Before they were stars, some celebs look really different, some unrecognizable in their high school photos.
Dita Von Teese
Queen of Burlesque Dita Von Teese delivered a sexy midnight burlesque striptease at the Hyde Bellagio in Las Vegas on Saturday night. At midnight she performed a version of her infamous champagne glass act.
Dita von Teese was joined on the red carpet by 2012 beauty pageant princesses and nightclub models but she was not daunted by the rival beauties.
“I’m a woman of experience, and not one of them has a waist as tiny or tight as mine in a cinch! “she said before the show. “I’ll pull out all the stops for a raucous, one-off, classic show undressing in a large champagne glass against the fountains of the Bellagio. How can any of them compete with that?”
She was right. They couldn’t and she was the star of the night.
When the clock struck midnight, Von Teese took the stage in an haute couture costume adorned with thousands of Swarovski crystals. She then teased the cheering crowd as she danced around an enormous champagne glass peeling off layer after layer of clothing and untying the corset from her tiny laced up waist. The crowd went wild as Miss Dita Von Teese poured champagne down her body, finally immersing herself into the champagne glass, kicking and splashing champagne.
“I’m hoping we’ll be able to bring some of the showgirl burlesque back to Vegas. I’m doing the real version, which is the same way it was done in the 1930s and ’40s; that’s what burlesque really was.”