It’s Super Bowl Sunday, which means there is less than a week until our Valentine’s show, Love Me If You Dare. Whether you’re waiting for kick-off, or just waiting for us to kick off our clothes, why not pull up a chair and get to know one of our favorite foxy football fans, Candy Applebottom.
Name: Candy Applebottom
How long have you been burlesquing?
More than six blissful glitter years…but according to recovered VHS family videos, I’ve been documented lifting my dresses since I was four.
What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
Burlesque allows me to be me. I would steal the concept from Scarlett James, that burlesque allows you to play any character and live out every fantasy your heart desires. I would take it even further and say it’s a platform for acceptance of oneself, true self-love expressed on stage or in your private space. You in your purest form. It takes courage, confidence and a willingness to share what makes you most vulnerable. I love watching all the performers glow on stage, whether it’s a first-timer or the daily showstoppers. Stories and emotions unfold and beauty comes in every form. Burlesque is my happy space.
What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I love trying out all types of dance classes (which inspire future numbers), exploring new places (I’m an avid scuba diver), and spending downtime pussy power hours cuddling with my two favorite felines, Bagel and Jojo. And during football season, you can find me every weekend at Daddy-O’s cheering on my Steelers!
Who is your dream Valentine?
Channing Tatum, please.