CONGRATULATIONS to PARIS LA MOORE: the winner of our 2013 Australian Penthouse Facebook Cover Girl Competition. Paris is a showgirl at Perth’s Xotica venue and will be our June 2013 Pet of the Month. Paris’s vibrant and varied photos in Australian Penthouse singlet as she toured the world proved impossible to resist. Her infectious smile, sexy physique and clever marketing secured her the coveted status as Pet of the Month – and contender for Pet of the Year 2013!
See Paris’s cover shoot & centrefold when the June edition hits newsstands on May 15.
PARIS LA MOORE
Congratulations also to MARELLA DUNN: runner-up in our 2013 Australian Penthouse Facebook Cover Girl Competition. Marella’s gorgeous smile and cheeky photos secured the Brisbane model second place in the title and a photo shoot in the July edition of Australian Penthouse magazine, on sale June 19.
Miss Burlesque Australia, one of the world’s premier burlesque pageants, is currently hosting State Finals events around Australia, in: Sydney (March 8, Factory Theatre); Adelaide (March 9, Star Theatre); Melbourne (March 22, Thornbury Theatre); Gold Coast (March 23, GC Arts Centre), and Brisbane (March 24, Old Museum).
The Grand Final will be held at Melbourne’s Athaneum Theatre on Saturday, May 25.
All Heats and Finals events are open to the public.
Presented by Miss Nude World 2013, Cassandra Jane—interviewed in the March 2013 edition of Australian Penthouse magazine—all Miss Burlesque Finals events are open to the public.
Tickets to the Miss Burlesque Finals in each State are on sale now ($45 GA/$55 VIP).
CASSANDRA JANE Presents MISS BURLESQUE AUSTRALIA 2013 www.missburlesqueinternational.com.
MISS BURLESQUE FINALS
Saturday Feb 23 — Theatre Royal
Friday Mar 8 —Factory Theatre
Saturday Mar 9 —Star Theatre
Saturday Mar 9 — Fly By Night (heat)
Saturday Mar 16 — Fly By Night (final)
Friday Mar 22 —Thornbury Theatre (dinner & show also available: $95)
Saturday Mar 23 — Gold Coast Arts Centre
Sunday Mar 24 — The Old Museum
Hidden in the Spanish countryside lies an undulating section of heaven on Earth designed for petrolheads….
I’ve been to my fair share of racetracks—from Germany’s fearsome Nürburgring to China’s enormous Shanghai Formula One circuit—but none compare with this. The Ascari Race Resort is like no place I’ve ever been. A private country club for lovers of fast cars, it certainly doesn’t look like any racetrack I’ve seen before.
In fact, it looks more like a Bond villain’s lair. Poking my head through the doorway at the bottom of the three-storey garage built into the side of a hill, I half-expect to see James Bond strapped to a table being tortured by Blofeld.
Looking around the state-of-the-art buildings, well-manicured lawns and beautiful paved courtyard it’s easy to forget that there’s one of the most amazing racetracks in the world as the main attraction. But that’s where this story begins, with one man’s dream to create the ultimate automotive playground.
“Basically, I would like to own a circuit I could play on every day, that’s how it started,” says Klaas Zwart, Ascari owner and millionaire oil tycoon who spends his free time racing Formula One cars. “Every day I get here, I still think it’s a fantastic place and I love it. It’s like walking into heaven when you get to the gates.”
What began as a simple race track quickly became something more. Zwart found suitable land in southern Spain, near the city of Rhonda, and began carving out his dream circuit. Borrowing corners from the world’s best tracks he tied them together to create a circuit equal to the best in the world. Zwart took inspiration from the world’s best, including Australia’s own Mount Panorama, Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium and the mother of all tracks, the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
The circuit measures 5.42 kilometres and features an even split of left- and right-hand corners to give car and driver a balanced workout. There is every type of corner imaginable, from not-quite-flat-out sweeping bends to tight, slow chicanes, plus banked corners, numerous elevation changes as well as three straights.
There is an even split of left- and right-hand corners to give car and driver a balanced workout, borrowing from the best circuits in the world
There are no grandstands or billboards because care was taken to ensure that the track blends into the landscape in a design that is as kind to the environment as a racetrack can be. Trees that blocked the path of the track layout were relocated and new trees planted around the facility.
The circuit even achieves the second-highest safety rating available from the FIA, international motor racing’s governing body, meaning anything up to GP2, F1’s feeder category, can officially race at Ascari. Despite building such a great track Zwart says he will never open the track to public races, but he doesn’t want to keep Ascari purely for himself, either.
So the savvy businessman created a sideline business to cater to equally rich petrolheads. Just like a private golf course, if you can afford the membership fees you can access the track and facilities to play at your leisure.
It doesn’t come cheap, though. An annual membership costs $26,000 and includes 15 days on the track and use of the facilities. Those chasing an extended experience can invest in an alternate option.
A premium-card holder is entitled to a 25-year membership, 50 track days, personalised race suit and helmet, access to private functions and discounts off racing cars. But (and it’s a big but) it costs $200,000 to join and $13,500 per year.
This ticket, as you can image, reserves access to primarily only the rich and famous, with MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi, Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay and Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson among the lucky few. Naturally facilities around the track are designed to the highest standards to match the steep membership price.
Members include MotoGP superstar Valentino Rossi, Jamiroquai fontman Jay Kay and Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson
Tucked in alongside the track are state-of-the-art pit boxes for teams to work on the cars and behind the circuit is a picture courtyard with a 200-year-old oak tree at its centre. On the other side of the courtyard is a three-storey car park built to accommodate more than 400 standard-sized cars. The car park also features a world-class workshop where race cars can be maintained to the highest standard.
Thrillingly, one level of the car park is devoted to Zwart’s personal collection of exotic machinery, which includes a 2004 Jaguar R5 F1 car, three examples of Ferrari’s 1995 F1 racer, one 1997 Benetton F1 racer and two 2001 Arrows three-seater F1 cars. And these cars aren’t stored here simply for show either, as Zwart and Ascari members often host their own private races at the track. Sounds just like the type of hobby James Bond would have…
Your chance to meet Australia’s hottest models, enjoy live shows, have your magazine and posters signed and experience the fun and adventures of an Australian Penthouse magazine party…
SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE:
Pet of the Month: August 2012 Cassie
Pet of the Month: July 2012, Jayden Paris
Pet of the Month: July 2011, Bea Richards
Pet of the Month: May 2011 Mishell Jenna
Pet of the Month: October 2010, Zahra Stardust
Pet of the Month: September 1998, Petta Longstaff
many more to be announced!
Penthouse Pet Suzie Q and partner Toby J compete TONIGHT in the semi final of Australia’s Got Talent. The very talented duo promise to take Australian pole performance to the next level with an all-new act set to debut in Australia tonight.
But don’t wait til tonight–voting lines are open NOW! Call 1902 55 7502 or text “SUZIE” to 1977 8888. Votes cost $0.55. You can vote multiple times. You can also download the Australia’s Got Talent app and buy bundles of votes through iTunes.
For a taste of what you can expect to see, check out their successful audition here. To see what Suzie Q and Toby J have in store for the semi-finals, though, tune in to Australia’s Got Talent on Channel 7 at 7.30pm.
The semi-finals aired last night in Victoria, Tasmania, South Australia, Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and TONIGHT in New South Wales, Queensland and the ACT.
If you like what you see, be sure to vote for Suzie Q and Toby J to get them through to the next round. Voting lines close midday June 15.
Catch Suzie Q and Toby J TONIGHT in the semi-final of Australia’s Got Talent TONIGHT in NSW/QLD/ACT at 7:30pm on Channel 7.
Australia’s most popular porn star, Queensland-born Kiki Vidis is scheduled to appear in StarZone at Erotica Palmerson North from December 2-4 2011.
Kiki will be available for nude pictures and autographs and will perform on the Erotica main stage daily.
At just 22 , Kiki has an impressive adult entertainment industry bio, not only in Australia but also with some of the United States’ largest and best-known production companies.
For more on Kiki Vidis, go to: http://www.eroticaexpo.co.nz/star/view/25
The Erotica Lifestyles Expo returns to the beautiful Manawatu on the first weekend of December, 2011.
Venue: Arena Manawatu Barber Hall, in the heart of Palmerston North city.
Friday, December 2, 2011 5:00pm to 11:00pm
Saturday, December 3, 2011 11:00am to midnight
Sunday, December 4, 2011 11:00am to 7:00pm
Please note the late closing time on Saturday – this is so Speedway fans have two hours to pop into Erotica after the Speedway next door to the venue closes.
Go to: www.arenamanawatu.co.nz for more.
Don’t miss Digital Playground star Kayden Kross in the season three premiere of American FX channel series The League.
The League is a comedy about friends competing in the same fantasy football league.
Last season on The League the character of Raffi (played by a hirsute and wild-eyed Jason Mantzoukas) dropped out of the league while being sodomized in a car by sex addict Russell (Rob Huebel).
This past weekend, show creators Jackie and Jeff Schaefer announced that Raffi’s friend Dirty Randy (“He scouts locations for pornos. And he mostly cleans up everything”) will be played by Seth Rogen.
The Season 3 opener will at long last introduce viewers to the legendary-ish “Dirty Randy” who is played by big-screen funny man Seth Rogen (Knocked Up). Kayden plays “Kayden” but we won’t reveal what her role is!
“I couldn’t believe I got to work with Seth Rogen!” exclaims Kayden. “He is a comedic genius and we had a lot of fun with the improvisation part.”
“Kayden is such a versatile actress that she’s equally comfortable with comedic roles as she is with dramas” says Digital Playground’s CEO, Samantha Lewis. “She puts everything into her performances and her mainstream career is blossoming as a result.”
Kayden’s latest Digital Playground blockbuster, Fighters, was released last week to rave reviews.
To see more check out: http://fightersxxx.com/
Marie Brokensha is a gifted photographer in all respects, but particularly in her ability to shoot beautiful nudes. Brokensha’s exhibition at Sydney’s TAP Gallery, Nudes on TAP, wrapped up last month, and now Marie is hosting a photography workshop focusing on pin-up.
Brokensha’s photography soirees are known for their creative atmosphere and tight-knit learning groups. This workshop will be held at the Bondi Garage, Curlewis Street, Bondi. Though Brokensha does host workshops for novice photographers, this pin-up gathering is limited to advanced shooters.
If you want help perfecting the retro calendar girl look, book now at the Boudoir Salon website.
Japanese/American art duo kozyndan continue their east coast Australia tour, “Washed Away” tonight at Sydney’s Outre Gallery, Crown Street, Surry Hills, featuring original artworks and new prints by the US-based artists
kozyndan are a collaborative art team based in Los Angeles. Kozy left Japan to study art in California where she met Dan—the two have been together ever since.
The duo are most famous for their bunny-filled wave, inspired by Hokusai’s Great Wave and their amazing panoramas of epic chaos and beauty. The tour will showcase the pair’s love for the ocean with a series of intricate artworks that depict mysteries, surprises and enigmas unfolding from watery waves.
The works are about the artists’ own experiences in and about our oceans and reflect a great respect for the natural environments matched with casting a critical eye over our cultural disregard for the sensitivities of the marine world.
While this body of works was conceived and produced way before the recent events in Japan – viewing the works in the aftermath make these images all the more poignant.
Outré Gallery and kozyndan will donate part proceeds from the exhibition to Japan.
kozyndan “Washed Away” with Outré Gallery – three city tour
30 April – 22 May, 2011
Outré Gallery Melbourne
249 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
03 9642 5455
May 7-29, 2011
Outré Gallery Perth
260 William Street
Northbridge WA 6003
08 9227 0666
14 May – 5 June 2011
Outré Gallery Sydney
Shop 7, 285a Crown Street
Surry Hills NSW 2010
02 9332 2776
Outré Gallery presents kozyndan
MELBOURNE – PERTH – SYDNEY
Don’t miss out on our exclusive Australian Penthouse Pet party at Hollywood Showgirls! Join 2010 Pet of the Year, Jewell Tyler, on Friday, May 6.