An unexpected performance by an 88-year-old exotic dancer recently delighted judges and viewers of America’s Got Talent during an audition.
Penny claimed to be the oldest burlesque dancer in America and could be considered a national treasure.
The 88-year-old dancer stunned the judges by performing a number in which she was second to none.
Penny Starr Senior hails from Palm Bay, Florida. She took to the AGT stage in red, white and blue feathers.
When Simon asked if she was single, Penny said she was a widow with six husbands. The media mogul asked the candidate if she was going to marry for a seventh time.
She replied: ‘Yes, but it takes time to adjust them.»
Penny started her performance to the tune of ‘You’re a Grand Old Flag’. The four judges were delighted when the elderly lady decided to take turns undressing. Host Terry Crews scattered red, white and blue confetti around the stage to celebrate the performance.
Sofia Vergara gave the 88-year-old actress a standing ovation and said: «Penny, I want to be you when I grow up.» Heidi Klum, a former Victoria’s Secrets model, applauded Penny.
Simon was most impressed by the brash older dancer and flirted with her. But then he asked Penny the bold question that would decide her fate on AGT.
The media mogul asked the candidate, «If you had moved on, would you have been stripped of more clothes?» To which the energetic pensioner replied that she would definitely do so.
Judge Howie Mandel then shouted: «I want to see more! Penny got her four yeses.