“Wow.

There are so many things you can tell yourself when it comes to competing in a pageant. Everything you come up with will help you relax, perform the best you can and most of all, have fun with the experience. The one thing you can’t prepare for is actually winning.

Most of you already know I was recently crowned the Reigning Queen of Burlesque. So for the benefit of those who didn’t know – there you have it.

You can tell yourself who you’re going to thank but it all goes out the window when your name is announced and you’re given a crown and a trophy. I was overwhelmed by support and I realized just how many friends I have made over the years.

Being crowned has been a dream of mine for many years. It seems like just yesterday I was researching this thing called burlesque and admiring performers like Dirty Martini and Julie Atlas Muz.

I fell in love with the art form and I devoted my life to becoming a better performer. Over the years I met various Queens, each time like meeting a hero. I was so nervous the first time I met Dirty Martini. I was afraid a woman of her stature would not have the time or patience for a young performer like me. I couldn’t have been any further from the truth…”

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