Born and raised in Colorado, Aurora Sexton began her career in female impersonation in local coffee shops at the age of 13. Two years later, at 15 and with her mother’s permission, Aurora joined Guise & Dolls. Later she worked for Tracks 2000 and Dream Nightclub until she turned 21 and headed to the Midwest to pursue her dreams in Chicago. Since arriving in the Windy City, Aurora quickly became a staple in Chicago’s LGBT community. She has put her creative talents to work with regular performances at Hydrate, Kit Kat Lounge & Supper Club, Roscoe’s, Spin Nightclub and The Office in Rockford, Illinois.
A well respected icon of nightlife in Chicago, Aurora has hosted various parties and events. She is currently hosting GLITTER at Le Passage and is now a member of the cast at the world famous Baton Show Lounge. In 2009, Aurora placed in the top 5 at the 2009 Miss Continental Pageant and she more-recently qualified for the 2010 Miss Continental Pageant happening Labor Day weekend, September 5th and 6th, in Chicago. Here Aurora takes some time away from the stage to talk with ChicagoPride.com’s Kinley Preston about the upcoming Miss Continental Pageant.
Becoming a Miss Continental has been a dream of mine since I first saw a Miss Continental video at the age of 16. I’ve had many reasons for wanting to win over the years, but now it’s about being a part of something prolific - becoming a part of history in an art form that I cherish and am proud to be a part of.