I was shocked to hear that longtime Texas resident and pageant community icon Erica Andrews died yesterday in Chicago of a lung infection.
Erica was born in Nuevo Laredo, Mexico, moved to San Antonio and became one of the most decorated queens on the pageant
Andrews performed at clubs in San Antonio, Dallas and Houston and her jaw dropping beauty and creative routines led to a long list of titles that include Miss Gay Texas USofA 1997, Miss Gay USofA
1999, Miss Texas Continental 2001, Miss Florida Continental 2004,
Universal Show Queen 2004, Miss Continental 2004, Miss International
Queen 2006 and Entertainer of the Year 2006.
She also appeared on the Tyra Banks Show, the Maury Povich Show, in the documentary Transtasia and the controversial movie Ticked Off Tr*****s With Knives. She also worked as a makeup artist for the Maury Povich Show.
She had less than a year ago moved from the Lone Star State to the Terre Haute, IN
area to be with her significant other, and was a beloved and respected
person in Texas and around the TBLG community. .
As the news has spread, commentary from her peers and all who loved her has come pouring in on her Facebook page for this community icon who will be sorely missed.
Rest in peace, Erica..