The Dirt: Tyne Stecklein

There’s a group of blonde bombshells headed to a cinema near you this month. Burlesque, which follows a small-town girl finding her niche at a burlesque club in L.A., features a cast of gorgeous women—including Christina Aguilera, Julianne Hough and Kristen Bell—getting their grooves on. But Tyne Stecklein, the head-turner who plays Jesse, will get you to tear your eyes away from those superstars.

 

Tyne’s no stranger to being a part of a stellar cast. This commercial dancer has shared the screen and stage with the likes of Zac Efron, in High School Musical 2 and 17 Again; Bebe Neuwirth, in Fame; Will Ferrell, in Step Brothers; and the King of Pop himself, as a dancer booked on Michael Jackson’s This Is It tour. The former comp kid was also a member of Justin Giles’ contemporary company, Soul Escape. Check out Burlesque in theaters November 24 and read on for The Dirt!

One thing you can’t live without: Performing!...and coffee in the morning

Who would play you in a movie? Rachel McAdams

Most-played song on your iPod: "Fast Cars and Freedom" by Rascal Flatts

Must-see T.V. show: My favorite TV show has always been "Friends." I still watch the reruns. Now I like "Modern Family" and I love that "Glee uses so many dancers.

What’s your biggest guilty pleasure? Ice cream and chocolate :)

One thing most people don’t know about you: I watch football every Sunday but don't understand the game, even though my dad was a coach.

 

Photo of Tyne Stecklein in Burlesque by Stephen Vaughan.

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