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 the reigning Queen of The Burlesque Hall of Fame 2009, Kalani Kokonuts.
What is your hometown?
Somewhere in the constellation Plieades
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
Since about 2003
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
I have no idea, not that many..
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
Feeling good by Michael Buble
Bob's yer uncle by The Happy Mondays
Rev 22:20 (dry martini mix) by Puscifer
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
My shoes, the music and some weed.
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
Who is your favorite burly queen?
What is your favorite item of clothing?
Apparently it's toothpaste. I rock toothpaste on my shirt almost everyday. If you don't see toothpaste on me, I haven't brushed yet.
What’s the last movie you saw?
Let The Right One In. It's a subtitled vampire movie made in the Netherlands I think.
What’s on your must-see-TV list?
Toddlers and Tiaras. Seriously? I just can't relate.
What book is on your nightstand?
A bunch of High Times magazines and a Thierry Mugler design book.
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
Wow, I get to choose any power? My power would be the ability to instantaneously create highly contagious viruses with permanent symptoms.
The reasoning behind this idea would be that I could manifest viruses that can make any human happier, less stressed and kinder and more compassionate to there fellow earthlings. I guess I would be the change that I wanted to see.
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