History of Miss Gay Indiana

2019: ANA CRUSIS
From Indianapolis

Crowned at THE ATHENAEUM,
Indianapolis; September 5 & 6

There were 8 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Sasha Michaels, 1st Alternate
Mohogany Charlette, 2nd Alternate
Amari Sophia
Bella Shade

Glamour Award: Amari Sopia
Miss Congeniality: Ana Crusis
Ketle One Best Non-Finalist: Dixxxie Licious
Interview: Sasha Michaels
Solo Talent: Mohogany Charlette
Evening Gown: Ana Crusis
Talent: Ana Crusis

Other Contestants:
Simone Falls
Adriana Fanta

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
David Keeley
Caress
Michelle Preston
Samantha Lynn

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
2018: Kassia Brookes
From Indianapolis

Crowned at THE ATHENAEUM,
Indianapolis; September 19, 20 & 21

There were 8 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Sasha Michaels, 1st Alternate
Amari Sophia, 2nd Alternate
Dixxxie Licious
Anita Cath

Glamour Award: Amari Sophia
Miss Congeniality: Anita Cath
Interview: Dixxxie Licious
Solo Talent: Kassia Brookes
Evening Gown: Kassia Brookes
Talent: Sasha Michaels

Other Contestants:
Bella Shade
Simone Falls
Regina Bitch

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Drew Steele
Billy Lanane
Eric Masters
Erika King

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: This year, Great Lakes Production removed Platform Presentation from the judged categories.

Also this year, Cleo Brasher was presented with a "Life Time Achievement Award", and proclaimed to be MGI EMERITUS. Going forward, Cleo Brasher’s photo will appear first in both the Mr. Gay Indiana and Miss Gay Indiana slide shows.
2017: SAGE SUMMERS
From Indianapolis

Crowned at THE ATHENAEUM,
Indianapolis; September 9

There were 10 contestants.

Kassia Brookes, 1st Alternate
Neon Grande Licious, 2nd Alternate

Glamour Award: Sage Summers
Miss Congeniality: Kassia Brookes
Interview: Kassia Brookes
Platform Presentation: Tie: Anita Cath & Neon Grande Licious
Solo Talent: Kassia Brookes
Evening Gown: Sage Summers
Talent: Sinacian Moni'

Other Contestants:
Scarlett O'Rose
Mahogany Charlette
Cherlye Teasman
Juwanna DeMoore
Onya Knees

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Michelle Preston
Courtney Anderson
Cassidy Fellows-Sommers

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
2016: BLAIR ST. CLAIR
From Indianapolis

Crowned at MARK III,
Muncie; September 16

There were 8 contestants.

Bendovah Plenti, 1st Alternate
Courtney O’Lynne, 2nd Alternate

Glamour Award: Tie: Blair St. Clair & Chablis Onassis Dupree
Miss Congeniality: Blair St. Clair
Interview: Chelsea Nicole Parker
Platform Presentation: Blair St. Clair
Solo Talent: Bendovah Plenti
Evening Gown: Chablis Onassis Dupree
Talent: Blair St. Clair

Other Contestants:
Ida Kay
Mahogany Charlotte
Onya Knees

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Alexis Morgan
Chelsey Nichol Stevens
Drew Steele

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
2015: HEATHER BEA
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; July 16 & 17

There were 6 contestants.

Myesha Stratton, 1st Alternate
Chablis Onassis Dupree, 2nd Alternate

Glamour Award: Myesha Stratton
Miss Congeniality: Deena BeAgoddess
Interview: Deena BeAgoddess
Platform Presentation: Tie: Heather Bea & Myesha Stratton
Solo Talent: Heather Bea
Evening Gown: Chablis Onassis Dupree
Talent: Heather Bea

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
2014: SINIYA OMNI HALL
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; August 13 & 15

There were 6 contestants.

Tina Gunn, 1st Alternate
Silky N Ganache, 2nd Alternate

Glamour Award: Siniya Omni Hall
Miss Congeniality: Silky N Ganache
Interview: Silky N Ganache
Platform Presentation: Siniya Omni Hall
Solo Talent: Siniya Omni Hall
Evening Gown: Siniya Omni Hall
Talent: Siniya Omni Hall

Other Contestants:
Joy Fairbanks
Sylvia
Mahogany Charlotte

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Caress
Michelle Preston
Chelsey Nicole Stephens
Annistasia DeMoore

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
2013: ALEXIS MORGAN
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis, September 13

There were 6 contestants.

Dakota Carmichael, 1st Alternate
Silky N Ganache, 2nd Alternate

Glamour Award: Silky N Ganache
Miss Congeniality: Alexis Morgan
Interview: Dakota Carmichael
Platform Presentation: Dakota Carmichael
Solo Talent: Alexis Morgan
Evening Gown: Alexis Morgan
Talent: Silky N Ganache

Other Contestants:
CJ Starr
Keisha Von Lord
Mysti Dawn

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Thomas Hartman
Gregory Anthony Gibson
Ginger Ale
Eric McNamera

Cleo Brasher came out of retirement and became the pageant director again.

Pageant notes: Great Lakes Productions decided to accept entry of trans-gendered females as contestants in Miss Gay Indiana and therefore changed Male Interview to Interview.
2012: VANESSA RYAN
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis

There were 9 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Heather Bea, 1st Alternate
Pat Yo Weave, 2nd Alternate
Alexis Morgan
Chablis Onassis Dupree

Glamour Award: Vanessa Ryan
Miss Congeniality: Heather Bea
Male Interview: Vanessa Ryan
Platform Presentation: Pat Yo Weave
Solo Talent: Vanessa Ryan
Evening Gown: Vanessa Ryan
Talent: Vanessa Ryan

Jamie Douglas was the pageant director.
2011: ANNISTACIA DeMOORE
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; September 14 & 15

There were 8 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Mocha Debeaute, 1st Alternate
Sasha Michaels, 2nd Alternate
Brooklyn Starr
Ana Crusis

Glamour Award: Mocha Debeaute
Male Interview: Brooklyn Starr
Platform Presentation: Sasha Michaels
Solo Talent: Annistacia DeMoore
Evening Gown: Annistacia DeMoore

Talent: Tie: Annistacia DeMoore & Mocha Debeaute

Other Contestants:
Paige Turner
Vivian Thrustt
Crystal Dekanter

Jamie Douglas was the pageant director.
2010: CASSIDY FLOWERS-SOMMERS
From Evansville

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; September 15 & 16

There were 11 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Mocha Debeaute, 1st Alternate
Chelsea Nicole Parker, 2nd Alternate
Sasha Sinclaire
Annastasia DeMoore

Glamour Award: Mocha Debeaute
Male Interview: Cassidy Fellows-Sommers
Platform Presentation: Chelsea Nicole Parker
Solo Talent: Della Licious
Evening Gown: Annastasia DeMoore
Talent: Annastasia DeMoore

Jamie Douglas was elected President of Great Lakes Productions and became the pageant director.

Pageant notes: This year they decided to remove the Best Non-Finalist Award.
2009: COURTNEY ANDERSON
From Indianapolis

Crowned at CORNERSTONE CENTER FOR THE ARTS,
Muncie; October 2 & 3

There were 11 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Dakota Carmichael, 1st Alternate
Brooklyn Starr, 2nd Alternate
Chelsea Nicole Parker
Della Licious

Glamour Award: Vanessa Vale
Miss Congeniality: Dakota Carmichael
Best Non-Finalist: Vanessa Vale
Male Interview: Chelsea Nicole Parker
Platform Presentation: Courtney Anderson
Solo Talent: Tie: Chelsea Nicole Parker
Brooklyn Starr
Evening Gown: Courtney Anderson
Talent: Dakota Carmichael

David Keeley was the pageant director.
2008: GINGER ALE
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; September 24 & 25

There were 11 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Holly Luyah, 1st Alternate
Erica King, 2nd Alternate
Courtney Anderson
Kameilia Marlot

Glamour Award: Ginger Ale
Miss Congeniality: Brittany Monroe
Best Non-Finalist: Chelsea Nicole Parker
Male Interview: Chelsea Nicole Parker
Platform Presentation: Ginger Ale & Erica King
Solo Talent: Holly Luyah
Evening Gown: Holly Luyah
Talent: Ginger Ale

Other Contestants:
Ruby Lackhart
Macy Gray
Veronica Cruise
DeVonna Monet
Lola Palooza
Skyler Blackwell

David Keeley was the pageant director.
2007: CHELSEY NICOLE STEPHENS
From Madison

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis

There were 9 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Holly Luyah, 1st Alternate
Kamelia Merlot, 2nd Alternate
Heaven SinClaire
Adessah Reed

Glamour Award: Holly Luyah
Best Non-Finalist: Chelsea Nicole Parker
Male Interview: Chelsea Nicole Parker
Platform Presentation: Chelsey Nicole Stephens
Solo Talent: Chelsey Nicole Stephens
Evening Gown: Chelsey Nicole Stephens
Talent: Chelsey Nicole Stephens

David Keeley was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: Great Lakes Productions decided to eliminate Best Opening Production Costume and On-Stage Question.
2006: ASIA LaBOUCHE
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; September 28-29

There were 10 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Vanessa Ryan, 1st Alternate
Adessah Reed, 2nd Alternate
Chelsey Nicole Stephens
Rose Petal

Glamour Award: Vanessa Ryan
Miss Congeniality: Kamelia Merlot
Best Opening Production Costume: Lola Palooza
Male Interview: Adessah Reed
Platform Presentation: Adessah Reed
On-Stage Question: Asia LaBouche
Solo Talent: Vanessa Ryan
Evening Gown: Asia LaBouche
Talent: Asia LaBouche

David Keeley was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: The MGI Alumni Committee decided they did not have the budget for buying the franchise to Miss Gay America, therefore there was no Miss Gay America in attendance this year. A new crown design was chosen due to not being associated with Miss Gay America. Also, the rules and descriptions were altered to include platform presentation which involved tacking on a community charity and raising awareness of the need the charity met for community and fund raising for same and or other community entities. This the board decided since we were not going on to another level of competition that we the MGI family would become a impactful group to the Gay community of Indiana not only as symbols of excellence but to raise awareness of community needs and raise funds to support them as well. During this period of time, Great Lakes Productions also had a booth at Gay Pride each year for fund raising and exposure. Gregs DEFA Fund was our target organization.
2005: SAMANTHA LYNN
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; June 7 & 8

Miss Gay America in attendance: Raquel Chavallier

There were 14 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Annastacia DeMoore
Samantha Lynn, 1st Alternate
Erica King, 2nd Alternate
Jazmyn Taylor
Heaven SinClaire

Glamour Award: Sinacian Moni'
Miss Congeniality: Candice Lee
Best Non-Finalist: Sinacian Moni'
Best Opening Production Costume:
Male Interview: Jazmyn Taylor
On-Stage Question: Jazmyn Taylor
Solo Talent: Sinacian Moni'
Evening Gown: Samantha Lynn
Talent: Samantha Lynn

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Jennifer Purdue
Vicki Valentine
Holly Petree
Staci Stevens
Leslie Ryan

James Randall was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: Cleo Brasher retired from Great Lakes Productions and turned everything over to James Randall.

Annastacia DeMoore, of Indianapolis, IN won the crown, but had the title & crown revoked for behavior unbecoming of a Miss Gay Indiana. The 1st Alternate, Samantha Lynn, was offered the title, but declined because he had not received all of his prize package and did not want to work with the promoter, James Randall. The 2nd Alternate, Erica King, was then offered the title and accepted. Meanwhile, previous winners, also being dissatisfied over James Randall’s direction, had secured the copyright for the name Miss Gay Indiana. And although James Randall moved out of state by then, the previous winners had every intention to take control of Great Lakes Productions and Miss Gay Indiana. That board of directors decided that the title of Miss Gay Indiana 2005 be awarded to Samantha Lynn.
2004: INDIA BLACK
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; July 7, 8 & 9

Miss Gay America in attendance: Rachael Erikks

There were 11 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Annastasia DeMoore, 1st Alternate
Bianca Defy, 2nd Alternate
Chelsey Nicole Stephens
Samantha Lynn

Glamour Award: Bianca Defy
Miss Congeniality: Iman
Best Non-Finalist: Courtney Anderson
Best Opening Production Costume: Scarlett Fever
Male Interview: India Black
On-Stage Question: India Black
Solo Talent: Annastasia DeMoore
Evening Gown: Samantha Lynn
Talent: India Black

Other Contestants:
Heaven SinClaire
Courney Anderson
Shampaine Wells

Judges:
Richard Greer
Erika Carti’er
Dave Morgan
Bobby Richards

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: This year Miss Gay America, and therefore Miss Gay Indiana, created the Solo Talent category to replace Creative Costume.
2003: ALANA STEELE
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; July 9, 10 & 11

Miss Gay America in attendance: Dominique Sanchez

There were 11 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Samantha Lynn, 1st Alternate
Rose Petal, 2nd Alternate
Annastacia DeMoore
Sugar Blackmon

Glamour Award: Samantha Lynn
Miss Congeniality: Trendy Blackwell
Best Non-Finalist: Tarah Michaels
Best Opening Production Costume: Samantha Lynn
Male Interview: Alana Steele
On-Stage Question: Sugar Blackmon
Creative Costume: Alana Steele
Evening Gown: Alana Steele
Talent: Alana Steele

Other Contestants:
Arianna
Pepper Prill
Stephane Blair
Amanda Nicole

Judges:
Jamie Hunter
Staci Stevens
Dieta Pepsi
Chris Dobyne

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
2002: MICHELLE PRESTON
From Terre Haute

Held at TALBOTT STREET & THE TEN,
Indianapolis; July 10, 11 & 12

Miss Gay America in attendance: Sabrina White

There were 10 contestants.

TOP SIX FINALISTS:
Tonya Bear Rogers, 1st Alternate
Mackynzie Bryant, 2nd Alternate
Asia LaBouche
Monica Brooks
Annastacia DeMoore

Glamour Award: Annastacia DeMoore
Miss Congeniality: Laura James
Best Non-Finalist: Tandy Ross
Best Opening Production Costume: Michelle Preston
Male Interview: Michelle Preston
On-Stage Question: Michelle Preston
Creative Costume: Tonya Bear Rogers
Evening Gown: Mackynzie Bryant
Talent: Michelle Preston

Other Contestants:
Amanda Nicole
Kira Blu
Monica Brooks

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Jamie Christian
Vicki St. James
Richard Greer
Antonio Edwards

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: There was much anticipated excitement as the re-opening of Talbott Street would also coincide with Miss Gay Indiana. When the date for Miss Gay Indiana arrived, the venue looked grand, except for a few areas that were being attended to. They were virtually ready for opening. It wasn’t until just after male interview on Wednesday afternoon that Cleo Brasher was informed that the fire marshal would not let the bar open for business. Cheryl Cavendish, manager of The TEN, said they would help, but were concerned about dressing room space. The building next door, which had been used for a dressing room in the past, was used for storage and was full. It was big enough, but had poor lighting, and no air conditioning. Another problem was that the contestants had been rehearsing their talents for months for a different size stage, and a few had costume changes that were going to be off-stage. The contestants were left alone with Miss Gay America, Sabrina White, to make the ultimate decision on whether to have the pageant at The TEN. After they decided to go for it, amazing things happened. The dressing room was swept and mopped twice, Talbott Street bought down fans, tables, extension cords, and mirrors. Volunteers with trucks went to retrieve props from Talbott Street. Even though they could not open, Wednesday and Thursday were prelim nights for Evening Gown and Creative Costume. All 10 contestants would compete in talent on Friday at The TEN. Friday night turned out to be awesome! With no advertising but word of mouth, a couple of signs on Talbott Street’s doors, and e-mail, The TEN was close to capacity, with attendance figures pushing 400.
2001: ERIKA CARTI'ER
From Portage

Crowned at TRUMAN'S,
Mishawaka; July 11, 12 & 13

Miss Gay America in attendance: Charity Case

There were 11 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Erica King, 1st Alternate
Asia LaBouche, 2nd Alternate
Dawn Davenport Evangelista
Shampaine Wells

Glamour Award: Erika Carti'er
Miss Congeniality: Laura James
Best Non-Finalist: Laura James
Best Opening Production Costume: Erika Carti'er
Male Interview: Erica King
On-Stage Question: Erica King
Creative Costume: Erika Carti'er
Evening Gown: Dawn Davenport Evangelista
Talent: Erika Carti'er

Other Contestants:
Rae-ven Madd
Aleese Le'Chat
Sharetha Caprice
Roxy Russell
Kenya Brown

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
David Lane
James Randall
Latina Garrett
Staci Stevens

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: This year Miss Gay America, and therefore Miss Gay Indiana, created the Creative Costume category to replace Creative Fashion. Great Lakes Productions also added an award for Best Non-Finalist and Best Opening Production Costume.
2000: CARESS
From Indianapolis

Crowned at CLUB CABERET,
Indianapolis; July 10, 11 & 12

Miss Gay America in attendance: Catia Lee Love

There were 14 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Erika Carti'er, 1st Alternate
Roxy Russell, 2nd Alternate
Tandy Ross
Erica King

Glamour Award: Erika Carti'er
Miss Congeniality: Tonya Bear Rogers
Male Interview: Caress
On-Stage Question: Caress
Creative Fashion: Caress
Evening Gown: Caress
Talent: Caress

Other Contestants:
Aisha Devore
Savannah Sinclaire
Rose
Iman
Mackynzie Bryant
Miss Tykela
Danyelle Steadman
Priscilla Vail

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
David Lane
Leana Myers
Jamie Douglas
Mokha Montrese

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: This year, Miss Gay Indiana had two nights of prelims before the Finals.
1999: MARISSA NICHOLE
From Bloomington

Crowned at VOGUE,
Indianapolis; August 12

Miss Gay America in attendance: Linda Carrero

There were 11 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Erika Carti'er, 1st Alternate
Candace Blair, 2nd Alternate
Brittnay Sebastian
Tandy Ross

Glamour Award: Erika Carti'er
Miss Congeniality: Delishia DeMonet
Male Interview: Erika Carti'er
On-Stage Question: Candace Blair
Creative Fashion: Marissa Nichole
Evening Gown: Misti McCrae
Talent: Erika Carti'er

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
David Lane
Richard Greer
Vicki St. James
Jamie Douglas

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
1998: The late KENDRA MONROE
Born 1-31-72 Passed 9-21-17
From Indianapolis

Crowned at VOGUE,
Indianapolis; July 23

Miss Gay America in attendance: Maya Montana

There were 12 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Scarlett Fever, 1st Alternate
Caress, 2nd Alternate
Marissa Nichole
Vannity Gibson Stamos

Glamour Award: Caress
Miss Congeniality: Scarlett Fever
Male Interview: Kendra Monroe
On-Stage Question: Scarlett Fever
Creative Fashion: Caress
Evening Gown: Kendra Monroe
Talent: Kendra Monroe

Other Contestants:
Sasha Kaylor
Sizzlin Sondra
Erika "Stormy" Knight

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
David Lane
James Randall
Jamie Douglas
Jeana Jones

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: On-Stage Question was added this year.
1997: STACI STEVENS
From Bloomington

Crowned at VOGUE,
Indianapolis; July 21 & 22

Miss Gay America in attendance: Lauren Taylor

There were 7 contestants.

Joy Fairbanks, 1st Alternate
Caress, 2nd Alternate

Glamour Award: Caress
Miss Congeniality: Vannity Gibson Stamos
Male Interview: Staci Stevens
Creative Fashion: Staci Stevens
Evening Gown: Staci Stevens
Talent: Staci Stevens

Other Contestants:
Ericka "Stormy" Knight
Danielle Monroe
Amanda Nicole

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
David Lane
Christine ElBariti
Ed Stewart
Jennifer Yocum

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
1996: FONTASIA L'AMOUR
From South Bend

Crowned at the VOUGE,
Indianapolis; July 22 & 23

Miss Gay America in attendance: Kerri Nichols

There were 8 contestants.

Erika "Stormy" Knight, 1st Alternate
Caress, 2nd Alternate

Glamour Award: Fontasia L'Amour
Miss Congeniality: Vannity Gibson Stamos
Male Interview: Caress
Creative Fashion: Fontasia L'Amour
Evening Gown: Caress
Talent: Fontasia L'Amour

Other Contestants:
Chelsey Nichole Stephens
Brandi Ice
Kassandra Lix
Danielle Monroe

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
David Lane
Leana Myers
Jeff Wagner
Barry Doss

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: This year Creative Fashion took the place of Contemporary Fashion. The Glamour Award was added this year in memory of Amber Richards, who passed away May 13, 1996.
1995: VICKI ST. JAMES
From Indianapolis

Crowned at THE VOGUE,
Indianapolis; July 18

Miss Gay America in attendance: Patti Le Plae Safe

There were 8 contestants.

Fontasia L'Amour, 1st Alternate
Jazmyn Taylor, 2nd Alternate

Miss Congeniality: Sasha Vega
Male Interview: Sasha Vega
Contemporary Fashion: Fontasia L'Amour
Evening Gown: Vicki St. James
Talent: Vicki St. James

Other Contestants:
Imelda Michaels
Suzanne Sheppard
Marissa Taylor
Ginger L'Vie

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Jamie Hunter
Stephanie Monroe
David Lane
Barry Dose

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: At Miss Gay America, that year, Patti Le Plae Safe presented the Best Preliminary Award to Cleo Brasher and Great Lakes Productions. Also this year, Amber Richards, Miss Gay Indiana 1979 and "The Toast of Atlanta", was a guest. It was her last time to be at Miss Gay Indiana.
1994: ANDI KIMM
From Anderson

Crowned at THE VOGUE,
Indianapolis; June 13

Miss Gay America in attendance: Jacqulyn DeVaroe

There were 8 contestants.

Ginger La'Vie, 1st Alternate
Ashley Brooks, 2nd Alternate

Miss Congeniality: Danielle Monroe
Male Interview: Sasha Vega
Contemporary Fashion: Danielle Monroe
Evening Gown: Danielle Monroe
Talent: Andi Kimm

Other Contestants:
Stephanie Blairzon
Jazmyn Taylor
Chelsey Nicole Stevens

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Scott Cecil
Leana Myers
Ed Stewart
Jeff Wagner

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
1993: TRACI DALTON
From Bloomington

Crowned at THE TEN,
Indianapolis; June 16

Miss Gay America in attendance: Leslie Rage

There were 6 contestants.

June Taylor, 1st Alternate
Chelsey Nicole Stevens, 2nd Alternate

Miss Congeniality: Erika "Stormy" Knight
Male Interview: Chelsey Nicole Stevens
Contemporary Fashion: Traci Dalton
Evening Gown: Traci Dalton
Talent: Traci Dalton

Other Contestants:
Vannity Gibson Stamos
Amanda Nicole

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Scott Cecil
Lynn Brown
Sabrina K. Brooks
Cote' Rossmore

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: This is the 1st year that Miss Gay America and therefore Miss Gay Indiana bans hormones, breast implants and silicone injections below the neck. In the past, the rule had stated that their use was discouraged. In fact, our 1st Miss Gay Indiana, Amber Richards, 1979, was trans gendered.
1992: JAMIE HUNTER
From Indianapolis

Crowned at METRO,
Indianapolis; July 24 & 25

Miss Gay America in attendance: Tiffany Bonet'

There were 8 contestants.

Staci Stevens, 1st Alternate
Erika "Stormy" Knight, 2nd Alternate

Miss Congeniality: Staci Stevens
Male Interview: Jamie Hunter
Contemporary Fashion: Jamie Hunter
Evening Gown: Staci Stevens
Talent: Staci Stevens

Other Contestants:
Heather Black
Ginger L'Vie
Amanda Nicole
Vannity Gibson Stamos

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Scott Cecil
Jeff Wagner
Medwin Johnson
Netasha Edwards

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
1991: LEANA MYERS
From Indianapolis

Crowned at 3535 WEST,
Indianapolis; June 6 & 7

Miss Gay America in attendance: Valerie Lohr

There were 7 contestants.

TOP FOUR FINALISTS:
Anastacia Montrose, 1st Alternate
Staci Stevens, 2nd Alternate
Nicole Michaels

Miss Congeniality: Staci Stevens
Male Interview: Three way tie: Lenana Myers, Nicole Michaels and Ashley Michaelson
Contemporary Fashion: Leana Myers
Evening Gown: Leana Myers
Talent: Prelim: Leana Myers
Finals: Anastacia Montrose

Other Contestants:
Vannity Gibson Stamos
Danielle Monroe

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Scott Cecil
Lynn Brown
Sabrina K. Brooks
Cote' Rossmore

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
1990
Held at 3535 WEST,
Indianapolis; June 7 & 8

Miss Gay America in attendance: Brandi Alexander

There were 9 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Alexandria Priest, 1st Alternate
Kesha Brown, 2nd Alternate
Leslie Ryan
Anastacia Montrose

Miss Congeniality: Bella Donna
Male Interview: Tie: Ginger Manchester and Leslie Ryan
Contemporary Fashion: Ginger Manchester
Evening Gown: Ginger Manchester
Talent: Alexandria Priest

Other Contestants:
Jasmine Summers
Brittanty Kimmel
Nicole Michaels

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: Ginger Manchester, of Fort Wayne, IN won the crown, completing 10 months of his reign before having the title & crown revoked for behavior unbecoming of a Miss Gay Indiana. The 1st Alternate did not compete at Miss Gay America, and therefore was not offered the title, as the year was almost complete.
1989: STEPHANIE MONROE
From Indianapolis

Crowned at LaRUE'S,
Fort Wayne; July 28 & 29

Miss Gay America in attendance: Vicki Vincent

There were 8 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
Traci Dalton, 1st Alternate
Kesha Brown Williams, 2nd Alternate
Ginger Manchester
Erika "Stormy" Knight

Miss Congeniality: Traci Dalton
Male Interview: Stephanie Monroe
Contemporary Fashion: Traci Dalton
Evening Gown: Stephanie Monroe
Talent: Stephanie Monroe

Other Contestants:
Stephanie LaMore
Devette Devero
Tashia Masters

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Scott Cecil
H.L. Falls
David Lane

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
1988: LATINA GARRETT
From Fort Wayne

Crowned at THE 21 CLUB,
Indianapolis; July 28 & 29

Miss Gay America in attendance: Cherry Lane

There were 10 contestants.

Penny Fontaine, 1st Alternate
Vicci Laine, 2nd Alternate

Miss Congeniality: Rikki Lee
Male Interview: Penny Fontaine
Contemporary Fashion: Latina Garrett, odds & a tie for evens: Penny Fountaine and Rikki Lee
Evening Gown: Vicci Laine, evens & a tie for odds: Scarlett Fever and Stephanie Monroe
Talent: Latina Garrett, odds & Penny Fontaine, evens

Other Contestants:
Nicole Michaels
Shela Denise Matthews
Lacey James
Kesha Brown Williams

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Rob Payne
Alan Eaton
Norma Bruner
Len Atwood

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: At the end of the pageant, there was a tie for the win between Latina Garrett and Penny Fontaine. Those two competed in an On-stage Question, with Latina coming out on top with the title and crown.
1987: PAIGE STEELE
From Indianapolis

Crowned at THE 21 CLUB,
Indianapolis; July 23 & 24

Miss Gay America in attendance: Blaze Starr

There were 9 contestants.

Traci Dalton, 1st Alternate
Latina Garrett, 2nd Alternate

Miss Congeniality: Bella Donna
Male Interview: Paige Steele
Contemporary Fashion: Traci Dalton, odds And Paige Steele, evens
Evening Gown: Traci Dalton, odds and Paige Steele, evens
Talent: Traci Dalton, odds and Paige Steele, evens

Other Contestants:
Roz Kind
Blonde' Barboux'
Jeanette Wilde
Scarlett Fever
Tamica Starr

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Rob Payne
Jeff Wagner
Don Wagner
Len Atwood

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
1986: The late JAMIE DOUGLAS
Born 6-11-60; Passed 12-12-14
From Indianapolis

Crowned at THE 21 CLUB,
Indianapolis, July 25 & 26

Miss Gay America in attendance: Lauren Colby

There were 11 contestants.

Vicci Laine, 1st Alternate
Paige Steele, 2nd Alternate

Miss Congeniality: Bella Donna
Male Interview: Tie: Trish Merrill & Vicci Laine
Female Interview: Vicci Laine
Contemporary Fashion: Vicci Laine, odds & Candy Spradlin, evens
Evening Gown: Jamie Douglas, odds & Candy Spradlin, evens
Talent: Jamie Douglas, odds & Somora Peters, evens

Other Contestants:
Kesha Brown Williams
Latina Garrett
Roz Kind
Traci Dallas

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Rob Payne
Alan Eaton
Norma Bruner
Len Atwood

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: The contestants were divided into two groups, odds and evens. Some awards were given to the top score of each group. Contemporary Fashion replaced Sportswear.
1985: COCO VEGA
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; July 25 & 26

Miss Gay America in attendance: Naomi Sims

There were 15 contestants.

LaNora Takie, 1st Alternate
Tina Saint, 2nd Alternate

Male Interview: CoCo Vega
Female Interview: CoCo Vega
Sportswear: LaNora Takie
Evening Gown: CoCo Vega
Talent: CoCo Vega

Other Contestants:
Amber L. Michaells
Candy Spradlin
Traci Dallas
Tamica Starr
Jamie Douglas
Trish Merrill
Vanessa Williams
Erika "Stormy" Knight
Leslie Ryan
Latina Garrett
Paige Steele
Jeanette Wylde

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
1984: The late DIANA BLACK
Born 4-11-64; Passed 5-27-00
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; July 27

Miss Gay America in attendance: Tasha Kole

There were 6 contestants.

Trish Merrill, 1st Alternate
Jamie Boston, 2nd Alternate; (Later changed name to Jamie Douglas)

Male Interview: Trish Merrill
Sportswear: Diana Black
Evening Gown: Diana Black
Talent: Diana Black

Other Contestants:
Grace LeRay
Crystl LaFoxx
Latina Garrett

Cleo Brasher was the pageant director.
1983: JESSICA HOUSTON
From Indianapolis

Crowned at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis

Miss Gay America in attendance: Francesca Wakeland

There were 8 contestants.

Leslie Ryan, 1st Alternate
Zina St. Jaques, 2nd Alternate

Male Interview: Tie: Nicole Ross & Jessica Houston
Female Interview: Jessica Houston
Sportswear: Jessica Houston
Evening Gown: Jessica Houston
Talent: Leslie Ryan

Other Contestants:
Christy Reynolds
Timi Tramaine
Jamie Boston (Later changed name to Jamie Douglas)
Destiny Hunter

Don Wagner was the pageant director.
1982: The late JENNIFER LAKES
Passed, 2008
From Indianapolis

Crowned at THE HUNT & CHASE,
Indianapolis

Leslie Ryan, 1st Alternate

Don Wagner was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: During Jennifer Lakes' year, the Miss Gay Indiana franchise became available. With a little urging from Jennifer, Cleo Brasher bought the franchise and Great Lakes Productions was formed by using Jennifer's stage moniker "The Great Lakes".
1981: LANA EASTMAN
From Indianapolis

Pageant notes: Cissy Tagburn won the crown, but during his year, relocated to Texas, where he could no longer represent the title. Lana Eastman was offered the title, and was Miss Gay Indiana for the rest of the year.
1981: CISSY TAGBURN
From Indianapolis

Crowned at THE HUNT & CHASE,
Indianapolis

Lana Eastman, 1st Alternate

Miss Congeniality: Cissy Tagburn

Don Wagner was the pageant director.
1980: The late COTE' ROSSMORE
Born 9-3-59; Passed 7-17-97
From Indianapolis

Crowned at THE HUNT & CHASE,
Indianapolis

Miss Gay America in attendance: Hot Chocolate

Miss Congeniality: Lana Eastman

Don Wagner was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: Star LaSalle was the winner of the pageant, but did not attend Miss Gay America, so his title was revoked. The title of Miss Gay Indiana was offered and accepted by the 1st Runner-up, Cote' Rossmore.
1979: The late AMBER RICHARDS
Born 11-17-1957; Passed 5-13-96
From Indianapolis

Crowned at THE HUNT & CHASE,
Indianapolis

Misha Denuve, 1st Alternate

Don Wagner was the pageant director.

Pageant notes: The Hunt & Chase owned the pageant. The contest was a preliminary to Miss Gay America.
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Miss & Mr. Gay Indiana

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