Happy New Year, kiddies! I hope this finds everyone off to a great start. As 2011 rolled in, I was at The Asylum in Gastonia (which has since closed) with my 2 sisters Brooke Divine LaReese and Brandonna Dupri as they did a show with Serena Nox of Johnson City, TN. Nothing like welcoming a new year in with friends you’ll probably spend much time with in the coming days.

The very next night, I attended a show with them called “Under the Big Top” in a huge tent beside Club 316, organized by Buff Faye. It was, in my opinion, the show that will set the standard for the rest of the year — there was so much variety and the place was packed! In the drag-stravaganza were local entertainers Buff Faye, Miss NC America Emery Starr, Kassandra Hilton, Miss East Coast U.S.ofA. Aiesha Parris, Brandi Andrews, Beth Ann Phetamine, Brooke Divine LaReese, Lola Lovelace, Lillith Deville, Jessica Jewel Addams, Kiana Lane, Brandonna Dupri, Amber Rachelle St. James and Sierra Santana.

And, two of these ladies recently did the Miss Noel pageant at Scorpio. Jessica Jewel Addams won and Lola Lovelace was 1st runner-up. Congrats, girls!

Speaking of Buff Faye, I’m proud and happy to announce that her drag brunch in February will benefit my sponsored child Gerardo’s education fund for this coming year. So sweet of the queen to chip in; the January brunch benefits cystic fibrosis. Another fundraiser I’ll attend (still paying for the kid’s schooling!) will be hosted by Jessica Raye and other Myrtle Beach friends at the Rainbow House on Friday, Feb. 18. I’m so lucky and blessed to have friends who want to help. Jessica says there are a limited number of spots left if other girls would like to go down and participate; you know the room rates are super-cheap at the beach in the down season! Check back here next time for the website for Jessica’s Catwalk boutique at the beach; I hear they’re staying busy with e-bay orders for wigs and such!

I just heard from my dear friend Larry Edwards in Las Vegas who we all know, love and admire as former Miss Gay America Hot Chocolate. You know, Chocolate is in the Divas revue at the Imperial Palace out there and works with a great cast comprised of Derrick Barry (the Britney impersonator from “America’s Got Talent”), Steven Wayne (whom we remember doing Cher in Raleigh), Kenneth Blake, Crystal Woods, Sammy Gonzalez and the ever-popular Joan Rivers impersonator, Mr. Frank Marino. Always good to hear from my Chocolate!

They recently had the Miss and Mr. Holiday contest at Warehouse 29 in Greensboro and Crystal Frost and Taylor Knight-Addams won; their respective runners-up were London Bacall and Holden Wood.

Our picture this time is of former Miss Continental Chilli Pepper along with Chicago journalist Candace Jordan and none other than Miss Chilli’s good friend Oprah Winfrey. It’s all about the ladies who lunch! : :

info: Drop me a line, OK? TheTeaMissD@yahoo.com