Tuesday, June 30, 2015|6:32 p.m.
These are the beauty women and stunning marvels of the world’s top fashion runways: tall, statuesque, long-legged and lovely.
Fifty-two of them from 20 nations took part in the $50,000 International Design Browse at Wet Republic and Hakkasan in MGM Grand, and I was a fortunate one who got to present with all the stunners for a calendar shot at the pool in the shadows of the large green structure.
Our 2012 Miss Nevada UNITED STATE Jade Kelsall had the appearance of the winner to the celeb and VIP judges. Her red, see-through lace gown was dramatized even additionally when she shed her silk train in a finale grow. Edge TELEVISION immediately chose her for its “Location Swimsuit” area series.
Her rivals originated from as far as Australia, Peru, England, Italy and even Greece in the throes of its financial crisis.
They contended in attractive swimwear and evening gown classifications for the judging panel that included Zowie Bowie’s Chris Phillips, former MGM TV President Hank Cohen, former Playboy charm Sandra Taylor and Austin “Chumlee” Russell of the History Channel hit “Pawn Stars.” I acted as head judge.
Throughout their week in Las Vegas, the entrants had time for shopping and sightseeing. For many, it was their first see to our city and the world-famous Strip.
They slipped into hot quick swimwears with sheer whitewashes and naked, high-heel stilettos to host a meet-and-greet with hundreds of fans at The D Las Vegas on Fremont Street.
Reality-TV star Horny Mike from the History Channel’s hit “Counting Vehicles” celebrated his birthday taking photos with the lovely ladies who also presented in front of The D’s Longbar, the longest bar in the state.
The magnificent designs went to a sponsors party at Ling Ling Club in Hakkasan the night before the pageant, with one contestant partying long into the night and setting off rather a buzz of Wicked Whispers & & Racy Rumors! The fascinating ladies likewise were the focal point at the Wet Republic swimming pool celebration in their honor.
Hundreds of fans cheered them on pre-pageant on a red carpeting parade. Our thanks to Tom Donoghue for being on task throughout the pageant festivities.
MGM Grand visitors picked Savannah Lynx as the winner, and she’ll rule with Angela Iokia Byrd, who won the most current pageant and is 2011 Miss Hawaii U.S.A. The next pageant is in four months. Jade was first runner-up, Susanna Canzian of Italy 2nd runner-up and 2014 Miss Utah U.S.A Angelina Layton third runner-up.
Contestants cashed their winning checks after a passport snafu was cleared. There are currently discussions for a “Roadway to Las Vegas” reality-TV unique ahead of the fall pageant.
Robin Leach of “Lifestyles of the Rich & & Famous” popularity has actually been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the previous 15 years giving readers the within scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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Hakkasan Hakkasan is the brand-new five-level 80,000-square-foot upscale dining establishment, lounge and dayclub and bar in the MGM Grand that is opening April 18 in the area previously occupied by Studio 54. On the very first floor is Hakkasan’s main dining-room, a Cantonese dining establishment embellished with lattice cages. The eatery is set to open May 3 and will be captained by Chef Ho Chee Boon. It will certainly serve supper from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 5 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. The Las Vegas menu hasn’t been released yet, however the business’s other areas include soups, little plates, seafood, meats, poultry, tofu and vegetables. On the 2nd level is a private dining-room that will cater to diners with deep pockets. While the menu is the same, the room provides a breathtaking view of the dining establishment listed below. The 3rd floor brings the 10,000-square-foot Ling Ling lounge, an intimate nightspot that serves as a transition to the major nightclub upstairs. Above that? Another club: Hakkasan’s major club. Hakkasan’s DJ lineup will include a few of the greatest names in the electronic music market: DeadMau5, Tiesto, Calvin Harris and Steve Aoki. Other artists include Danny Avila, Dada Life, Bambi and Quintino. And above it, the Structure, an Asian garden with its own bar and DJ. Hakkasan’s club will be open Thursday through Sunday, from 10 p.m. until “late.” Guests should be 21 years or older. Cover charge and table reservation prices vary. Online tickets for upcoming events begin at $30 for general admission tickets for women. Charges for men probably are greater but aren’t noted. Reservations for the bar can be made at hakkasanlv.com or by calling 891-3838.
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard S. Las Vegas, NV 89109
MGM Grand Hotel and Gambling establishment
MGM Grand, a AAA Four Diamond resort, provides 5,044 spaces and suites.
MGM Grand features KÀ by Cirque du Soleil; Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club; and world-class entertainment at the Grand Garden Arena and Hollywood Theatre.
The resort provides signature restaurants by star chefs including Tom Colicchio’s Craftsteak, Emeril Lagasse’s New Orleans Fish Home, Wolfgang Puck’s Bar & & Grill and Michelin three star and Forbes Five Star dining establishment, Joël Robuchon.
As part of its ongoing “Grand Remodelling,” MGM Grand has renovated all spaces and suites in its main tower and is including a number of new experiences to its lineup including Hakkasan Las Vegas Restaurant and Nightclub, a new upscale dining/nightlife principle (coming in April 2013).
MGM Grand also features a modern, non-smoking conference center, the Grand Medical spa, Cristophe Beauty parlor, “CSI: The Experience” and an inviting pool complex featuring the alluring daylife of Wet Republic.
High end lodgings include The Estate, an unique hotel within the hotel; the glamorous two-story SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand; and The Signature at MGM Grand, a luxury all-suite, non-gaming hotel located adjacent to the primary resort.
3799 Las Vegas Boulevard S. Las Vegas, NV 89109