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Photos: ‘Fantasy’ girls celebrate sexy 2013 calendar, 13th anniversary
As the gorgeous girls of the topless revue “Fantasy” begin their 14th year, it’s difficult to believe that it just keeps on getting better, and Tuesday night for the first time, all 15 of the regular and swing dancers appeared on their Luxor stage together.
Normally, it’s eight dancers with superb singer Lorena Peril and comedian Sean E. Cooper, but producer and choreographer Anita Mann wanted them all onstage for the milestone. The show runs nightly, so the girls rotate shows.
To mark the end of 13 years, Anita introduced sexier costumes, four sizzling dance numbers and dancers Chloe and Ashton. Chloe’s husband, Tropicana magician headliner Murray Sawchuck, was on hand for the party and show.
“I took the night off from my own show so I could cheer her on,” Murray told me. I asked him if he minded all the guys in the audience ogling his English wife: “No not at all because I’m the one she comes home to,” he laughed.
Lorena is singing stronger than ever, and Sonya is even more amazing high above the stage on her red silks twirling and stretching like no human being ever should! “Fantasy” never gets tired and is hotter than it’s ever been in 13 years.
Last night’s fun began with a red carpet celebration at nearby restaurant Rice and Company to unveil the girls’ 2013 calendar with its 14 hot shots, and our contributing photographer Tom Donoghue was there to capture each dancer displaying not only her charms but also her provocative pose in the Barely Bejeweled pages. It truly is little else other than diamonds and pearls as English beauty Tracey superbly demonstrates on the alluring cover.
Cast members of the Jabbawockeez, who open at the Luxor in the spring, 98 Degrees founder and singer Jeff Timmons and the Aussie hunks of Thunder From Down Under at neighboring Excalibur were present to congratulate the beautiful blondes and brunettes.
Also there: Elvis Presley’s road manager Joe Esposito, who was around when “Fantasy” debuted on the Strip; “Splash” director Jeff Kutash, who revealed secrets of his new show going into SHe, Eva Longoria’s former Beso and Eve, at Crystals in CityCenter starting Dec. 27; magician Ben Stone from the Gold Coast’s magic variety theater; and singer Jasmine Trias, Season 3 “American Idol” finalist and now at the Riviera with Society of Seven.
The girls have told me this calendar, their seventh, is the hottest they have produced. Vegas DeLuxe in July posted coverage of when they were in focus under the lens of photographer Oscar Picazo, who won much praise last night for his provocative pictures.
Anita summed up: “People seeing the calendar for the first time tonight think it’s an absolute knockout, and we agree it’s our best yet. We are also so happy about the show still being a top Las Vegas attraction at late night.
“Now we’re gunning for the 15th, and that will really be a party. We all love presenting the show each night and are thrilled Las Vegas has welcomed us and made it such a great part of the entertainment scene.”
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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