Nakita Kash to Crown Miss Pole Champ USA in National Contest

LOS ANGELES — Pole dancing champion Nakita Kash, who holds 30 titles in her career, is planning her next big competition: one to find her successor. Kash has announced Miss Pole Champ USA, with regional competitions beginning next week on the East Coast, continuing throughout February into March before advancing to the National Finals.

The Northeast Regional begins on Wednesday at Platinum Premier in Worcester, MA. Then on Feb. 11, Miss Pole Champ moves to Philly to Christine’s Cabaret, and then two days later to On The Border in Franklin, Wisc.

"I have wanted to do something like this for a long time," said Kash, a former adult performer who was a contestant on NBC’s "America’s Got Talent." In between gigs I went to many competitions over the last few years as a judge, assistant and/or coordinator.”

Kash continued, “I had competed so many times that I already knew what worked and didn't work on the competitors' end, but I wanted to get my hands dirty behind the scenes to insure that I was making the right decisions in my competition process. With those experiences I put together the Miss Pole Champ USA format.”

Fans, clubs and media are encouraged to watch the Miss PoleChamp USA video now on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yZU2sePSuCY.

Beginning next week, contestants around the U.S. will compete in varied regions, leading up to the National Finals to be held in March in Tampa, Fla. With the regional breakdown being locked to the North, South, East, West, Midwest, Northwest, Southeast and Southwest, dancers anxious to compete shouldn’t have to travel too far to do so.

The regional winners will receive a cash prize, a trip to the nationals, and a bevy of goodies, besides the expected regional title.

"Everyone involved has something to bring to the table that will benefit the winners," Kash said. "I am thinking from a pole dancers perspective every step of the way especially when putting together the rules and scoring methods. I am even hand selecting each judging panel!"

The national winner will also participate in a national feature dancing tour booked exclusively by A-List Features and Continental Feature Agency.

Miss PoleChamp USA is sponsored by Tite Grip, a leading anti-perspirant to increase hand and foot grip.

For regional competition locations, dates, and rules please visit MissPoleChampUSA.com.

Locations are being finalized now and will be announced soon.