There are so many pros and cons involved with the showgirl industry. One that I really enjoy, and I know it sounds corny, is meeting so many different people from all around the world.
And believe it or not, you meet more people from outside Sydney than actually live here.
I try to keep my work schedule quite broad so as not to get bored, so my jobs don’t consist only of working in the gay clubs.
Penny Tration and I have just started work at a hostel in the city, Base Hostel. I go from room to room (yes, you heard it right) offering backpackers drinks and letting them know that Penny will be playing games downstairs (no, not that downstairs, though I must admit I have tried a couple of times).
I had a drink in every room with the backpackers the first week and ended up kissing four German boys all night long, so I have decided to stop that.
Goodness, I don’t want to get a reputation. But to use an old phrase from my grandmother, I’m like a pig in shit. Each week there are new faces all wanting to have a photo or a drink with you -“ they just get so excited.
Now I don’t want to piss on anyone’s leg and tell them it’s raining but let’s face it, we do have the best showgirls in the world right here.
No wonder nine times out of 10 everyone you meet is very appreciative. It is very rare for you to hit a patch of yobbos or to have any problems at all.
So why would visitors from overseas be more interested in drag here in Sydney than your common Joe Blow from Sydney?
One theory I have is that after spending thousands of pounds to get here, travellers are willing to do anything to have a good time. Hey, as long as there is booze at the bar then there is a party, come one, come all.
Another theory I have is that the majority of travellers come via Asia, and we all know about the shows there. Those showgirls do things with a bunch of flowers and a pair of pruning shears that have to been seen to be believed.
So once you have seen those shows and the fabulous Lady Boys of Bangkok, Sydney showgirls seem to be a notch down.
Surrounding myself with all these gorgeous tourists is just going to end in tears, I can just see it. God knows we all heard about that bloody boy from Manchester. I just have to remember they are only here for a short time, not a long time.
EYESPY Here is my gym progress update. I started on Monday and I think I am going to die. It feels like I have walked to Canberra and back but I will keep going.
When they told me Katy Try was the best, they weren’t blowing smoke up my arse.
Next week I will be printing my weight and measurements so watch out.