Las Vegas resident and New Jersey native, Valerie Stunning is a globe-trotting striptease artist who can stitch the finest strand of Swarovski crystals with one hand while nursing a scotch and soda in the other. "Living the dream, one panty drop at a time," pretty much sums up her glittery ambition and refreshing sense of humor. On a recent visit back to the east coast, we sat in the park, crushed a bottle of Malbec and talked shop:
Favourite city to dance?
Sydney, because the clubs I worked there ticked every item of the list:
*consistently good money
*loose dress code
*no contact (and customer's totally respected that for the most part)
*and most importantly - SHOWER SHOWS
(Editors note: Shower shows are the most thrilling way to waste water and make money. I wish more clubs offered this gimmick)
What do you love about your job?
I love cracking "the code" of what stripper fantasy people are seeking, because once you've done that, cha-ching!
How to you like to spend your time when you're off duty?
I'm currently addicted to these deep stretching/contortion classes I've been taking. My goal is to be able to sit on my head.
Best songs to dance to on duty and off duty?
On duty: cover of 'Lollipop' by Framing Hanley
Off duty: 'All She Wants To Do Is Dance' by Don Henley
A valuable lesson learned since you donned your first pair of plastic platforms?
How to ask for money like a man. Once you successfully demand X amount and receive it, you'll never be passive about how much money you deserve ever again. It's powerful shit.