The third annual Exposé Elite Championship took place at Exposé Gentlemen’s Club in San Diego last week, and not even hail in San Diego could keep the risqué away.
Undeterred by the weather gods, six hand-selected feature entertainers, Michelle Lynn, Phoenix Phires, Natasha Nova, Ms. Parker, Autumn Knights and Justice, performed for three nights in a winner-takes-all competition. All sexy, talented and show-ready, it was the fabulous Justice, ED’s Entertainer of the Year 2022, who won the title of Exposé Elite Champion in this tough contest, as well as the cash prize of $3,000.
“The Exposé Elite Championship yet again was amazing,” says champion, Justice, “the level of talent my stage sisters presented this year was so incredible, it truly could have been anyone one of us for the win.”
Dino Palmiotto, the owner of Exposé and Exposé Boutique, and a true gentleman, offered the royal treatment to the feature entertainer performers: flying each out to California, providing their accommodations and treating the ladies to lunch in San Diego’s Little Italy and his momma’s Italian cooking for everyone on Saturday.
“I will continue to raise the bar for feature dancing every year, not for me, but for the industry,” says Palmiotto. “I appreciate the commitment from all the Features who have performed over many years. Their blood, sweat and tears will never be forgotten.”
The beauty which populated the event was too abundant to keep track of. Hosting was the exquisite adult actress, Kenna James. Also adult actress and feature entertainer Katie Morgan judged with her partner Evan Stone, alongside former ED Overall Entertainer of the Year, Angela Sommers.
Notable attendances were: A-list feature Dave Michaels; Keith and Stephanie Duncan from Duncan Investments; Jim Light from Goldfingers; as well as, of course, ED’s happiest fanboy, Marketing & PR Director, Kristofer Kay, along with EDI and ED Award Show Producer, Lexi Lamour.
Some of the highlights of the event were Natasha Nova’s cowgirl act (ED’s Kris Kay delighted that Nova squirted in his face from her udders); Autumn Knights’ sensual and surprising Fifth Element show; and Ms. Parker’s hilarious astronaut performance surrounding “Ur anus.” But Justice won all with her Little Mermaid rendition of “Part of Your World,” a parody which involved dildos and more.
“I’m so honored that the judges enjoyed my sense of humor and risks I chose to do for my shows,” says Justice. “I stepped out of my comfort zone to present a different style of feature show performance, and I’m elated that it paid off—that I was able to make everyone laugh. At the end of the day, we all had fun. Huge thank you to everyone that made this event possible!”
“The energy in the club was so intense, these features expressed themselves at a level that was second to none,” says Palmiotto.
Exposé is an ED-award-winning club with a “Feature Club of the Year” title from 2019. It’s highly regarded as the #1 feature club in Southern California. Exposé’s owner, Dino Palmiotto, is also the co-owner of industry ATM and POS money service business, Knights Global, a sponsor of this year’s ED Expo.
“Exposé will continue to host the Elite Championships in the years to come and inspire Entertainers to become feature dancers,” says Palmiotto, who adds with graciousness for the women who came to compete that: “This industry was never about a dirty dance. It was always about the performance of an Entertainer.”