BY JOSE LAMBIET of http://www.miamiherald.com/
Picture from Wicked
With Rihanna’s Rude Boys blaring inside the Playhouse South “gentlemen’s club,” the single mother of 14 known as Octomom kicked off a new career as a stripper.
Nadya Suleman, the 37-year-old Californian who made worldwide news in 2009 when she delivered eight babies, was showered with dollar bills as she took her first awkward dance steps late Friday in West Park.
She appeared in a domination-themed outfit that included an Eyes Wide Shut mask, thigh-high black leather boots, garters, shorts, black leather gloves to her elbows, a corset — and a riding crop!
One of the dancers at the club cracked up when Suleman first started swaying her hips by the club’s main pole.
“She’s really stiff,” said a girl who identified herself only as Jennifer. “Oh my God, she can’t dance. But it’s good for the rest of us girls because she made it a busy Friday night. We’re going to get extra tips.”
By the time dawn arrived Saturday, about 400 people had been lured into the club by Suleman, twice as many as usual.
Suleman, meanwhile, figured out fast that stripping isn’t as easy as the pros make it look.
She had as many problems shedding her clothes one by one while staying in a semblance of rhythm with the hip-hop tunes she picked.
At one point, another stripper helped her remove her gloves.
While Octo’s obviously altered breasts earned raves from the audience — which included almost as many women as men — the rest of her didn’t grab anyone’s imagination.
Still, folks bought T-shirts that read: “I saw Octomom naked at the Playhouse South.”
A source at the club said Suleman was paid $5,000 for her one-night appearance, two 12-minute sets. She also got tips and sold autographed photos on stage for $10 each. An additional $25 bought a picture taken with Suleman.
Was it worth it for Greg Louis, the joint’s owner?
“The phone’s been ringing off the hook,” Louis said. “Several people asked me if it was really Octomom or just an impersonator.”
NL-Any of my buddies in Florida see this? I’d like to hear your thoughts…