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‘Sex Tips’ gets some new stars for 2018

Sheana Shay and Chester Lockhart take over in Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man in January.

The irreverent, all-fun Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man has defied the odds in Las Vegas. A stage sensation in New York City, the show debuted at Paris Las Vegas in May and has been drawing a diverse audience ever since, growing into one of the more unique and unexpected entertainment offerings on the Strip.

Co-stars Kendra Wilkinson and Jai Rodriguez have played essential roles in Sex Tips’ early success, but some newbies are taking over in 2018. Beginning on January 4, Wilkinson’s role as Robyn will be taken over by model and actress Scheana Shay, best known as one of the stars of the Bravo reality hit Vanderpump Rules. Rodriguez’s position as Dan Anderson—the character based on one of the original co-writers of the Sex Tips cult hit book—will be handled by Chester Lockhart, an actor and singer seen on Todrick Hall’s MTV show. The new performers should pick up where their predecessors are leaving off and inject new energy into a thriving show known for just that.

“Leaving the show is bittersweet. The producers really allowed me to expand upon the role and make it my own,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “I’ll be forever thankful to have been given that freedom, and I’m over the moon that two of my great friends— Scheana and Chester—are stepping into roles that I’ve always known they [were] born to play.”

You can still catch Rodriguez and Wilkinson through January 2 in Sex Tips at the Anthony Cools Showroom at Paris.

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