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Miss Exotic World Pageant

“The Miss Exotic World Pageant (officially, the Miss Exotic World Pageant and Striptease Reunion) is an annual neo-burlesque pageant and convention, and is the annual showcase event (and fundraiser for) the Burlesque Hall of Fame (formerly the Exotic World burlesque museum). The pageant, sometimes referred to as the “Miss America of Burlesque”, attracts former burlesque queens from past decades, as well as current participants of the neo-burlesque scene. The pageant consists of burlesque performances spanning a weekend, culminating with the competition to crown a single performer as Miss Exotic World. Because of the significance of the Exotic World Burlesque Museum to the burlesque community, winning the pageant is considered a top honor for a burlesque performer”. – Wikipedia

Here: Stephanie Blake removes a stocking at the Miss Exotic World Pageant at the Exotic World Burlesque Museum on June 7, 2003 in Helendale outside of Barstow, California. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Burlesque dancer INGA performs during the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend's Burlesque Showcase hosted by John Waters at the Orleans Arena on April 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Burlesque dancer INGA performs during the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend's Burlesque Showcase hosted by John Waters at the Orleans Arena on April 19, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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A Burlesque performer onstage during the London Tattoo Convention at the Tobacco Docks, in London, Britain, 24 September 2017. (Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA/EFE)

A Burlesque performer onstage during the London Tattoo Convention at the Tobacco Docks, in London, Britain, 24 September 2017. (Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA/EFE)
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26 Sep 2017 09:16:00
Burlesque dancer and Lucha VaVoom co-founder Rita D'Albert gets dressed before the Lucha VaVoom “Night of the Vampire” performance in Los Angeles, California October 29, 2014. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)

Burlesque dancer and Lucha VaVoom co-founder Rita D'Albert gets dressed before the Lucha VaVoom “Night of the Vampire” performance in Los Angeles, California October 29, 2014. (Photo by Patrick T. Fallon/Reuters)
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01 Nov 2014 14:36:00
Nacho Libre wrestlers perform during the Lucha Vavoom “Valentines Day” show at the Mayan Theatre, California, on February 12, 2020. Lucha Vavoom combines Mexican Nacho Libre wrestling with cabaret and burlesque acts to make a uniquely Los Angeles variety show. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP Photo)

Nacho Libre wrestlers perform during the Lucha Vavoom “Valentines Day” show at the Mayan Theatre, California, on February 12, 2020. Lucha Vavoom combines Mexican Nacho Libre wrestling with cabaret and burlesque acts to make a uniquely Los Angeles variety show. (Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP Photo)
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Performers dressed like Stormtroopers dance during “The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2018. (Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

Performers dressed like Stormtroopers dance during “The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2018. (Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
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03 Jun 2018 07:06:00
A performer dances during “The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2018. (Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)

A performer dances during “The Empire Strips Back: A Star Wars Burlesque Parody” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 1, 2018. (Photo by Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
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11 Jun 2018 00:03:00
Emmy Award-winning American news anchor Lauren Sanchez attends the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon on May 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Broadimage/Rex Features/Shutterstock)

Emmy Award-winning American news anchor Lauren Sanchez attends the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon on May 19, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Broadimage/Rex Features/Shutterstock)
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