Want to be a male stripper? Big Brother Dreamboy Lotan Carter says
Contrary to popular belief, being a male stripper isn’t just about looks.
Well, okay, it’s a LITTLE bit about looks. You certainly need to be in excellent physical shape.
But there’s more to it than just a good body. Having the right attitude and state of mind is just as important as how you look.
Here are five tips from Dreamboy Lotan Carter to follow if you want to become a male stripper. Ignore them at your peril.
1. Get into shape
Unfortunately this part is a must and takes real hard work and dedication – it’s also one of the reasons why many of the guys that I work with are personal trainers or dancers.
You aren’t just a well-crafted figurine, but there must be an understanding that this is a cut-throat industry where looks are essential to everything we do.
2. Be thick skinned
This is a superficial industry and people need to want to see you naked to buy tickets.
As well as this, you have to put up with the stick you may receive from the audience, online scrutiny and the occasional person who believes they have the right to touch you in whatever way they choose.
3. Understand the problems it can cause
If you’re in a relationship and you don’t wish to create unwanted aggro, make sure the partner you have is secure enough in you and your relationship to deal with such a change in lifestyle.
IT IS NOT EASY, I cannot stress this enough.
4. Don’t believe your own hype
Have an end goal, the last thing you want is to be a 45-year-old ‘past-your-peak’ stripper trying to keep up with the younger lads, all because you were too cocky to believe that your time would come to bow out gracefully.
I know guys who have had audience members scream ‘keep it on’, all because they couldn’t let go. Don’t be one of them.
5. Enjoy it
This is a young man’s game but, if tackled in the right way, it can be a lot of fun and take you to places that you never thought you would go, from performing on TV shows, to performing at celebrity parties and travelling the world.
My advice is to train hard, learn to dance, look after yourself, don’t let the attention go to your head and enjoy doing all the things that some people working in a 9-5 would love to do.