Miss USA Contestants Invade The Las Vegas Strip (This Blog Seems OK With It)
Leading up to the Miss USA pageant from Planet Hollywood on June 16, the toothsome contestants have been taking advantage of everything Las Vegas has to offer. This blog forced itself to chronicle some of the activities leading up to the Miss USA broadcast.
First, several contestants visited Gordon Ramsay Pub & Grill at Caesars Palace for a chance to prepare their own lunch.
The contestants got a hands-on demonstration on the finer points of fish preparation from the restaurant’s Executive Chef, Jeremy Berlin.
Also on the agenda was a visit to Nobu restaurant, also at Caesars Palace, where a group of contestants were treated to some world-class teppanyaki.
At another jucture in the contestants’ whirlwind tour of The Strip, they dined at Margaritaville at Flamingo Las Vegas.
Aside from a tasty lunch (yes, beauty contestants eat), this stop included a meeting with Jon Gray, the “Mayor” of The Linq project. A highlight was when Gray gave each contestant in attendance a cupcake with their state on top.
The cupcakes were provided by Sprinkles Cupcakes, one of the upcoming tenants in The Linq.
The ladies donned their hard hats and were taken on a walking tour of the Linq construction site.
The contestants got to autograph a wall inside one of the new establishments in The Linq. Now, you’ll know some true insider scoop about The Linq: The signatures will be encased in the wall of a Starbucks.
Of course, the highlight of any Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas is pool day at Flamingo Las Vegas. And this blog is being completely objective about that.
The contestants work a bit (taping segments for the live broadcast), but also get a chance to lounge and enjoy the Sin City sun.
Here’s a little video to augment the Miss USA poolside experience.
Gosh, we’ve probably shared too many photos from the pool already. Don’t you hate when that happens?
If it’s one thing this blog has learned, it’s that nobody is all that interested in photos of women, in bikinis, poolside. Especially photos like the one below.
Look, we don’t make up the news, we just report it.
We may have taken a few more bikini photos, so you may want to check out our exclusive photo gallery.
Best of luck to all the contestants, and make sure to watch the Miss USA pageant on June 16, 2013 on NBC. Visit the official Miss USA site for prelimiaries and more.
Miss USA 2013