POSTED: Friday, June 29, 2012 - 5:22pm
UPDATED: Monday, August 4, 2014 - 4:49pm
EL PASO — There's a new sheriff in town... and you have the right to remain... entertained.
"I'm a pretty conservative guy during the day, but yet at night, that's when the clothes come off. I'm only up to my boxers slash thong," said "Fuego Latino" Dancer Mike Garcia.
Introducing El Paso's very own "Magic Mike"...
Two years ago... Garcia began dancing with a local male review show called "Fuego Latino"... and since then, he says he's worn many hats... and not much else.
"I play a fireman, I play a cop, I play a sheriff, I play a janitor," said Garcia.
A janitor? hmm... perhaps to keep things from getting too dirty.
Garcia wants to "strip away" the misconception of his moonlighting gig... he explains... you can look, but you cannot touch.
"We do keep it professional, we do keep it fun and we do keep it sexy," said Garcia.
Garcia expects the debut of "Magic Mike" to help "Fuego Latino" conjure up lots of dollar bills... as women pack local theatres to see Actor Channing Tatum "work it" on the big screen.
"There's a lot of people, a lot of girls in general that have bachelorette parties, birthday parties...they get influenced by this type of movie and of course we're immediately available for us to show up and do our thing," said Garcia.
Our "Magic Mike" says the film seems to reveal an inside look at the profession of dancing for dollars... as there's more to the job than just making clothes disappear.
"You can have any guy out there who has a great physique, a nice body. He looks like he's confident, but when he's in front of a crowd and he has stage fright, that's just a whole different experience. That's what separates the men from the boys when it comes to dancing," said Garcia.
And Garcia says he can't wait to compare his "caliente" moves to those featured in "Magic Mike."
"It's definitely the attention, the money, all of the excitement, the thrill that you get, the adrenaline. It's pretty much a replica of how my life is at this time," said Garcia.