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 Roxi Dlite.
What is your hometown?
Windsor, Ontario, Canada.
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
I guess you can say I've been a performer my entire life. When I was a kid I used to put on little dance numbers for my family. During recess in grade school I'd round up some girls and we'd make up a dance routine then perform it in front of the class. I started my journey into burlesque about five years ago. I started out as a feature performer in strip clubs, performing burlesque inspired shows. I researched its roots and from there it progressed into full on burlesque shows.
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
Lots! Most of which are ones I don't wear any more. My favorite pair was made by the talented Amber Ray, that are for my Pirate Costume.
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
I'm more of a classic gal. I have so many I love its hard to choose three. I'd have to say Night Train is my absolute favorite, Shivas Regal is a close second with trusty ol' Lamnet in third.
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
M.A.C makeup, MAC computer and the internet.
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
Julie Atlas Muz. I adore her. She is such a multi-talented performer. I don't think anyone could re-create her style because she is such a truly unique individual. I had the pleasure of meeting her last September when I performed at This or That. I was completely star struck. I felt like such a goofy girl fan. Also, I could never forget Big Fannie Annie, she gave me lots of great advice during Exotic World. I call her my Fairy Burlesque Mother.
Who is your favorite burly queen?
Dee Milo, I love her story. I am also a big fan of Candy Barr and Gypsy Rose Lee of course.
What is your favorite item of clothing?
It's so hard to choose! I would have to say my green leopard dress. It hugs me in all the right places and it's a lot of fun to wear.
What's the last movie you saw?
The last movie I saw in the theater was Bolt in 3D. I've never seen a 3D movie before, it was really cute. I'm not really into animated movies much, I'm more of an Amelie, Breakfast at Tiffany's or American Beauty kind of gal.
What's on your must-see-TV list?
My boyfriend and I download TV series and watch them together. Right now we are really into Heroes, The Office and Weeds.
What book is on your nightstand?
A couple, Pappa's Burlesque House by Bernard Livingston and How to Talk to Anyone by Liel Lowndes.
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
Somewhere in the UK. I also think it would be nice to see India, but that could be because I love the food.
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
Ooohhh! I like this question! I've given this some serious thought over the years. There are lots of powers Id love to have, however the one that would come in most handy would be the power of persuasion. I'd use it to get rich, for free flights all over the world and to have strangers help me with my luggage. I may just talk Swarovski into letting me take over the business, then I'd live in a crystal house and have an ostrich farm out back. Is that asking too much?
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