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05/20/2006

Mimi Miyagi for Governor

                                   Porn star seeks Nevada governor's job

Mimi_miyagi_nevada Mimi Miyagi, the Asian-American porn actress and star of such films as "Seoul Train" and "China Vagina", officially declared her candidacy to run for governor of Nevada earlier this month as a Republican.

Miyagi made her last porn movie, Happy Endings, in 2003, and has since moved on to low-budget mainstream productions, while continuing to work as a stripper and peddle Internet porn.

"I have nothing left to hide," she said when filing her papers for the November election. "My slogan is, 'I'm bare and honest at all times.'" The popular American political blog, Wonkette, has already endorsed the candidate, who is running under her real name, Melody Damayo. "Do we really need any more reason to endorse her? She's a f**king PORN STAR. Running for GOVERNOR OF NEVADA. As a REPUBLICAN. 'Nuff said," wrote Wonkette. 

                                      And a REPUBLICAN? She has my support.

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Throwing it all in the ring: Asian-American porn star seeks Nevada governor's job

By Lance Newton

Mimi Miyagi, the Asian-American porn actress and star of such films as "Seoul Train" and "China Vagina", officially declared her candidacy to run for governor of Nevada earlier this month as a Republican.

Miyagi made her last porn movie, Happy Endings, in 2003, and has since moved on to low-budget mainstream productions, while continuing to work as a stripper and peddle Internet porn.

"I have nothing left to hide," she said when filing her papers for the November election. "My slogan is, 'I'm bare and honest at all times.'" The popular American political blog, Wonkette, has already endorsed the candidate, who is running under her real name, Melody Damayo. "Do we really need any more reason to endorse her? She's a fucking PORN STAR. Running for GOVERNOR OF NEVADA. As a REPUBLICAN. 'Nuff said," wrote Wonkette.

She appeared at her filing in hot pink stiletto heels and a very low cut pink suit, accompanied by an entourage of "campaign cuties" and two bodyguards. Wearing a matching pillbox hat that had a certain Jackie Kennedy feel to it, she did something decidedly un-Jackie when she opened her suit coat to reveal a matching pink bra just overflowing with breasts that have been pumped up to 36DD dimensions.

On her website, http://mimi4governor.com/, the 32-year old Philippine-American, has posted positions on issues ranging from terrorism and Iraq to problems in schools and the criminal justice system. Hinting that there may be a touch of the dominatrix to her political views, Miyagi says of American schools: "There's no order, little security and little discipline."

An early supporter of the War in Iraq, she thinks President George W. Bush has fallen down on the job. "The coalition that was formed appears superficial," she says.

On economic issues, she holds a mixed bag of positions. She wants to see tax rates slashed like a good libertarian but also wants a substantial increase in the minimum wage. And despite her Asian heritage, Miyagi may be a protectionist at heart: "We have to find a way to manufacture products here with our own American workforce," she says.

Miyagi was born in the Philippines in 1973 and claims on her web site to have been a child prodigy who graduated from high school - the Mindanao Mission Academy in her hometown of Davao City - in one and half years. She also claims to be a classical pianist and to have taken several courses in marksmanship and criminal investigation. She is a member of the National Rifle Association.

She went into the porn business in 1993 after answering an ad but was disillusioned because the profits from her numerous on-screen romps were going into the pockets of producers. "She realized that if she wanted to make money in this business, she had to take control of her career," her official biography says. She became the publisher of Oriental Dolls, an erotic Asian magazine now called Asian Hotties and also pioneered streaming video on porn websites targeting men with erotic fantasies about Asian women. She has also appeared in Playboy magazine as a "pro-wrestling student."

The run for governor is just one of many ways this enterprising Filipina packages and sells her Mimi Miyagi persona. On the "official" website dedicated to her adult endeavors, for example, fans can purchase a life size plaster cast of the "Famous and well known Butt that all her fans came to love and want." For US$400 you can "have a piece of Mimi" in a choice of four colors. For another US$75, the ass sculpture is delivered in air-brushed flesh tones that "make Mimi's Skin tone come to life." She also continues to attend erotic conventions and dance at strip clubs in between campaign appearances.

Also on her site are links to a porn-star auction site that offers various bits of lace she has worn in her movies. Bidding is currently open on a thong bikini and a "Pink See-Through Nightie & Lace Panties with 3 Autographed Photos & the DVD In Which Mimi Wears Your Lingerie Just For You!" Fans who donate $25 to her campaign for governor will also receive an autographed picture of the candidate stripped down and ready to make policy.

Also a mom, Miyagi devotes considerable time on her Mimi's Diary, her blog (http://mimimiyagi.blogspot.com/), to talking about her daughter and musing over plans for the future. Perhaps wanting to follow in the footsteps of porn-star-turned-actress Traci Lord, she wants to be a serious actress. She recently filled the role of a senator for a movie called "Devil's Canyon" in which she apparently keeps her clothes on. "I realized how much I thoroughly love and enjoy acting now!" she blogged of her experience. "I've never had the luxury to devote so much energy into a character. All my acting experience was usually during an adult film, and the distraction of knowing I had to have sex on camera never gave me the full satisfaction of what fun acting can be. Now I understand the passion for the craft! I want to start takin' some acting workshops now."

Her desire to enter into politics appears to stem from an experience in 2004. At the time, she claims in her blog, her daughter Isabela, now seven, was abducted by a family member and she was forced to go to court to get her back. In the process, she claims she "suffered from judicial activism" and had to file for bankruptcy and sell her extensive gun collection to pay court fees. After a year-long court battle in Las Vegas, the child was returned but not before Miyagi says she was persecuted for being an adult star and forced to undergo drug tests and court-ordered psychiatric examinations at her own expense. "Just because I have a porn past, doesn't mean I should be treated 'less than human,'" she wrote on her blog in 2004 as she asked fans to contribute to a legal defense fund.

It was as a result of the court battle that "Mimi Miyagi", a garishly dolled up character that one might assume was vaguely Japanese, instead was revealed as a Filipina. "I'm slowly but surely allowing my general public to know more TRUTHS about me," she wrote in 2004. "Now you all know my real name: Melody. Now you all know where I was really born and my true heredity: Filipina. You all know my real age."

On the day of her filing, the candidate did not dwell on her past travails but summed up her reasons for running with characteristic good humor: "Look, I'm not some old bastard playing golf. I'm for the people, which means raising the minimum wage and getting rid of business taxes for entertainers. I'm a Republican because I love to bear arms and breasts!"

That's a platform anybody could support.   Link

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HA HA HA........... what a great story. Old Harry Reid might just croak. hahahaha

She has my vote.

I emaied her press guy and said he should buy ad space.

Go Mimi go, sonnyboy has your support

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