In Loving Memory of Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

Corwin Hawkins (aka Amazing Grace) passed in August of 1994, a little more than three and a half months before his feature film debut in Keenen Ivory Wayans’s A Low Down Dirty Shame was released. As an in-drag stand-up comedian, Amazing Grace made multiple appearances on HBO’s Def Comedy Jam and BET’s Comic View.

Accomplishments

National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1992

Tulsi

Tulsi - Photo by Kristofer Reynolds (http://kristoferreynolds.com)

Tulsi – Photo by Kristofer Reynolds (http://kristoferreynolds.com)

Tulsi is an entertainer currently residing in Toronto, Canada.

Accomplishments

Miss Continental 2008

Miss West Virginia Continental 2007
Prelim to Miss Continental

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Visit Tulsi on Myspace.

David “Freklz” Hunter

David "Freklz" Hunter - Photo by Robbie Sommers

David “Freklz” Hunter – Photo by Robbie Sommers

David “Freklz” Hunter is an entertainer out of Orlando, Florida where he is featured at places like the Parliament House.

Accomplishments

Mr. Entertainer of the Year 2013

Mr. Gay USofA 2010

Mr. Continental 2009

Mr. Stonewall 2009
(Stonewall Club – Huntington, West Virginia)

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David “Freklz” Hunter on Facebook.

KarKar O’Daniels Larue

KarKar O'Daniels Larue

KarKar O’Daniels Larue

KarKar O’Daniels Larue is an entertainer out of Dayton, Ohio.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to Miss Gay Dayton USofA 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA
(Club Masque – Dayton, Ohio)

Miss Dayton Gay Pride 2013
Prelim to Miss Ohio Gay Pride

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KarKar O’Daniels Larue on Facebook.

Coco Van Cartier

Coco Van Cartier - Photo by Kristofer Reynolds

Coco Van Cartier – Photo by Kristofer Reynolds

Coco Van Cartier is an entertainer from Las Vegas, Nevada who is currently residing in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Accomplishments

Miss Continental Plus 2009

Miss Shining Star Continental Plus 2009
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Renaissance Plus 2006

Miss Sin City Renaissance Plus 2006
Prelim to Miss Renaissance Plus

Miss Illinois Continental Plus 2005
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss California Continental Plus 2003
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

Miss Gay Las Vegas 2002

Miss Backdoor @ Large 2002

Miss Backdoor 2000

Miss Latina 2000

Miss Gay Las Vegas @ Large 2000

Miss Black Diva 1994

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Coco Van Cartier on Facebook.

Lawanda Jackson

Lawanda Jackson - Photo by Tios Photography (http://www.tiosphotography.com)

Lawanda Jackson – Photo by Tios Photography (http://www.tiosphotography.com)

Lawanda Jackson is an entertainer out of Houston, Texas and is known for her impersonations of Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Dionne Warwick and Mary J. Blige.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay USofA 2012

Miss Gay Texas USofA 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Gay USofA Classic 2009
Overall Winner of Talent and Interview

Miss Gay Texas USofA Classic 2009
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

1st Alternate to Miss Continental Elite 2008

Miss Scorpio 2008
(Scorpio Lounge – Charlotte, North Carolina)

Miss Texas Continental Elite 2007
Prelim to Miss Continental Elite

Miss Legends 2007

Top 5 – Miss Entertainer of the Year Missouri 2006
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Top 5 – Miss Entertainer of the Year North Carolina 2005
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Top 5 – Miss Gay USofA 2002

Miss Splash 2002

Miss Rich’s USofA 2001 & 2002

Miss Order of Zeus Pensacola, Florida 2000

Miss Gay Louisiana USofA 1998
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Black Louisiana Universe Emeritus

Miss Houston Emeritus, America

Black Entertainer Emeritus, Texas

Miss Oregon 1980

Miss Rose Bud – Gay Youth – Oregon 1979

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Visit Lawanda’s website.

Lawanda Jackson on Facebook.

Jessica Dimon

Jessica Dimon - Photo by Jessica Wright

Jessica Dimon – Photo by Jessica Wright

Jessica Dimon is an entertainer from the Cincinnati, Ohio area where she has been featured as an entertainer, cast member or show director at almost every bar in the city. These include places like Pipeline, the Dock Complex and Club Nonta.  She was also a show director for a group known as the Spicy Divas.

Accomplishments

Miss Derby City Entertainer of the Year 2012
Prelim to Miss National Entertainer of the Year

Miss Dock 2012
(Dock Complex – Cincinnati, Ohio)

Cincinnati Entertainer of the Year 2007
Prelim to Ohio Entertainer of the Year

Miss Cincinnati Gem City 2007
Prelim to Miss Platinum Gem City

Miss Cincinnati American 2007

Miss Pipleline 2002
(Pipeline – Cincinnati, Ohio)

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Jessica Dimon on Facebook.

Shawn Luis

Shawn Luis

Shawn Luis

Shawn Luis is an entertainer who was featured as a cast member at the Baton in Chicago, Illinois during its early years.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay America 1975

Amy DeMilo

Amy Demilo

Amy Demilo

Amy DeMilo is an entertainer currently residing in Tampa, Florida where she is featured at places like L’Oliviers and Chelsea Nightclub.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay USofA Classic 2013
Overall Evening Gown Category Winnner; Tied for Overall Interview Category

1st Alternate to Miss Gay South Central States USofA Classic 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

East Coast All American Goddess 2012
Prelim to All American Goddess

Miss Gaybor 2012

Miss Heart of Florida F.I. 2010

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay USofA 2010
Overall Evening Gown Category Winner
(Lakewood Theater – Dallas, Texas)

Miss Gay Florida USofA 2010
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA

Miss Metropolitan Continental 2008
Prelim to Miss Continental

Miss Florida F.I. 2000

Miss Lakeland 1997
(Lakeland, Florida)

Miss Alabama Continental 1992
Prelim to Miss Continental

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Amy DeMilo on Facebook.

Cassie Nova

Cassie Nova

Cassie Nova

Cassie Nova is an entertainer in Midlothian, Texas.   She is featured at places like the Rose Room in Dallas.

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Cassie Nova on Facebook.

Daphne Ferraro

Daphne Ferraro

Daphne Ferraro

Daphne Ferraro is an entertainer from Tampa, Florida where she is featured at places like Hamburger Mary’s.

Accomplishments

Miss National Large & Lovely 2013

Miss Derby City Entertainer of the Year 2009
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss Blur 2008

Top 10 at Miss Gay America 2003

Miss Gay Florida America 2002
Prelim to Miss Gay America

1st Alternate to Miss Keystone America 2002
Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Orlando

Miss Parliament House

Miss Comedy Queen

Miss Comic Strip

Miss Hernando F.I.

Miss Pasco NC

Miss Clearwater NC

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Daphne Ferraro on Facebook.

Catia Lee Love

Catia Lee Love

Catia Lee Love

Catia Lee Love is an entertainer out of Phoenix, Arizona.  She had also lived in Tulsa, Oklahoma where she was featured at places like New Age Renegades and Club Majestic.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay USofA Classic 2011 (Round-Up Saloon – Dallas, Texas)

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

Miss Reina Del Sol USofA Classic 2010 Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Classic

Miss Gay America 2000

Miss Gay Mid America 2000 Prelim to Miss Gay America

Miss Gay Oklahoma America 1998 Prelim to Miss Gay America

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Catia Lee Love on Facebook.

Shangela

Shangela

Shangela

Shangela is an entertainer from Studio City, California.  Shangela was featured on Season 2 of RuPaul’s Drag Race that premiered on April 26, 2010 on the Logo Channel as well as Season 3 that premiered on January 24, 2011 on the same network.  She has since guest starred on such television shows as Glee, 2 Broke Girls, L.A. Hair, The Mentalist, Todlers & Tiaras, Dance Moms, and Detroit 1-8-7.

Accomplishments

1st Alternate to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 2010
(Brown Theater – Louisville, Kentucky)

Miss California Entertainer of the Year 2010
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

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Shangela on Facebook.

Kitty Litter

Kitty Litter

Kitty Litter

Accomplishments

Miss Gay St. Louis America 2013
Prelim to Miss Gay Missouri America

Miss Unlimited Classique 2010

Miss Stonewall 2009
The Stonewall Club – Huntington, West Virginia

Miss West Virginia Continental Plus 2007
Prelim to Miss Continental Plus

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

Miss Gay USofA @ Large 2004

Miss Gay Ohio USofA @ Large 1997
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA @ Large

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Kitty Litter on Facebook.

Raven

Raven

Raven

Raven is an entertainer from Riverside, California.  She is featured at places like Micky’s in West Hollywood and the Menagerie Nightclub in Riverside.  In 2010, Raven was selected to be on the 2nd Season of RuPaul’s Drag Race on the LOGO channel and was brought back later that year for the premiere of Rupaul’s Drag U.

Raven on Facebook.

Below is a 2010 ad featuring Raven:

Raven

Raven

Maya Douglas

Maya Douglas

Maya Douglas

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.

Accomplishments

Miss Continental Elite 2006

Universal Show Queen 1999

National Entertainer of the Year, F.I. 1997

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

Miss Gay USofA 1995

Miss Continental 1985

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Visit Maya on Myspace.

Selena T West

Selena T West

Selena T West

Selena T West is an entertainer based out of Columbus, Ohio where she is featured at places like Axis Night Club.

Accomplishments

Miss Bretz 2014
(Bretz Nightclub – Toledo, Ohio)

2nd Alternate to Miss Gay Ohio USofA 2014
Overall Evening Gown Category Winner
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Capital City USofA 2014
Prelim to Miss Gay Ohio USofA
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Akron 2013
(Interbelt Nite Club – Akron, Ohio)

Miss Gay Ohio America 2012
Prelim to Miss Gay America
(Axis Night Club – Columbus, Ohio)

Miss Gay Ohio USofA Newcomer 2011
Prelim to Miss Gay USofA Newcomer

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Selena T West on Facebook.

 

Show Ads Featuring Selena T West

DeAngela “Show” Shannon

DeAngela "Show" Shannon

DeAngela “Show” Shannon

DeAngela “Show” Shannon is an entertainer in the Detroit, Michigan area where she is featured at places like Menjos and the Woodward Bar n’ Grill.

Accomplishments

Miss Bretz 2013
(Bretz Nightclub – Toledo, Ohio)

Top Ten at Miss National Entertainer of the Year 2013

Miss R & R 2013

Miss Dunes Resort 2012
(Dunes Resort – Saugatuck, Michigan)

Miss Masque 2011
(Club Masque – Dayton, Ohio)

Miss Canada Entertainer of the Year 2010
Prelim to National Entertainer of the Year, F.I.

Miss PowerDiva 2008

Miss Michigan Continental 1992
Prelim to Miss Continental

*Some of DeAngela’s other titles include Extravaganza, Miss Papi O’s, Miss Glass City, Miss Stingers, Miss Bretz, Miss Stilettos Queen of Queens, Miss Flag City USofA, Miss Malebox, Miss Gay West Michigan, Miss Caesars, Miss Gigi’s, Miss Maxi’s, Miss Heavens, Miss Necto, Miss Seekers, Miss Menjos, Miss Divine Diva, Miss Budwieser, Miss Gold Coast, Miss Capital City, Miss Port Huron, Miss Famous Door II, Miss Grand Quarters, Miss Off Broadway II, Miss Michigan Gay Pride, Miss Great Lakes Continental, Miss Michigan Queen of Queens, Miss Great Lakes National, Entertainer of the Year P.A.D., Most Respected Entertainer P.A.D., and recipient of the Annual Legend Award P.A.D.

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DeAngela “Show” Shannon on Facebook.

 

Show Ads Featuring DeAngela “Show” Shannon

Jennifer Foxx

Jennifer Foxx

Jennifer Foxx

Jennifer Foxx is an entertainer out of Michigan.

Accomplishments

Miss Gay America 1982

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Jennifer Foxx on Facebook.