TUCSON, Ariz.—Nakita Kash’s Miss Pole Champ USA finished up regional competitions leading up to the Nationals on March 18 in Tampa at the legendary Pink Pony Showgirls.

The Southwest regional, held at Tens Showclub in Tucson, was won by Kat. The West regional, held at Crazy Horse in San Francisco, was won by Penelope. Dreamgirls Seattle hosted the Northwest regional, and Paris won. At Showgirls II in Sunrise, Florida, Asia Kim took the crown. The South regional was held at Stillettos Cabaret in McCallen, Tex. and was won by Goddess Qandisa. At Hustler Club in Cleveland, Ohio, Vayda won the Midwest regional.

These finalists join the previously announced winners of the other regions at the National Finals March 18 in Tampa. The National winner receives a host of prizes, including cash, crown, an X-Stage from X-Pole, feature dance training, a 10 city feature dance tour and more.

For contest rules and details, please visit MissPoleChampUSA.com.

"I have wanted to do something like this for a long time,” Kash said. “Inbetween gigs I went to many competitions over the last few years as a judge, assistant and/or coordinator. I had competed so many times that I already knew what worked and didn't work on the competitors end, but I wanted to get my hands dirty behind the scenes to insure that I was making the right decisions in my competition process. With those experiences I put together the Miss Pole Champ USA format.”

Fans, clubs and media are encouraged to watch the Miss PoleChamp USA video now on YouTube.

Miss PoleChamp USA is proudly sponsored by Tite Grip, the leading antiperspirant to increase hand and foot grip. Miss PoleChamp is also sponsored by X-POLE and Mighty Grip.