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September 14, 2014

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Carmen Electra reveals all about revealing all

Crazy Horse Paris’ guest star says pasty-free premiere was a last-minute decision

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Carmen Electra poses for photographers before taking to the stage in “Crazy Horse Paris” at MGM Grand.

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Carmen Electra during her six-night stint as part of the cast of the Vegas version of "Crazy Horse Paris."

When Carmen Electra bared all on the “Crazy Horse Paris” stage this week, it wasn’t because she was told she had to, and it wasn’t because she had been asked to, either.

Electra tossed her pasties to the side and went completely topless because she wanted to.

“It felt so good,” Electra said. “No one was expecting it.”

“It was a completely last-minute decision,” she explained, noting the full reveal was not part of the model-actress’ original plan.

“I started off with a bra – a big bra – and a larger-sized panty,” Electra said, “(But) once I got here and had a chance to try on some of the costumes and get into some of the numbers, I decided to go with pasties, and then just yesterday right before the show ... I was just backstage and they put the pasties on and I thought, no, let’s go without it, and I took them off and decided to just completely go for it.”

“I thought I would’ve been a little bit more nervous about showing so much,” the 37-year-old former Playmate said, “(But) it was very easy to decide (to do) … I felt really comfortable.”

Electra said her impulsive action had nothing to do with fellow topless show guest star Holly Madison’s decision to go topless during her stint as a guest star in “Peepshow.”

Like Electra, Madison’s pasty-free premiere at Planet Hollywood was subject of much will-she-or-won’t-she speculation before her debut last month.

Rather than competition, however, Electra views Madison as a fellow entertainer and friend.

“There’s room for everyone,” the non-competitive and uncatty former Pussycat Doll said. “I’m such a girls’ girl; I support women and I think it’s great that she’s doing a show.”

Madison brought three of her girlfriends to see Electra’s “Crazy Horse” debut on Wednesday night. After the show, she went backstage to congratulate The Strip’s newest guest star.

“We got to hang out and talk,” Electra said. “She’s very lovely and very beautiful.”

“Great night at Crazy Horse,” Madison posted to her public Twitter page. “Carmen was awesome!”

Though Electra has yet to see the sexy blonde’s show, the sassy brunette said she hoped to catch a “Peepshow” performance before she leaves Las Vegas next week.

“I haven’t had a chance to go see it yet but I definitely want to go and support her the way that she supported me,” Electra said.

Prior to Madison’s signing-on to appear in “Peepshow,” the former “Girls Next Door” co-star was rumored to have been under consideration for the same sort of “Crazy Horse” guest role that Electra is currently enjoying.

Yet all the talk resulted in no Madison action on the MGM Grand stage and Electra was later announced as second-ever guest star in the Las Vegas version of the French production. (Dita Von Teese was the first.)

Electra said joining the “Crazy Horse” cast has been a thrilling experience.

“I’m just having a blast so far doing this,” she said.

“The dancers are so amazing, they’re so lovely,” the former “Baywatch” babe gushed. “They have the most perfect bodies and attitudes and they’re so much fun to work with.”

Electra’s six-night stint in the MGM Grand’s Parisian revue continues through Monday.

Melissa Arseniuk writes about Las Vegas entertainment and celebrity events. She can be reached at 702-948-7823 or by e-mail at [email protected].