Stripper of the Year

By Vince Leona

Cynthia Chavez from San Diego recently won the prestigious “stripper of the Year” award! I talked to Cynthia about her journey and amazing victory.

VL: Tell me about how you went from a regular stripper to “female Stripper of the year.”

CC: I always thought strippers were pretty when I was a little girl, and when I turned 18, despite my mom at first being upset I went for it! I wasn’t a girl who went in and just wanted to make money. I look at it like an art form. I worked hard to make sure that I was the best at what I did. It feels amazing to be recognized for all of the work I have put into perfecting this.

VL: What makes you so different?

CC: Well like I said, this is art to me! I spend many hours studying and perfecting my craft. I am at the highest end of Female Stripping. I really put on a show. I can entertain all genders and age ranges. I think the problem with this industry is that people don’t go out of their way to make it a beautiful art. I want to make the female stripper occupation something that is a beautiful job to have.

VL: What is your daily regimen? You are in amazing shape!

CC: I eat clean, and workout! It is really that easy. I think people over think fitness. If you do the basic stuff, then you will be in shape! I have cheat days like everyone else. I do a lot of late night appearances at strip clubs across the country, and it is almost impossible to eat healthy sometimes. But the key is to not let those cheat days become more than just a cheat day! You have to know that the day after a cheat day; it is time to get back on track! Also my routines are pretty intense. I have a job where I burn a ton of calories. So add the clean eating and working out every day to that, and that is why I am in this shape.

VL: As Female Stripper of the year, what doors has it opened for you?

CC: The main thing is that it has gotten a bunch of new eyes on me! A lot of opportunities that I was looking into before winning the award, I couldn’t even get a call back. Now these people are calling me! It has been an amazing experience. I have always wanted to do my own Vegas show, and I am getting close to making that dream a reality! Until then, this Female Stripper of the year award has made it possible for me to tour the country and be a feature performer at clubs all across the country! I am doing a European tour next month. I am so excited! I have always wanted to go to Paris. Now I am going on someone else’s dime. All thanks to this award!

VL: All hail the new Queen of Strippers!

CC: And you better believe I am going to defend my title next year! I can’t wait to talk to you this time next year about my back to back titles.

The MMA Fighter Stripper

Usually when an MMA fighter enters the cage, he goes in to win anyway he can. A lot of the time, the winner looks like a loser by the time he leaves the cage. Jason McNeil an MMA fighter in San Diego doubles up as a male stripper. I talked to Jason about his double career.

VL: Is it hard to stay pretty when you are in the cage?

JM: Hahaha! Believe it or not, being a male stripper makes me a better and more exciting fighter. I know going in that I can’t take damage and I need to get out quick. So I am currently on a 6 fight win streak with 6 great finishes. And best of all, I haven’t had a scratch on me.


VL: Have you ever been beat up in a fight and then had to work that night as a male stripper?

JM: Yes! Early on, I broke my arm and got 2 black eyes in my 3rd pro fight. My ego is so big that I schedule a party the same night as my fight. I called the ladies and let them know what happened. Luckily my buddy Blake took the party. And since he is a better looking dude than me, the ladies were happy. But yeah that wasn’t too smart! Now I keep a week after my fights open.


VL: Which career do you enjoy more?

JM: That is tough. Both are a great rush! I find that the stripping is more fun because I love the ladies and I love dancing. However, nothing matched that rush as when I knock a guy out.


VL: I know that one of your male stripper specialties is that you wear an MMA outfit to the parties. Is it the same outfit that you fight in?

JM: I don’t think the blood on the shorts would go over too well! No my MMA outfit for stripping is a lot more sexy than my regular fight shorts. It is a huge favorite for the ladies. They love it! When  I tell them that I am a real fighter, it gets them even more excited. Talking to you about it makes me realize how much I love my job!


VL: You are in amazing shape! Have you ever thought about training other male strippers to get them in the type of shape that you are in?

JM: I actually work out every day with 2 of my stripper buddies. And yes! I have implemented my training into their work out programs. People don’t realize how important eating is! I wrestled in high school and ate horrible. Now that I have my diet in check, I am in better shape than when I was wrestling nationals. So that’s what I first tell the guys. I tell them to get their diet right and then they can get ripped!


VL: Good luck in your next fight. Keep that face looking pretty and keep the money flowing in! Good luck with the two careers.