History of Mr. Gay Indiana

2019: PRINCE OF SHOCK
From Indianapolis

Held at Gregs,
Indianapolis; August 31

There were 5 contestants.

Coree Sheers, 1st Alternate

Determination Award: Archie
Mr. Personality: Archie
Interview: Coree Sheers
Creative Evening Wear: Prince of Shock
Solo Talent: Prince of Shock
Talent: Prince of Shock

Other Contestants:
Tyler Knight
Chanj Royal

Judges:
Monroe DeMoore
Eric McNamara
Holly Luyah
Brian Terrell
Brandon G Barker

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.
2018: LIL D LICIOUS
From Fort Wayne

Held at Gregs,
Indianapolis; September 8

There were 2 contestants.

Chris Omni Hall, 1st Alternate

Determination Award: Chris Omni Hall
Mr. Personality: Chris Omni Hall
Interview: Lil D Licious
Creative Evening Wear: Lil D Licious
Solo Talent: Lil D Licious
Talent: Lil D Licious

Judges:
Monroe DeMoore
Drew Steele
Billy Lanane
Erika King

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

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

Also this year, at Miss Gay Indiana, 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: LORENZO LUCKARDO
From Madison

Held at EL VOLKAN,
Indianapolis; September 8

There were 5 contestants.

Jayden Licious, 1st Alternate

Determination Award: Lorenzo Luckardo
Mr. Personality: Prince of Shock
Platform Presentation: Jayden Licious
Interview: Titanium Steele Yo Weave
Creative Evening Wear: Lorenzo Luckardo
Solo Talent: Jayden Licious
Talent: Lorenzo Luckardo

Other Contestants:
Ponce DeMoore

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Michelle Preston
Courtney Anderson
Kole Michaels

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: This year, Great Lakes Productions decided to accept entry of trans-gendered males as contestants in Mr. Gay Indiana. They also introduced Solo Talent to the categories and removed Beach Wear.
2016: BRANDON G BARKER
From Indianapolis

Held at MARK III,
Muncie; September 11

There were 6 contestants.

Custom Made, 1st Alternate
Kalos Techne, 2nd Alternate

Determination Award: Kalos Techne
Mr. Personality: Kris King
Platform Presentation: Kalos Techne
Interview: Denim Blake Omni
Creative Evening Wear: Denim Blake Omni
Beach Wear: Denim Blake Omni
Talent: Custom Made

Other Contestants:
Glitter Boy Floyd
Ponce DeMoore

Judges:
Alexis Morgan
Drew Steele
Chelsey Nicole Stephens
London Reign
Monroe DeMoore

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: Denim Blake Omni won the contest, but with half his year to go he returned all his prize money and awards with no explanation. Great Lakes Productions accepted his resignation and offered the title to the 1st Alternate, Custom Made, but he declined the title declaring he would rather win the contest outright. The title was then offered to the 2nd Alternate, Kalos Techne, who accepted the title. He has since changed his stage name to Brandon G Barker.
2015: TAILOR MADE
From Indianapolis

Held at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; July 15

There were 3 contestants.

Kalos Techne, 1st Alternate

Determination Award: Kalos Techne
Mr. Personality: Glitter Boy Floyd
Platform Presentation: Kalos Techne
Interview: Kalos Techne
Creative Evening Wear: Tailor Made
Beach Wear: Tailor Made
Talent: Tailor Made

Judges:
Vicki St. James
Elite St. James
Alexis Morgan
Monroe DeMoore

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.
2014
Held at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; August 14

There were 4 contestants.

Kalos Techne, 1st Alternate

Determination Award: Dakota Carmichael
Mr. Personality: Kalos Techne
Platform Presentation: Gregory Anthony Gibson
Interview: Gregory Anthony Gibson
Creative Evening Wear: Apollo Summers
Beach Wear: Apollo Summers
Talent: Apollo Summers

Other Contestants:
Chanj Royal

Jamie Douglas was the contest director.

Contest notes: Apollo Summers, Indianapolis, IN won the contest, completing all but 1 month of his reign before having the title revoked for behavior unbecoming of a Mr. Gay Indiana. The 1st Alternate, Kalos Techne, was offered the title but did not want the title for just 3 weeks, and preferred to win the title. Therefore there is no Mr. Gay Indiana for 2014.

Instead of the judges deciding the Determination Award, Monroe DeMoore choose the winner. Not knowing that the recipient was always a contestant, Monroe awarded Dakota Carmichael the Determination Award.
2013: MONROE DeMOORE
From Fishers

Held at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; September 12

There were 6 contestants.

Tailor Made, 1st Alternate

Mr. Personality: Kalos Techne
Platform Presentation: Kalos Techne
Interview: Monroe DeMoore
Creative Evening Wear: Monroe DeMoore
Beach Wear: Apollo Summers
Talent: Taillor Made

Other Contestants:
Blake Anthony Storm
Vincent T. Debeaute

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Gregory Gibson
Thomas Hartman
Eric McNamara

Jamie Douglas was the contest director.
2012: ELITE ST. JAMES
From Indianapolis

Held at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; September 12

There were 8 contestants.

Apollo Summers, 1st Alternate

Mr. Personality: Kalos Techne
Interview: Elite St. James
Creative Evening Wear: Gracin Brooks
Platform Presentation: Kalos Techne
Beach Wear: Devin S. DeaMonte
Talent: Asher Green

Other Contestants:
Prince of Shock
Sebastian Taylor

Jamie Douglas was the contest director.
2011: PARKER ALE
From Marion

Held at TALBOTT STREET
Indianapolis;

There were 7 contestants.

Alexander Storm, 1st Alternate

Mr. Personality: Alexander Storm
Interview: Parker Ale
Creative Formal Wear: Alexander Storm
Platform Presentation: Parker Ale
Beach Wear: Alexander Storm
Talent: Gracin Brooks

Jamie Douglas was the contest director.

Contest notes: This year, Beach Wear took the place of Club Wear.
2010: XAVIER CRUZ
From Fort Wayne

Held at GREG’S OUR PLACE,
Indianapolis; June 26

There were 8 contestants.

Alexander Storm, 1st Alternate

Interview: Ricky Ainsworth
Creative Formal Wear: Alexander Storm
Platform Presentation: Alexander Storm
Club Wear: Alexander Storm
Talent: Xavier Cruz

Other Contestants:
Michael Valentine
Savage Blaze
Parker Ale
Gracin Brooks
Jon Anthony

Judges:
Antonio Edwards
Caden Clark
Josh Sutton
Michelle Preston
Chelsey Nicole Stephens

David Keeley was the contest director.

Contest notes: This year, Creative Formal Wear took the place of Fashion/Modeling.
2009: LONDON REIGN
From Evansville

Held at GREG'S OUR PLACE,
Indianapolis; June 27

There were 3 contestants.

Parker Ale, 1st Alternate

Determination Award: Max Finnegan
Interview: London Reign
Fashion/Modeling: London Reign
Platform Presentation: Parker Ale
Club Wear: London Reign
Talent: London Reign

David Keeley was the contest director.
2008: CADEN CLARK
From Indianapolis

Held at GREG'S OUR PLACE,
Indianapolis

There were 3 contestants.

Christopher Simon, 1st Alternate

Determination Award: Christopher Simon
Interview: Christopher Simon
Fashion/Modeling: Caden Clark
Platform Presentation: On Stage Question: Caden Clark
Club Wear: Caden Clark
Talent: Caden Clark

Other Contrstants:
Tyrick

David Keeley was the contest director.
2007: DREW STEELE
From Indianapolis

Held at BAR BLUE,
Kokomo

There were 5 contestants.

Atian Taylor, 1st Alternate

Determination Award: Drew Steele
Mr. Personality: Christopher Simons
Interview: Drew Steele
Fashion/Modeling: Drew Steele
Platform Presentation: Drew Steele
Club Wear: Drew Steele
Talent: Atian Taylor

Other Contestants:
Tyrick DeMoore

Judges:
Kimble Richards
Caress
Lena Myers
Samantha Lynn

David Keeley was the contest director.

Contest notes: Great Lakes Productions added Club Wear and removed Swim Wear. Platform Presentation was also added to the judged categories and On Stage Question was removed.
Mr. Gay Indiana 2006
No contest was held. D.C. Legend passed his title down in 2007.
2005: D.C. LEGEND
From Indianapolis

Held at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis

James Randall was the contest director.

Contest notes: Cleo Brasher retired from Great Lakes Productions and turned everything over to James Randall. Most of the records and results from this contest are unknown.
2004: The Late SHANE BRADY
Born 3-22-72. Passed 7-29-18
From Fort Wayne

Held at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; September 23

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: Dave Morgan

There were 3 contestants.

Shane Brady, 1st Alternate
Christopher Thompson, 2nd Alternate

Determination Award: Corey Mills
Mr. Personality: Christopher Thompson
Best Opening Production Costume: Christopher Thompson
Interview: Christopher Thompson
Fashion/Modeling: Corey Mills
On Stage Question: Corey Mills
Swim Wear: Corey Mills
Talent: Corey Mills

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Jeff Hoover
Erika Carti'er

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: Corey Mills was the winner of the contest, but did not attend Mr. Gay All-America, so his title was revoked. The title of Mr. Gay Indiana was offered and accepted by the 1st Runner-up, Shane Brady. Great Lakes Productions also added an award for the Best Opening Production Costume

This year, at Mr. Gay All-American, Cleo Brasher was presented with a Lifetime Service Award.
2003: RASEAN MONTRESE
From Indianapolis

Held at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; May 18

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: Enrique Perez

There were 10 contestants.

TOP FIVE FINALISTS:
James Hunter Rice, 1st Alternate
Marshall Steele
Shane Brady
Russell Silvers

Determination Award: James Hunter Rice
Mr. Personality: Marshall Steele
Interview: James Hunter Rice
Fashion/Modeling: James Hunter Rice
On Stage Question: Rasean Montrese
Swim Wear: Marshall Steele
Talent: Rasean Montrese

Other Contestants:
Drew Steele
Michael Jennings
Ryan Matthews
Maurice Redfield
Cory Mills

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Jamie Douglas
Greg Linneman
Richard Greer
Paul Lopez

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: Only the Top Five Finalist answered the on-Stage Question.
2002: DILLON
From Indianapolis

Held at CLUB CABARET,
Indianapolis; May 10

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: Ryan Davis

There were 5 contestants.

Rasean Montrese, 1st Alternate

Determination Award: Rasean Montrese
Mr. Personality: Dangerous D
Interview: Jim Jones
Fashion/Modeling: Dillon
On Stage Question: Dillon
Swim Wear: Dillon
Talent: Rasean Montrese

Other Contestants:
Ryan Matthews

Judges:
Antonio Edwards
Kendra Monroe
Tom Ryan
David Pace
Bob Richards

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.
2001: KOLE MICHAELS
From New Albany

Held at ENCOMPASS Nightclub,
Lake Station, IN; April 21

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: Paul Lopez

There were 5 contestants.

Dale Raypole, 1st Alternate

Determination Award: Bobby Samar
Mr. Personality: Ken Gobin
Interview: Dale Raypole
Fashion/Modeling: Dale Raypole
On Stage Question: Kole Michaels
Swim Wear: Kole Michaels
Talent: Ken Gobin

Other Contestants:
Paul Furr

Judges:
James Randall
Richard Greer
Vicki St. James
David Pace
Tom Ryan

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.
2000: PATRICK KING
From Fort Wayne

Held at STARS,
Indianapolis; April 15

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: Kristian Martinez

There were 7 contestants.

Michael Tarr, 1st Alternate

Determination Award: Paul Furr
Mr. Personality: Zarr Drakkar
Interview: Patrick King
Fashion/Modeling: Michael Tarr
On Stage Question: Patrick King
Swim Wear: Michael Tarr
Talent: Tie: Ken Gobin and Michael Taylor

Other Contestants:
Adam Dozan

Judges:
David Keeley
James Randall
Richard Greer
Rick Amburgy
Bill Lanane

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: This year Great Lakes Productions stopped announcing the 2nd Alternate.
1999: BRAD KING
From Fort Wayne

Held at STARS,
Indianapolis; June 12

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance:
Indiana’s own Richard Greer

There were 4 contestants.

Demetri Kelsaw, 1st Alternate
Paul Furr, 2nd Alternate

Determination Award: Mr. Ray St. James
Mr. Personality: Mr. Ray St. James
Interview: Tie: Mr. Ray St. James and Brad King
Fashion/Modeling: Brad King
On Stage Question: Brad King
Swim Wear: Tie: Demetri Kelsaw and Brad King
Talent: Brad King

Judges:
David Pace
Jamie Christian
Jamie Douglas
Diana Black

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.
1998: J. SCOTT
From Bloomington

Held at CLUB CABARET,
Indianapolis; May 29 & 30

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: Antonio Edwards

There were 4 contestants.

J.T. Carrington Onassis, 1st Alternate
Russell Silvers, 2nd Alternate

Determination Award: Russell Silvers
Mr. Personality: J.T. Carrington Onassis
Interview: J. Scott
Fashion/Modeling Formal wear: J.T. Carrington Onassis
On Stage Question: J.T. Carrington Onassis
Swim Wear: J.T. Carrington Onassis
Talent: J. Scott

Judges:
David Keeley
Jeff Hoover
Jeana Jones
Corby Lampkin

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: This year, Fashion/Modeling replaced Formal wear.

Also this year, at Mr. Gay All-American, Antonio Edwards presented Cleo Brasher and Great Lakes Productions the Promoter of the Year award.
1997
Held at CLUB CABARET,
Indianapolis; June 2 & 3

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: Jonathan George

There was 1 contestant.

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Jeff Wagner
Rick Rathbun
Jeff Hoover
Corby Lampkin
Jeana Jones

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: Jason Crider, of Indianapolis, won the title, completing about half of his reign before having the title revoked for behavior unbecoming of a Mr. Gay Indiana.
1996: The late RICHARD GREER
Born 12-1-64; Passed 3-24-09
From Terre Haute

Held at TOMORROWS,
Indianapolis; May 17 & 18

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: John Martin Beebe

There were 3 contestants.

Jason Crider, 1st Alternate
Dimitri Kelsaw, 2nd Alternate

Determination Award: Dimitri Kelsaw
Mr. Personality: Dimitri Kelsaw
Interview: Tie: Jason Crider and Richard Greer
Formal wear: Richard Greer
On Stage Question: Richard Greer
Swim Wear: Richard Greer
Talent: Jason Crider

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Ed Stewart
David Keeley
Kylan Steven Riser
Michel Ruben

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: Richard Greer continued to compete for Mr. Gay All-American, and won the title in 1999!
1995: The late JEFF HOOVER
Born 1-8-71; Passed 3-31-11
From Muncie

Held at TOMORROWS,
Indianapolis; May 26

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: John Reny

There were 7 contestants.

Dimitri Kelsaw, 1st Alternate
Chris Dobson, 2nd Alternate

Mr. Personality: Chris Dobson
Determination Award: Michael Stout
Interview: Jeff Hoover
Formal wear: Dimitri Kelsaw
On Stage Question: Jeff Hoover
Swim Wear: Tie: Dimitri Kelsaw and Jeff Hoover
Talent: Jeff Hoover

Other Contestants:
Lee Owens
Michael Canyon
Russell Silvers

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Ed Stewart
John Kelley
James Randall
Michelle Ruben

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.
1994: GREG LINNEMAN
From Indianapolis

Held at TOMORROWS,
Indianapolis; May 27

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: David Pace

There were 6 contestants.

Mark Allan, 1st Alternate
Rick Amburgy, 2nd Alternate

Mr. Personality: Mark Allan
Determination Award: Greg Linneman
Interview: Greg Linneman
Formal wear: Greg Linneman
On Stage Question: Greg Linneman
Swim Wear: Rick Amburgy
Talent: Greg Linneman

Other Contestants:
Otha Lindsey
Demetrie
Michael Canyon

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Kevin Butler
Scott Cecil
David Keeley
Ed Stewart

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: On Stage Question was added this year. The Determination Award was also added this year in memory of H.L. Falls, who passed away January 22, 1994.
1993: JAMES RANDALL
From Columbus

Held at THE TEN,
Indianapolis; May 12

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: E.J. White

There were 5 contestants.

Greg Linneman, 1st Alternate
Gary Williams, 2nd Alternate

Mr. Personality: Gary Williams
Interview: James Randall
Swim Wear: Greg Linneman
Formal wear: Greg Linneman
Talent: Gary Williams

Other Contestants:
Dale Tobin
Bret Price

Judges:
Jeff Wagner
Kevin Butler
H.L. Falls
Scott Cecil
David Keeley

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: After opening up Mr. Gay All-American for a couple of years, they closed the contest again to only preliminary franchises’. Great Lakes purchased the franchise and flew in Mr. Gay All-American, E.J. White.
1992: The late JAMIE CHRISTIAN
Born 9-10-68; Passed 6-20-07
From Indianapolis

Held at METRO,
Indianapolis; May 17

There were 8 contestants.

Greg Linneman, 1st Alternate
Trevor Jaymes, 2nd Alternate

Mr. Personality: Scott Campbell
Interview: Reggie Valentine
Swim Wear: Tie: Kenny Head and Jamie Christian
Formal wear: Greg Linneman
Talent: Jamie Christian

Other Contestants:
Corey Black
Kyle Benner
Ronald Cox
Peter Keller

Judges:
Gib Hauersperger
Jeff Wagner
Scott Cecil
Kevin Butler
Paige Steele

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: Although Mr. Gay Indiana was no longer an official prelim to Mr. Gay All-American, Great Lakes Productions paid Jamie Christian’s entry fee into Mr. Gay All-American.
1991: MICHAEL CAMP
From Bloomington

Held at 3535 WEST,
Indianapolis; April 26

There were 6 contestants.

Jamie Christian, 1st Alternate
Scott Campbell, 2nd Alternate

Mr. Personality: Scott Campbell
Interview: Michael Camp
Swim Wear: Michael Camp
Formal wear: Tie: Scott Campbell and Michael Camp
Talent: Jamie Christian

Other Contestants:
Bret Price

Judges:
Rick Rathbun
David Breedlove
David Keeley
Latina Garrett

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: Although Mr. Gay Indiana was no longer an official prelim to Mr. Gay All-American, Great Lakes Productions paid Michael Camp’s entry fee into Mr. Gay All-American.
1990: The late RANDY CASTOR
Born 10-10-59; Passed 7-10-95
From Fort Wayne

Held at PICADILLY,
Indianapolis; April 27

There were 2 contestants.
Jeff Taylor, 1st Alternate

Interview: Randy Castor
Formal wear: Jeff Taylor
Swim Wear: Jeff Taylor
Talent: Randy Castor

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Scott Cecil
Latina Garrett
John Kelley
Rhonda Bartlett

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: Although Mr. Gay Indiana was no longer an official prelim to Mr. Gay All-American, Great Lakes Productions paid Randy Castor’s entry fee into Mr. Gay All-American.
1989: DAVID KEELEY
From Muncie

Held at LaRUE’S,
Fort Wayne; June 10

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: Patrick Boyd

There were 6 contestants.

Kevin Jones, 1st Alternate
Kenny Head, 2nd Alternate

Interview: David Keeley
Formal wear: David Keeley
Swim Wear: Kenny Head
Talent: Randy Castor

Other Contestants:
Terry Hutchison
Chester Burton

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.
1988: The late JOHN KELLEY
Born 1967; Passed 7-29-99
From Indianapolis

Held at THE 21 CLUB,
Indianapolis; May 6

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: Indiana’s Own, Brad Bemis

There were 5 contestants.

David Keeley, 1st Alternate
Max Allen, 2nd Alternate

Mr. Personality: Ryan Dean
Interview: John Kelley
Swim Wear: John Kelley
Formal wear: David Keeley
Talent: John Kelley

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Dirk Collins
Don Wagner
Jeff Cooksey
Medwin Johnson

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.
1987: BRAD BEMIS
From Indianapolis

Held at THE 21 CLUB,
Indianapolis; April 17

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: Medwin Johnson

There were 7 contestants.

Matthew Starr, 1st Alternate
David Keeley, 2nd Alternate

Mr. Personality: Gary Owens
Interview: Brad Bemis
Swim Wear: Tim Shelby
Formal wear: Brad Bemis
Stage Interview: Brad Bemis
Talent: Brad Bemis

Other Contestants:
Jeff Taylor
Kevin Quinton

Judges:
Kimble Richardson
Jeff Wagner
Don Wagner
Jeff Cooksey
Ered Matthew

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: Brad Bemis went on to win Mr. Gay All-American 1988!
1986: The late H.L. FALLS
Born 4-14-61; Passed 1-22-94
From Indianapolis

Held at TALBOTT STREET,
Indianapolis; April 17 & 18

Mr. Gay All-American in attendance: Ered Matthew

There were 6 contestants.

David Keeley, 1st Alternate
Greg Linneman, 2nd Alternate

Interview:Tie: H.L. Falls & Demetrius
Group Discussion: David Keeley
Swim Wear: Greg Linneman
Formal wear: Greg Linneman
Talent: H.L. Falls & Ramon

Other Contestants:
David Allan

Cleo Brasher was the contest director.

Contest notes: Cleo Brasher and Great Lakes Productions bought the franchise. The contest was a preliminary to Mr. Gay All-American. This is the only year to have Group Discussion.
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