Legend in the Making

(Sponsored by Rhinestones Online)

The LEGEND IN THE MAKING newcomers' competition takes place every year as part of the HEBDEN BRIDGE BURLESQUE FESTIVAL.

Each year, up to 10 finalists are chosen to compete in front of a panel of expert judges. Previous judges include former Miss Exotic World, KITTEN DEVILLE, International headliner, SYDNI DEVERAUX, photographer to the stars & producer, NEIL KENDALL, This Is Cabaret's FRANCO MILAZZO, top UK performer & co-producer of Leeds Burlesque, HAVANA HURRICANE, burlesque singer & Vintage Personality of the Year, KIKI DEVILLE, producers of Kinky & Quirky, MARK & SARAH BELL and Beyond the Cabaret producer SEAN MOONEY.

In addition to our industy experts, the LEGEND IN THE MAKING live audience makes up 20% of the overall vote and decides the winner of the "Audience Choice" award.

LEGEND IN THE MAKING was nominated for the BEST BURLESQUE COMPETITION 2016 at the BURLESQUE AWARDS (in association with Burlesque Bible.)

LEGEND IN THE MAKING 2020 WILL TAKE PLACE ON THURSDAY 30th April 2020.

2020 Applications have now closed. Check out this year's finalists:

Previous Winners:

2019

WINNER: Rudy JeeVanJee
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Rita Rumpunch

2018

WINNER: Aurora Nova 
AUDIENCE CHOICE: The Vixen Trio

2017

WINNER: Bonnie Boux
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Bonnie Knockers

2016

WINNER: Uma Shadow
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Seedy Frills

2015

WINNER: Coco Blue Farrari
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Good Ness Gracious

2014

WINNER: Mimi Amore
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Shir Madness

2013

WINNER: Titsalina Bumsquash
AUDIENCE CHOICE: Titsalina Bumsquash


(Photo credits: Solstice Photography, Fotocad, Ben Gwynne, Jo Dennison, Ravey Davey, Stage Zero Photography)