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Brittani Acuff

Growing up in Orlando, Brittani has passion for this city and all it offers. At the age of three, Brittani began studying the art of dance and voice, which lead to her love of theatre and music. Never shying away from the spotlight, she studied Broadcast Journalism Theatre Arts while attending The University of Mississippi. While in Mississippi she was a lead anchor and feature reporter for News Watch 99 and in 2014 was named in the Top 4 Feature Reporters in the Southeastern Journalism Conference’s Best of the South, beating out reporters from over 30 colleges and universities. During her time reporting she learned how valuable relationships and branding could be and began to learn using what she knew to add Public and Community Relations to her background. In 2014, she returned to Orlando and became involved in the fabulous Drag Pageant scene. Which led her to be a fierce advocate and ally to the LGBTQ+ Community landing her at Two Spirit Health Services, a 501c3, full service LGBT & Allied Health Center, as their Community Relations & Event Coordinator. She also works for the Orlando Magic as well as freelance event, broadcast and public relations jobs.

Brittani is the owner and promoter of Miss Citrus State Comedy Queen, creator of Southern Night’s Annual “Southern Goes Red” Party and is the Executive Assistant for “Dancing with the Queens." Philanthropy has always been in the heartbeat of Brittani. Brittani currently serves on the Event Committee for Dance, Dream and Inspire for Community Based Care of Central Florida, the Tomorrow’s Leaders Board for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Central Florida, serves on the Transgender Awareness Week Committee as a founding member, sits on the United States Conference on AIDS Host Committee & Executive Committee as the Opening Reception Chair and the One Pulse Foundation memorial Task Force. She is currently Miss Orange County USA and uses this title to promote the LGBTQ+ Community and numerous non-profits around Central Florida.

Adolfo Suarez

So being raised in a Cuban household by my mother and my grandmother. Always meant that you would spend a lot of time in the kitchen because that would be the center of our home for the family and being that I was a handful  and  usually in trouble.
I would be in the kitchen so they would be able to keep an eye on me. And what a better way for me to learn how to cook and understand all the love that has always been  put into meals by my mother my grandmother.

These two incredible women always told and showed me about using the freshest ingredients and the best  the season has to offer in order to make the family happy and healthy. As I grew older I started to understand these lessons. Then my grandmother decided that it was time to show me how to cook and how to bake in order to keep me out of trouble and she could sit down and take a break. This for me was about spending alone time with my mom and my grandmother.

My mom and my grandma stressed the importance of making sure that when you put food on a plate, that it was well presented because this was showing everyone the love that you had for them. It's what she called love on a plate. So these are lessons that I've always taken with me as I started on my journey.

My journey started in Florida a while ago. I worked for Walt Disney World and Universal Studios and a couple of private catering firms, but I wanted to see the world. My career has taking me from restaurants to private events to working with two celebrity chefs. And being able to orchestrate and direct major social events and food shows both in Las Vegas and in Los Angeles. Along with private events in Europe.

So this journey has brought me back home to Orlando, where it all began.  I am  so grateful to be part of the GayDays family and be back in a community that is so loving, warm and inviting. I look forward to seeing everyone at Taste of GayDays®!