MISS Great Britain Gemma Garrett has revealed she has a secret ambition. The sexy star, who has a love of dance, wants to learn the art of burlesque. Recently Gemma was wowed by the flamboyant cabaret show performance of the saucy Miss Amber Rose at a charity event in Belfast.
Gemma, a former dance champ, said: â€œI have always loved dancing â€“ ever since I was a young girl.
â€œI used to watch films like Flashdance, Dirty Dancing and Fame and wish it was me.
â€œThen when I was nine I started dance classes and eventually entered some competitions, I even came third in the all-Ireland latin dance championships when I was about 12.
â€œThere is something sexy and powerful about dancing and burlesque takes it to a whole new level.
â€œI can combine the things I love â€“ dancing, singing and performing. Itâ€™s something I really want to do.
â€œIâ€™ve been to a couple of classes in London with some friends and it ends up a fantastic night out. Thereâ€™s even an up-side to it because it helps us all stay fit and healthy.â€
Despite the controversy surrounding burlesque Gemma believes it is something women who love to sing and dance should try at least once.
She added: â€œSome people have said that burlesque is objectifying women and that itâ€™s degrading but I actually think itâ€™s the opposite.
â€œItâ€™s a powerful and sensual dance that is done for the women performing it, not necessarily the people watching.
â€œMany burlesque dancers have a lot of female fans and as a woman itâ€™s a show I love to see.â€
BY TINA CALDER
PHOTOS BY FABRIZIO BELLUSCHI