Hi guys, sorry I’ve been MIA. A lot has happened between now and my last post. Our car got stolen – right from our own secure parking! And what makes things worse is that I had my phone in the car too. So all my photos from Miss Pole Dance Australia (MPDA) are gone 😦
So instead of a whole recap of the event, I’ll just mention the highlights and my favourite routines along with the use of the amazing photos from the official photographer, Vertigo Photography.
The line up:
Lisa D (had to pull out as she was injured)
Cleo the Hurricane
T-Mac and Miss Filly (VIC)
Rach and Nik (NSW – pulled out)
Bella and Phoenix (NSW)
Jade and Amy (QLD)
Danni and Hannah (QLD)
The event took place on the 9th of November at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney.
The introduction was amazing, choreographed by Bobbi and featuring Bobbi’s instructors and a surprise.. The amazing Felix Cane! I think we all stopped breathing when we realised it was her. She was incredible to watch, so mesmorising! It also featured the super flexible Luxe.
The first routine was Shannyn Leonie. She had an exorcist theme and started off in a crazy backbend as she crawled towards the audience. She stayed in character the whole time and was incredible to watch. It was also fittingly creepy and scary.. I’m actually scared to post her photos!
Next up is Amy Hazel and boy had she stepped it up! She was amazing at MPDV but she had really cleaned up everything and was so confident for this routine. She even whipped out a Rainbow Marchenko! She was so flexible and just a joy to watch.
Another favourite of mine was Maddie. She danced to Rihanna’s Jump and even rode on a fake ‘horse’. She was just stunning but I felt like I had seen everything from what she posts on YouTube already. She needed to do something that people hadn’t already seen, but for her first MPDA she did a great job. (And I still wish I was her).
Crowd favourite, Carlie Hunter was amazing with her ‘Carlos’ routine. If you haven’t already seen her winning Grandma routine from the Australian Pole Capital Championships, be sure to check it out here. She got the whole crowd going and everyone thought she was going to win.
Fontaine’s routine was very different to what she normally does. She danced to Iggy Azalea’s Pu$$y and was extremely hot! Some people were saying that she was trying to make a statement as she also wore a Blackmilk catsuit instead of an evening gown for the gown parade. More about that later.
Chelle was amazing, it wasn’t her best performance but come on.. This time last year she was about 4 months pregnant and the next year she’s competing again! Pretty amazing if you ask me.
I’m going to group Jedda and Cleo’s routines together because they have a very similar style and I felt like I was watching the same routine. They both had amazing tricks but again, I felt like I had seen them before and they needed to do more things that haven’t been seen before. Jedda actually did the same song and routine that she did last year as she walked off stage before finishing the routine. Cleo did Killing in the Name Of and started the routine with a flame thrower on stage and finished with screaming into a megaphone off the stage. Still, they must have done something right as they both tied for first place.
Miss Filly, the current MPDV, danced to From Can to Can’t by Corey Taylor and Dave Grohl and she set the stage on fire.. Literally! Her dance was about the struggles of alcoholics and was stunning to watch. She also borrowed one of my dresses for the gown parade and I was so proud to have her wear my dress on stage! She looked incredible.
The doubles stand outs for me were T-Mac & Miss Filly and Danni & Hannah. T-Mac & Miss Filly were perfectly in sync and and had amazing dance chorey as usual, although they didn’t didn’t seem to have as many doubles tricks as at MPDV. Danni & Hannah had a Snow White theme and it was absolutely amazing. I had never seen some of the tricks that they did and actually thought that they were going to win!
The results are in!
1st Place TIE Jedda J Jordan (NSW) and Cleo the Hurricane (VIC)
2nd Place Gracie (VIC)
3rd Place Carlie Hunter (SA)
TIE T-Mac & Miss Filly (VIC) and Jade & Amy (QLD)
Congrats to all the winners and I can’t wait for the next pole comp!
*GOSS* One of the hosts Chilli Rox interviewed Felix Cane and she revealed that she is back! She has recently broken up with her partner and is teaching again at Bobbi’s in WA. She will be competing again – watch out world! She also confirmed that she was not the pole dancer during the Australian leg of the Cirque Du Soleil Michael Jackson tour. We got a photo with her and I was the happiest girl in the world.
Just going back to what I said before about Fontaine making a statement, there is a bit of a rumor that the whole competition is rigged. Ever since the competition started in 2005, a Bobbi’s girl has always won, no contestant from a different studio has ever won. Now this could be true, or perhaps the standard of Bobbi’s girls is just that good that they have always won.. Who knows. Opinions are subjective and everyone has the right to have one. Perhaps the judges actually preferred the winner’s routines to what the audience enjoyed, or perhaps non-Bobbi’s girls are biased. If you’ve heard anything about this, I’d love to know what you think. Leave me a comment below!
Thanks again for reading!