Created to launch and build the careers of the next generation of burly-Q entertainers ….entrants for the competition must have been performing burlesque for no more than two years, and hold no other major titles (i.e. Best Debut Miss Exotic World). Founded by the Blue Belle Burlesque, The Edmonton Burlesque Festival now presents this competition every year to open the festival, giving contestants a platform on an international stage with a chance to win an educational trip to the annual BurlyCon (the world’s only conference dedicated to the art of Burlesque) in Seattle, WA! The competition is judged by the headliners and honorary guests who give feedback to these bright rising stars.
Previous Burlesque Bunny Winners
Winner: Sultana (Toronto, ON)
Runner Up: Scarlett Von Bomb (Edmonton, AB)
Most Classic: Penelope Mais Oui (Colorado Springs, CO)
Most Innovative: Mimi Violette (Gatineau, QC)
Most Comedic: Gala Vega (Victoria, BC)
Legends choice: Buddy Bordel (Edmonton, AB)
Winner: Jo’Rie Tigerlily (Richmond VA)
Runner Up: Chairmyn Meow (Colorado Springs CO)
Most Classic: Roxxy Reckless (Dallas TX)
Most Comedic: Crimson Darling (Calgary AB)
Best Costume: Chairmyn Meow (Colorado Springs CO)
Most Innovative: Donna Boss Rogers (Vancouver BC)
Legends Choice: Chairmyn Meow (Colorado Springs CO)
Winner: UmA Shadow (Japan)
Runner Up: Ferryman (Boise, ID)
Most Classic: Keely Kamikaze (Calgary, AB)
Most Comedic: Ruby Rounds (Portland, OR)
Best Costume: UmA Shadow (Japan)
Most Innovative: Ferryman (Portland, OR)
Legends Choice: Layna D’Luna (Austin, TX)
Winner: Yaretza (Calgary, AB)
Runner Up: Deja Louve (Vancouver BC)
Most Classic: Yaretza (Calgary, AB)
Most Innovative: Faye Havoc (Vancouver, BC)
Most Comedic: Mickie Sinn (Austin, TX)
Best Costume: Dee Lushious (Surrey BC)
Legends Choice: Yaretza (Calgary, AB)
Winner: Beau Creep (Edmonton, AB)
Runner Up: Letabby Lexington (Edmonton, AB)
Most Classic: LeTabby Lexington (Edmonton, AB)
Most Comedic: Beau Creep (Edmonton, AB)
Pinup Perfection: Delilah LeDouche (Edmonton, AB)
Legends Choice: Kordella Koser (Edmonton, AB)
RULES AND APPLICATION INFORMATION
Applications for the annual Burlesque Bunny competition will be considered during the Edmonton Burlesque Festival selection period.
Each competitor is required to sign a model release form, in addition to video and photography taken before or during the competition.
Competitors are required to promote the sale of event ticket, via use of personal mailing lists, websites, and social media (including but not limited to Facebook).
Competitors agree to make themselves available for media opportunities relating to the Burlesque Bunny competitions and understand that typically these editorials and shoots are unpaid.
Classic or Neo Burlesque Routine
Neo Burlesque routines can incorporate skills such as hula hoops, contortion, or back up dancers. Full responsibility for the back up dancers remains the responsibility of the competitor.
The winner of the competition will hold the title of “Burlesque Bunny” until the following year where they are required to perform a feature show and hand the title over to the next winner. If they cannot fulfill their duties as winner, the runner up will replace them.