Glitter, make-up and stocking stores of London depleted, one week later the World Burlesque Games 2012 are done! And the winners are in.
World Burlesque Games Winners
With over 90 burlesque performers competing for crowns, the festival is the culmination of over a year’s hard work. We asked festival production assistant Betty D’Light about the process last month.
Huge congratulations to the winners and participants for a spectacular week. In depth reviews of the individual shows can be seen over at This is Cabaret. The results:
Winner – Anna The Hulagan
1st Runner Up – Kiki Lovechild
2nd Runner Up – Tango Manga
Winner – Big Chief Random Chaos
1st Runner Up – Monsters of Schlock
2nd Runner Up – VJ Spanky
Male World Crown
Winner – Go-Go Harder
1st Runner Up – Marcos
2nd Runner Up – Smokin’ McQueen
British Male Crown
Winner – British Heart
1st Runner Up – Mister Mistress
2nd Runner Up – Spencer Maybe
British Female Newcomer
Winner – Peggy de Lune
1st Runner Up – Aurora Starr
2nd Runner Up – Elsie Diamond
International Female Newcomer
Winner – Tansy
British Female Crown
Winner – Eliza DeLite
1st Runner Up – Venus Noir
2nd Runner Up – Bettsie Bon Bon
World Female Crown
Winner – Lada Redstar
We caught up with Betty D’Light to get a little more goss. She said, “We’ll be celebrating with a very large bottle of champagne and a very long nap!
“We’re hoping to take most of June off to relax and concentrate on personal projects before work gears up another notch in July to prepare for our next big event in the summer. We’re taking The Sexy Circus Sideshow for our first run at the Edinburgh Fringe for the entire month of August!
“I’m really excited about this event as it will be a completely different experience to World Burlesque Games. The burlesque content of the new show will be extremely limited.
“We will be working with an electrifying host of Sideshow and Circus performers from all over the world! It will be nice to take a break from burlesque for a bit and see a different side of the cabaret and variety scene.
“I’m also super excited as it will mean I get to live in my homeland for an entire month! I haven’t lived in Scotland for about six years so it will be lovely to spend some quality time there.
“We’re also planning a small preview UK tour of the show in July and are hoping to take the show to London too before the end of the year. Plans are also in the works for a show marking the 10 year anniversary of Chaz Royal as a burlesque producer in November, in which we hope to include some amazing headlining artists from around the world. It’s shaping up to be a busy year!”
Find out about the World Burlesque Games 2013.
Burlexe is a sensational London burlesque show inspired by the women who created the genre and perform the art. It fuses burlesque performance with storytelling, dancing with acting.
(Main image from Time Out)