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 Chastity Chaos.
What is your hometown?
Oxnard, Ca and Jacksonville, FL
How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
I became interested in performing burlesque around three years ago. I started going to shows and I rarely saw women of color performing. I wanted to rep for us.
How many pairs of pasties do you own?
Oh wow! I dunno! I make them myself. I have too many to count.
What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
C’est Lui by Josephene Baker, Boulevard of Broken Dreams by the Nat King Trio and The Stripper by any big band.
What three items could you not live without as a performer?
Who had the biggest influence on your career?
Dorothy Dandridge. Her classic beauty and her sex appeal. The lack of a solid representation of classic Hollywood glamour among women of color inspires me to represent.
Who is your favorite burly queen?
What is your favorite item of clothing?
What’s the last movie you saw?
Temple Grandin… Loved it!
What’s on your must-see-TV list?
RuPaul’s Drag Race
What book is on your nightstand?
Right now I don’t have any books on my nightstand, but I have a few zines there…
If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
OMG! Everywhere… I want to see everything. But if I had to pick one place right now, Paris!
If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
The power to freeze time, so I can sleep.
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