Michelle L'amour (born April 15, 1980) is an American neo-burlesque performer who grew up in Orland Park, Illinois. In 2006, she performed stripteases on NBC's America's Got Talent, Showtime's Sexual Healing, and in small touring performances. Her tagline is "The Ass That Goes POW!" and she sells related promotional products (e.g. The Michelle L'amour Signature Fanny Facial).
Early life and performances
While earning a degree in finance from the University of Illinois, she began her dancing career. Weeks before graduation, she began choreographing for a rock-n-roll revue and developing what would later be her burlesque troupe Lavender (later named The Lavender Cabaret).
She won the title of Miss Exotic World 2005 with her Snow White routine, after three years as a burlesque dancer. In November 2012 she performed on the French show "France got talent". Michelle l'amour access directly to the semi-final of the show.
She has performed her novelty act on numerous television programs, including Fox's "A Current Affair", STAR Network (Canada) "Everything...", MSNBC's "The Situation with Tucker Carlson"*, Showtime's "Sexual Healing" and NBC's "America's Got Talent". Studio L’amour opened officially in June 2008 in response to the overwhelming call for Michelle L’amour to open her own burlesque instruction school. She had been teaching the L’amour Method for four years across the globe (at festivals, workshops, and shows) before opening the facility.
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- Bisnett, Shylo (2005-09-19). "The Ass That Goes POW: Michelle "Toots" L'Amour". Gapers Block. Retrieved 2007-07-31.
- "Michelle L'amour official website (Fun Facts section)". Retrieved 2007-07-31.
- "Studio L'amour – The Dojo for Your Mojo". Studiolamour.com. Retrieved 2012-11-06.
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