Stripper and Hustlers’ Ball Add Eric the Midget, Fratto to Talent Lineup

Joanne Cachapero
LAS VEGAS — This weekend’s Strippers and Hustlers Ball, to be held at the Orleans Hotel and Casino event arena, has announced the addition of Eric the Midget and Johnny Fratto, frequent guests of the Howard Stern radio show on Sirius Radio.

Stern fan favorite Eric will provide his own unique talents to the first-ever event, according to legendary party organizer Perry Mann, who is the originator of San Francisco’s famous Exotic Erotic Ball, held in October.

“Eric the Midget may be short in size, but he’s big on entertainment value. His immense personality and enormous ability to enthrall, captivate, deliver big laughs, and keep everyone hanging on for his next massive idea, thought and word has made Eric the Midget a perfect addition to The Ball’s burgeoning talent line-up.”

Fratto, who is a Hollywood personality and owner of Beverly Hills Choppers, will be attending the event in order to promote his latest venture, Mob Candy Magazine and also to help judge the Stripper’s Competition, which will occur onstage at the Ball, with semifinals on Aug. 30, and the finals on Aug. 31.

Dancers from gentlemen’s’ clubs Déjà Vu, Palomino, Club Paradise and Olympic Gardens, among others, will compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes both nights. Categories include Best Body, Best Dancer, and Best Pole Dancer. The competition will be hosted by Nathan, and Heather Chadwell from VH-1’s “Rock of Love” and “I Love Money.”

Several well-known models also will make an appearance at the event, including Penthouse Pet of the Year Erica Ellyson, MySpace babe Bobbi Billard and Asian supermodel Akira Lane. The Porcelain Twinz, identical twin sisters who perform an internationally known burlesque act, will take the stage, and Miss Nude Entertainer of the Year 2006-2007 Schevelle will be performing both nights.

Tickets and at a limited number of discounted hotel/ticket packages at the Hustlers and Strippers ball website.