On February 21st, the Déjà Vu and the Hustler Club chain held its fabulous Showgirl of the Year Contest for 2006. This yearly, spectacle is one of the organization’s largest events of the season. This annual event saw eight perspective entertainers, all in competition of the title of Showgirl of the Year. The spacious Little Darlings of Las Vegas, Nevada would be this year’s host, and battlefield for some of the nation’s finest and most enticing club performers. These young ladies arrived from Déjà Vu and Hustler locations across the country, competing at local and regional levels, before reaching the Nationals.
Early in the evening the Las Vegas location had already filled to capacity. The spectators outside in line became more curious as they approached the entranceway. Their anxiety was felt throughout the club on who would be this year’s shapely winner. Friends and family usually accompany many of the contestant’s, and we are sure that there was a lot of wagering on tap being that the Sin City bets on it all. This year’s group of contestants were:
|Showgirl of the Year 2006 Finalists|
|Seven – Déjà Vu Showgirls-Springfield
Paige – Déjà Vu Showgirls-Lansing
Devine – Déjà Vu Showgirls-Kalamazoo
Bree – Déjà Vu Showgirls-Flint
Angelique – Little Darlings-Las Vegas
Orsana – Déjà Vu Showgirls-Minneapolis
Iris – Déjà Vu Showgirls-North Hollywood
Chase – Déjà Vu Showgirls-Bakersfield
Backstage, the nervous contestants hustled to get ready for their shows. Props were assembled by exhausted roadies while the performers stretched, cried and shook with unpredictable joy…not knowing exactly what the nights outcome would produce. Years of competing would now test all of the skills and the moves to who would walk away victorious. As the lights dimmed and the first entertainer hit the stage, it would be anyone guess who would be wearing the coveted Showgirl of the Year crown, back to their home club.
Every kind of show rolled across the Little Darlings main stage for most of the evening. Show after amazing show kept the crowd in a trance with jaw-dropping stunts and pole perfection. But as the clock began to wind down, it was time to collect the score sheets and pick the winner. In the second runner-up position was Seven from Deja Vu Showgirls in Springfield, IL. In the first runner-up position was the stunning Chase from the Deja Vu Showgirls in Bakersfield, CA. And the winner of the 2005 Showgirl of the Year title was… Angelique of Little Darlings of Las Vegas, NV. Congratulations ladies! Déjà Vu would like to thank Buddha, the staff and management of the Little Darlings of Las Vegas for their grand hospitality. See you next year!
Photos and text by: Trace A. Grundstrom