In our ongoing Q&A series --"The Candy Gram"-- we ask the same quirky questions of burlesque's various performers. If you want to be added to the mix, drop us a line at kellydinardo AT gmail DOT com. Today, say hello to Bambi Galore.
What is your hometown?
I perform out of Washington DC as my home base but after being raised a military brat, I'm always moving about.
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
When I was younger I remember wanting to be a boy so I could be a drag queen. I always thought they were so beautiful. Once I found burlesque I was happy to see I could be just as glamorous and keep myself just the way I am!
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
I am constantly making pairs for my numbers. I like them to be just as special as the rest of the costume so about 15 at the minute.
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
Bubbles in the Wine
I'm a Woman
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
False eyelashes, my signature pink lipstick and wig tape.
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
Funny enough, my mom. She was never a burlesque performer but she's a Navy Admiral. Growing up she'd do dinner theater and I'd be backstage acting along what she was doing on stage. She was the first person to show me that no matter what, do what you love and love what you do.
Who is your favorite burly queen?
I have three -- Satan's Angel, Coco Monroe and the World Famous *Bob*. All of them are amazing women with incredibly kind hearts and spirits. When I have needed someone they have been there not just for inspiration but for faith in mankind. They epitomize what a true beauty should be.
What is your favorite item of clothing?
My turquoise open toe heels.
What's the last movie you saw?
Stranger than Fiction
What's on your must-see-TV list?
I'm a couch potato so I love my shows. The Office (I'm a fanatic), Dexter, Big Love and Swingtown.
What book is on your nightstand?
Stori Telling, Not the Girl Next Door, Naked, Water for Elephants
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
The West Coast seeing I've only ever been on lay-overs.
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
To fly, I've always wanted to ever since I was a little child. The feeling of weightlessness seems like it would be transcending.
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