a way for the world to have an opening in the LGBT community in Myrtle Beach.

Ken has opened his heart to the community allowing everyone to see national entertainers but also supporting local entertainers on the main stage as well. He was inducted into the National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame based on his continues support to the national system and their representatives.

Titles and Awards

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2017

Natasha De La Mer

Natasha De La Mer - Photo by Peephole Images

Natasha De La Mer – Photo by Peephole Images

Natasha de la Mer is an entertainer out of Baton Rouge, Louisiana but has also called Rock Hill, South Carolina home.

Some venues and events that Natasha has been a part of include Connections (Gastonia, NC), Hide-a-way (Rock Hill, SC), Rainbow In (Lake Wylie, SC) and the Scorpio (Charlotte, NC).

Titles and Awards

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2015

National Miss Don’t H8 Newcomer 2015

Miss Gastonia Pride 2015

Miss After Hours 2014
(After Hours Bar – Cherryville, North Carolina)

Miss Don’t H8 DIVA Newcomer 2014
Prelim to National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA

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

*Natasha is also a former Miss North Carolina Legacy.

Natasha has also went by the name of Natasha Divine de la Mer.

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Cierra Desiree Nichole

Cierra Desiree Nichole

Cierra Desiree Nichole

Cierra Desiree Nichole is an entertainer out of Matthews, North Carolina.

Titles and Awards

2018 Don’t H8 Lifetime Achievement Award

Miss Gastonia Pride 2018

Queen of Don’t H8 2017 – 2021

Carolina All American Goddess at Large 2017
Prelim to All American Goddess at Large

2016 Don’t H8 Legend Award

Miss National Don’t H8 ICON 2016

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2015

National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA 2015

Miss Hide-A-Way at Large 2014
(The Hide-A-Way – Rock Hill, South Carolina)

Miss Don’t H8 DIVA East Coast 2014
Prelim to National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA

Miss Rainbow In 2013
(Rainbow In – Lake Wylie, South Carolina)

Miss Gay West Virginia United States at Large 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay United States at Large

Miss South Carolina Unlimited at Large 2012
Prelim to Miss Unlimited at Large

Miss Charlotte Pride 2010

Miss Zodiac International 2009

Miss Gay North Carolina USofA 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Carolina Southern Elegance at Large 2008

*Cierra is also a former Miss Shamrock.

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Angela Lopez

Angela Lopez

Angela Lopez

Angela Lopez is an entertainer out of Charlotte, North Carolina.

Titles and Awards

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2014

National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA 2014

Miss Don’t H8 DIVA Winterland 2014
Prelim to National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA

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

Miss All Hallow’s Eve 2012

1st Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Piedmont America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

1st Alternate to National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA 2011

Miss Rainbow In 2011
(Rainbow In – Lake Wylie, South Carolina)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Asheville America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Charlotte Pride 2006

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Smitty Matthews

Smitty Matthews

Smitty Matthews

Smitty Matthews is the owner of South 29 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.

A former promoter in the Unlimited Pageantry System, Smitty is also a current sponsor for Don’t H8 where he has been added to the Don’t H8 Hall of Fame.

Smitty is the entertainer father of Chip Matthews.

Titles and Awards

2017 Don’t H8 Legend Award

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2013

2005 Promoter of the Year at USA Unlimited

Reina Parque LaReese

Reina Parque Lareese - Photo by Cody Perry Photography

Reina Parque LaReese – Photo by Cody Perry Photography

Reina Parque Lareese is an entertainer out of Hickory, North Carolina.  She has been featured at places like Scandals Night Club in Ashville.

Titles and Awards

Miss Club Cabaret 2017
Presentation and Talent Category Award Winner
(Club Cabaret – Hickory, North Carolina)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina USofA 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Cosmopolitan USofA 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina USofA

1st Alternate to National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA 2016

Miss Gay South Carolina USofA 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Charlotte USofA 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina USofA

Miss Charlotte Black Gay Pride 2015

Miss Gay Showgirl America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Central Station 2014
(Central Station – Charlotte, North Carolina)

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina USofA 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

National Miss Diamond Glam Newcomer 2013 – 2016

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

Miss South 29 2013
(South 29 – Spartanburg, South Carolina)

Miss Don’t H8 Valentine’s 2013

Miss Cabaret Sweetheart 2013
(Club Cabaret – Hickory, North Carolina)

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2012

Miss Gay Diamond America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

Miss Nickel Bar 2012
(Nickel Bar – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Unlimited Newcomer 2011

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Felicity Ferraro

Felicity Ferraro

Felicity Ferraro

Felicity Ferraro is an entertainer out of Orlando, Florida.

Some venues and events that Felicity has been a part of include Club Revere (Orlando, FL), Savoy (Orlando, FL) and South 29 (Spartanburg, South Carolina).

Titles and Awards

Miss Connections 2013
(Connections – Gastonia, North Carolina)

2013 Don’t H8 Legend Award

Miss Don’t H8 Vanity 2013

Buzzfeed.com East Coast Power Couple 2013
with Chip Matthews

Buzzfeed.com East Coast Power Couple 2012
with Chip Matthews

Buzzfeed.com East Coast Power Couple 2011
with Chip Matthews

National Don’t H8 Hall of Fame 2011

National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA 2011

Mr. Gay Diamond America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

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Chanel Lefaris

Chanel Lefaris

Chanel Lefaris

Chanel Lefaris is an entertainer out of Columbia, South Carolina who was the very first Miss Black Continental in 1992.  Chanel is currently the CEO of Southeast Atlantic Pageantry.

Titles and Awards

Celebrity Walk of Fame 2002

Miss Gay Olympus 2001

Miss National Black Galaxy 1999

Miss Third World 1997

Miss Black Virginia States 1994

Miss Black Continental 1992
Emeritus

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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

Miss Hide-A-Way at Large 2018
(Hideaway – Rock Hill, South Carolina)

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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Miss Hide-A-Way at Large

Miss Hide-A-Way at Large is a bar pageant held at the Hideway in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Miss Hide-A-Way at Large Titleholders

Miss Hide-A-Way at Large Titleholders

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Stasha Sanchez

Stasha Sanchez

Stasha Sanchez

Stasha Sanchez is entertainer out of Atlanta, Georgia.

Titles and Awards

2nd Alternate to Miss Royal Continental 2018
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss North America 2016

Top 12 at Miss Continental 2015

Miss Parliament House 2015
(Parliament House – Orlando, Florida)

Top 12 at Miss Continental 2014

Miss Lake Shore Continental 2014
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Heavenly 2014

2nd Alternate to Miss Continental 2013

Miss South Carolina Continental 2013
Prelim to Miss Continental

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 2012

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 2011

Miss Ebony International 2011

Miss Gay USofA 2009

Miss Gay Georgia USofA 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

2nd Alternate to Miss Continental 2003

Miss First Lady Continental 2003
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Black America 1999

4th Alternate to Miss Continental 2002

Miss Black Universe 1997

Miss Duval 1997

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Mr. USA Unlimited

From 1985 through 2009 this pageant was known as Mr. Gay USA.  The system, originally started by Jerry Bird, was sold to Jeff Reeves aka Nancy Newton and later in 2010 it became known as Mr. USA Unlimited.  All of the previous Mr. Gay USA winners are recognized within the system.   The system dissolved in 2017.

Mr. USA Unlimited Titleholders

Mr. USA Unlimited Titleholders

Prelims to Mr. USA Unlimited

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