Kourtn’ee Pope Kollins

Kourtn'ee Pope Kollins

Kourtn’ee Pope Kollins

Kourtn’ee Pope Kollins is an entertainer and board member for GLoBAL through the Winthrop University LGBT Outreach Program in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

 Titles and Awards

National Miss Don’t H8 Newcomer 2017
Themed Costume and Talent Category Awards

Miss Charlotte Latin Pride 2017

1st Alternate to National Miss Don’t H8 DIVA 2017
Question & Answer Category and Most Beautiful Award

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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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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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Patti O’Furniture

Patti O'Furniture

Patti O’Furniture

Patti O’Furniture is an entertainer from Charleston, South Carolina but once called Columbia, South Carolina home.

Some venues and events that Patti has been a part of include the Bar at 316 (Charlotte, NC), Boulevard 1820 (Charlotte, NC), Club South 29 (Spartanburg, SC), Dudley’s on Ann (Charleston, SC) and PT’s Cabaret (Columbia, SC).

Patti is known for her contributions to charities such as the AIDS Benefit Foundation and South Carolina Pride.

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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.

Accomplishments

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 1996
Overall On Stage Question Category Winner

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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Angela Lopez

Angela Lopez

Angela Lopez

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

Titles and Awards

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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Tia Douglas

Tia Douglas - Photo by Peephole Photographers

Tia Douglas – Photo by Peephole Photographers

Tia Douglas is an entertainer out Charlotte, North Carolina and has bee featured at places like Scorpio Lounge.

Accomplishments

North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2014
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Batshit Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2014
Prelim to North Carolina Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss All Hallow’s Eve 2013

North Carolina All American Goddess 2012
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Ultimate Hide-A-Way 2012
(The Hide-A-Way – Rock Hill, South Carolina)

Miss Scorpio 2004
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Hide-A-Way 2003
(The Hide-A-Way – Rock Hill, South Carolina)

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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.

Accomplishments

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)

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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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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Alden Caleb Echo Chanel Iman

Alden Caleb Echo Chanel Iman

Alden Caleb Echo Chanel Iman

Alden Caleb Echo Chanel Iman, also known as Ace, is an entertainer out of Greenville, South Carolina where he is featured at places like IPA.

Titles and Awards

Mr. Gastonia Pride 2018

National Mr. Don’t H8 Newcomer 2017
Winner of Most Handsome, Interview and Talent

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Luscious

Luscious

Luscious

Luscious is an entertainer in the Columbia, South Carolina area where she has been a featured entertainer at PT’s Cabaret. Luscious travels at many venues throughout the East Coast. Luscious is known for the illusions of Janet Jackson, Foxy Brown, and Dionne Warwick.

Accomplishments

Top 12 at Miss Continental 2015

1st Alternate to Miss Heart of America Continental 2015
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay USofA 2011

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA 2010
(Lakewood Theater – Dallas, Texas)

Miss Gay Sin City USofA 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay America 2007

Miss Gay Western States America 2006
Regional Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay North Carolina America 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Greensboro America 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay North Carolina America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay North Carolina America 2000
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Scorpio 2000
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

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Cierra Desiree Nichole

Cierra Desiree Nichole

Cierra Desiree Nichole

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

Accomplishments

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 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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South Carolina Pageant History

South Carolina Bar Titles

South Carolina Pageant Systems and Regional Pageants