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Miss Sophia

As a black gay man, Miss Sophia (whose real name is Joe Taylor) plays it loud and proud. Words flow from his mouth like confetti during his daily entertainment report, which he punctuates with his signature farewell: "When I talk, you talk, we talk, that's girrrrrl talk on the People's Station, V to the 103.“  He trills the "three" with gusto.

That the largely African-American radio audience has once again embraced Miss Sophia isn’t all that surprising.  Atlanta has the biggest concentration of black same-sex couples in the South, according to 2010 census figures.

Joe was a Theatre major and performed in local theatre in Houston before moving to Atlanta in 1999 where he met Wanda Smith, who booked him on her comedy stage shows. Eventually, he had guest stints on V-103 and listeners loved him, bombarding the station with e-mails.  This led to a fulltime Entertainment Reporter role in 2006. He left in 2012 to return to Houston. Miss Sophia has now returned to our Frank & Wanda In The Morning 2.0 in February 2018 and the laughter and shenanigans have once again returned to V-103!

Joe has appeared in several movies the most notable being Tyler Perry's I CAN DO BAD ALL BY MYSELF.  He was in Nicci Gilbert's SOUL KITTENS CAFÉ and Jai Anthony Lewis Hubbard's KASHA AND THE ZULU KING, which won an NAACP Image Award.  He also had an entertainment segment on CBS's Better Day Atlanta Morning News.  

Miss Sophia was the official final night talent MC for The Mr & Miss Gay Black Universe Pageant for over 15 years and currently is the official final night MC for the MISS GAY US of A Pageant as well as the official talent MC for Miss Duval. He’s the official MC for FALLTACULAR an annual event that takes place in Gatlinburg, TN.  He’s one of the official MC's for the SGL CRUISE and SAILSATION cruise. Miss Sophia travels and hosts events all over the world: special shows, weddings, birthday parties, talent shows, club events and anniversaries.  

Miss Sophia is very involved in the Atlanta community. In fact, he was chosen as a Democratic Delegate for the Democratic National Convention in 2007. And avid Barack Obama supporter, Miss Sophia spent countless hours registering Atlantans to vote in that critical election. He had the pleasure of attending the Inauguration as well.