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Mother-daughter exotic dancers

By TAMARA EL-KHOURY
Published May 13, 2007


"Mama's Girl," June 1, 2006; links.tampabay.com

THE STORY: Peggy Justus, 44, is probably the oldest dancer at Tampa's Mons Venus strip club. She has been dancing since she was 16 and always knew one of her daughters would follow in her 6-inch heels. One did. Her middle daughter, Tiffany Schrader, 24, is a mirror of her mother. In between lap dances, Tiffany studied for her massage therapy license. Sometimes they got onstage together, but Peggy's body can't fly around the pole as it once did.

FROM THE STORY: The two of them stroll the edges of the stage and meet near the middle. Peggy glances toward a guy sitting at the edge of the bar.

"You know him, don't you?" she says. "You danced with him."

Tiffany nods. He used to get lap dances from Peggy. Now he gets them from her daughter instead.

THE REST OF THE STORY: Since the story ran, Peggy and Tiffany said they've had a lot of fun. They've given a dozen interviews to radio stations all over the country. They appeared on The Dr. Keith Ablow Show in a segment titled "Inside the World of Exotic Dancers," and taped The Maury Povich Show, which airs at 10 a.m. Thursday on WTTA-Ch. 38.

Povich put Tiffany, who usually wears jeans, T-shirts and flip-flops, in a cute silky top and pointy shoes. She said she might buy a pair.

WHAT'S NEXT: Tiffany failed her massage therapy exam but said she's planning to take the test again this summer. She's reading a personal finance book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and may buy a second house as an investment. She wants to kite-board around the world and dreams of posing for Playboy.

"A lot of beautiful women are in there, so if I made it that would just put me on that list with all the pretty girls," she said. "It would be awesome."

Mom Peggy is still considering retirement but hasn't picked a date yet. She's looking for a ghostwriter to tell her story.

"I just haven't decided on how to move on or what to do," Peggy said. "I'd definitely like to write a book."