Courtney Lapresi



Delilah’s, the Gentlemen’s Club and Steakhouse, celebrated the 21st anniversary of America’s longest-running
exotic dancer competition, “Entertainer of the Year”, last night. If you’ve been reading PCC for awhile you know that I love Delilah’s. It’s a fun club, and it’s fascinating to see the talented ladies work the pole as well as entertain the guests with their dance skills.

 Delilah’s has always been so nice to let me shoot the event, but last night I had another event that took up most of my time, which I’ll write about next week. So I didn’t get there until contestant #6 out of #9.

I’ve also been a judge at this event a couple times. Steve Olitsky and Marilyn Kellmer, SunMyst Tanning (2nd from right) were judges for the evening. Among the celebrity judges this
year were former Eagle and WIP host Hollis Thomas, Michele Demsky of the
Miss Pennsylvania USA pageant and Fleming’s Steakhouse, and Steve Olitsky from
Table 31.

I joined my friends at their table, which had a pretty sweet view of the stage, and just enjoyed the show and their company. Did I mention the place was PACKED. This is a big night in Philly, not only for the girls, but for the folks who appreciate the entertainment.

 I always see and meet the most interesting people at Delilah’s. Everyone inhibitions and attitude seems to be checked at the door. People are friendly, there’s dancing on the stage and guests are dancing in the aisles, at the tables on the stairs, there’s lap dances, and girls pouring shots from the most interesting positions, and there’s lots of smiles & laughter that envelope the club. It’s a happy place. Did I mention the food, I’m a big fan of their steak dinners. Well I did catch the awards portion of the show, but not the names of the ladies, except the winner. About this lovely lady won “Best Legs”

 Best Smile

 Best Bikini

Best Dress
Hot Body
 2nd runner up
  2nd runner up – WOW nice roses on that girl
 Now it’s down to the 1st runner up and the winner.
  And on the first day of Spring….Winter wins!!

I love Winter’s reaction to winning the title of 
 DELILAH’S ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2013 for the 2nd year in a row.

 She was contestant #3, and when I had arrived earlier in the evening my friends told me #2, #3 and #4 were standouts. #4 was 1st runner up.

 Winter takes the winners stroll down the 60 foot center stage.
(Courtney Lapresi the 2014 Winner of MasterChef. Love a girl who puts
herself through college through stripping and goes on to the career she
dreamed of, the prize $10.000.) 

 Her mother was in the audience to see her win after doing a number that was choreographed by Gunner de Medici
 Misty – Shot girl and Janie – Massage Girl at Delilah’s. The ladies recognized me from my appearances on Fox 29. They’re really sweet. Next time you’re in Delilah’s ask for them.
 Haily Summa and Dan Morris, GM Doc Magrogan’s (University City)

Ohhh I met a lot of people last nite who I didn’t get a chance to photography, but was thrilled to officially meet DJ Stephen Durkin, who I used to dance the night away in my formative years a decade+ back in time at Kurt’s and DCA. So fun to really meet him, when he didn’t have ear phones on in a DJ Booth. There’s always a favorite song that takes you back, but there’s also the guys who make magic on the turntable. Matt Beierschmitt and Noel Zayas who were all on hand to support Gunner.

Manny Romano, VIP Marketing Host at HQ in Atlantic City (Which reminds me I’ll be tweeting and blogging the Second Annual Taste of Revel on May 10 – 12. Mike is looking forward to a weekend of spa and massages, he loves the Bask Spa at Revel Resorts. BTW Royal Jelly, at Revel, gives 90 minute long burlesque lessons.) and Steve Olitsky.

Steve Prichett and Rapper Ryan Banks. Ryan tells me he’ll be appearing at Dusk in Atlantic City, at Caesar’s on March 30. He’ll also be using the club to film his new rap video. Can’t wait for the summer and the Annual Diamond G-String Award. In 2011 WINTER came in 2nd place. HERE are photos from that event with video to brighten your day.


DELILAH’S Entertainer of the Year 2011 A Pageant For Grown ups – Maybe NSFW

Think and listen to Fantasy Baby while perusing this entry…

Last week I Delilah’s, the Nationally Acclaimed, Gentlemen’s Club and Steakhouse asked me to be a celebrity judge for their annually Entertainer of the Year Exotic Dance Competition at their Spring Garden Street location. I was in good company with Erin Elmore, Philly Daily News Gossip Reporter Dan Gross, Boxer Susie Celek, Reality TV celeb from Kendra’s – Julie Dorenbos (Tidbit – Susie & Julie are opening a spray tan salon in Rittenhouse Square in May called Skin Palatte ), Bachelor Craig Robinson (who is rumored to be on the next Bachelor Pad this summer.) 2011 Wing Bowl Runner Up Bill “El Wingador” Simmons and Italian bistro manager Greg Whiting. Here we are traveling from the VIP section to the runway for the judging.The MC, who’s name I didn’t catch, introduces the contestants for this years competition. Each contestant takes this competition very seriously and the winner told me she rehearsed her routine for over two months, and as a practice stays in shape through out the year.

Darcy from Bucks County Pa, or as I nicknamed her Gothic Girl. Goth has always been in, but these days with movies like Twilight, shows like True Blood & Vampire Diaries, Goth has gone mainstream which is exactly what the opposite of what Goth is about, my friendly Goth’s tells me.
Isis, classy like Delilah’s. Delilah’s has standands, and they have rules of conduct. I’ve said it before it’s an entertainment venue. I saw men and women there, and many husband and wives. I’m uncomfortable, but these are adults and it’s none of my business. The club is located between Delaware Ave and the El bordered by Spring Garden. It has an expansive parking lot, the front door is set far from the street and there is privacy. Next door is the Zee Bar, an after hours club. It’s another fantasy of house music and fun. The whole complex is adult fun on a classy level. And did mention Alp, Buffy & Jen, good people running the club.
Last years winner Angela gave us an encore performance. So sweet she came over to say hi to me right after wards before disappearing into the crowd to say hi to her other fans.
Ring Girl
Sweet sweet fantasy baby
When I close my eyes
You come and take me
On and on and on
It’s so deep in my daydreams
But it’s just a sweet sweet fantasy baby
I worked out at Fusion Cross Training Fitness for a year and a lot of it was based on body resistant training. THIS blows me away that anyone that isn’t a tiny little clown in Cirque du Soleil can do this. The competition is more than just an erotic exhibition, it’s an endurance, athletic, skilled show of shows.
although the guy behind me was yelping in excitement just as much for this move too
Winter is still in season; that’s Winter above.
I’m a barbie girl, in the barbie world. Come on Barbie, let’s go party!
ah ah ah ah
Hello!! WOW.
Payton takes to the ropes
I like the shiny floor
Darcy hanging around

Then the competition was over and the judging began. The officials asked us to write our names on the cards, I thought maybe some of the available judges would be getting party favors or lap dances in return for their high marks, but no we were told that if the voting is close the girls want to have the opportunity to question the judges on what they could do better next time to garner a higher score.
T-Shirt giveaway and these girls will give the shirts right off their backs
3rd place goes to Isis. There will be a dance off between Winter and Payton. Sounds good to me.

Erin, Dan and Buffy enjoy the view from across the runway
Payton goes all out working the stripper pole
And Winter gives it right back, but in the end
Payton prevails as Winter collects her second place title
Payton takes a walk on the runway “There She Is Miss”, oh wait that’s something else. I couldn’t recall the song over the cheers of the audience, no doubt the choice jelled well with them.
The Winners Circle – Winter, Payton and Isis

Buffy E. Morgan , Marketing Director for Delilah’s, WINNER Petyon, Jennifer Shamy Exlay Owner of Delilah’s, and Christie Lanston,