LOS ANGELES—Richelle Ryan has been nominated Miss Exotic Dancer for the month of May. The year-long contest culminates in Las Vegas during the Exotic Dancer Magazine Gentlemen's Club Owners Expo where the finals will be held.

Ryan is thrilled about the nomination. "Oh my God!" she said. "It would be completely awesome if I won. I would be tickled." Fans and friends are encouraged to vote for Ryan here once a day.

"I feel like May is going to be my month because I'm also in two of the biggest feature dance magazines on the east coast."

Look for Ryan on the cover of Xcitement Magazine, distributed in Florida, and the centerfold in Xtreme Magazine which is distributed all over the northeast. The contest is the most exciting for her.

"To be nominated is completely awesome and to win would just be a dream!" she exclaims.

The winner of each month is considered a nominee for the overall yearly award finals. At the Expo this August, the winners from each month will be competing for the prestigious title of Miss Exotic Dancer 2011. The winner of the finals for Miss Exotic Dancer will receive her award presented live on stage at the Gentlemen's Club Owners Expo Awards Show.

April 27-30 Ryan is dancing at Columbus Gold in Columbus, Ohio; May 11-14 at The Pink Pony in East Cape, Ill.; May 18-21 at The Pink Pony in Poplar Bluff, Mo.; June 1-4 at T's lounge in West Palm Beach, Fla.; June 15-18 at Teasers in Dothan, Ala.; October 12-15 at Silk in Milwaukee, Wisc.; October 19-22 at Outer Limits in Middleton, Wisc.; and October 26-29 at Silk Exotic in Juneau, Wisc.