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LA billboard queen Angelyne on ballot in California governor race

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LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Long before the world had ever heard of Paris Hilton or Kim Kardashian, Angelyne had cornered the market in being famous for being famous.

Now, the “Billboard Queen” of Los Angeles is on the ballot when Californians vote Tuesday on recalling their governor.

And with a manifesto that includes an annual “Bubble Bath Day,” a masquerade ball and rehab for politicians, it’s a candidacy that could only happen in Hollywood — but not, possibly, an entirely serious one.

“I’m already queen of the universe. Governor of California would be a step down,” she sighs.

Angelyne and her bright pink Corvette are a garish part of the fabric of Los Angeles. For decades, she has draped herself suggestively on billboards, a cursive “Angelyne” the only lettering. Her heavy make-up, platinum-blonde hair and low-cut tops are guaranteed to make the passerby stop and look. But what, exactly, is she advertising?

“Everybody would say, ‘Oh, you’re so gorgeous. You’re so beautiful. Somebody will do something with you,'” she told AFP. “Nobody did… So I just decided to do it myself.”

“As a teenager, I did beauty contests… Then I was in a rock band. And then I started putting up billboards,” she recalled. “Then I just became famous internationally.”

Entertainment bible IMDb lists dozens of credits for Angelyne’s screen........

© The Times of Israel

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