Dita von Teese's 200k ball
- Bang Showbiz
- 12 August 2008
Dita von Teese was reportedly paid $200,000 to appear at a ball in the Philippines.
The burlesque star was flown to the Venetian-themed party by top cosmetic surgeon Dr. Vicki Belo, who was desperate for Dita to perform at the 18th anniversary celebrations for her organisation, the Belo Medical Group, on Friday night (08.08.08).
Dita wowed the 600-strong guests at the event - which was held at the Rizal Ballroom of the Shangri-la Hotel in Makati City, Manila - with her raunchy routine, and joined the rest of the celebrations after her performance.
Wearing a tight-fitting black dress and towering heels, Dita - who filed for divorce from rocker Marilyn Manson in December 2006 - cavorted with men clad only in leopard-print hotpants.
At one point Dita was seen dousing a man in water before running her fingers down his chest seductively.
She later donned a bright red hat before dancing around with a scarlet rose clamped between her teeth.
During the party, Dr. Belo gave 18,000 pesos ($400) to the four guests who were wearing the best Venetian outfits.
Dr. Belo also used the event to launch the Ike and Nena Foundation, an organisation which gives needy children scholarships and offers free surgery to burn victims and people with cleft palates and lips.