Spearmint Rhino to Crown 2010 Entertainer of the Year

LOS ANGELES—The Finals of the 2010 Spearmint Rhino Entertainer of the Year competition are set for Thursday night in Torrance, Calif.

Twelve dancers from Spearmint Rhino locations across the U.S. and Canada will compete for the 2010 crown that is worth over $27,500 in cash and prizes as well as a one-year feature dancing contract.

The top two place-winners from the five preliminary rounds that began on Sept. 24 advanced to tonight's Finals that will begin at 9 p.m. 

The winner will earn $5,000 cash, a custom diamond and gold Spearmint Rhino pendant valued at over $5,000, a portfolio photo shoot and a $1500 gift certificate to the Spearmint Rhino Superstore in City of Industry. She'll also be the featured entertainer at several Spearmint Rhinos across the country in 2010.

The 2009 Spearmint Rhino Entertainer of the Year, Christina Aguchi, is scheduled to perform a special show tonight. Aguchi has been one of the most outstanding Entertainer of the Year winners since the contest began in 2004, according to Rhino execs.

The Week 5 winner on Oct. 22 was Celine from the Van Nuys Rhino. She'll join Week 4 winner Danni (Boise, Idaho); Week 3's Justice (City of Industry, Calif.), Jedda from Week 2 (Torrance) and Benny from the first week (City of Industry) in The Finals. The field also includes Naomi (Santa Maria, Calif.), Honey (Van Nuys Rouge), Julia (Lexington, Ky.), Samantha Sky (Toronto, Canada) and Austin (Downtown LA). 

The Torrance location is at 19900 Normandie Ave., in Torrance, 90502. 

Check spearmintrhino.com for more information, including photos from each of the preliminary rounds.