Friday, December 9, 2011

Mike Ruiz's 47th Birthday Bash At Hell's Kitchen's Industry

Thursday evening I attended the birthday party for renowned celeb photog Mike Ruiz.. While I don't know the handsome fellow well, we've rubbed shoulders at parties and NYC events as video-grapher for my friend & dance artist Sylvia Tosun and as a fellow A List: New York cast member with beloved Rodiney Santiago. You couldn't meet a more humble, gregarious guy.

The soiree at Hell's Kitchen Industry was packed with folks that I do know: in addition to my "date" Leo, I chatted with adult film star & musician Colton Ford (whose artist bio I wrote last month for his label Peace Bisquit); DJ & former Billboard Dance Editor Bill Coleman (and owner of Peace Bisquit); and fab music publicist Brad Taylor.

Performers at the event included dancer singers Ultra Nate, Destiny's Child's Michelle Williams and Deborah Cox; R&B vocalist Chris Willis  and New York trannie fixture Amanda Lepore, whom I had never before seen in the (plastic) flesh. Man, she was a sight to behold.

Also spotted: singer Kristine W, 'N Sync's Lance Bass, recording artist Brian Kent... and enough hot gay, guys and gals—including several of Ruiz's modeling men—to maintain a gleeful grin all night long.Above top right right, DJ Bill Coleman spins amid a packed crowd of NY's finest gays & gals.
Ruiz with his partner Martin Bereusch.The almighty Colton Ford.
Amanda Lepore...More sights & sounds...