Gia Nova was awarded Entertainer of the Year 2012 at the 15th annual Adult Nightclub & Exotic Dancer Awards Show. The show was held on Tuesday, August 28, at The Orleans Hotel and Casino, during the 20th Annual Gentlemen’s Club Owners EXPO. The four contestants of 2012; Suzie Malone, Gia Nova, Lisa Licious and Rubber Doll, all performed individually throughout the award show for the 1,000 plus club owners, agents, and entertainers in the theater during a sold out show. Gia’s show was inspired by theatrical rock acts such as Alice Cooper, KISS, and Rob Zombie with a dance fusion of groove-metal and booty shakin’.
When asked about the absence of some of her signature props and frilly costumes, she replied "I like to think of myself as a multifaceted person. The same goes for my performances and dance styles. There are so many interesting yet opposite elements that I love. You have to keep them (the audience) guessing…wanting more. The name of the game for me is keeping it real and keeping it fresh."
When the winner was revealed Gia turned away from the audience because she stared to cry. Later, she said, "I never expected any of this! Winning the top award at the nation’s only award show for a multi-billion dollar gentlemen’s club industry is mind-blowing!" She continued,"I may have been the only one physically on stage, but it wasn’t just me up there. It was also all of my friends, fans, and club family across the country. Without their support, bookings, dance sessions, votes, and helping to promote me, this would have never happened!…I hope I inspire other girls to achieve their dreams while showing them they can always be true to themselves as my good friend Rachelle Laree has shown me."
Gia has become one of the top showgirls in the industry and because of her innovative, unique, and ever evolving style, she is one of the most highly sought after performers.