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Babes of Burlesque: 41


The reigning queen of the Chicago burlesque scene, Michelle L’Amour uses the tagline “The Ass That Goes POW!” After you’ve seen her video “Butthoven’s 5th Symphony,” you’ll fully grasp that marketing hook. She grew up in Orland Park, Ill., and began performing burlesque at age 22 while studying finance at the University of Illinois. Now, she applies her business skills toward her dance career.

She operates her own academy, the Studio L’Amour, and tours the world teaching the L’Amour Method. She appeared on the French TV show, “France’s Got Talent,” as well as its American counterpart and Fox’s “A Current Affair.” Conservative pundit Tucker Carlson describes himself as “a huge fan.” She also won the title of Miss Exotic World 2005 with her Snow White routine.

Without any further ado,  here’s her classical nod to Beethoven.

At the Toronto Burlesque Festival in 2010, she performed as Snow White. As you can see, her heart used to be white as snow, but then she drifted.

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