Dessie Love Blake

Dessie Love Blake - Photo by Michael Andrew Voight

Dessie Love Blake – Photo by Michael Andrew Voight

Dessie Love Blake is an entertainer out of Houston, Texas.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay Northeast America 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay America
Interview, Presentation, Gown and On Stage Question Award

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2016

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Gulf States America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2015

Miss Gay Texas America 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Houston Newcomer 2013

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Asia O’Hara

Asia O'Hara - Photo by Kristofer Reynolds

Asia O’Hara – Photo by Kristofer Reynolds

Asia O’Hara is an entertainer out of Dallas, Texas.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay America 2016
Overall Talent Category Winner

Miss Gay Texas America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Briar Park America 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay Texas America

All American Goddess 2012

Texas Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2010
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.
Overall Presentation, Creative Evening Wear, On Stage Question, and Talent Winner

Miss Texas FFI 2010

Miss Gay USofA 2007

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Texas USofA 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA 2006

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Texas USofA 2006
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Texas America 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate is the drag persona behind the amazing Larry Edwards in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hot Chocolate has been featured on television programs like “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “Entertainment Tonight”, “Donahue”, “The Leeza Show” and “Sally Jesse”. She is known for her impersonations of Tina Turner and has headlined many Las Vegas shows.

In 2005, Hot Chocolate was featured in the movie “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous” that starred Sandra Bullock.

Titles and Awards

Miss Gay America 1980

Miss Gay Texas America 1978
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Florida F.I. 1976

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Sweet Savage

Sweet Savage

Sweet Savage

Sweet Savage is an entertainer from San Antonio, Texas.

Accomplishments

Miss Texas Continental Elite 2016
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

1st Alternate to Texas Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2010
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Gay Texas USofA Classic 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Texas Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1994
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Gay USofA 1993

Miss Gay Texas America 1989
Prelim to Miss Gay America

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 1989

Miss Gay San Antonio America 1986
Prelim to Miss Gay Texas America

*Sweet Savage is also a former Miss Gay Tri-States USofA (prelim to Miss Gay USofA).

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Maya Douglas

Maya Douglas - Photo by Tios Photography

Maya Douglas – Photo by Tios Photography

Maya Douglas is an entertainer currently residing in Chicago, Illinois where she is featured at places like the Baton but she has performed in places through out the country.

Maya is also an accomplished seamstress creating beautiful gowns for many entertainers across the country.

Accomplishments

Miss Continental Elite 2006

Miss Krash International 2001

Universal Show Queen 1999

National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1997

Texas Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1997
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Gay USofA 1995

Miss Continental 1985

Miss Gay Rochester 1981

Additional Snapshots of Maya

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Roxie Hart

Roxie Hart - Photo by Carrie Strong

Roxie Hart – Photo by Carrie Strong

Roxie Hart is an entertainer currently residing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where she has been a favorite in the drag scene since 2001.  She broke out into female impersonation while living in Dallas, Texas in the 1980’s and quickly rose to be a local favorite there.

With her blend of high energy dance, theatrics, orginal music mixes and fabulous costumes, she melds easily from a Broadway number to a sultry torch song. Roxie Hart has a style all her own.  She can be found performing at various clubs and special events around Oklahoma City.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay USofA 2017
Personal Interview and Talent Category Awards

Miss Gay Georgia USofA 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay USofA Classic 2015

Miss Gay Southernmost USofA Classic 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA Classic 2013
Overall Talent Category Winner

Miss Gay Oklahoma USofA Classic 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2012

Miss Gay Oklahoma America 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay America

National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2000

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In Loving Memory of Erica Andrews

Erica Andrews

Erica Andrews

Erica Andrews was an entertainer from San Antonio, Texas and had performed all over the country.  She was the drag daughter of the Tandi Andrews and was very active in the pageant world having won several titles throug out her career.

In 2008, Erica was featured in the documentary ‘Trantasia’  which was first broadcast on the cable channel Showtime which followed contestants of the transexual beauty contest called “The World’s Most Beautiful Transsexual”.   In 2010, the movie “Ticked-off Trannies with Knives” releases which stars Erica which is described as a John Waters inspired comedy-tragedy about a group of girls who meet some guys that bash them which cause the girls to get revenge.   Erica has also been featured on the tv talk show “The Tyra Banks Show”.

Known for many fabulous shows and routines, Erica kept the audience guessing at what was next.   One of her well known performances includes her Mommie Dearest and Shirley Bassey mix to “I (Who Have Nothing)” which was the winning talent number for the 2006 National Entertainer of the Year pageant.  Erica has also performed to such characters as Jessica Rabbit and Mary Katherine Gallagher from the movie “Superstar”.

She will truly be missed by the entertainment community.  Our heart goes out all of Erica’s friends and family as we the mourn the loss of someone truly great.

Accomplishments

National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2006

Texas Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2006
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Continental 2004

Miss Florida Continental 2004
Prelim to Miss Continental

Universal Show Queen 2004

Miss Texas Continental 2000
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay USofA 1999

3rd Alternate to Miss Continental 1998

Miss Illinois Continental 1998
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay South USofA 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Texas USofA 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

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Dina Jacobs

Dina Jacobs

Dina Jacobs – Photo by Will Smith Photography – http://www.willsmithphotography.com

Dina Jacobs is an entertainer currently residing in Houston, Texas but she has also lived and performed out of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Dina retired from pageantry in 2017 when she stepped down from her final reign as Miss Gay Montrose USofA in August of 2018.  She still performs and does shows across the country.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay Montrose USofA 2017
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Top 12 at Miss Gay USofA Classic 2016
Best Solo Talent Award

Miss Gay New England USofA Classic 2016
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Top 12 at Miss Gay USofA Classic 2015

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Southernmost USofA Classic 2015
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Top 12 at Miss Gay Texas USofA 2014
Best Solo Talent Award
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

1st Alternate to Miss Gay F Bar USofA 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay Texas USofA

Miss Illusion Continental Elite 2013
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Gay South Central States USofA Classic 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

1st Alternate to Miss Heart of America Continental Elite 2011
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Sin City Continental Elite 2010
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Pulse 2009
(Pulse Nightclub – Orlando, Florida)

Miss Gay North USofA Classic 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic
(After Dark Night Club – Fort Wayne, Indiana)

Miss Gay Texas USofA Classic 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Hotlanta International 1998

Miss Gay Georgia USofA at Large 1994
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Universal Show Queen 1990

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 1984

1st Alternate to Miss Continental 1982

Miss Tennessee Continental 1982
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay USA 1981

2nd Alternate to Miss Continental 1981

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USA 1980

Miss Afro-America 1968

*Dina is also a former Miss Illinois Continental.

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In Loving Memory of Tandi Andrews

In Loving Memory of Tandi Andrews

In Loving Memory of Tandi Andrews

December 22, 1964 – February 15, 1995

Tandi Andrews was a well loved entertainer out of San Antonio, Texas.  She had performed all over the country and was also featured on television shows like Sally Jesse Raphael, Jerry Springer and Geraldo.

We salute the memory and artistry of Tandi and remember her contributions to the art form and the inspirations she left so many.

Accomplishments

Miss Georgia National 1994
Prelim to Miss National

1st Alternate to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1993

Texas Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1993
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Gay USofA 1992

Miss Continental 1986

*Tandi is also a former Miss Lavita’s in Atlanta, Georgia.

*Tandi Andrews was crowned Miss National 1994.  When she went on to compete at the National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. later that year she was decrowned due to conflict and the title went to 1st Alternate Tommie Ross.

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Alyssa Edwards

Alyssa Edwards - Photo by Fernando Cysneiros

Alyssa Edwards – Photo by Fernando Cysneiros

Alyssa Edwards is an incredible entertainer from Texas and the illusion behind Justin Johnson.  Justin owns his own dance studio that has has brought out many accomplished dancers, some of who have been featured on hit television show “America’s Got Talent”.

  Alyssa was featured on Season 5 of RuPaul’s Drag Race that premiered on January 28, 2013 on the Logo Channel.   She was also featured on RuPaul’s All Stars Drag Race 2 that premiered on June 17, 2106.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2014

All American Goddess 2010

Southern Elegance All American Goddess 2010
Prelim to All American Goddess
(Round Up Saloon – Dallas, Texas)

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Heartland America 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay America

3rd Alternate to Miss Gay America 2009

Miss Shining Star Continental 2009
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Texas Continental 2007
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Texas F.F.I. 2006

Miss Gay USofA 2006

Miss Gay Texas America 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay America

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay America 2005

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Texas America 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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Charity Case

Charity Case

Charity Case

Charity Case is an entertainer out of Dallas, Texas.

Accomplishments

Norma Kristie Lifetime Achievement Award
Awarded at the Miss Gay America 2016 Contest

Top 12 at Miss Gay Texas USofA 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Dallas USofA 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay Texas USofA

Miss Gay America 2001

Miss Gay Southern Elegance 2000
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay America 2000

Miss Gay Texas America 1999
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Dallas America 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay Texas America

Miss Gay Heart of America 1991
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Missouri Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1990
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Illinois USofA 1990
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Missouri America 1987
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 1986
Prelim to Miss Gay America

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Chevelle Brooks

Chevelle Brooks - Photo by Tios Photography

Chevelle Brooks – Photo by Tios Photography

Chevelle Brooks is an entertainer out of Orlando, Florida and formerly from Houston, Texas.

Accomplishments

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay Orlando 2015

Miss Gay USofA Classic 2014

Miss Gay South Central States USofA Classic 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Parliament House 2014
(Parliament House – Orlando, Florida)

Miss Glamorous 2011

Miss West Virginia Continental 2010
Prelim to Miss Continental
Overall Gown, Talent and Q&A Category Winner
(Stonewall – Huntington, West Virginia)

Miss International, Inc. Plus 2009

Miss Texas F.F.I. At Large 2008

Miss National Icon Plus 2007

Miss Universo Latina Plus USA 2005

Miss Continental Plus 2002

Miss Gay USofA 2000

Miss Gay Texas USofA 2000
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Big & Beautiful 2000

Miss Gay Texas USofA at Large 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

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Kelexis Davenport

Kelexis Davenport

Kelexis Davenport

Kelexis Davenport is an entertainer from Dallas, Texas.

Accomplishments

All American Goddess at Large 2010
(The Jungle Nightclub – Atlanta, Georgia)

Texas All American Goddess at Large 2010
Prelim to All American Goddess at Large
(The Saint – San Antonio, Texas)

Miss Gay Texas USofA 2008
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Texas FFI 2008

Miss Heavenly at Large 2004

Miss Gay USofA at Large 2003

Miss Black America Plus 2001

Miss Gay Texas USofA at Large 1993
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

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In Loving Memory of Donna Day

In Loving Memory of Donna Day

In Loving Memory of Donna Day

Donna Day was a popular and very loved entertainer from Texas.

Below is Donna’s Obituary from Funeral Program:

Donald G. Shelton aka Donna Day –  1/5/42-1/6/03

Donald George Shelton was born January 5, 1942 in Louisiana and as a young child moved to San Antonio, Texas. After serving in the Navy, Donald Shelton returned to Texas and began his career as female impersonator, Donna Day.

Donna’s career would then take him through the next 30 years entertaining crowds of people across the nation. Donna began working in Houston’s “The Copa” where she was part of the dynamic Fabulous Four. The Fabulous Four included Tiffany Jones, Naomi Simms, Hot Chocolate and of course, Donna Day. They were an instant success and began booking across Texas. With the death of Tiffany Jones, Tasha Kohl replaced her and the Fabulous Four was now bigger than ever establishing Donna Day as an emcee, a comic, and a dramatic and versatile entertainer. Donna began competing and winning state, regional, and national titles such as Miss Gay Texas America 1977, Texas Entertainer of the Year, Miss Gay Dallas USofA at Large, First Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 1989, and Miss Universe at Large 1989 just to name a few.

Donna’s Long time friend Paul Lewis moved her to Dallas, Texas in 1983 where she would begin her next 20 years working for Caven Enterprises where she would be known and loved as the Legendary Queen of the Rose Room.

Donna could certainly thrill, chill, read and entertain an audience. Her sharp wit and shark bite was often misunderstood but some things were certain, she loved her audience, her cigarettes, and for a while, her Cuervo which led to her notorious run through the Blockbuster Video.

At Christmas, Donna transformed herself into Santa Clause coming into work with bags and bags of wrapped gifts for all her co-workers. Donna’s heart was most certainly made of gold, it was just wrapped in barbed-wire. She was a tireless fundraiser and supporter of charity work. She never said “No.” The Alan Ross Texas Freedom Parade will miss the echoes of her voice on the microphone on the Caven Float saying “Everybody Say Hey! Everybody Say Ho! Everybody Say HEY HO!”
Donna was the last of her family; however she leaves behind her extended family, Cassie, Celeste, Maya, Kelexis, Krystal, Valerie, Whitney, Chris, Richard and all the staff of the Village Station and the Rose Room. A 30 year old friendship with Paul Lewis was most treasured as was their yearly January trip to Las Vegas which included John Paul Maness and Kathy Jack.

You can measure the success of one man’s life by the amount of love he left behind. Donna touched the hearts of so many across America. From San Diego to Atlanta and from New York to Hawaii, the e-mails and calls pour in. Donna set the standard and laid the groundwork for future female impersonators and created an appreciation for the art form which will always be praised and respected.
As Donna begins her new journey, we can rest assured that she is reunited with Naomi, Tiffany, Amazing Grace and unfortunately so many others putting on the most incredible shows. We just hope she didn’t forget her teeth.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Mid America 1995
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA at Large 1989

Miss Gay Texas USofA at Large 1989
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Universe at Large 1989

Miss Gay Black Texas 1980
(The Cove Disco – Houston, Texas)

Miss Gay Texas America 1977
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Texas Entertainer of the Year, F.I.
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Gay Dallas USofA @ Large
Prelim to Miss Gay Texas USofA @ Large

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In Loving Memory of Whitney Paige

Whitney Paige

Whitney Paige

Whitney Paige was an entertainer from Texas who had traveled all of the country with her amazing talent.  Whitney shared an nickname with another late great entertainer by the name of Naomi Sims and both were known as the ‘Eyes of Texas’. Whitney was also the show director at the Rainbow Lounge in Fort Worth, Texas.  Sadly, Whitney lost her battle to cancer in 2013. Her loss leaves a huge void in the entertainment community across the country.

Accomplishments

Miss Continental Plus 2013

All American Goddess at Large 2012

Texas All American Goddess at Large 2012
Prelim to All American Goddess at Large

Miss Gay USofA Classic 2010
Overall Evening Gown and Talent Category Winner
(Lakewood Theater – Dallas, Texas)

Miss Gay Sin City USofA Classic 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Gay Arkansas USofA 2007
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Texas FFI at Large 2006

Miss Venus USofA 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Dream Girl Continental Plus 2005
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Texas Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2004
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss North USofA 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

1st Alternate to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2003
Overall On Stage Question and Evening Wear Category Winner

Miss Gay Tri-States USofA 2001
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

1st Alternate to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1999

Miss Gay Texas USofA 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay USofA at Large 1997

Miss Gay Texas USofA at Large 1995
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA at Large

Miss Gay Texas America 1993
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Additional Snapshots of Whitney

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Victoria West

Victoria West

Victoria West

Victoria West is an entertainer from Portland, Texas.  Victoria is featured at places like Sixx in Corpus Christi.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to Miss Texas Continental 2006
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Gay Tri States USofA 2005
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Oklahoma USofA Classic 2004
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Texas Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2003
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Gay Georgia USofA 2001
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Texas America 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Colorado USofA 1996
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

1st Alternate to Miss Gay USofA 1994

Miss Gay Louisiana USofA 1994
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay Texas USofA 1991
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Top 12 at Miss Gay USofA 1988

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Texas USofA 1988
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

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