Magnificent in May
Alysia Clarke grew up in the village of Sunbury, Ohio — yes, village. It was too small to be a town or city when Clarke was a kid. She spent most of her time creeking, fishing, camping, playing sports, and the flute growing up. She started dancing in 2012, two weeks after her 18th birthday, while she was still in high school. She danced on and off for about seven years while studying for a physics degree, until she saw her first features at a pole competition in 2019. Natasha Nova was hosting and Clarke competed with Bailey Fox for the first of many times to come — Nova and Fox are two of Clarke’s closest friends to this day. Shortly after meeting them, Clarke attended the 2019 EXPO in Las Vegas and from there took the steps to become a feature entertainer.
What I Love About the Industry: I love really performing. Coming out on stage and making the people in the crowd go “wow” is what keeps me going. I love being able to be myself and laugh with people in my birthday suit. I can’t count the number of times I have leaned off the stage to hug the entire tip row — completely naked and sometimes wet — for being such amazing participants in my shows.
Top Credits or Accomplishments:
2x Pole Master Champion, Hustler Honey Pole Champion, Internationally Published Model, National Traveling Contortionist
10 Questions for Miss ExoticDancer May 2022!
ED: What does it mean to be named Miss ExoticDancer.com of the Month?
CLARKE: It is an honor to be named Miss Exotic Dancer of the Month! I have been working very hard and it feels good to know it isn’t going unnoticed. I’m so grateful to everyone from ED for being so amazing and helpful since I started featuring.
ED: Your favorite thing about the industry?
CLARKE: That I have genuine friends everywhere throughout the country that can relate to what I do. While I don’t get to see everyone all the time, it does make traveling so much less stressful knowing I can stop and see so many familiar faces going just about anywhere. If I’m tired and need a Red Bull, why stop at a gas station when I can drink a Red Bull and throw money on Bailey Fox’s butt at The Ball in Knoxville? It’s my favorite!
ED: If you could be a dancer for any movie star, who would you dance for?
CLARKE: This is a hard question mostly because I am not one to get starstruck. If I had to pick off the top of my head, it would be Victoria Pedretti. She’s an amazing actress and very much my type.
ED: Favorite stripper movie? Favorite movie in general?
CLARKE: I honestly don’t have a favorite stripper movie and I don’t think I can name one that I have seen. My favorite movie is “Aliens” (the 1986 movie directed by James Cameron, specifically the Special Edition Version). I am a horror, sci-fi nerd.
ED: How would you compare your entertainer self to yourself off-stage?
CLARKE: I would not go as far as to say they are two different people but they are definitely very different. While my entertainer self wears dresses and sparkly things, I don’t dress up outside of work. I wear pajamas everywhere. I was a tomboy growing up and it stuck with me. I wear no makeup unless I am going to work. I have never, to this day, had my nails done. Entertainer me tries way harder to look like a girly girl that real me has never been. But I also don’t put on a fake persona at work, which is why I can’t say I am two different people. I don’t have the energy to act like a person I am not, so if you’ve ever met me, you know I am goofy, weird, honest, smart and sometimes socially anxious. When I hit the stage, you definitely get the goofy, but you also get power, confidence, and a sexiness that’s rare to see off-stage from me.
ED: Your favorite body part of yourself?
CLARKE: My eyes.
ED: What gets your motor purring?
CLARKE: Intelligence is number one for me. Nothing is more attractive than someone who can pick your brain and make you think.
ED: What is your favorite saying?
CLARKE: “Life should be about more than just surviving.”
ED: Best and worst pick-up line?
CLARKE: Best: “You must play Quidditch. I know a Keeper when I see one;” worst: “Last time I saw a body like that, I was bagging it in my basement!”