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 Tanya Cheex a line at t.cheex AT gmail DOT com. Today, say hello to Vivienne Vermuth.
What is your hometown?
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
I've been performing for a little over a year, and what a year it has been! I hope to travel and perform in other cities in 2009!
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
I have about 15 different pairs. Every time I see a beautiful pair I buy them, regardless of whether or not I have a costume or routine to use them with. I also have some that were custom made for me, my favorite being a pair of pink Swarovski ones by Lady Divina that are designed to look like nips!
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
Stardust by Artie Shaw,Boobs by Ruth Wallis and I want to be Evil by Chiewatal Ejiofor.
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
1. TOUPEE TAPE!
2. My Swarovski's that I put under my eyes as glitter eyeliner.
3. My signature martini glass rhinestone tattoo!
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
Dirty Martini and John Waters - both have OUTRAGEOUS personalities and I want to embody their raucous spirit!
Who is your favorite burly queen?
Definitely Michelle L'Amour, I had the pleasure of being her panty wrangler in Dallas back in March, and she is the most gracious and humorous performer I have met, and so GORGEOUS! Her husband also provided great backstage banter too, he's hilarious.
What is your favorite item of clothing?
Easily my shoes! I have 138 pairs, including my burly girl ones that I sparkled up myself It's an obsession.
What’s the last movie you saw?
Star Trek. I'm a bit of a nerd.
What’s on your must-see-TV list?
I love Big Bang Theory, Penn and Teller's Bull*&%!, Two and a Half Men, anything on the Discovery Channel or BBC. I'm really getting into No Heroics.
What book is on your nightstand?
The Great American Pin Up.
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
Anywhere that has a warm sandy beach that I could lay on for hours and drink margaritas.
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
Super Speed. It always seems like I cant get everything done in a day! Also, it'd make costume making a cinch.
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