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: Lilly Minx (Edmonton, AB)
Runner Up: Brad Puddin’ (Toronto, ON)
Most Classic: Jolene Fox (Calgary, AB)
Most Innovative: Scarlette Fussion (Edmonton, AB)
Most Comedic: Dutch L’Oven (Victoria, BC)
Legends Choice: Brad Puddin’ (Toronto, ON)
Winner: Força (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 through the Performer Application Page.
1st Place Winner
2nd Place Runner Up
Superlative Awards: Most Classic – Most Comedic – Most Innovative – Legends Choice
All contestants receive valuable feedback from all of the headliner and honorary judges.
SHOW SPECIFIC RULES
Must have Classic Golden Age 1920 – 1960 OR Neo Modern revival themes.
All show music needs to be approved at the application stage, then labeled with your stage name and provided one month before the competition. In the instance of competitors having the same music we will discuss with the relevant parties to reach consensus.
Entrants must be over 18 years of age. Full nudity is not permitted, contestants must wear pasties and a thong at a minimum.
This is a soloist competition, duets or groups cannot compete. Performer must have 2 years or less experience in burlesque. This does not student showcase debuts.
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.
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 festival, via use of personal mailing lists, websites, and/or social media (including but not limited to Facebook and Instagram).
Competitors agree to make themselves available for media opportunities relating to the Burlesque Bunny competitions and understand that these editorials and shoots may be unpaid.
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE BURLESQUE BUNNY TITLE HOLDER
To promote a positive community and attitude toward performers of Burlesque in Canada and abroad.