Winners Interviews: Lou Lou D’vil, Best Debut

Finnish beauty, LouLou D’vil looks back on her BHoF 2011 experience…

LouLou D'vil (©Don Spiro)

LouLou D'vil (©Don Spiro)

Congratulations LouLou! Did you imagine when you set off from Finland that you would return with a trophy?
Thank you! I really didn’t expect to win, not at all!

Are you keen to return and compete for Reigning Queen? Do you feel ready to take on that category?

Of course, it’s my dream come true and I couldn’t be more thrilled! I’m so delighted to compete in the main category next year and I’m ready for that. There’s still time, almost a year, to develop and get better and better. By then everything will be polished and ready.

Did you enjoy competing? Did it affect or change the mood backstage amongst the debut competitors, or was performing at BHoF nerve-wracking enough as it is, competition or n...

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Winners Interviews: Anna Fur Laxis, 1st Runner Up

First Runner Up, Anna Fur Laxis discusses her BHoF 2011 experience, and one of the most talked about performances of the weekend…

Anna Fur Laxis on stage at BHoF 2011 (©Don Spiro)

Anna Fur Laxis on stage at BHoF 2011 (©Don Spiro)

Congratulations Anna! Are you happy with the result?

Thank you! It was wonderful, and the feedback and responses I have had, both from the live performance and from the video have been incredible!

It’s abundantly clear that a lot of work and practice went into your act – can you tell us a little about the process and conception?

The concept for this act was conceived on a visit to L.A’s Magic Castle two years ago – I decided I wanted make my clothes vanish...

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Winners Interviews: Captain Kidd, Best Boylesque 2011

A post-win chat with newly crowned Australian burlesque royalty, Captain Kidd…

Captain Kidd, 'Best Boylesque' 2011 (©S.H. Photo)

Captain Kidd, 'Best Boylesque' 2011 (©S.H. Photo)

Well, congratulations Captain! Did you see that one coming?!

I didn’t really see me walking away from BHOF with two, let alone one title/trophies!

When did you first hear about BHoF, and what made you decide to apply this year? Did you enjoy the overall experience – was it as you expected?

I first heard about BHOF about five years ago; I have been meaning to apply for the past three but never got my sh*t together. Fellow performer friends also made it happen by a bit of a sponsorship for my trip. I really had a ball! Such a great weekend of people, performance and partying...

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Winners Interviews: Indigo Blue, Reigning Queen 2011

In the first of a series of BHoF Winners Interviews, Indigo Blue shares her thoughts, feelings and future plans as the Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2011…

Indigo Blue, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2011. (©S.H.Photo)

Indigo Blue, Reigning Queen of Burlesque 2011. (©S.H.Photo)

When you were announced, my heart leapt for you – the wave of love and happiness for you in the theatre was so affecting. Did you sense that affection, or were you too overwhelmed?

Thank you so much!  I was pretty overwhelmed when my name was announced, but my mind was actually very clear.  I felt full of emotion and gratitude, and also very calm, all at the same time.

We were treated to some first class Indigo Blue victory clowning, but what was actually going through your mind, if that isn’t too cliched a question?

I wanted to really acknowledge every person in the theatr...

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Pearls of Wisdom from Burlesque Royalty…

For those of you who did not attend and have not had a chance to enjoy the edited version in the BHoF ’11 programme, here are some words of advice and best wishes for BHoF competitors and would-be queens and kings from some of the previous title holders…

Reigning Queen 2005, Michelle L’amour at the BHoF 2011 Superstar Sunday Closing Gala (©Don Spiro).

Reigning Queen 2005, Michelle L’amour at the BHoF 2011 Superstar Sunday Closing Gala (©Don Spiro).

“If the Burlesque Hall of Fame crowns you as a Queen or King, you are now an official ambassador for burlesque and the museum. Show the world what it’s all about! Spread the good news of burlesque! Amen!”

Michelle L’amour (Miss Exotic World 2005)

“For me, being Miss Exotic World two years in a row has meant lots of attention and a lot of requests for me to perform...

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