Tony Batman Picked to Lead Nudes-A-Poppin

Tod Hunter
ROSELAWN, Ind. — Adult industry personality Tony Batman has been selected the official talent coordinator and guest host for the annual Nudes-A-Poppin nude beauty pageant at the Ponderosa Sun Club in Roselawn, Ind., July 19-20.

"This is my sixth or seventh year participating in Nudes-A-Poppin," Batman said. "I took my bullhorn with me about four years ago, just to make the loudest noise when they would ask for crowd response voting. That same night, I got roaring drunk and me and a couple of friends grabbed a golf cart and we were riding it around and around Vanilla Ice's trailer, yelling 'Ice, Ice Baby, come out and drink with us!'

"From there, it's become infamous. I'm 'Bullhorn Batman' at Nudes-A-Poppin. It comes in handy when they do the Free for All Photo Shoot. As official talent coordinator, I use the bullhorn to yell at the photographers, letting them know which lovely model is stretched out with the tractor and hay bales or whatever, for classic pinup style shots."

Batman will join Ron Jeremy, Jessica James, Naomi Knight, WRXQ Show Host Freak and Blues Traveler frontman John Popper in hosting the events that make up the Nudes-A-Poppin event.

During the Saturday portion of Nudes-A-Poppin, attendees will meet and greet with the participants in contests including Miss and Mr. Nude Galaxy, Miss Nude Showstopper of the Year, Miss Nude Rising Star, Mr. Nude Showstopper of the Year and Mr. Nude Go-Go.

On Sunday, the contestants will warm up with the annual wet T-shirt and Itsy Bitsy Bikini contests before the title contests commence.

"The wet T-shirt contest is the highlight of the weekend, but that's just my opinion," Batman said.

Celebrity guests attending the Nudes-A-Poppin weekend include "Family Jewels" star Gene Simmons, comedians Gilbert Gottfried and Andy Dick, "Surreal Life" cast member Corey Feldman and musician Kid Rock.

Nudes-a-Poppin general admission ticket prices are $60. Gates open at 8 a.m. CDT each day. For more information, visit Nudes-A-Poppin website.