Meet Violinist/DJ Lydia Ansel, Dancer/Model Mariah Rivera and Tattoo/Bikini Model Dixie Miranda at the 3rd Annual “Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race” Oct. 22 in Las Vegas

October 7, 2017 by  

Meet Violinist/DJ Lydia Ansel, Dancer/Model Mariah Rivera and Tattoo/Bikini Model Dixie Miranda at the 3rd Annual "Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race" Oct. 22 in Las Vegas
Comedian Mike Hammer will welcome his friends, Violinist/DJ Lydia Ansel, Dancer/Model Mariah Rivera and Tattoo/Bikini Model Dixie Miranda to the 3rd Annual Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race, a charity event benefitting the Wounded Warrior Project and three veterans’ charities in Las Vegas, on Oct. 22 with a Celebrity Red Carpet from 12 noon and Celebrity Go-Kart Racing from 1-3pm at Gene Woods Racing Experience in Las Vegas.  

Lydia Ansel will be providing the soundtrack for the Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race

Violinist/DJ Lydia Ansel will be providing the soundtrack for the Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race

Lydia Ansel’s energetic rock-and-roll style has been recognized by the biggest names in music. Ansel has performed alongside stars such as Rod Stewart, Enrique Iglesias, John Legend, Steve Walsh (Kansas), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick), Jordin Sparks and Ricky Martin. She has been prominently featured internationally and all across Las Vegas (where she currently lives), including every resort along the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. Previous performances include the Latin Grammys, Billboard Awards, and three years with Rod Stewart for his shows at the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum.

Lydia currently has residencies at Coyote Ugly at New York-New York and the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. She continues to do private and corporate events & traveling.

Said Lydia, “I’m honored and delighted to once again be a part of this event and applaud Mike for all his hard work and dedication to better our community and charities.”

FANTASY Dancer and Model Mariah Rivera

FANTASY Dancer and Model Mariah Rivera

Mariah Rivera has modeled professionally with credits such as Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Maxim Hometown Hottie, National Ads for Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts International, Action! Magazine Cover Girl, 7 billboards on the Vegas Strip. Ring Girl for MGM, and national commercials.

She has been a professional dancer for over 10 years in Vegas. Her dance credits include the “Show in the Sky” at Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino, eRCOKtica, Showgirls and Rhinestone Cowgirls, Steve Wyrick’s Magic Show, Las Vegas Girls in Italy, Sin City Kitties in Primm, Magical Passion in Shenyang China, and now FANTASY. Mariah is the Company Manager of FANTASY, one of the longest running shows in Vegas!

Tattoo Model, Swimsuit Model and Fitness Enthusiast Dixie Miranda

Tattoo Model, Swimsuit Model and Fitness Enthusiast Dixie Miranda

Photo credit: First Born Photography

Dixie Miranda is a tattoo/swimsuit model and fitness enthusiast who works for Michi Bikinis, a bikini company whose products are hand-made in the USA.  She’ll soon be releasing her own calendar called Simply Desire. This 2018 calendar will be sold at the many car shows and events in Los Angeles.

Dixie also worked as a “Dancing Dealer” at the D Casino Hotel and was a crowd favorite. Fans and celebrities often asked to have their pictures taken with her.

Dixie is now training for fitness competition with the famous fitness expert Derek Perdue in Las Vegas, and makes frequent trips to her home town in the Philippines to help feed hundreds of people, especially children.

Lydia, Mariah and Dixie will join dozens of other celebrities and VIPs who will attend this event to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Las Vegas-based veterans’ organizations R.W.B. Dog Tags, Forgotten Not Gone and The Nathan Tyler Davis Foundation. 

Read more about the Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race:


Celebrity guests at Mike Hammer's 3rd Annual Celebrity Go-Kart RaceBeginning at 11:00am, representatives of the Wounded Warrior Project, R.W.B. Dog Tags, Forgotten Not Gone and The Nathan Tyler Davis Foundation will be on hand to answer your questions.

The Mike Hammer Celebrity Go-Kart Race


  • October 22, 2017
  • Veterans’ groups to be available at 11:00am
  • Celebrity Red Carpet arrivals start at 12 noon
  • Celebrity racing takes place from 1-3pm


Gene Woods Racing Experience
121 E. Sunset Rd.
Las Vegas, NV 89119


  • Free. A $25 donation will get you one qualifying race with a chance to race in the celebrity final.
  • Food and drinks will be provided by Gene Woods Racing Experience and sponsors.
  • All proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior Project and three related charities in Las Vegas.


Mike HammerMike Hammer performs The Mike Hammer Comedy and Magic Show Tues-Sat at 7pm at The Four Queens Hotel & Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. Buy Tickets Here! Mike’s show is ranked one of Top 10 Shows in Vegas by the Las Vegas Trip Advisor. Visit Mike Hammer’s Official Web Site and follow him on Twitter and Facebook.

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