Chances of dating a stripper
The first few days of dancing, I was discovering what my boundaries are. I added on the last name Lee, because there was a ring to it. 24 hours later, I needed to find a new name, so my manager and I pulled out the trusty phone and Googled "Top 100 Stripper Names." Because I was working at Hustler– one of the largest Strip Clubs in Las Vegas – I went through all 100, with every name already in the computer. How many days, or nights, do you typically work a week? The choice is really yours; Stripping is a fantastic job for anyone who likes to be their own boss. NL: There is a lot of jealousy with men in any industry. Jealousy usually shows up when they have their own issues with self-confidence. I’ve never had to go to the bank and ask for a small business loan. I would consider going out with them if he is well known and/or a celeb. I fall into the "The Girlfriend Experience" at the club, which means everyone wants to take me home to their mom.Stripping is an industry where you learn what your lines are real quick: what’s acceptable and what’s not acceptable; where people can touch you and where when they touch you you’ll slap them – playfully, of course, and then you’ll call them a “naughty” boys. Because hundreds of girls dance there, there are strippers with stage names that are every type of sports car you can imagine – from Ferrari to Tesla, almost every state in the Union, and even numbers, such as Seven and Ten. You're an Independent Contractor, which means you don't have a fixed schedule. Insecurity is one of the unsexist attributes to me so I don’t usually keep those guys around. NL: I am now the mother of an 18-month old daughter by the name of Winner. For me, if I’m going to interact with you outside of the club I need a great connection. But, it has been a great side hustle as I transitioned from working for someone else to starting my own company.T-Pain may have expressed it best singing, “I’m in love with a stripper” — because the truth is, he’s not the only one.
Most people think that being a Stripper is all about being sexy, but it’s really about being a mental ninja. KKD: With any romantic relationship, I always find it better to get in front of the bus when it comes to the fact that I take off my clothes in front of strangers for money, either as a Burlesque Dancer or a Stripper in a Strip Club.Off the pole (but on the record), we chatted with two female strippers about how often they get hit on, how they meet men and how their stage names came to be. Do you prefer the term stripper or dancer or something else? Girls get offended by the term, “stripper”, but it is what it is. KKD: I always say that I'm a “dancer who strips” versus a “stripper who dances” since my background is as a professional dancer and specialty artist.That being said, if I had to choose one, I'd call myself a Stripper.For any sales job – really anything in life – the person who's the most confident wins the game. What was your first gig or introduction to the job? NL: I entered an amateur strip club contest at Sin City in the Bronx, and I won. was living in Los Angeles as a freelance artist hurting for money. Stripping is a fun job, but it’s still a job with paperwork requirements. And thus, you'll meet them everywhere because flirting becomes an absolute sport.But after a few days getting documented and fingerprinted, I was ready to roll. My burlesque name is Kitty Kat De Mille, so I usually try to do a derivation of that. Stripper Names have included: Kitty, Selina, De Mille, etc. The first day at my first club, I picked the name Kitty, unaware that this is one of the most popular names at a Strip Club. If I don't have any other work that week – such as performing burlesque with companies such as Pin-Ups On Tour, The Green Light District, and Workin’ The Tease – then I'll try and work five days in a week, just like a regular job. Is it difficult to maintain relationships in your line of work? The ones who stick around – or that I let stick around – understand that I can make a lot of money at this game while not having a permanent schedule, and there are very few jobs like that. I have companies -- such as This Way Adventures, my creative media company, and The Green Light District, our cannabis entertainment company. NL: I have been asked out by men every single night of my stripping career. KKD: I get asked out practically every night I work.
I will tell you a secret: the prettiest girl at a club doesn't make the most money. Because we were roommates from the beginning, he knew I was both a stripper and a burlesque dancer. He appreciates the job in many ways: for the physical prowess of being a pole dancer, the mental ninja element, and the fact that he’s dating a stripper – which makes him awesome to his friends. People are always as judgmental of you as you are apologetic.