Thursday, December 1, 2011

The Second Exclusive Interview from Edge Magazine with Madame Paulette's President, John Mahdessian...



Seven Questions for John Mahdessian…Celebrity Grime Fighter

EM: Edge Magazine
JM: John Mahdessian

EM: You have a lot of entertainers among your past and present clients. Which are you at liberty to mention?

JM: Madonna, Beyoncé, Eva Longoria, Alicia Keys, Janet Jackson, Jennifer Lopez, Bette Midler, Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, David Letterman, Mayor Bloomberg, the Trumps...when do you want me to stop?

EM: You can stop. Which clients are you not allowed to talk about?

JM: We covered this in the last issue. Confidentiality, remember?

EM: Okay. What are some of the red carpet events where your services have been needed?

JM: The Grammys, the Emmys, the Oscars, the Met Gala—if it’s a red carpet event, we’re there. We also cleaned the curtains at Radio City. And we’ve even been called in to do the Victoria’s Secret Angels Show.

EM: Really? So what was it like working with wings and underwear?

JM: Challenging. To say the least.

EM: Does certain type of lighting show stains more?

JM: Most stains are visible when the spotlight is on a performer. All stains are visible under UV lighting, including the ones you can’t see with the naked eye. That’s why we use a blacklight as part of our standard operating procedure.

EM: You’ve been on TV a bunch of times. Is that a rush, or just part of being Gotham’s greatest grime fighter?

JM: A little of both. By the way, I think you’ll be seeing a lot more of me and of the Madame Paulette crew on TV in 2012.

EM: Sounds like a reality TV discussion.

JM: All I’ll say is the things we encounter every day no one could possibly dream of scripting.

EM: You’d be willing to have your whole life exposed to the world?

JM: I’d be proud to promote what we’ve been doing as a company for the last fifty years—to show how thrilled our clients are when we give their valued possessions a new life. Besides, I’m an eligible bachelor with a spotless reputation. Why not use TV to promote that, too?

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