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FB_IMG_1480384935379When I was in Adelaide featuring at the Palace, I went for dinner with a few friends of mine. My good friend, Justine, who used to sing in my all girl group, G-Force and is now an epic cosplayer who just so happened to have married an Aussie and now lived in Australia (Lucky me to have a friend on the other side of the planet!) her hubby, who is a journalist and author along with their two friends, who are wrestlers. Yep, at my table of creativity sits a showgirl, cosplayer, journalist and 2 hot wrestlers! Let the fun begin!

Sean, Justine’s hubby, looks over at me and says, “Tell them the story about when you went through airport security.” NOW…I have SO MANY stories of both, going through airport security and immigration around the globe that I was trying to remember which story he was talking about. So I said, “Ok, was it the story with the sex toys?” Everyone bursts out laughing! He’s trying to gather himself and replies, “No, no, not that one.” So I then blurt out, “Was it the one with the bondage gear?” Everyone is still killing themselves laughing from the first incriminating question I made and this second one just was over the top…Justine then says, “I think it’s the one with your posters and magnets.” “Ooooohhh….THAT one!” I say. You see, for some reason I always get ‘randomly selected’ when going through airport security. I go in for extra testing every time. It actually has made me lose faith in the security system at the airport. Here I am in my LuLu Lemons, bubbly blonde with a baseball hat and ‘I’ am always getting selected. Their selection process is shit. LOL The only threat I  would be is threatening people with a good time! Waa waaaaa! I am Da Bomb! Bombshell blonde, that’s about how explosive I get 😀 High calibre DDs, maybe! Anyways, I started to get frustrated with always being selected so I decided to pack my promo in my carry on, so that when the security officer opened my bag, my 18×36 nude posters would unravel along with my magnets. And it worked! The security officer opened my carry on to search my bag and when my posters fell out, he turned bright red. I told him he could have one if he wanted and I’d sign it for him 😉 He declined.

Nothing like this as a conversation starter to new people you’ve just met over dinner!

So let me guess….you want to hear the one about the sex toys, don’t you? Well, here is one for you. As some of you know, I used to have a well known duo called the Natural Blonde Thrillers and we used to do fully choreographed shows with skits. We were sensual not sexual and had a comedy component to our shows. This one time we were going through airport security and the female officer says she needs to look in our bag. Realizing that the bag had sexual content in it I told the security officer she’d need to take that bag aside as it contained inappropriate materials in it and we were around families. I was dying inside!! We had penis water guns, a penis pump and a huge strap on that we used in our Beauty and the Beast show! (I was the beast and would chase beauty around the stage with the strap on-it was hilarious!) She opened the bag, closed it with a look of disgust on her face and handed it to me angrily. I was trying to explain, “We don’t actually use those on each other! We are a duo act, it’s all for show! We are just friends!” She says firmly, ” I DON’T WANT TO KNOW” and walks away. You’d think we’d learn from that buuuut we didn’t.


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Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number

This topic has come up a few times over the last 2 weeks with some friends outside of the industry, so thought I’d write my thoughts on the elephant in the room, so to speak. My friend says, “So, how much longer are you going to do this for? What’s the length a girl can dance for? You can’t do this forever.” I burst out laughing, “WHYYYY NOT?! I can be the vintage stripper on the stage doing walker tricks and popping wheelies in my wheelchair when I’m 90!! My energy, my sparkle and my titties will always be fabulous! 😀 bahahaha

Then I proceed with my more serious tone, “I am the wrong person to ask that question to. Here I STILL am and going strong. Just when I think I’m ready to wind things down, settle my roots, have a lil kidlet …my career gains more momentum and reaches even greater heights. Plus, I’m still having a blast! I love performing and creating my new shows. I am still so passionate, I’m not over it. I have had a long, very fulfilling and fruitful career that I am grateful for. I have everything I want, I am firmly established, other than the family aspect, so I’m good at any point. When it’s time to move into fitness full time, I’m ready but why would I when I am having so much consistent success? Winning contests and titles (15 in the last 9 months), touring internationally, booked for prestigious shows, high in demand, etc. This is my first week off in a year! And I am booked until the end of this year! I dance because I can and I love it, not because I need to.

And now that we are here, in this discussion, let’s open this can of worms right up! LOL Fuck the misogynist perception that a woman loses her sex appeal, sexuality and beauty once she hits 25 or 30. Screw that patriarch and old way of thinking. From my experience, a woman’s sex appeal and sexuality only enhances with age…I know mine has!! Being tuned in, turned on and confident within yourself. Women should be celebrated in every phase of life and I am a leading example of that sexual, feminine, athletic energy. I am waaay better now, in all areas, than I was when I was 20. 10-15 years ago, agents would put a dancer out to pasture once she moved beyond the 25-27 year old mark lol but back then girls would party a lot, do drugs and drink, not really take care of themselves. We are now in a different era where women are starting to accept and appreciate themselves more and take care of themselves. Even in some recent fitness competitions women who were masters (+35) were taking top placings in the open category against girls half their age! YES!!! Sex appeal is ageless and women of all shapes and sizes are sexy and beautiful. Good bye body shaming days. This is a new era where women celebrate themselves and each other…..and men, too! Build each other up, not tear each other down. EmpowHer!!! As long as my audiences are coming out and enjoying my shows, I am not in a rush. Though babies are on my mind, I am riding this tsunami right up until the next adventure! p.s. Having my own show in VEGAS is what I am going for. THAT’S my vision.”  

I hope that answered his questions 😉

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Throwback to my baby stripper days!

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And this is NOW!


The Show Did Not Go On

During one of my bookings in Australia, I was scheduled to do a show at a pub that was out in the middle of nowhere, literally, you drive down the hwy 45 mins from the city and if you blinked, you’d miss the pub that was at the side of the road. It felt like the real outback. Upon arrival I was met with the 2 gentlemen that were running the show and they were both very sweet and accommodating. I had performed there the week before and my Darth Vader show was a huge hit with these outback Aussies. They were very interactive playing along with my light saber slashes and my Star Wars theatrics!

This time around they had asked me to do more crowd interaction and to dance on the tables. Of course I’m game! I don’t mind playing around and interacting with audience more, bring it on!  So I step out to do my show, as my intro begins I walk over to a full table of enthusiastic customers and two men reach out to grab my hands to help me step up onto their table. Between the momentum of them lifting me up and my 5 inch stilettos, I ended up bumping my head. I was like, “Oh well…I bumped my head, no big deal, on with the show.” FB_IMG_1488656817257

As I crouch down to do a little tittie ra- ra, shimmying from the left to the right, I notice that the guy right in front of me looked like he had seen a ghost. In my mind I was thinking, this is not how a man looks when he is being tittalized lol. As I look down, I see blood on the table. I check my head with my hand and blood was on my hand. So I proceed to wipe my head with my cape, thinking I must’ve scratched myself and would just need to wipe the blood off but after taking the cape off my head it was soaked in blood, then the blood started rushing down my face. The guy sitting in front of me stands up and tells me he’s going to help me off the table, lifting me down onto the ground.

As I start to head back to the office where us girls get ready for the shows, the MC says, “And where is she going now?” I look over to him with blood gushing down my face and he immediately says, “She is going to the change-room! The next show will be in 10 mins!” As I walk into the change-room, the two other dancers and a bar owner look at me in horror and start racing around looking for a first aid kit. I was pretty calm and collected but with how anxious everyone else was I could tell I must’ve looked bad. Cass took the reigns and started to clean the gash and the blood that was everywhere. Heidi got ready and went onstage in my place. Everyone just moved into survivor mode. After placing pressure on the wound for a while, it stopped bleeding-yaaay, no stitches required! I really, really did not want to go to the hospital. Once Heidi came back from her show she mentioned that the fans were on and that’s what hit my head. I dodged a serious bullet on that one! It could’ve been way worse but I was fortunate enough to walk away with a small cut on my head. 

The best part was when I was all cleaned up, one of 20170511_201533the guys who worked there looked at me and asked if I’d be ready to go back onstage in 5 mins…. and of course, me being a true blue #albertastrong super trooper who just soldiers on said yes, if you want me to, I can go on. Cass raises her voice, shocked at the suggestion and said, “There is no way Janine is going on! She lost a lot of blood! Me and Heidi will go back on stage and do a show!”

I just laughed at the craziness of the whole situation. Only twice in my loooong career did the show not go on. And it as was a full moon taboot! The manager asked if I could come back the following week, they were disappointed I couldn’t perform and did so well the week before, that they were excited to have me there. I appreciated that, considering I just had a blood bath on their table and it wasn’t Halloween! Funny enough, I was wearing my Devil costume 😛

It was an unfortunate accident that happened but everyone was SO good to me, especially Cass and her sexy nursing abilities lol The pub, owners, staff and customers were all extremely attentive and I hope to one day go back there and redeem myself…with my vampire show! bahahaha naaaa, maybe I’ll keep it simple and just stay on the stage.


DOWN in DENVER for MNW & MNEU

Yep, I made it down to Denver to compete in Miss Nude Universe and Miss Nude World! Totally last minute decision. Feeling an uprush of creative energy, renewed faith and inspiration and am indulging in my performances. I do In-Joy the stage so much. Already won some awards: 2nd place Miss Nude Exotic Universe, Universe Entertainer of the Year and Best Aerial Performance! NOW it’s time to get back in the saddle, refocus and tweak shows for MISS NUDE WORLD…the BIG one….the one I’m going for! Sh$# just got real 😀

I’m performing my LED FROZEN SHOW and STAR WARS, as they were my highest scoring shows so far. For the first time I feel at ease, no contest head or contest gitters, just moving through this experience with lightness and fun. Keeping my shows consistent and familiar is the key. Not trying to whip out anything new or never done before and keeping stage crew’s involvement as minimal as possible…however, I will say, they have been EPIC so far. Jason Cherry has been doing a great job on my shows. Usually stage crew has made costly mistakes with me but Im feeling comfortable with how things are flowing so far. A few tweaks needed for Frozen but nothing major. I’m having SO much fun and the girls on this trip are a blast! Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!

The club, PLATINUM 84, along with all their staff are AMAZING and beeeeautiful. I’m definitely fired up and makes me think…I’ve still got a lot in me. I do loooove it down here in the States. Feeling inspired and do see a ton of potential. Wish me luck, peeps :)

I also have magazines to sell to anyone who wants one and I will personally sign my spread just for you. They are $25.00 USD and you can etransfer jerichog@live.com or through PayPal.  A limited amount are available, so let me know asap. Thanks, peeps!

P.S. If you’d like to check out some video of my shows, they are posted on my Facebook Fan page, Janine Jericho 

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Breaking the Stereotypes

As many of you know, there is a stereotypical perception around exotic dancers and I feel like addressing that today. For the most part, I have been extremely fortunate to have been shielded from this stigma, I believe it’s because of how I conduct myself and my business, however, I haven’t been completely except and seeing that this is an ongoing issue that affects everyone in the biz, it’s time to share a little, uncover a few layers of the onion.

I’ve ALWAYS prided myself in my showgirl status, performing elite shows with huge, exquisite costumes combined with many specialty skills such as fire, aerials, pole and showmanship; like something you’d think you see in Las Vegas. I LOVE entertaining and connecting with audiences and have always gravitated towards creative facets, such as music-having my own band which I managed and was a singer/songwriter for, acting and stunting in the film industry, writing, personal training (inspiring and designing programs for people to help them reach their goals) and of course, dancing.211-jericho-green-997

What I LOVE about my showgirl career, let me count the ways lol: Embodying feminine energy and confidence and exuberating that energy on stage through the art of creating an erotic journey, the athletics I demonstrate with pole fitness, dance ability and circus skills, creating characters that audiences with love and connect with, designing the music that takes my audience through a playful and entertaining experience, developing shows that are creative with props and special effects that people want to come back in to be a part of the experience, that ‘Sweet Spot’ when I am completely connected to the audience, being able to fill a room and most importantly INSPIRE people around the globe through my own story and performances!

See, so far there’s more than meets the eye, even in the driving motivations behind creating the shows. I am an empowered woman who is tapped into her sensuality, sexuality, feminity and have chosen the stage as my platform and playground to demonstrate that. I am not some dysfunctional party girl, using drugs and alcohol, being promiscuous and that has daddy issues LOL I come from a loving and supportive family, I am a national level, natural athlete, I have excelled in 2 other careers and have a long list of accolades. I am a business woman first, creative artist second. And I’m not the only one! Many girls in this industry have interesting stories to share.

What had prompted me to write this blog was a random comment made from someone in regards to being a high priced escort from having a wishlist and receiving gifts from customers…at first I completely dismissed this because it was SO stupid and ignorant I didn’t think people actually would believe that. I mean, dancing on stage in an glamorous, expensive costume, performing acrobatics and high energy dance routines where NO ONE can touch you is completely different from having sex with strangers for money and gifts…Not to mention if I or any other elite, headlining, showgirl had that reputation you would NOT be booked. Venues do not want that behavior attached to their name. It is frowned upon. CLEARLY people understand the EPIC difference…I mean, I make more than enough money to buy my own damn gifts! And I do! But in this biz your fans sometimes want to express their appreciation, so it is common to receive things as well but without any intention whatsoever in the sex department.1398226_1504910176435221_4117733367774695836_o

But nope, this person in the beginning really did question that. I guess the being naked part equalled being openly sexual, too lol quite honestly, I VALUE myself, I have deep self-worth and self-love and am traditional in the intimacy department. I DON’T believe in just giving yourself to anyone. I don’t believe that sex is just sex. I believe in honouring yourself and sharing yourself with someone you have mutual feelings for. Meaningful sex only. So yes, provocative on stage, more traditional in my private life.

What’s also interesting is that I have more female followers than I do male. And many of these young girls and women are inspired by the energy I project, for I think they feel their own sensuality, desire and feminine energy heighten from my reflection, I have explained this before. I had a full front row of screaming ladies (not uncommon for me) and a male customer made a comment about how all the women were lesbians.  “Maybe a few!, “ I replied with a giggle, “But the majority, nope, just women out showing their appreciation for anot12717816_1673355952950237_2100761484536767424_nher woman’s sexiness and sensuality. It is a girl power era! I love it! It definitely helps break down that stigma over dancers because women can come into clubs and see for themselves what goes on.

I have never felt the need to hide what I do. In certain situations I may be more discreet but for the most part, I am proud of my accomplishments and what this career has done for me. Being authentic doesn’t come from what you do, it comes from who you are and when you are being true to yourself, you are being authentic, and when you are being authentic, you will flow that into what you do. So many people talk about taking the road less traveled, be yourself, follow your heart but many of those same people are the first to judge you when you do.  I personally don’t care, I am a self-made woman and a successful one at that. I wouldn’t be here if I listened to other people’s judgments and opinions. Their opinions of me are none of my business. It’s their issue, not mine and I don’t make it mine.

When I conceived my son at a young age everyone said that if I kept him, I wouldn’t make it, I’d become another welfare statistic and my modelling career would be over…I owned my first house and vehicle by the time I was 21, traveled the world, had tons of modelling jobs and a successful band but most importantly, he was the BEST thing that has ever happened to me and he makes me proud everyday. We DID make it, above and beyond what even I thought I could do.

When I decided to put a band together, everyone sagforceid that it was a cut throat industry, you’ll never make it, why don’t you get a ‘real’ job…. a year later we sang for Jay Leno on the Tonight Show, were on the front page of the newspaper, appeared on E.TV, Global Television, Shaw TV, Online TV and had several publications. When I decided to work in a gym I was told it was a man’s industry, don’t bother trying to move up….within 3 months I was the top producer in the company and in 6 months I moved into management.12109090_1633703310248835_1187069398559936134_n

When I decided to compete in a fitness competition, everyone said I wouldn’t win, it’s political, you need to pay your dues….and I won my first show. When I was going down to the States to compete in dancing contests everyone said they will never let a Canadian win one of their contests, I not only won 2 big titles, one of them being Miss Nude USA (yes, this Canadian girl won a US title…clearly it wasn’t political LMAO I just did the biggest show, a show that couldn’t lose) but also a slew of mini titles!!1512425_1594429084149996_4417752392969678224_n

These are just a few examples of where I’ve been and what I’ve done. There are so many more lol but I’ll share these ones with you for now. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that happiness is an inside job. You cannot make anyone else happy or accept you for who you are…and that’s OK. It’s not about making everyone else happy it’s about making yourself happy. And when you are in alignment with your passions and journey, your happiness with be felt by those around you and though they still might not love your choices, they might not battle with you on them because they like how they feel when they around your positive, authentic vibes. And for those who don’t, it’s their loss, not yours.

mnusa2ahhh delving deep! And there are other ladies with stories just as thick, if not more. Never judge a book by it’s cover, you just might miss how interesting the story really is.IMG_20150915_013838


Road to the World’s

Road to the World’s and Exotic Universe 2016

I have been invited to compete in Exotic Nude Universe and Miss Nude World this year and am seriously considering it, I think I have one more contest in me. I have evolved my shows quite a bit over the last 2 years and I think it’d be a great way to end my final year in the dancing industry.
To help cover the expenses of the travel and competing, I’ve decided to sell my promo for a minimum donation of $20 or more, which all will go towards my, ‘Road to The Worlds’ cause. I also think this will be a fun and interactive journey to take with all of my supporters. I will post video clips of my contest prep and give you all an inside look at how I’m getting ready for the contest 😀

As many of you know, 2016 has not been the easiest year for me. I was faced with many challenges and heart aches along the way. It definitely has been a year of endings, personal growth, new chapters…dealt with a few heavy hearted betrayalsmiss-nude-world-promo, my family losing a lot in a forest fire and the trauma that went along with that devastation and the financial loss, my car becoming a money pit…one of those year’s that really tested me on every level to the limit buuuut I not only moved forward keeping the vision of my dreams clear but moved through it all with epic it grace, tenacity and ‘balls to the wall’ determination, not allowing the negative situations to have any power over me and my dreams.

I’m happy to say that I’m now feeling on top of the world these days and things have been moving in an AMAZING direction for me. I’ve let go of a lot of crap, my mind and heart are clear and I have a  renewed sense of passion and inspiration, I’d like to just go for it!! In everything! End the year 2016 on a victorious note, both on the inside and the outside. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s to always see  the brightside, that things WILL always get better but how fast is really up to you. You can waver in feeling down and out which will just attract more negative experiences when hovering it that energy or let go and move on. Moving forward is freedom. And letting go isn’t giving up, it’s understanding that the best is yet to come

Last time I did the World’s, I didn’t even make podium. Every girl brought her A game and the competition was not only fierce but SO close. There was no clear front runner, which is common in a lot of contests, as each contestant was GREAT. It came down to mistakes…with a contest so close it only took one mistake to knock you out of placing and that’s what happened with me. My first show for the World’s was excellent, nailed it with a lot of perfect scores, it actually won me 2nd place in Exotic Nude Universe. But my second show bombed with a few mistakes that happened with the stage crew and it bumped me right out of placing. That year Isabelle Deltoire won, Layla Dash took second and Justice took third…and she was crippled! LOL YES, my bestie made podium one handed, she killed it! BUT in the end, all had consistently great back to back shows and deserved their placings fair and square.
If I do it this year, I have learned from my previous mistakes and am hoping to nail my shows with the same consistencfixed-with-goldy and greatness those girls maintained.
So let’s do this peeps!! Join me on this journey! If you’d like to buy a poster or magnets you can send me an etransfer to jerichog@live.com, use PayPal or my GoFundMe page. Send me a message or email with your mailing address and I’ll send a piece of promo out to you. Onward and upward!!
NOW….WHAT shows should I perform???


Crowned Miss Nude Exotic Dancer North America 2014!! Part 1

Hello peeps! SO happy to announce that I was recently crowned Miss Nude Exotic Dancer NORTH EXPO9AMERICA at Deja Vu Showgirls in Las Vegas!! Along with the other titles of Hottest Stage Personality and Overall Best Show! Woot woot!! Have to say that I’m still flying high over the big win, in more ways than one. On this trip to Vegas I also got to see just how good of a friend my bestie, Justice, really is and got to create and deepen a few other friendships along the way. I finally got to meet the amazing Rio Rivers aka Gracie, who puts on all the big contests in the States and got a taste of the U.S. exotic dance scene, which has me intrigued even more! But all this goodness still did come along with some pretty crazy challenges as well….EXPO DANCE

At 4am on the Sunday morning I was loading my car, getting ready to pick up Justice and go to the airport. While I was loading, my keys fell out of my hoodie’s pocket and into my car un-noticed, until of course I close the hatchback and reach for my keys in my pocket only to realize what had just happened. SO, I call the 24/7 locksmith hotline and they said they’d call me back…I waited 15 mins with no phone call or an answer when I called them back.

I immediately call Justice and explain what happened. I then tell her, we’d have to take her car instead. At the moment she is one handed, she just had a major surgery on her wrist, so thank goodness she only lives 5 mins from me as she is not supposed to drive. I tell her that ALL my clothes and summer shoes are locked in my car, everything including toiletries, along with the two shows I was planning on doing, my Peacock and my Showgirl or Devil :/ and she responds, “I have LOTS of clothes! I’ll pack a bunch for you! What do you want? I have dresses, shoes, everything.” I then laugh out loud and respond, “I won’t fit in your stuff, you’re smaller than me!” She is mini! But she reassures me that it’ll all fit. SO, I grab 2 other costumes, Batman and new Superman, my make-up and some promo and away we go!

She comes to grab me, we stop at her place and grab her luggage with some outfits she put together for me and we dash out the door and get onto the highway heading to the U.S. border to catch our flight out of Bellingham. As we approach the border we read a sign that states that the border crossing is CLOSED-WTH??!! This particular border crossing was closed that early in the morning, so now the nearest one was 30 mins away…NOW we are cutting it too close for comfort. SERIOUSLY?! What is with this luck? I just kept thinking to myself that something wonderful was going to come out of all this.

I will say that through this entire ordeal though, we laughed and stayed so calm and collected. I mean really, what would stressing out do. Just try and keep our heads up with a positive attitude and be open to those lil miracles to flow in and help out. We were both probably a lil overtired from not sleeping at all so it made it easier to be light with the whole situation.

We finally make it to the other border crossing and OF COURSE there’s a line up AND we get hassled a lil from the officer. Of course! LOL By this time it really was comical. I felt like I was watching a movie. Finally we get through and we boot it to the airport! Justice was driving one armed, by her adamant own choice, and ‘would have’ just made our flight if it wasn’t for the wait and hassle at the border. She impressively pulled off getting us to the airport just as our flight was leaving for the runway. She made up really good time, we were so close! AND now I know what it feels like to be driving with a Nascar driver LOLEXPO6

SO we missed our flight. Still in positive spirits we had enough flirtiness within us to bat a few eyelashes and twiddle our hair with our fingers, to not have to pay the extra fare difference, nor did we have to pay for our overweight bags AND we were seated together in the emergency seats with LOTS of space! Yay, positive energy is now working is magic!

We arrive in Las Vegas, exhausted and excited all at the same time! A GREAT live that a taxi driver said to us was, There are no bad days, just bad moments.” Never allow your bad moments to become a bad day. Another lil splash of positivity to uplift our spirits :) We check into our suite at the Palms Place Hotel and it was GORGEOUS! I particularly loved the bathtub being in the middle of the room lol The producer from Naked Justice swung by with a few comedian friends and I thought it was funny to tell them they couldn’t come in right now because Justice is having a bath AND she’s in the middle of the room! lmao! And then I go over and shave her armpit, the one she can’t shave with her cast on on. You know you’re a true friend when….

She told me I was lucky…because she wasn’t performing I didn’t need to shave her box Bahahaha! I just replied with a great, big smile, “If I had to do it, you know I would in a heartbeat!” lol What are friends for? 😉


MEXICO

Here we go in Mexico!! I’m a little backdated with blogs BUT I’m now back on it and might as well get started with one heck of an adventure! A girlfriend of mine and I had to go to Mexico for one of ours bestie’s wedding and decided to go down a week early to have some fun and THAT we did. When we first arrived we went over to pick up our rental car and the rental car company wanted a $3000.00 deposit! WTH! But after messaging a few family members to confirm this, it seemed to be the norm and we soon found out why…the roads in Mexico are crap and there are giant speed-bumps everywhere! And when I say giant, I mean a mini hill. And they areSAMSUNG crazy drivers…absolutely nuts.  One night we were driving home and I was doing 60 km per hr, not too fast and a speed-bump came out of nowhere! I hit the speed-bump and we were airborne! My friend actually hit her head on the roof on the car as she was texting! I just thought to myself that I needed to keep control of the car when we land because that’s when accidents occur…losing control when you hit the road. As we hit the road we heard the front of the car scrape the ground and I had a flashback to the movie, ‘The Hangover.’ lol All we could do was laugh out asses off. I looked at heard and said, “Did any cops see that? If they did we are SO getting pulled over!” But nobody saw what had happened. When we pulled over to check the car there was a piece of plastic dangling from the front bumper and that was it. We just tucked it back up and we were off! Lucky!

Things got off to a great start when we checked into our hotel and asked the front desk guy if there were any nicer rooms available, with a few batting of the eyelashes, he upgraded us into a suite! It was AMAZING! I love Cancun! Hotel and car…check and CHECK!SAMSUNG

The third night we were there we decided to take a drive to see if anything was happening in town…and everything was happening! Time to park the car and have some fun! We made friends with an MC and a DJ who worked in the clubs and had VIP treatment the whole time we were there. After a long night of dancing the night away we leave the club and my girlie was going 80 in a 60 zone, so I told her to slow down. Cops in Mexico will try and pull you over for anything  so we needed to be careful BUT too late….a cop driving beside  us went onto his megaphone saying, “Please pull your vehicle over now..” OH crap!

So for the next 45 minutes my friend was pleading with the officer not to arrest us. He was gong to take us in for drinking and driving, even though she only had one drink at the beginning of the night and really…they care about that in Mexico? lol We knew that he might be persuaded with a little cash pay out BUT all we had left from our night was 60 pesos! Ummm yes, that’s peanuts, that’s around $4.00 US! LOL We kept batting our eyelashes and did the girlie thing praying to God that he wouldn’t arrest us. We even offered to buy him dinner the next day. “Come and hang out with us for a nice dinner.”  😀 Finally he states that he won’t arrest us but he would have to take my friend’s license  and she’d have to pay $250 USD at the police station the next day. SO, here we go again…plead, plead, plead!! Bat eyelashes, bat eyelashes, bat eyelashes! I was channeling Marilyn Monroe in this moment! Eventually he gave her license back, TOOK the 60 pesos and let us go. But not before we lost our car key and asked him if he took it. He then was looking for our key with his flashlight under our car when I found it under my leg. My friend just giggled an ‘almost busted’ kind of giggle and said, That’s why I’m the designated driver tonight.” *Double perma-grins* 😀 He then escorted us back to our hotel and gave us his name just in case we got pulled over again. Holy ‘Sweating bullets!’ME and Rach

Our days in Cancun consisted of bikinis at the poolside with pina coladas and each night was always something new. After a twisting of my rubber arm by my friend and the guy who got us into the club, I decided to compete in the Palazzo pole dancing championships. The guy told me that there was one girl who had an amazing body who’s local and wins a lot but that if I could do stuff on the pole, I’d win cuz she doesn’t do anything on the pole. Well, that night there were a few girls who could do pole tricks so the competition was steep. But I had an edge….I call them Thelma and Louise. 😀 I asked my friend if I could use her bra seeing that I wasn’t wearing one with my summer dress (And she showed my just how true of a friend she was…her shirt was see through AND she is NOT a dancer who is used to showing that off lol) and when doing my pole dance I took off my dress and performed my tricks in  a sexy thong and her sexy black bra. And of course, ‘the girls’ were out in full support…well, popping out, more like it. And when it came down to the audience vote, I took the cake! Won $200, whoohoo! Then the next day you’ll never guess what happened….I was in the newspaper. Yes, the article was ranting on how the Palazzo hires professional dancers for their contests and there’s a big picture of me in a superman hold on the pole with a huge, treasure cat smile on my face! OMG…really? Why would they put that in the newspaper..I have no effin idea but they stopped the pole dancing contest after that happened and they haven’t had it since. I even met another dancer, Kennedy Cage, who knows the same people we were hanging out with because she lived down there for a while (yes, small world) and she said they STILL don’t have the contest and she heard about that. Oops. I was just a tourist having fun and I happened to have some skills….what? Who me?

We decided to go down to Playa Del Carmen for a night to hang out with the MC and his Dj friends and once again, my rubber arm was twisted to compete in a bikini contest….and I won that, too. I was making a paycheck while in Mexico with the winnings lol SO MUCH FUN. I always wondered what the hotel staff thought of us, strolling in every morning at about 6…lol Each morning when the valet guy took our car all he would say is, “Good night??” and we’d smile and say, “Great night!” lol There was even one early morning when we locked ourselves out of our room but our feet hurt so much from heels that we went to the front desk in bare feet, needing to pee and probably looked disheveled from our night out. Take into consideration, we were staying at a nice resort with mostly families and couples…the Sesame Street song, “One of these things just doesn’t belong here, ” played in my mind at that very moment. LOL

And this was week one…..week two, WELL, not sure if I’m going to write about week two just yet but it was even crazier than week one on a whole other scale. It really could’ve been ‘Bridesmaids 2’.


Sibbald…One building, 10 people and a Cow

SAMSUNGSAMSUNGSo I had a week off and my agent asked me if I wanted to go to Sibbald….where?? I have never even heard of this place. He starts laughing and says it’s along the Saskatchewan and Alberta boarder and the population is about 10…and a cow LOL What the heck? He said that it’s out in farm country and there aren’t any venues where they have dancers for 3 hours each direction, so a tiny little pub brings in girls as a treat for the farmers in the surrounding community and it actually gets quite busy, worth the trip.

So being as adventurous as I am 😉 and always up for something new and another place to cultivate a loyal, appreciative following, I say YES! Bring on the cow!

Well, he wasn’t kidding, there was only one building and a few houses. When I met the owner and his girlfriend they were wonderful, made me feel at home right away as small town peeps do. They had a black lab cross who ended up being my buddy during my stay there. But sure enough, word spreads fast about me coming to town and people start rolling in. As I said before, I LOVE country boys!! It was Easter weekend so could’ve gone either way in terms of bringing in an audience but it was banging! I had an amazing 2 days 😀 And went through SO much promo it was like working a full week!

AND…I got a speeding ticket! Batting of the eyelashes didn’t work at all 😛 Lucky though, cuz I actually started to slow down right before I saw the cop so he got me going slower than I actually was. He was like, “I know what driving these roads are like..” In my head I was like, “BOARING…ya think?” But then he proceeded to tell me there were a lot of deer along that road and we wouldn’t want something to happen to me. Of course not, I’m the entertainment for the week! lol I told him he should stop by for a beer….lol

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LOL Silly

Got a few messages asking for updates! Sorry peeps, lots of traveling, putting together a new fitness routine, learning some new circus stuff and long shifts at work have had my energy consumed this last month. But have had a ton of fun and amusing episodes, I’ll share a few. I was at the Budoir Rouge my first two weeks back here in Alberta and as I mentioned before it’s at the top of my list of places to work. It is evolutionary in the strip club industry and one place where I go to work and it doesn’t feel like work. On the weekends they hand out these LED flashing light sticks to all the customers and with the music pumping, everyone raises their sticks in the air matching the rhythym of the beat…it’s like being in a rave!vegas

I had a very entertaining girl sharing my room with me, she had me laughing all the week. Great attitude and we had some common beliefs about the Laws Of Attraction. I’m totally going to de-glamorize dancers here BUT it’s hilarious. She was having the worse gas ever LMAO and as a courtesy, kept popping out of the change room to let them go. (A VERY nice courtesy lol) Well, one time she popped out and let one rip one as one of the male dancers was walking by! One she thought was pretty hot! Bahahaha

This same girl would also hike up her frilly pink, full bummed panties over her hip bone, slouch her arms forward rounding out her back and in a Russian accent say, ” I am from Ukraine…I work hard and need money for my fam-i-ly!” Her timing was impeccable, the club’s owner happened to be walking by our change-room at the time with our door wide open! Ahhh nothing like being silly at work. She also didn’t click very well with the other girl in our change-room and every time the girl would come into the change-room and do something that annoyed her, she’d start playing self help youtube videos on how to deal with annoying people! Being the mediator I ‘try’ to be at times, I told her to just let the other girl know she was doing things that were bothering her and she felt were disrespectful. An example, being very messy and having her mess all over the other girls station and costumes….AND eventually she did. And of course, the other dancer apologized sweetly and all was good. Then she started playing self help videos on how to make more money! 😀


A Wild and Hedonistic Night At the Budoir Rouge

Awesome din time show! The rockin audience is an indication that people are in the mood to parteee! Had this wild bunch of business men clapping along to each song just gets me even more into my show and entertaining such an enthusiastic audience. Now taking a lil break before my evening shows, gonna have a hot bubble bath, do some deep stretching and rest up for 2nite! Feelin feisty and ready 2 rock the stage at the Budoir and even get in some hot n steamy dances! 2nite’s one of my fave night’s…alll the lasers, smoke and lighting is off the hook, 2 main stages with showgirls, LOTS of sexy go-go dancers all over the bar and male dancers! The energy is SO SEXY and hedonistic…nakedness and sparkles everywhere and for all audiences XD

censored poster #2 angelIt evolutionary in strip clubs…feels like a club in Vegas or Europe. Also working with a concentual motoboatist this week LOL She’ll only motorboat beautiful breats with permission…as I found out 😉

How polite…te-he-he!


Happy V-Day! Gettin Spoiled at the Budoir Rouge This Week :D

Once again all over the map! From Oz I came home to Vancouver for a few days then it was off to Miami then Fort St. John, Victoria, Alberta, Winnipeg and now back in Calgary!. LOVED Florida as I always do. The energy is electric, sexy and passionate. It’s actually one place that I always enjoy and have seemed to have a connection to. I am actually considering buying a place down there cuz I feel so at home whenever I’m there. I usually go to Florida once a year and have been traveling there for the last 13 years. Yep, the Sunshine State is my fave place!

I’m now back at the Budoir Rouge in Calgary, one of my fave places (have you caught on yet..I only work at my fave places lol) and having a rocking week! I just love this club, the staff, the energy…I have a lot of fun on AND off the stage) I’m seriously gettin spoiled at the Budoir this week :) Extremely generous gents making this Valentine’s Day SO special! Just when I thought it was gonna be another uncelebrated V-dayand am sucking up yet another V-Day flying solo I have a few customers that are making this year’s love day so fun and enjoyable! Muuuah! I received a Danier leather jacket along with a few other girls in the line up (perfect fit-good eye for size! THANKS Frank!), yellow sapphire earring and nose ring (Thanks Mike!) and some deeeliscious Belgium Peanut Buttter Cup Chocolates (THANKS SO MUCH Bob-I’ve enjoyed every last bite! The way to a woman’s heart! And yes, they are all gone!)  SAMSUNG

I haven’t celebrated a Valentine’s Day for about 7-8 years…and the last time I did celebrate it was with one of my besties, Jenni LOL It was very NO-MAN-TIC lol Have  to say though, she knows me well, she gave some very thoughtful presents, better than any ex! I mean, the Marilyn Manson tickets I got one year were off the hook; it was the Dope Show concert and it was freaking AMAZING…BUT concert tickets thrown on the kitchen counter isn’t really romantic :/ And honestly, each year as I’ve always been on my own for this day, I bounce back and forth between the perspectives with nonchalance of, “It’s great to have the world celebrate love one day out of the year. And I love the romantic notions that surround it,” to the other thought of, “Who really cares anyway. It’s an over-commercialized day of the year for Hallmark and other businesses to make an extra profit; just a cash grab. You should be celebrating love every day of the year, dammit!” WELL…it sure sounds great but really it’s all CRAP! Most women DO want to have this day acknowledged and to feel special, desirable and a lil spoiled with romance. Any girl who says not to get her anything….LIES! LMAO Make sure you take the time to be thoughtful and spend this special day doing and expressing it in a special way. Sure, you should jhave days where you do lil things like that year round regardless of needing a specific date with a label on it but really, how often does that happen…

I forgot just how nice it is to be thought of and a lil spoiled on V-Day, thank you all for reminding me of just how great it really does feel. It made my week :*

And Men out there involved with a woman, DEFINITELY take the time to put a lil thought into this day, it will get you ENORMOUS brownie points..and maybe even a lil hot n steamy action 😉

 


Been Making a List and Checking It Twice!

Happy Holidays everyone! Making a list and checking it twice….

Here’s a look at a recent purchase I made from Victoria Secret….I received a generous egift card from a big fan out of Winnipeg as a pre holiday gift and made LOTS of sexy purchases! And to show my appreciation he will get some personalized thank u photos :)

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Last days in Oz, Back in Van Then Off to Miami!

Working in Oz this time around definitely has been my most successful trip to date on every level. Reconnecting with my absolutely amazing, loyal and enthusiastic audiences, deepening some of my previous friendships and creating some new ones. The energy in the changeroom was a lot more positive and fun compared to my last trips. The girls were a riot to hang out with and kept me entertained most of the time with their light hearted playfulness. Of course there was a little drama..not always gonna escape that,but it’s book material, not blog material so I’ll leave it at that.

I had three new costumes made by the amazing, Julian Dean! So exciting!  I’ll post pics soon. And these new shows are already receiving an enormous positive response…especially Catwoman. I performed it for my last show at the Crazy Horse and it was off the hook! Two regular customers who were going out for a cigarette stopped in their tracks when they saw me on stage and stayed to watch the show. Afterwards the one gentlemen said that was the best show he’d seen in a long time…and he has seen a lot of great feature shows. He actually said it was right up there alongside one of my friend’s, Dinah Might’s burglar show! Loved that!! Yep, there is nothing better than a show that brings down the house! It’s that moment (remember, I call it the sweet spot-where you are completely connected with the audience) that I live for, that energetic exchange throughout my display of creative expression; Drawing the audience in and making them feel like they are a part of my show. I had many shows like this which was incredible cuz the Aussie audiences are so much more reserved then Canadian audiences BUT I broke them outta their shells! lol It only took a ‘few’ trips!

My last day Madsion Cue and I went to the beach to soak up some beautiful sun and became quite a spectacle. It all started with a group of footy players coming over and wanting their picture taken with us. We thought it was cute so we obliged. But then two Asian guys came over and they wanted their pictures taken with us….and then a dude brought his baby over! Umm, yes, his baby! He asked me to hold the lil guy for a picture and it didn’t stop there….two other boys came over with their sister followed by a group of guys from Amsterdam! And of course we get on the topic of who has the better pot. LOL I personally don’t smoke pot but I heard ours is better. When I was in Jamaica and cab driver was trying to tell sell me some pot (yes, really) and then he asked me where I was from. When I said Vancouver, he replied, “Ohhhh…iry mon, nevermind, this is noting compared to your gonga.” LOL Anyway, Madison and I were killing ourselves laughing at the spectacle we had become on the beach. Then she looks over at me and says, “It’s cuz you have big boobs.” I burst out laughing! It reminded me of the same comment a wise old crab says to me whenever I tell him how much I love a place and how nice the people are. “It’s cuz you have big boobs..” Just to ruffle my feathers….really, I’m a nice person and that’s why everyone’s nice to me 😛 But then I turn to Madison and say, “Maybe it’s cuz your wearing a thong…AND you have a great butt” LMAO These Adelaide peeps don’t see much T N A out and about like that! I told her just to use her French accent like she doesn’t know people in Adelaide don’t wear g-strings on the beach! “What do mean..monseur?” :*

It was a nice farwell dinner with a group of lovely ladies, including my bestie, Candi, who I was gonna pack in my luggage and bring her home with me. All of who I connected with along with one ol gent, Rob, who was my own personal chauffeur turned friend. It was margaritas and Mexican fiesta at one of my fave restaraunts to end the trip on a high note. And of course, watching Vonni’s show which entailed not only her amazing performance but performances from a couple of up and coming drag queens, who by the way were great!! Another trip down, many more to go! Up next, home for a week then Miami! Until we meet again, my fave Aussies! Thank you for making this trip above and beyond my best visit yet!


Pleasant surprise-Appearing In the 2013 Keystone Calendar :D

WhooHoooo! Was pleasantly surprised to see that my pic was selected to appear in the Keystone’s Calendar 2013 and it’s one of my most fave places to grace the stage! Georgie’s Pub in the Keystone Motor Inn located in Brandon, Manitoba. And alongside me are two of my good friends, Dinah Might and Madison Cue!! Exxxcellent calendar!

 


Back In Australia

I’ve had some issues with my website so haven’t been able to update my blogs but looks like everything’s been sorted so am back :)

Well, been touring my butt off this year and had some new bookings that I’d experienced that were truly amazing, such as X-Static in Red Deer, Alberta. There was a bit of drama with a girl who unfortunately had a drug problem, a serious problem…on hard stuff, which you really don’t see too much in the clubs I work. Not to say there aren’t girls ‘partying’ but honestly, if there’s a girl with a serious drug problem she won’t get booked. The other girls in the change-room actually had a bet with how long this girl would last through the week till she got fired…she made it till Friday! lol Only cuz she had to work enough in order to pay off a fine she owed the club for damaging her room at the dancer house. Crazy!

I’ve had the BEST time here in Oz, my best trip to date for sure. I have been completely showered with gifts,  home baking (yummy cupcakes courtesy of Rose and Nick!) appreciation and enthusiasm from my fave favorite Aussie audiences, I Feeeeeeel the love! I’ve had to work xxxtra hard after all those boxes of my fave chocolates!! lol It’s been such a pleasure performing here! Next time I’ll bring out my aerial hoop and silks. This time around with all the connecting flights through the States it would’ve cost me an additional $300.00 to bring my hoops on top of the $150.00 I’m already paying in extra luggage, so decided to leave it behind. BUT, seeing that so many of you would like to see the new elements I’ve been bringing to stage and expressed how much you want to see them, I’ll definitely bring it for next time. An appreciative and generous audience will always inspire me to bring out the big guns 😉 Plus, I love requests! When peeps really favour a theme or element and connect with it, it inspires me even more.`

Enjoying all the fun displays of devotion

 


Fort St. John, BC

Whoohoo! Full house last nite n just had a 2 rockin afternoon shows 😀 Not bad considering it’s supposed to be their slowest month up here. Really happy that the showgirl and burlesque shows seem 2 be the fave…well next 2 batgirl lol Gonna break out the black ostrich feather fans for my next show :)

 

 


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Blonde Moment!!

Working at On the Roxx in Vernon and having a grrreat week here! Rockin audiences, enjoying the sun during the days, awesome staff! Really happy :) Visited with my friend, Madison Cue, too! Funny conversation today between me and the other dancer I’m working with:

What did you do today?” “I went boating. And you?”

“Me too.” “Did you go wake boarding?”

“Nope. We were tied up to other boats.”

“Me too, we were tied up to other boats.”

“We were tied up to seven other boats! Crazy!”

“Us Too!

“We had girls hanging upside down and everything..”

“So did we!”

YOU ALL KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING DON’T YOU…..The two blondes still didn’t have a clue LMAO

As I’m looking at her pictures I start laughing, “OMG, we were tied up with your boats! You were two boats down from us!” SERIOUSLY, I really shouldn’t be sharing our complete and total blonde moment but thought you’d enjoy a laugh at our expense…lol


Stories Within the Stories

Stories within the stories….here’s one for you: As you have read in my previous blog about the contest, I was having trouble with filling my angel spots for my show…the girls that had committed to being my angels kept flaking out so I was left scrambling at the last minute right before my shows looking for angels to come on stage with me. During my first show it was my friend, Dinah Might, and my old girlfriend from highschool who had never stepped foot on stage before, let alone a stage in an exotic dance club..yep, a total MILF lol so nervous but she rocked it like a pro 😀

Well, I called up from the troops my younger sister, a more conservative personality who is a school bus driver, knowing she’d be a reliable person BUT would she and could she do it….she had never stepped foot on a stage before either AND I had a husband to convince to allow her to do it. To my surprise she not only was excited at the opportunity but her husband was thrilled with the idea (I guess I underestimated him lol hmm…sisters on stage together lol) he not only said yes but he said she could get naked if she wanted to! LOVED that support 😉 Didn’t realize my request was going to spice up their marriage so much, too! Awesome to see so many people benefiting from my show in one way or another 😉

So my sis came down and she got to experience a day in the life of me AND the confessions of a change room. Girls shaking their naked asses in changeroom, a lil girl on girl talk, a conversation about ‘squirting’, one girl who called herself psychic with the penis size of men…yep, my sis’s ears were no longer virgin ears- in my eyes. Really, her ears probably lost their virginity a long time ago lol

She was texting her hubby saying, “Wow, there’s already talk of girl on girl. in here….” I’m sure in the back of his mind he was hoping she’d take pictures!

I have to say though, my change room did have the BEST energy and girls during the contest all week. Everyone was so much fun, good vibes, GREAT talk, even some dirrty talk (I had my own mini girl crush te-he-he) and so helpful…unbelievable that these were contest girls. Ateasa Love was my other lil angel for Friday and Saturday and I was totally blessed to have her grace the stage with me, she was exxxcellent!

My lil sis rocked it, too!! Who knew she had it in her….well..it must run in the fam 😉 It was funny, when she asked me what she was wearing I pulled out a red pvc bikini top and skimpy booty shorts. I was trying so hard not to giggle when I handed it to her and couldn’t look her in eye. She was like, “Seriously, I have to wear this?” I said, “Yep! And made a quick exit so I wouldn’t have to argue with her..if she put up a fuss BUT she didn’t. She put on the hot little number and was good to go. She has an incredible body and I knew she’d pull it off,  so was firm on the scantily outfit. Plus her hubby will LOOOOOVE it!

After we wrapped up the show she was so cute, she told me she’d love to do it again!


MNC Finals

SOOOO…you all have been eagerly awaiting my perception of the Miss Nude Canada contest and how I did. WELL…I didn’t place. But before some of you start a riot (some of my hard core loyal rowdies lol) let me just say that this was one of the most high caliber contests to date; this could easily be compared to a Miss Nude World competition. The competition was fierce, every girl brought her A game and there was no room for error, which unfortunately for me, was my downfall.

But honestly, for the first time, this was a contest where there was no contender going in, it was anybodies game. All of the girls were SO good and all had special skills from aerial acts to acrobatics to choreographed routines. And props galore..even a harpest on stage!! It made me proud to be Canadian and in a line up of such fantastic talent! It was like being in Vegas!

My theme was from Hell to Heaven. I had special effects, smoke and lighting. I was a devil that conquered heaven and captured two angels. I came on stage to the Undertaker theme song then went into Dragula by Rob Zombie, Fire by Scooter, Heaven’s On Fire by Kiss at which point my angels turn into sexy little devils grooving to the music, Firewoman by the Cult, then the transition begins….Unforgiven plays by Metallica and I perform my aerial hoop routine and I begin to ‘see the light’ and a white light shines through a white shimmering sheet, I slowly dance over to it, Knocking On Heaven’s Door by Guns N Roses begins to play, I go behind the white backdrop creating a silhouette, I am now asking forgiveness and becoming an angel.

I come out from behind the white sheet, there’s a cloud effect on stage, I’m now an angel and I sing live on top of some white stairs to, ‘Heaven’ by Bryan Adams. Start off wild at heart and finish with finding true love. That was the deeper meaning of my show :)

There are so many stories within my story…where do I begin! I’ll start with my demise. My show for the semi finals was going amazing! The audience was off the hook and I was nailing every element to my show and then it came time to sing…and my sound was DREADFUL! It was terrible. The levels were off, the base was so high you couldn’t even make out the melody of the music, I couldn’t hear myself sing at all-it was like I was in a dark room looking for a light switch trying to find the notes, and the feedback everywhere was brutal.

NOW, when I decided to sing I had my ducks in order. I hired the best sound tech in Calgary cuz I knew that this would be a new element to bring to an exotic dance contest. I knew that the club’s djs wouldn’t be experienced in sound for a live musician. But the owner was extremely peticular about who was touching his sound equipment and after many emails, management guaranteed me that their sound tech could do it easily and was experienced.

On the semi finals night the sound guy ‘couldn’t get my mic’s frequency on the right channel’ gave me the MCs speaking mic and was forced to go on stage to do my show. I wish I would’ve been more of a diva but can’t turn back time now. After my show I wanted to stick my head in the stand like an ostrich LOL Seriously..I can sing, I’ve sang for Jay Leno and performed in Vegas and Toronto, as well as many live shows…blah blah blah. I wasn’t sure about making it to the finals on Saturday BUT I did! WhooHoo! Now it was time to get things sorted for Saturday.

First thing in the morning I went down to the venue and spoke with management. I also emailed upper management and called my agents. I wanted to bring in my sound tech but they reassured me they’d get it right this time and send in their tech early to fix the problem. And he did. It was a bittersweet moment to see him pull out a sound board that they had all along and plugged my mic into it with no problem. I couldn’t believe it. It was disheartening BUT the show must go on and if anything, time to redeem myself.

AND…my sound was amazing! Vocals were clear and everything sounded beautiful and on perfect pitch. I was SO proud of my show on the eve of the finals. I had customers throwing up $100s, $50s and full rolls of looneys as I serenaded the audience! The doorman came up to me after my show and said, “All this money is for you! The owners said we could keep any looneys or $5s thrown on the stage but I can’t keep all this, you deserve it, that was truely fanastic!”I then was booked with dances for the rest of the night 😀 I felt amazing, I did the best I could, with what I had from where I was, and that is that. I even had another competitior tell me, “WOW, you are a real singer…not even like karoake but a real singer!” Ummm thanks?

You see, they add the scores from Friday and Saturday together so it really didn’t matter how good I did on Saturday if I scored low on Friday. But that’s OK! From what I hear the girl who one, Onyx, was absolutely incredible and had the judges on their feet-you can’t argue with that! This one just wasn’t in the cards for me…at all. I had a lot of issues going into this comp, like not being able to do pyro or fire (took the pyro course specifically for this contest just to be told I coudn’t use it the week before the contest) my lil angels kept flaking out, leaving me to scramble at the last minute to find girls to help me with my show, my special effects didn’t work for the first show and then the singing.

Even still, the singing may have been a little too off the wall for an exotic dance contest, too. What I do know is that this was an amazing experience, it was a well run contest-HUGE KUDOS to Ken and Independent for running such an excellent, fair, no drama contest and I did get a lot out of it in many other ways. Does it suck to walk off stage empty handed, yes but I gained so much on the heart level that it more than makes up for that…well almost lol :) Deepened some friendships and created some new ones, I got to sing my heart like a rockstarr, I got to watch my vision unfold before my eyes, my lil sis came on stage with me and show her support in the biggest way (THAT’S another story) and ALL the people who came together to help me out and be a part of this. YAAAY! Lots to be thankful for xxoo

So my stories within this story are to come over the next couple days :) And a video of my show!!!!


The Semi Finalists Announced for MNC…

So tonight was the big night, the first cut from 24 girls down to 12 for the semi finals for Miss Nude Canada. I just want to say that I had an amazing time performing in the contest and this year each girl has brought her A game. The competition’s been stiff but have to say, a positive vibe so far and everyone’s been helpful and fun….def not the norm for one of these contests. Surprising since 16 contest girls are staying in the dancer house lol Thought some craziness would surface but nope, everyone’s been pretty mello. Regardless, I have completely enjoyed my trip here in Calgary, the people and working at the BuDoir Rouge, which is the most beautiful club I’ve worked in.

SO…..they call each contestant up one by one till all 24 of us ladies are on stage, then they begin calling out the 12 semi finalists. As each person’s name is being called my heart skips a beat. Then the MC announces, “These are all of your semi finalists for Miss Nude Canada, give them a round of applause!” Yes, my name wasn’t called. A couple of girls, one being my friend, Dinah Might (who made it through btw-WhooHoo! Congratz babe) looked at me and pouted and I shrugged my shoulders and said, “It’s alright. I’m ok.” Sure a lil disappointed but I was ok, I did my best.

THEN someone says, “You’re missing one girl…there’s only 11.” So the MC says, “Missing one girl, well then, everyone give me a drumroll please!” So all the customers start pounding on their tables and the girls on stage start banging their hands on their knees and he yells out, “The final contestant going through to the finals is…JANINE JEEEEERRRICHOO!”

YAAAAAAAY! I wanted to kick their asses for that one LMAO but YAAAAAAAY! Going throught to the semis, my showtime is 9:40pm and now I know exactly what I need to do to smooth out show and change a few things that didn’t work previously. OH YES…and my voice is back!!! Thanks everyone for sending me positive, healing and supportive vibes-they worked! 😀


Miss Nude Canada Preliminary Show

Dun dun dun daaaaa!! Well, just got done my preliminary show for Miss Nude Canada and for starters, need to express an ENORMOUS THANK U to two beauties who completely helped me out in the eleventh hour, my fabulous, amazing, true friends to the core, Dinah Might and Jen. My show is a hell to heaven theme, starting off with capturing two angels from heaven, corrupting them and have them turn in to lil devils. The two girls that originally were to play my angels to devils bailed! One to a good cause and the other just flaked out :/

So it was a huge favour to ask Dinah Might, who is my fab friend but also a competitor herself for this contest and my good, old high school friend, Jen, who has NEVER stepped foot on a stage in her life! Just a mom who works as a social worker in a small town just outside of Calgary. It was a tall order but both ladies stepped in at the last minute without hesitation and were absolutely AMAZING!! Not too many girls who are competitors would EVER help another girl out, that says SO much about someone, big kudos for Dinah Might for being my friend in that moment. Great karma to her and that yields a pretty big, ‘I owe you one’. Same to my girlie, Jen. SO thankful to have had that support.

Also an enormous thanks to my special effects/lighting and pyro tech, Rob Sheridan, for working his ass off for my show! He has gone above and beyond putting things together and moving mountains for my show. Rob is well known in the field having toured with Jane Jones, one of the biggest features ever to grace the stage doing all her lighting and special effects as well as many musicians, movies and television. Such a blessing to have :)

As for my show….in my perspective as an entertainer, not my best performance. Everything that could’ve gone wrong did beginning with waking up in the morning with no voice and I was supposed to sing my heart out as the finale to my show. I felt a tingle in my throat a few days ago and had been taking everything from Cold Fx to honey and lemon tea to liquid calcium to try and save my voice but to no avail. But I had a plan B just in case, a water show. My slip n slide is always a favorite, however the water was put on stage near the end of my last song! Then there was my aerial hoop being too low so I couldn’t use it, I actually hit it twice dancing, my smoke didn’t work at all, my costume for my angel sequence didn’t arrive from UPS in time cuz they made a mistake with shipping…blah blah blah blah BLAHHH! LMAO 😛 Yes, can laugh about it now.

Yep, just didn’t manifest as the vision I had ‘AND’ I still went on with my show, didn’t let it frustrate me……almost..but didn’t allow it take hold and danced my lil heart out and smiled from ear to ear, excited to just be a part of the event and performing for such an enthusiastic audience. I just stayed in character, felt my music, didn’t let all the follies get to me during the show and focused more on the audience and played with them.  Though it was not was my vision was, if I felt myself slipping into disappointment I’d just remind myself that I made the most of it and I had the most amazing support system around when I needed them. What a gift.

After my show I was all packed up heading to my car and there were a few guys having a smoke just outside the club. They all congratulated me on my show and said they loved it and that they thought it was awesome. They continued on with how they loved the theme idea and costumes, the music was the best and having my two lil angels on stage. They then tell me they were all judges and gave me top marks for my show and hoped to see me back friday.

AWWWW! That in itself made my night. It may have been a few guys out of all the judges but is was great to hear that. It also made me recognize that the audience does see things from a different angle. Even though things didn’t work out to me in my ‘entertainer’ perspective maybe it did work out to some of those enjoying the show and who didn’t know about the mishaps…primarily because I just moved on with the show kept having fun….and maybe, just maybe, being the best chest in the west had a lil something to do with it 😉 

Hmmm…well, we will see on Thursday peeps if I move on to the semi finals on Friday….do do do dooooooo! And if I do, I now know what needs to be changed and improved upon and please peeps, send me positive, loving and healing vibes so that my throat is healed and I can sing my heart out and entertain to my highest potential!!! Time to marry my singing with my shows 😀