Friday, March 7, 2008

The Candy Gram: Yasmine Vine

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 Yasmine Vine.

What is your hometown?
Tehran, Iran

How long have you been interested in burlesque/performing?
I have always been interested in performing. Since I was 3, I'd mimic performances. Shile other kids would hold dolls and play house, Id ask for boas and sing and dance in front of the mirror. The first time I saw Burlesque, I had a huge realization.It was like, oh, thats ME!

How many pairs of pasties do you own?
Around 10

What are your three favorite songs to perform to?
Mein Herr from Cabaret is my favorite. I also like Minnie the Moocher by Cab Callaway and Big Spender.

What three items could you not live without as a performer?
6-8 inch stripper heels
red lipstick
my hair stylist

Who had the biggest influence on your career?
Jeff Costa creator of cardio striptease. I took his class religiously for a year before I even attempted to do burlesque.

Who is your favorite burly queen?
I don/t really have a favorite. I am a fan of Bettie Page. I also like Dita Von Teese because she is always glamorous. I do enjoy watching Bella Beretta, Ruby Fox and Delilah Demilo. I think Madonna is secretly a burlesque dancer inside.

What is your favorite item of clothing?
Heels! The higher, the better. And I do enjoy my boas and feather fans.

What's the last movie you saw?
Alvin and The Chipmunks and I LOVED IT!

What's on your must-see-TV list?
I rarely watch TV, but Id say Will and Grace and South Park.

What book is on your nightstand?
Oh so many books!I love to read. currently I'm reading The Billionaire Woman Next Door and AmBitchous. I also got The Secret as a gift.

If you could go anywhere for vacation, where would you go?
Somewhere tropical. I love to swim in the ocean and also have a view of the mountains.

If you could have any superpower, which one would you want? Why?
To turn back time. This way I can undo mistakes I have made.

Satisfy your appetite for more Candy Grams: Cherry Bomb, Millie Dollar, Joanie Gyoza, Bonbon Vivant, Lola Martinet, Frankie Boudoir, Vixen Violette, Ravenna Black, Veronica Lashe, Amber Ray, Beatrix von Bourbon, Angie Pontani, Tanya Cheex, Bloody Belle, Clams Casino, Trixie Little, Michelle L'Amour, Margaret Cho, Miss Dirty Martini, Princess Farhana, Miss Delirium Tremens, Paris Green, Jo Boobs, Jack Midnight, Heidi Von Haught, Diamond Minx, The Titillation Twins, Scratch, Creamy Stevens and Gina Louise.


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