“What is art?” said her lawyer, Jan Brown. “Something that communicates to people visually and socially.”
Brown, who put together a six-inch-thick application for May, believes she’s the first burlesque star to qualify for a benefit that often goes to famous artists, top athletes and Nobel Prize winners.
“We certainly had to go the distance to convince USCIS that she qualified under their criteria,” he said. “The bottom line is she really is one of the best pin-up models and burlesque artists.”