Art of Raja
"I am so looking forward to being involved in the XO Ball & Expo this year. I have always loved the spirit of San Francisco and look forward to performing one of my new tracks during the Ball." - Raja. Sutan Amrull, also known as Raja is one of the world's most famous drag performers, and has been practicing the art for 20 years. Raja began his career as a make-up artist, eventually landing a place on the reality show America's Next Top Model, serving as the show's make-up artist for nine cycles. Sutan's clients include Dita von Teese, Pamela Anderson, Paulina Porizkova, Iman, Tyra Banks and Twiggy. Presenting his drag alter-ego Raja, Sutan auditioned for the third season of the reality program Rupaul's Drag Race which aired on Logo in 2011. Raja entered the Drag Race workroom dressed quite unconventionally for a typical Drag Queen and throughout the show, focused on the high fashion aspects of the art. Raja single handedly stole the runway from his competitors. In the final episode, after a lip sync battle with Manila Luzon, Raja was crowned the winner and named America's Next Drag Superstar. Most recently, Raja has returned to the studio and has 3 more musical singles to be released before the end of Summer 2012. Raja entertains at various venues throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.artofraja.com. [close]
Stoya is outrageous, unorthodox, and all-natural. She has spent the majority of her adult career as one of Digital Playground's esteemed contract stars. With striking dark features and porcelain skin, this tall and slender beauty has the ability to radiate a multitude of looks: sophisticated, romantic, sexy, and playfully cute. The only thing more erotic and intriguing than Stoya's appearance is her mind, which she readily provides insight into via social media and blogging. She was named Best New Starlet by AVN, XBiz, Germany's Erotic-line, and many other notable industry award shows. Along with her many international and domestic erotic magazine covers and spreads, Stoya was photographed by Steven Klein for the cover of Richardson Magazine, Dusan Reljin for Exhibition and Paradis, and Emma Nixon for the cover of Maxim Latin America. Taking her acrobatics from the bedroom to the air, Stoya performs circus-style contortions and feats of strength on a spinning, circular apparatus known as a lyra / aerial cerceaux. After debuting her aerial act live in front of thousands of people in 2011, Stoya went on to perform sold out shows at a variety of venues in the Midwest and up and down the East Coast – always in various states of undress displaying her lithe, lean body. For more information about Stoya, visit http://stoya.tumblr.com/ or www.twitter.com/stoya.[close]
"I can't wait for the first XO Ball and Expo.. I LOVE San Francisco, the people are so friendly and the parties are wild!" -XOXO, Masuimi Max. Masuimi Max is a true fetish icon. She has been described as one of the most influential alternative models of her time. Masuimi Max is also an inspirational performance artist who elevates any project she is involved in. Hands down she is today's top fetish model, yet her greatest strength is her diversity and ability to transcend beyond the fetish world. For more information about Masuimi Max, visit www.IAmTrouble.com [close]
"Taking Devil's Playground from L.A. to San Francisco for the inaugural XO Ball & Expo is so exciting!" exclaims Courtney Cruz. "We just cannot wait to perform our sultry burlesque numbers, as well as our girl on girl wrestling show. See you all at XO!" - Born and raised in Costa Mesa, California, this international alternative model and burlesque performer got her start in 1997 at the age of 18 in Los Angeles. With covers and full layouts in such magazines as Skin Two, Marquis, International Tattoo, Skin & Ink, Car Kulture Deluxe, Juxtapoz, and Low Rider. Courtney has been performing as a burlesque dancer and vaudeville performance artist since 2002. Courtney is known about town for her production and coordination of fashion events and burlesque performance art. She is currently producing "The Devil's Playground," a monthly installment of themed, theatrical burlesque entertainment and variety acts in multiple venues across Los Angeles. The show has become notorious for its outrageous, campy and sexy entertainment. Voted "Best Burlesque Show" by LA Weekly!