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Nude Elvis, a.k.a. David Woo-Bloxberg, was a San Francisco-based Elvis impersonator and performance artist who has been the president of the National Association of Amateur Elvis Impersonators (NAAEI) since its creation in 1995. He now lives in San Antonio Texas with his family and still administers the NAAEI, but has embarked on a new career impersonating Kenny Rogers.
Woo-Bloxberg came to national attention in August 1997 when newspapers around the country mentioned him and the NAAEI, leading up to the 20th anniversary of Elvis' death. Started as a joke for Halloween 1996, Woo-Bloxberg said the joke of creating Nude Elvis and the NAAEI was on him when impersonators nation-wide joined the organization.
Nude Elvis soon became a Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco regular, singing to tourists with his trademark gold lamé underwear, poorly constructed cape, and gold plated belt buckle that he ate fried chicken off of during performances. Nude Elvis always put on a family show, never actually getting naked during performances.
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