Amaya Sexton was voted Best Dayton Drag Queen in Dayton.com's Best of Dayton Contest for 2018.
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Dayton’s best drag queen Amaya Sexton: ‘I am very comfortable with who I am because I know who I am’ 

Amaya Sexton has Betty White dreams. 

 

The JLo-loving, corn country native was voted Best Dayton Drag Queen in Dayton.com’s Best of Dayton Contest.

Second place  went to Nhiraje and third place went to  Tina Hightower, the 2017 winner. 

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Amaya sat down with “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson for the first episode of the podcast’s second season. 

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She  talks about the Sextons - her drag family, chicken wings, channeling Beyoncé and being a trans woman on Facebook. 

“I get people on my Live who say, ‘I am not trying to be mean, but are you a man or a woman’,” she said. “What I am really doing is helping educate a lot of people about our community... I am very comfortable with who I am because I know who I am.” 

>> 2018 Best of Dayton winners 

Sexton, Miss Masque 2018, has 10 years in the drag game and plans to be the Betty White of her profession. 

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Amaya Sexton was voted Best Dayton Drag Queen in Dayton.com's Best of Dayton Contest for 2018.
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