Posted by Ange Oliver on 08/08/2012
Arty Bra, in it's third year, was well supported with 17 entries modelled by 7 brave local lads, donning fishnet stockings, wigs and most importantly of all, topless apart from hand -made themed bras.
Over 200 people had a night of naughty laughs while raising over $4500 towards a kitchen upgrade to the Waihi Beach Playcentre.
KiwiKidz Educare Waihi scooped up first prize with The Booby Trap, a hands-off bra with bullets, traps and barbed wire to match its 'look but don't touch' theme. Second place went to Jaydene Naylor and Sharon Hoseason for their Sushi Queen bra.
The best show of the night and third place was The Rena Bra by Cherie Elmsley from Jack n Jill Kids Clothing. Model Damien Hermond danced to a musical medley on ukele including Dave Dobbyn's "Call Me Oil" and The Macarena changed to "Mucky Rena". The ensemble included a model of the broken cargo ship with its own oil slick, sick penguins and washed up debris.
Highly Commended were Bev Ireland for her Tui Girl "Yeah Right" and Amy Calley with her NZ gypsy masquerade costume.
Another highlight was the Eye Candy bra by Waihi Beach Kiwikidz Educare, with two large eyes, and handfuls of lollypops retrieved from lingerie and thrown to the audience, as MC Crystal Chandelier quipped "..and that is another good reason why you don't take candy from strangers."
Judges MP Scott Simpson, Carla Browne-Botha and Raysan Kubaisi were great sports keeping their attention to the workmanship of each piece, despite the fact their subjects were men in hand-made bras.
Mike Hill Photography expertly captured the night once again and Waihi Beach Playcentre thank the many cafes who donated food platters and local businesses for their donations towards the raffles and auction.
Gold FM was happy to help promote the Arty Bra Show for another year. Check out the cheeky photos taken by Mike Hill Photography!
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