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Vote now: Nominees announced for 2014 Pink Flamingo Awards (with video by comedian ANT)

The LGBT Visitor Center has announced nominees for the 2nd annual Pink Flamingo Awards to be held Sept. 23 at Miami Beach Convention Center.

Comedian ANT will emcee the event, which runs 7 to 10 p.m. and includes open-bar cocktail reception, silent auction, three-course sit-down dinner and live entertainment.

Below is the official nominees list. Click here to vote.

MIAMI BEACH – September 2, 2014The people have spoken. The top five vote-getters in each of 21 hospitality-related categories have been declared the finalists in the LGBT Visitor Center’s 2nd Annual “Pink Flamingo Awards.” Miss Miami Beach Gay Pride 2014 TP Lords unveiled the finalists, surrounded by sexy “Pink Flaminguys” outfitted in pink Speedos, at a Kick-Off Party on Friday, August 29, at Palace South Beach. The winners will be announced at a high-spirited reception and dinner party on Tuesday, September 23, at the Miami Beach Convention Center with celebrity stand-up comedian ANT emceeing the evening affair.

The finalists were determined by write-in nominations from the community as well as from tourists who visit here, said Lori Lynch, executive director of the LGBT Visitor Center. The “People’s Choice”-style awards recognize the people and places that have helped make Miami Beach a world-class city and travel destination.

Finalists in the 2nd Annual “Pink Flamingo Awards” are:


Favorite Hotel/Resort

· The Clevelander Hotel

· Fontainebleau Miami Beach

· National Hotel

· The Standard Spa Miami Beach

· W South Beach

Favorite Hotel/Boutique

· Essex House

· Gale South Beach

· Hôtel Gaythering

· The Angler's Boutique Resort

· The Betsy South Beach

Favorite Restaurant-Fine Dining

· BLT Steak @ The Betsy

· Juvia Miami Beach

· Milos

· The Forge

· Zen Sai Restaurant

Favorite Restaurant-Casual

· 13 Even

· City Hall The Restaurant

· Palace South Beach

· Spris

· Yardbird Southern Table & Bar

Favorite Chef

· Guily Booth

· Hedy Goldsmith

· Michael Schwartz

· Michelle Bernstein

· Todd Erickson

Favorite Drag Queen

· Adora

· Elaine Lancaster

· Noel Leon

· Pussila

· Tiffany Fantasia

Favorite Singer

· Diana Mera

· Envee

· Jane Castro JEI

· Karina Iglesis

· Robbie Elias

Favorite Nightlife Destination

· Clevelander Hotel

· House

· Score

· The Cabaret South Beach

· Twist

Favorite Dance Club

· House

· Hunter's Beach Bar

· Score

· The Manor

· Twist

Favorite DJ

· DJ Abel

· DJ Citizen Jane

· DJ Maximus 3000

· DJ Pride

· DJ Zheno

Favorite Bartender

· Charlie - Score

· Kelly Cambell - Rumors

· Kesia - Score

· Lorenzo – Hotel Gaythering

· Nathan – Twist

Favorite Promoter

· Dustin Reffca

· Edison Farrow

· Hilton Wolman

· Icandee Events

· Pandora Events

Favorite Media Personality

· Belkys Nerey

· Craig Stevens

· Louis Aguirre

· Roxanne Vargas

· Steve Rothaus

Favorite Miami Attraction

· Jungle Island

· Lincoln Road

· Miami Beach Botanical Garden

· Miami Seaquarium

· Perez Art Museum Miami

Favorite Retail Store

· Banana Republic

· Base

· H&M

· Macy's

· Zara

Favorite Gym

· Crunch

· Equinox

· LA Fitness

· Mpower Project Gym

· Steel Gym

Favorite Spa

· Bliss

· Canyon Ranch Hotel & Spa

· Mandarin Oriental Miami

· Shore Club South Beach

· The Standard Spa Miami Beach

Favorite Non-Profit Organization

· Beta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.

· Care Resource

· Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival

· National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

· The Aqua Foundation for Women

Favorite Fundraising Event - One Day

· AIDS Walk Miami

· Miami Beach Botanical Garden Taste of the Garden

· Pridelines Masquerade Ball

· Task Force Recognition Dinner

· Unity Coalition Leaders, Legends and Lovelies Ball

Favorite Fundraising Event - Weekend or Longer

· Aqua Girl

· Miami Beach Gay Pride

· Miami Beach White Party

· Orgullo

· Winter Party Festival

Favorite Local Hero

· Cindy Brown

· Elizabeth F. Schwartz

· Gisela Vega

· Mark Gilbert

· Michael Gongora


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