Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

World of Burlesque Is Wilde about Our Frankii!

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

World of Burlesque Is Wilde about Our Frankii!

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Byline: SOPHIE BARLEY

A BURLESQUE performer who studied in Teesside is seeing her career go from strength to strength.

Frankii Wilde is taking the burlesque world by storm - appearing in glamorous adverts and meeting celebrities.

The 25-year-old attended Cleveland College of Art and Design, where she discovered her love of modelling.

"At art college people need you to model for projects and so I started to do some for my peers," she said.

"The pictures actually turned out quite well, so I started in modelling and found an agency.

"I actually started to be quite successful making money on the side." Frankii dabbled in everything from fashion to fetish modelling. But she eventually found her passion recreating the style of pin-ups of the 1940s and 50s.

At the age of 18 she became a resident performer at Stockton burlesque night The Flaming Ace.

"It all kind of developed from there," she said.

"It was the right place at the right time, I guess. …

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