Blood, Sweat and Sequins

For those of you who are not yet lucky enough to know about this, Blood, Sweat and Sequins is the title of a documentary filmed at last year’s Miss Pole Dance Australia show.

Felix Cane has set the bar pretty high when it comes to Australian and even world competition. She is super flexible (she can hyper-extend her knees for crying out loud!), she is phenomenally fluid and graceful, elegant, and has the most amazing strength. Put all of that together and you have a recipe for a champion. So it’s no wonder Felix Cane won Miss Pole Dance every year that she was allowed to compete. After the first time, they had to bring in a rule that you can only compete every second year. It gets boring when the same person wins all the time, so I can completely agree with that decision.

After her last win in MPDA 2010/2011, Felix decided she would retire from the competition. Following her in that competition by only half a point was Cleo the Hurricane.

If you’ve ever met her, Cleo has one of those personalities that is the sweetest, shyest, and quite conservative on the surface, but underneath is a driven individual who puts it out there in the universe and takes what she wants, not letting anything stand in her way.

Then there is Chelle. I don’t know much about Chelle to be honest, except for the fact that she is a machine. She is one of the strongest dancers out there, and I believe that is because her style of dance is more suited towards pole fitness than the actual dance art that most of the MPD dancers come from. To be blunt, she is built like a brick shithouse, and it’s obvious in her moves that she trains very hard too.

Lastly, there is Miss Philly. Again, I don’t know much about her except that she is a beautiful dancer and I absolutely love watching her. I always hear others speak very highly of her too.

So we have 3 girls who are determined to win Miss Pole Dance Australia and make their mark on the pole dance industry now that Felix has retired. Blood, Sweat and Sequins was filmed to show these 3 ladies’ mission to get to the top, the amazing work they put into just one night, and overall what it takes to be the best of the best.

It’s no secret that Cleo went on to win that year with an amazing performance that included green lasers, a glow in the dark cross nurse outfit, and her always stunning, strong moves.

During the year that this documentary was filmed, Cleo’s dad passed away. She had mentioned quite a few times that all she really wanted was for her dad to know that she won. Simply knowing this fact makes me tear up when I watch the trailer for this documentary.

After seeing MPD this year, and after watching the trailer of this docco, it is clear to me that I want this and I am willing to work as hard as I need to in order to get it. I will not let anything stand in my way. It may be next year or it may not be. Either way, at some stage I will get it.

Click here to watch the trailer for the documentary which airs on 24th January 2013.



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