Apart from being a stage performer, Erica is a make up artist employed by the Maury Povich show in NYC. Originally from Mexico, she has lived in San Antonio for the past 14 years and been a performer for the last. 12. She has actively participated in the pageant circuit, and won many titles, including: Miss Gay San Antonio USA, Miss Gay TX USA, Miss Illinois Continental, Miss Gay USofA and in 2004 Miss Gay Florida Continental. She also received The Best of The Two Laredos, Millennium Award, and was delighted that her mom was in the audience that night. Erica is the product of drag mom Tandi Andrews who taught her well, and Raphael Velasquez who was her mentor and father figure. In October 2006 Erica won the Miss International Queen. She passed away in the summer of 2016.