The big day!!! El Competition!! Whoa! It’s A game time and everyone was bringing it! So the list of competitors was as follows:
Mister Burlesque (Melbourne, Australia)
Roky Roulette (San Francisco, CA)
The Evil Hate Monkey (Baltimore, MD)
The Amazing Knicker Kittens Burlesque Revue (Stockholm, Sweden)
Chicago Starlets (Chicago, IL)
Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society (Vancouver BC, Canada)
Sweet Soul Burlesque (Vancouver BC, Canada)
Lola Martinet & Tila von Twirl (Chicago, IL)
Mariel a la Mode (Los Angeles, CA)
Shabnam (San Francisco, CA)
Ava Garter (Los Angeles, CA)
Cherry On Top (Vancouver BC, Canada)
Coco Framboise (Toronto, ONT, Canada)
Kisa von Teasa (Knoxville, TN)
Lola Frost (Vancouver BC, Canada)
Miss Hell’s Belle (Glasgow, Scotland, UK)
Ms Tickle (Brooklyn, NY)
Philly Caramel (Marlton, NJ)
Scarlett James (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Sydni Deveraux (Seattle, WA)
Tasia (Sydney, Australia)
MISS BHOF, THE REIGNING QUEEN OF BURLESQUE:
Amber Ray (Brooklyn, NY)
Kristina Nekyia (Los Angeles, CA)
Lux LaCroix (Los Angeles, CA)
Melody Mangler (Vancouver BC, Canada)
Midnite Martini (Denver, CO)
Mimi First (Chicago, IL)
Mimi LeMeaux (San Diego, CA)
Nasty Canasta (Brooklyn, NY)
Ophelia Flame (Minneapolis, MN)
Perle Noire (New Orleans, LA)
Renea’ Le Roux (Atlanta, GA)
Roxi Dlite (Windsor, Canada)
Sweetpea (Minneapolis, MN)
Trixie Little (Baltimore, MD)
Violet Eva (Tokyo, Japan)
Holy Eff! So much Burlesque action!! And to get right to the nitty gritty the winners were:
Most Innovative: Ms. Tickle
Most Comical: The Evil Hate Monkey
Most Classic: Mimi LeMeaux
Most Dazzling: Ms. Tickle
Best Debut: Ms. Tickle
Best Group: The Chicago Starlets
Best Variety Act: Lola Martinet and Tila Von Twirl
Best Boylesque: The Evil Hate Monkey
Queen of Burlesque 2nd Runner up: Nasty Canasta
Queen of Burlesque 1st Runner up: Kristina Nekyia
Queen of Burlesque: Roxi Dlite
Ok there was seriously so much awesome I can’t even handle it let alone type about it all. Selected highlights according to me and again I say to you
***DISCLAIMER*** My opinion only and I’m STILL an idiot.
Ok soooo I was competing in best group with the Chickens so I missed stuff. Lame. I missed CHERRYONTOP!! LAME! I did get to see Lola Frost tho and I thought she was AMAZING! Omg! So hot! WAM BAM thank you Lola!! She seriously held her own and was one of my super favs in that category!! I am clearly partial.. but she was great! There were ALOT of giant props. Serious alot. A giant candy apple, a giant bull, giant wings, a giant swing, a giant cigar, giant lotus blossom.. and Lola didn’t need giant anything! I thought she was awesome all by herself!! Goes to show there are some things you can’t buy! Ooo I said it. Jerksauce. However, in terms of being friggin genius. It is true that Ms Tickle for sure took that category. As well as every other category. Super beautiful number starting out with white fans as a skirt ending up with them as wings?? Not one but two, ingenious ways to use fans other than just fans?? I can see why that went down the way it did!! My other fav in that category was SYDNI DEVEREAUX; she also did an untypical fan dance to african music and girl was amazing. Seriously loved it.
AMBER RAY is a goddess. Encrusted in rhinestone lotus everything she was the epitome of lust and tease; a true fantasy in every sense.
and ROXI DLITE.. oooo Roxi. You could tell she was not f*cking around. She came out and killed it. Not only amazing costume, concept, and giant cigar; She has mega skills when it comes to tease, performance and dance ability. She was the whole package and her win was 100% deserved. ALL HAIL.
The runners up were also freeking fab:
KRISTYINA NEKYIA came out of a smoke filled coffin and was scary and sexy at the same time. Quite the feat! Ending with black light paint awesomeness?? YES! Bloody Betty wet dream for real.
Nasty Canasta had a super cute number where the clothing she removed appeared on a picture video on the side of the stage. Brilliant!
Midnite Martini. Whoa. Flexible much!? She was super awesome amaze-o too!! Amazing stocking tricks and fabulous energy! One to watch for sure!!!
Loved SWEETPEA.. that girl can dance!!!! Holy Shiz!!
My only sadness is that there wasn’t really anything super funny. ok the Monkey was funny. Must mention EVIL HATE MONKEY on pointe shoes. Very entertaining. but aside from him. nothing. sigh. Guess thats not what we are going for.. stern but fair. (but not funny)
In which case, so good that Miss Astrid is AMAZING! Almost better than the actual acts. Very dry- super hilarious. I fear her and want to be her at the same time. Her rendition of It’s a Man’s World at the end of the night was epic.
So Yah!! Burly overload!!!!! At this point its so late!!! And I’m so tired.. I didn’t even party after. I know… who does that!? But I was spent! And there was still one more day after this!?? Dear God…
Hail the Queen!! Photo by: (somebody tell me and I’ll credit you!!)