The seventh annual Miss Coney Island Burlesque Pageant took place last weekend in NYC. Tattooed and bikini-clad contestants gathered at Sideshow by the Seashore to strip down and jiggle their way into Coney Island Queendom -- and Kingdom.

The winner was Gigi Lafemme (pictured here), a delightfully naked "striptease artist" who is a mainstay on the New York burlesque scene. No doubt she will fulfill her official duties with grace and aplomb.

Of course, we couldn't let this tantalizing event go unphotographed.


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Miss Coney Island 2009
Inked up contestants bump and grind their way into our hearts and crotches at the annual Miss Coney Island Pageant. Click here for the photos.
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Miss Coney Island 2009

    Bambi The Mermaid crowning Gigi LaFemme the new Miss Coney Island 2009.

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    The incredible Gigi LaFemme vamping it up.

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    Bla-Dow! Take that!!!

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    Ta-freaking-dah Indeed.

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    If you're hot as hell raise your hands! Lil Miss Lixx knows the deal.

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    Lil Miss Lixx, performing her Vietnamese Potbellied pig/balloon dance.

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    Yea, we prefer her without the balloons, too.

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    Fifi Dupree working it for the judges.

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    Minnie Tonka rocks the itsy bitsy teenie weenie.

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    Glenn Marla, crowned the first ever Mr. Coney Island 2009, shows these ladies who's boss.

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