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Photos: 2011 Miss USA and 2010 Miss USA celebrate at Paris, Palms
It was a party befitting royalty -- beauty queen royalty! New Miss USA winner Alyssa Campanella of California led her fellow contestants and pageant judges, officials and sponsors in the celebration at her official after-party at Chateau Nightclub & Gardens at the Paris last night.
The contestants came directly from the Planet Hollywood telecast on NBC ready to wind down and party after months of pageantry work. They took over Chateau’s beautiful terrace to party under the stars with Alyssa in a glittering silver mini dress and matching pumps that complemented the sparking diamond crown. The 2011 Miss California posed for photos with fans and thanked everyone for their support.
Also there, 2010 Miss USA Rima Fakih dressed in a glittering gold Reem Acra dress; 2003 Miss USA Susie Castillo wearing a teal form-fitting Zac Posen dress; and 1995 Miss USA Shanna Moakler and judges Chef Rocco DiSpirito, rapper Lil Jon and Dallas Mavericks star Tyson Chandler. The group partied with 2006 Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera, her boyfriend J.J. Barea of the Mavericks, General Hospital and former Peepshow star Kelly Monaco, Adelitas Way singer Rick DeJesus and 98 Degrees singer and founder and current Chippendales sensation Jeff Timmons.
Rima threw her own private party after midnight at Ghostbar at the Palms, where she was surprisingly joined by Mindfreak magician Criss Angel, and they happily posed for our exclusive Vegas DeLuxe photos. Lil Jon also turned up shortly before 2 a.m. to keep their party rocking.
Alyssa left Las Vegas early today to fly to New York City for an appearance tomorrow on NBC’s Today after checking into her Miss USA apartment at pageant owner Donald Trump’s Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue.
While in town, ravishing redhead Alyssa had a sweet ending to her coronation at Sugar Factory at the Paris last night. After her crowning, she picked up Jelly Bellies, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups and chocolate-covered pretzels. Alyssa was accompanied by her boyfriend, actor Torrance Coombs of The Tudors. Alyssa really is a fan of history, as she told pageant hosts Giuliana Rancic and Andy Cohen during the competition!
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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