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. Say hello to Ivana Broadchest.
What is your hometown?
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
None. Big Mamma has to make them by hand. Store bought aren't big enough!
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
I'm actually a classically-trained vocalist, so I sing as well. I absolutely love the naughtiness of If I Can't Sell It, Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend is a lot of fun. I am trying to work out a fun operatic number as well.
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
Eyelashes, corsets and a great audience!
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
Who is your favorite burly queen?
Big Mamma D, of course!
What is your favorite item of clothing?
What's the last movie you saw?
What's on your must-see-TV list?
Lipstick Jungle & Californication
What book is on your nightstand?
The Art of Pole Dancing and The Complete Works of Shakespeare.
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
Italy. They love REAL women!
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
Mind Control. You could alter someone's perspective. Of course, we women already possess a little bit of that superpower anyway, don't we? (wicked laugh!)
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