Here are a couple of videos dedicated to myself and the other beautiful transgender ladies who graced the floors of the newyork ballroom scene between 1972 and now
oldschool Ballroom Beauties (Fem Queens) (there are several clips of me throughout the video montage)
Video Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqYK4qEKZcY
Video Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAC34Hk36vE
New School Ballroom Beauties (includes men in the ballroom scene)
Video Link : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzT08cHYXq0
ballroom legend Tracy Africa Norman nickname baby beverly johnson. She was photographed by renowned fashion photographer Irving Penn for Italian Vogue in 1971, did runway and work in Paris as well as non-fashion commercial work in New York. During her modeling heyday in the 70's-80's since she resembled the hot African-American model of the time beverly johnson, she found herself not only working for the third largest in New York, but picking up major commercial contracts with Clairol, Ultra Sheen and Avon Cosmetics in addition to being booked for and doing five shoots.She was making a name for herself in the until some shady fool ruined a sixth ESSENCE magazine booking for the holiday issue and wrecked her by revealing her trans status.to then ESSENCE magazine editor Susan L Taylor. She went overseas to Paris and began modeling over there until she moved back to New York and became one of the iconic figures in the ballroom community. She was elected to the Ballroom Hall of Fame in 2001
model/video vixen/fashion designer
Fashionista appears in the novel black fashion through the decades and is a well know new york socialite who was constantly photographed in the new york times style section throughout the 80s& 90s. Had a career as a successful runway/catalouge model.
Evie Sugah Pendavis Milan
was a muse/model for several fashion designers throughout the late 80s/90s including thierry mugler
model,makeup artist and appeared on several talk shows throughout the 90s including sallly jesse raphael, also modeled for thierry mugler, douglas says and jean paul gaultier throughout the 90s
Model & muse for several fashion designers in new york throughout the 90s including thierry mugler
Alvin Ailey Dancer, Model & muse for several fashion designers in new york throughout the 90s including thierry mugler
muse/model for jean paul gaultier, starred in movies paris is burning & how do i look and was an amazing soul singer.
Candis Cayne Westwood (Los Angeles,California)
Cayne, known as Brendan McDaniel prior to her transition, and fraternal twin brother Dylan were born in 1971 in Maui where their parents taught at a Waldorf school, and the family lived on campus.McDaniel graduated from Maui's Baldwin High School in 1989and then spent a year in Los Angeles, where she trained as a dancer.McDaniel moved to New York in the early 1990s, making a name for herself as a choreographer and drag performer.Unaware of "what a transsexual was" until she lived in New York, about three years after her arrival McDaniel realized that the term described how she felt about herself.Already performing as "Candis Cayne" at New York gay bar Boy Bar and as a featured performer at Tour in New York's Chelsea, the entertainer also participated in Wigstock, the annual drag festival in the East Village. In 1995 Cayne appeared in the related documentary film Wigstock: The Movie, the comedy-drama film Stonewall, and the Universal Studios comedy film To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, for which she also did choreography. Cayne began transitioning in 1996.In 1997 Cayne co-starred in the music video for RuPaul's "A Little Bit of Love" with female impersonator Jazzmun. Cayne also starred as the title character in the 1998 independent film Mob Queen, and won the 2001 Miss Continental pageant.In 2007 Cayne was cast as Annaka Manners in the 2007 RuPaul film Starrbooty.
From 2007 to 2008 Cayne played Carmelita Rainer, a trans woman having an affair with married New York Attorney General Patrick Darling (played by William Baldwin), on the ABC prime time drama Dirty Sexy Money.The role makes Cayne the first transgender actor to play a recurring transgender character in prime time. She had a recurring role as the transgender character Alexis Stone in season six of Nip/Tuck.Cayne appeared as a judge and Dean of Dance, on episode 5 of RuPaul's Drag U. As a dance teacher, she taught three women original choreography to "No Scrubs" by TLC In 2011, she guest-starred on the TV show Necessary Roughness as Geraldine.Cayne has stated, "I'm not trying to be a spokeswoman for the transgender community; I just want to be looked at as a living, breathing, happy human being."She calls the LGBT community "the last great minority" and supports the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation.As of March 2009, Cayne was engaged to a disc jockey named Marco and lives in Los Angeles.However they broke up late March 2010. As of early 2012 she is dating someone named Alex Grimmer, from Mar
A native from Spain who conquered the vigorous fashion capitals of the world with glamour and grace. Embracing New York in 1979 has helped sculpt the many trends of fashion influcing designers such as Marc Jocobs and Ceasar Galindo to mention a few. Now the Mother of the Royal house of Xtravaganza which helped shape Mega star Madonna with Vouge and being a dynamic performer.Some of her noted career moments are modeling for Francis Montesino,Kuka Gotor,Paco Casado and Appearing in movies Paris is burning, How do I look, 123 Taxi,Air Bag and many more. As a Legend said "I love you for loving me" David Ian Xtravaganza