Angie Pontani talks about life after being crowned Miss Exotic World 2008. Traveling home after the competition with the four-foot trophy garnered some added attention. "I was coming home on the plane with the trophy and people are like, what is that for?" Pontani told The Trentonian. "Let's just say I got a lot of free drinks. And I got an emergency row so I can stretch out with my trophy."
As for future plans, the reigning burly queen said:
"I think the humanitarian effort to put forth here is to keep on doing what I'm doing and send out this positive image for burlesque and keep bringing burlesque to the people and raising awareness for the (burlesque) museum because it's gone through some tough times over the last few years - moving locations, kind of looking for a new home, so it's a big year for it. Burlesque gets a bad wrap a lot of times. But really it's one of America's oldest theatrical art forms. So I'd just like to perpetuate that."
In other news ...
The Hurly Burly Girlys's Burlesque Soiree was "brassiere loads of fun."
One fuddy duddy thinks "all this stuff and nonsense about burlesque being a fantastic new art form is also a load of old hooey."
Women pack the audiences of Australian burlesque shows.
After a "seven-bum salute," Kylie Minogue gets treated to a striptease from an adoring rugby player.
Kelly Brock wants to learn the art of the striptease.
Don't miss the Toronto Burlesque Festival Sunday June 15.
Going to be in Minneapolis July 11-12? Catch Lili's Burlesque Revue's SIZZLE: A Summer Burlesque Extravaganza.