Alana’s exact date of birth is unknown. Alana was a transgender pageant model who also worked at a nightclub Alana left Hawaii and went to Chicago She performed in The Baton Show Lounge in Chicago, was known for her Tahitian dance styling, referred to herself as a “hula girl,” and was also an accomplished model and pageant competitor. She was a transgender model who was the second alternate in the 1985 Miss Continental pageant. We don’t have a lot of information on Alana other than she was a transgender woman who was also a model. As far as her personal life tho we don’t have much information.

Alana worked as a model for Starra, a clothing boutique catering to transgender women and cross-dressing men.

Alana is briefly featured in archival footage of the feature-length documentary called “The Queens.” In this footage her friends discuss her murder. This just came out March 2019

There are two speculations on how she died. One claims she died on the second floor of a building With a bullet wound in the back of her head. Witnesses say

Before she died, Alana appeared in an episode of “Trash TV” show. With host Jenny Jones she spoke about her transition from male-to-female and her work as an escort and a performer. They also spoke about family life, friends, and Alana’s career as a showgirl at The Baton Show Lounge in Chicago, Illinois.

Alana worked as a model for Starra, a clothing boutique catering to transgender women and cross-dressing men.

Alana is briefly featured in archival footage of the feature-length documentary called “The Queens.” In this footage her friends discuss her murder. Along with expressing the transgender community.

Not much is known to the public about Alana’s death; I’ve found rumors online that she was murdered on her porch with a shotgun while wearing a nightgown and I’ve read comments saying she was shot with a handgun as she stepped out of a cab in New York City, but those are false. Kela was found dead on a second floor landing in an unknown building (to the public) in Manhattan, New York. My best guess is that it was an apartment building, but it hasn’t been clarified.

Some believe that Alana was the victim of one of her clients-to earn money, like most trans women do, Kela was a high-paid escort. It is believed that this particular client was infatuated with Alana; wanting more than to be a paying client-Alana wasn’t interested. He may have been stalking her, ultimately surprising her at the top of the second floor of the building; shooting her with the reasoning “if I can’t have you, no one will” but this hasn’t been substantiated. With no DNA and a “mysterious man in a black coat who hung around the crime scene before and after” not being questioned, it’s hard to tell if the case will ever be solved. 

Another theory is that Alana relocated to New York to re-start her career as a madam of her own escort service. Cunning, she stole a client list from a rival, more successful agency and when it was discovered that she would be attracting this rival’s big customers, Kela was taken out by either the madam or one of her escorts. This also cannot be substantiated.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-1985-02-04-8501070590-story.html
https://www.wikiwand.com/en/Drag_pageantry
Alana Kela

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