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Adrianne Curry: America's Next Top Star Wars Fan

Adrianne Curry: America's Next Top Star Wars Fan
Words: Bonnie Burton

Model, actress and reality TV star Adrianne Curry does more than talk about her love for gaming, sci-fi movies, comics and all things geektastic, she shows off her pride with Cosplay and a web show where she talks about everything from Star Wars to World of Warcraft. Most recently she donned a costume worthy of the 501st Legion at their first annual TrooperFest in Las Vegas, and she also makes an impressive Slave Leia.

Here's an excerpt from my interview with Adrianne about her love for the Star Wars saga, why she thinks fans who dress up as stormtroopers rule, and how she got the nickname Chewie.

Which character do you identify with the most in the entire Star Wars saga?

Chewbacca, cause I am a huge, hairy, big-footed woman with a low voice. Most of the time, because of my mumbling habit, people can't understand what I am saying. I swear he's related to me. My dad must be part Wookiee.

Which character do you think is the most-underrated and under-appreciated?

TIE fighter pilots. Their costumes are bad ass, and they were obviously top-notch enough for Darth Vader to ask two of them to come along with him. They are pretty much Imperial elite. We see their ships everywhere; they are so iconic. However, most of the public wouldn't be able to tell ya who flies 'em and what they look like.

How did you like dressing up as Slave Leia?

I was super-depressed because I didn't have time to get a bikini from The Slave Master, and had to settle for a Rubies at a costume store I found in Chicago. Though I am normally comfortable with my body, that outfit is a hard wear for many women. I sadly do not possess Carrie's small frame. I have a long torso and a very athletic build. So, even though I am physically in great shape and can get away with it, I personally don't feel I did the bikini justice. I guess I was expecting to see her bod once I put the thing on, and was saddened to notice it was still me. That aside, it still made me feel like a kid in a candy store.

Why do fans who dress up as their favorite movie/gaming characters hold a special place in your heart?

I respect them for doing what makes them happy and not giving a crap about what others think of them. I know the joy that movies and games bring to my heart, and I feel that joy when I see people wearing costumes from them. Plus, they look amazing! Having worked on a few sets, I know how hard it is to make latex masks, fiberglass helmets, etc. I've had a mold of my face taken for a slasher flick so the killer could cut off my face and wear it; it was terrible to go through! A lot of money, time, and TLC was put into these things, and it shows. It's impressive.

Read the full interview here:
Adrianne Curry: America's Next Top Star Wars Fan
(via Starwars.com)

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