Colorado Boylesque dancer and wrestler Raphael De La Getto aka Arik Angel sits down with MJ to explain how burlesque and wrestling are very similar, his vile and evil wrestling character, how much fun it really is to play his persona and the art of building props while owning a Jeep. Raphael puts the question to rest about the origin of his name and the unexpected turn it made to a happy result and a slight respelling. He also reveals how a bit of drinking, talking a big game and being a burly regular got him enrolled in Midnight Martini's Burlesque Booty School. What was supposed to be a one-time-thing has turning into five years running...
Raphael got his burlesque start in 2015 at the Midnight Martini and Fanny Spankings Burlesque Booty School. Raphael has performed in the Toronto, Kootenay, Ohio, Sin City, What the Funk, Mile High, and Colorado burlesque festivals. As well as the Golden Legends Championship Challenge where he won the Evil Regal judge’s choice award in 2018 and the 2019 ABurlyQ festival where he was awarded 2nd place in the boylesque category. He was a selected headliner for the 2020 Utah Burlesque Festival. As well as a selected feature performer for The Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival. Raphael De La Getto is also a co-producer with 5280 Burlesque in Denver, Colorado.When not under the bright lights of the stage, Raphael regularly trades tassels for takedowns as he has been an independent professional wrestler for over 14 years.
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