Canadian Pin-Up Model Wins 'Extraordinary Ability' Green Card for Burlesque

Canadian Pin-Up Model Wins 'Extraordinary Ability' Green Card for Burlesque

"The world of burlesque has become even more noteworthy, thanks to iconic pin-up model Bettina May.  May, a Monday favourite and creator of Victoria’s first two neo-burlesque troupes, the BettiLu Bombshells and the group now known as the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue, has just received the first-ever U.S. green card awarded for burlesque.  Now, May can proudly call herself an official “Alien of Extraordinary Ability in the field of Burlesque, Pin-Up Modeling and Vintage Style Instruction” — a category that had to, in part, be carved out for May when she moved to New York in August of 2010 and began her application process.  The exclusive process only approves a select few applicants each year, most of whom are Nobel Prize-winning scientists, Academy Award-winning actors, Olympic athletes and the like." - Monday Magazine, Sept. 27, 2012.