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New queen of burlesque is a Texas gem

There’s a new queen in the burlesque world, and Texans can happily claim her as one of their own. Coco Lectric, co-founder of Austin-based troupe the Jigglewatts and a solo performer with a steadily rising fan base, was crowned Queen of Burlesque this weekend as part of the New Orleans Burlesque Festival.

The award is just one more glittering addition to an already amazing year for Coco. Earlier this year she was named “Texas Burlesque Ambassador,” took the title of “Texas Performer of the Year” and helped the Jigglewatts win the “Troupe of Year” title as well. The recognition has helped to propel her into the ranks of burlesque elite, with established icons such as Catherine D’Lish, Angie Pontani, Michelle L’Amour and Dirty Martini inviting her to share the stage with them. The most recent invitation was from international celebrity showgirl Dita Von Teese, who added Coco to the lineup of her New Orleans show this past July.

Also recognized at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival this weekend were runner-up Lola Van Ella (St. Louis) and Renea Le Roux (Las Vegas). Now in its second year, the festival is dedicated to celebrating classic burlesque with performances, workshops and panel discussions.

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