Bigalow: Singaporean Gigolo Grand Finale
A Singaporean gigolo you
ask? Can’t bear to imagine having
our own Rob Schneider amongst us? Well,
if you were at Gotham Penthouse on 6th October
2005, you might just have walked into the
set of the Singapore edition of Deuce Bigalow!
from MovieXclusive.com were caught in the
heat of the action (and we do mean heat)
that evening when they were invited to the
Grand Finale of the search for Singapore’s
gigolo in conjunction with the release of
the Deuce Bigalow sequel. The event was
presented by Columbia Pictures and partners
which included the likes of durex, Singapore
FHM and Power 98FM.
guests started arriving from 645pm and after
completing registration, they mingled in
the lobby. While this happened, the durex
mascot, which by no surprise, a life-sized
condom made its appearance much to the delight
of everyone! And of course, our friend was
dishing out free condoms from a basket.
enough, the doors were opened and the guests
were ushered into the club. Shortly, the
place was packed to the brim and the crowd
grew restless easily awaiting the event
to start proper. Realizing this, the invited
guests were served appetizers. Oh, and we
don’t mean in the form of food.
who were seated along three sturdy tabletops
were in for an upclose and personal treat
as dancers from ‘thebodytalks’
took turns turning up the heat for both
the ladies and men! They then disappeared
as abruptly as they entered and the audience
was introduced to the hostess or as she
called herself, the vixen of the evening,
MTV VJ, Denise Keller, dressed in a dominatrix
did not waste any time in getting the crowd
going, or the ladies at least. Almost immediately,
she introduced the first gigolo of the evening
out of fourteen who signed up! The temperature
in the club soared as the contestant, an
Elvis impersonator jiggled his way through.
The rest of the contestants came out in
all shapes and sizes, from the skinny to
the rotund and surely their respective styles
ranged from the plain, the exotic, the pseudo-therapeutic
and the downrightly kooky. How so you ask?
Imagine the Usual Suspects being lined up
with a yoga instructor, a pharaoh and an
Austin Powers inspired Daddy Gigolo.
the men may lament about the lack of action
for their liking, the majority must have
been cursing their luck when three volunteers
were treated to a personal lap dance by
dancers from ‘thebodytalks’!
When this short segment ended, the audience
was reminded that it was ladies night afterall
as the rest of the contestants did their
were two awards given out Thursday night.
The title of Singaporean Gigolo and the
Ladies Choice Award. Who would’ve
thought the Pharaoh, CK, would be the luckiest
guy that evening?! While the Gigolo award
was determined by the judges, the Ladies
Choice one was strictly limited to the ladies!
All they had to do was to stuff Deuce Bigalow
notes (distributed upon entrance) into the
knickers of the contestant of their choice.
was quite a sight to see the ladies clamouring
to stuff those notes into CK’s briefs,
determining his win. The lucky fellow won
a one night stand, I mean, stay at the Ritz
Carlton and a trip to Amsterdam where the
movie is held. To top the night, the rest
of the cheeky contestants couldn’t
resist tugging at CK’s briefs, which
quite rightly revealed a little too much.
All the guys in the audience could do was
wince and the girls, well; they almost literally
brought the roof down!
Bigalow himself could not have done it any
better! And oh, we do hope someone would
check if the dance poles are in good condition.
Deuce Bigalow: European
Gigolo opens in theatres 13th October 2005
and is reviewed here.
Photos Credit: Richard Lim Jr, Stefan Shih
and Lokman B S
Layout by: Linus Tee