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Babes of Burlesque: 37


From Finland, comes Lou Lou D’Vil who cracks a mean whip to break through the chill of the Arctic Circle. She has toured from Sydney to New Orleans, from Tallinn to Milan, often accompanied by the band Sami Saari & The Teasers to reincarnate the golden age of burlesque and live music. Her hallmark traits: An exotic beauty, blazing eyes and an aura of notoriety as she brings seductive new twists to bump’n’grind burlesque.

At the 2011 London Burlesque Gala, she blew away the crowd with her hard-throbbing Bettie Page tribute.

Just last month, she unveiled another tribute, to Jada, the red-headed fox who was a star at Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club in Dallas.

Lou Lou’s website is at

Babes of Burlesque: 10


From Finland, comes Cherrie A Dorable, “The Pearl Borealis.” With her luminous blonde hair, milky white skin and voluptuous, hourglass figure, she stands out in the burlesque scene.  Her stage charisma is rousing and her classy dancing style evokes the golden age of burlesque. She also is one-half of the superduo, Holy Curves!, with the red-hot Olivia Rouge. Here’s Cherrie in How May I Serve You?, conjuring up a picture of what happens behind closed doors afterhours at a bar.

Now, she sways to the sounds of “Sam’s Blues,” played by Sam Taylor & His All-Star Jazz.

Her website:

Go! Girl! Go! — Seis

Today’s dancer isn’t from the movies, but from real life. She’s Anastasia Skukhturova, a tall and luscious Russian, and this past weekend, she won the Second Annual Pole World Cup, defeating 60 pole-dancing competitors from 25 nations in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

And, in case you missed last year’s inaugural event, here was the winning performance by Oona Kivela of Finland. She tours and teaches classes. You can see what she’s up to at

World of Beers XLV

On tap tonight: Olvi CXX, Finland.

Do saunas and beer mix? Not sure that’s true. But combining beer and hard bodies is usually a winning formula. (Warning: NSFW)

Attack of the Air Guitarists

The scantily clad Justin “Nordic Thunder” Howard shows off his chops as he wins the Air Guitar World Championship this past weekend in Oulu, Finland. Howard, one of two Americans in the final rounds, defeated 17 other competitors for the top prize. The contestants came from as far away as Japan. Local favorite Jaakko “The Colossal” Härkönen of Finland placed fifth.

And, here’s a look at a few of the also-rans.

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