Marc Jay: So, it’s Thursday night and we’re at Tao and while most clubs in the world may have small competitions where the winner receives $200 or 500 pounds, this is Las Vegas. So, tell us what just happened to you, Grace.
Grace Atencio: This is pretty much the biggest go-go competition in Vegas. They do other go-go competitions at other small nightclubs but nothing compares to this one. I’m fortunate enough to be in the top five and finally make it to the finals so it’s a good feeling.
Marc Jay: And tell us how much you’ve won tonight.
Grace Atencio: I won $10,000
Marc Jay: $10,000! That’s incredible! So tell us: what are you going to spend it on?
Grace Atencio: This is going towards my mortgage. We’re in a recession, pay those bills!
Marc Jay: I thought you were going to say handbags or shoes like most girls.
Grace Atencio: No, no. I have to be realistic about it. Let’s pay those bills off.
Marc Jay: Fantastic. So what do you do when you’re not dancing or in a club making $10,000?
Grace Atencio: I cocktail at another nightclub here in Vegas, so I’m always dancing. If you ask anyone that knows me I’m always in the bar on a go-go box or on top of a table dancing so it’s definitely human nature for me.
Marc Jay: Now, have you entered any of these competitions before? Have you won?
Grace Atencio: I did Tao-A-GoGo last year. It was my first go-go competition in Vegas and I took second out of 140 girls and it was a great honor to be there so to win this year is absolutely amazing for me.
Marc Jay: Do you know how many girls were in the whole competition tonight?
Grace Atencio: I want to say it was between 80 and 100, so yeah, it’s a good feeling.
Marc Jay: I believe they do another competition, a kissing competition, a girl-on-girl one. Have you entered and would you enter?
Grace Atencio: That’s not my cup of tea, but good for the girls that want to go for it and have fun. This is Vegas, anything goes so have a great time and don’t hold back.
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