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2014 DELEGATES

Jannah Bowen

Megan Madison

Rianne Lu

Celina Go

Erica Valdriz

Tina Hoang

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Melissa Yu

Monica Fung

Kailun Zhou

Raashi Sharma

Karenn Beltran

Christine Ko

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Tiffanie Lee

Daphnie Shoaf

Violetta Taing

Rowena Tullao

Yi Zhang

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Tammy Tsai

Esmeralda Gould

Christine Carpio

Judy Neo

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PAGEANT 2014 THE PALAZZO

RUN OF SHOW Opening Number / Ethnic Costume Segment Delegate Self Introductions Introduction of Emcees Swimwear Segment Talent Showcase

1- Daphnie Shoaf #14

2 - Christine Carpio #21

3 - Jannah Bowen & Tammy Tsai #1 & #19

4 - Raashi Sharma #10

5 - Rianne Lu #3

Traditional Dance - 2013 Miss Chinese Las Vegas Elisa Chan Evening Gown Segment Featuring Daniel Park Introduction of Judges Video Montage Announcement of Top 5 Miss Delegates Q & A Segment Founder’s Message - Annie Chang Guest Performance - Zowie Bowie & Lydia Ansel Announcement of Honorary Awards Farewell Message - Miss Asian Las Vegas 2013 Catherine Ho Announcement of 2014 Queens

2013 Miss Asian Las Vegas Court

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MISS ASIAN LAS VEGAS COMMITTEE MEMBERS

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR/PRODUCER

ANNIE CHANG

HONORARY ADVISORS Joe Muscaglione, Kimberly Miles

PRODUCTION

PROGRAM

Director of Operations Candice Ngo

Editor in Chief Stephanie Pancho

Pageant Choreographer Joey Galon

Contributing Editor Garin Wong

Pageant Week Coordinators Mei Chuong, Diana Li, Jennifer Si, Meiling Chuong, Meica Chuong, Susan Sar, Paul Chang, Bronson Peng, Crystal Yuan, Vicki Chung, Sang Lee, Patricia Galas, & Caitlan Cordova

Fashion Photographer Jerry Mettelus

Makeup Artists YSL & Armani Beauty

Delegate Photo Location Azure Pool inside The Palazzo Hotel & Casino

Program Book Sales Director Vickie Chung

Official 2014 Cosmetic Sponsor YSL & Armani Beauty

Interns Celene Diaz, Kriza Dagdag, Saisei Tai, Ginny Chan

2013 Queen and Court Jewelery Mikimoto

Judges Score Runner Bronson Peng

2013 Queen & Court Makeup Amelia C. & Co

Event Photographer Fiona Chan, Nicholas Huynh, Randy Huynh

Queen & Court outfit CACHE

Videographer Ernie Zita, Gregory H.

Graphic Designers Randy Huynh, Nick Huynh, & Annie Chang

CPA / Tabulators Michelle Chen, CPA

Sponsorship Account Manager Vickie Chung

Media Relations Kirvin Doak

Contributing Writers Elisa Chan

Director of Production Garin Wong

Publisher Annie Chang

Artistic Director Joey Galon

Volunteers Members of UNLV DECA Thank you for everyone’s hard work, time, and support of the 2014 Miss Asian Las Vegas Pageant!

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Patranya Bhoolsuwan Mistress of Ceremony

A two-time Emmy award winning anchor and reporter for KLAS-TV, the CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, Nevada, Patranya anchors the number one rated weekend morning newscast and serves as fill-in anchor for all broadcasts. Patranya’s daily stories cover issues from crime to business to education. In 2012, Patranya was recognized as “Best Reporter in Las Vegas” by the Nevada Broadcasters Association.

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Prior to KLAS-TV, Patranya reported for Reno’s KTVN-TV morning show, where she earned 2 regional Emmy awards 2 years in a row. At KRCR-TV in Redding, Patranya was promoted to weekday morning anchor within 4 months, helping the show receive its first Emmy nomination for best newscast. Beyond reporting, Patranya served as an adjunct journalism instructor for the College of Southern Nevada in

Las Vegas. She has been active with the Asian American Journalists Association for over 10 years, mentoring many students majoring in Broadcast Journalism. Born in Bangkok, Thailand, and fluent in Thai, Patranya graduated with honors from the University of San Francisco with dual degrees in Broadcast Journalism & Political Science.


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Zowie Bowie Guest Performer

Zowie Bowie has remained one of the most well-known acts in Las Vegas, bringing a unique blend of today’s hottest dance, hip-hop, Top 40 and classic Las Vegas music to audiences every week as headliner at the Red Rock Resort Casino and the Downtown Fremont Experience. Zowie Bowie features the musical talent and unbridled energy of Chris Phillips, a combination of gorgeous young lady guest singers and a high voltage band that creates a sizzling and sexy sound that has become a Las Vegas mainstay. Zowie Bowie has received rave reviews since the powerpacked show initially debuted in Las Vegas. ZB was ranked the “Number One Must-See Show” in Las Vegas by AOL, and voted the “Best of Las Vegas” four times by readers of the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Recently they were voted American’s Best Dance Band at the National Music Awards. Las Vegas Magazine proclaimed “Zowie Bowie is to Sin City in 2009 is what Sinatra was to Vegas back in the ‘60s.” Phillips has graced the cover of numerous magazines.

Lydia Ansel Guest Performer

Lydia is a classically trained violinist, based in Las Vegas. She received her degree in violin performance from the University of North Texas and has had the opportunity to perform multiple genres of music including rock, country, pop, and classical, which has allowed her to travel the world. Lydia is best known for her performances with Rod Stewart, Jordin Sparks, John Legend, Enrique Iglesias, Regina Carter, Joshua Bell, Randy Travis, Clint Holmes, and Three Dog Night. Currently, Lydia performs full time with Zowie Bowie and frequently performs with Bella Electric Strings, as well as with Rod Stewart for his Las Vegas residency at Caesar’s Palace.

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Daniel Park Evening Gown Guest Performer

Daniel is originally from South Korea and was adopted and brought to Albuquerque, New Mexico, by his new family at the age of 5. He lived and went to school there culminating in his studies and eventual graduation from New Mexico State University. Daniel’s first experience with music was with the violin, which he studied and played since his elementary school days. He eventually started studying and playing the guitar and began performing his own songs and hundreds of covers in many cities in the Southwest including Albuquerque, Las Cruces, El Paso, Dallas, Austin, and Phoenix to name a few. Daniel also has performed in different parts of the country including his own CD release party in Los Angeles hosted by the Hard Rock Café’s Foundation Room in Hollywood and as a headline act at an international wine festival in Seattle, Washington. He continues to be in great demand by numerous national booking agencies for both public and private events.

Elisa Chan Guest Performer

Elisa Chan is the 2013 Miss Chinese Las Vegas and 2013 1st Princess of Miss Asian Las Vegas. She will be peforming a Traditional Chinese Dance, called Dunhuang Fei Tian Wudao, “The Flying Goddess.” Choreographed and inspired by her great friend, mentor, and dance instructor, Shirley Chen, this classical Chinese Dance is based on the “Scripture Story Painting” in Dunhuang’s Mogao Caves, which depicts a celestial goddess and the bodhisattva.

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Jean M. Birch

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Ms. Birch is the CEO and President of Birch Company, LLC, a specialized strategy and leadership advisory firm focused on the hospitality industry. With 20+ years of experience leading restaurant brands, Ms. Birch’s work has spanned the breadth of the Foodservice Industry from Fast Food to Upscale Casual Dining. Throughout her career, Ms. Birch has delivered exceptional P&L and ROI results. Her unique talents include leading large geographically dispersed organizations, applying consumer insights to revitalize and grow brands, integrating social/digital technologies into brand and media management, expanding US brands into new global markets, executing franchise

business models and successful integration post M&A. In her role as President of IHOP Restaurants ($2.7 billion in sales, 1565 locations, 100,000 team members) from 2009-2012, Ms. Birch repositioned and focused the brand and launched a successful new marketing campaign and innovative culinary strategy to include health and wellness. Under her leadership, cost effective social/digital technologies expanded the media mix. She developed critical new revenue platforms in retail sales, global development and nontraditional locations (e.g. airports and universities) to ensure growth in a mature brand’s lifecycle – resulting in double

digit franchise revenue growth. In addition, after IHOP acquired the Applebee’s brand Ms. Birch was critical in driving the successful post-acquisition integration activities. Ms. Birch received her Executive MBA from Southern Methodist University, graduating second in her class and earning her election into Beta Gamma Sigma. In 2007, she was honored by SMU as that year’s Distinguished Alumna. Her undergraduate work was completed at University of Arizona where she graduated Cum Laude with Dual Degrees in Economics and Oriental Studies (Mandarin Chinese).

Lyle Fong Judge

Lyle is the co-founder and CEO of a stealth mobile gaming company. Previously, Lyle co-founded Lithium, serving as its CTO, then later as its CEO. He led the company from its bootstrap phase to a high-growth, venturebacked company. During that time, Lithium raised over $100MM in funding, completed two acquisitions, and emerged as a leader in one of the fastest growing categories in enterprise software.

Prior to Lithium, Lyle also co-founded Gamers.com which was the the #1 trafficked gaming portal (Nielsen). As the CTO of Gamers.com, Lyle and his team learned how to build a consumer website with millions of users and how to use gaming mechanics to build vibrant communities. When Dell and Sony showed interest in using the technologies to build their own corporate communities, Lyle spun Lithium out of Gamers.com to serve the enterprise market.

Lyle has always been an avid computer gamer, although these days he prefers to play less competitive games that don’t hurt his ego. He’s also a ping pong enthusiast and often organizes underground ping pong matches between Silicon Valley companies. He studied Computer Science at UC Berkeley, where he received the Hewlett-Packard Scholarship Award and National Youth Leadership Award.

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Carrie CarterHenderson Judge

Carrie began a modeling career at the age of 15 that brought her to work with some of the top designers from all over the world. During that time she performed with world renowned magician David Copperfield as an onstage assistant and dancer. In 1997 Carrie opened the doors of BEST Agency which has grown to become the largest modeling, talent and entertainment company in the state of Nevada with over 300 employees plus 2000+ independent contractors. Carrie’s passion for Las Vegas and Fashion

has led her to form the Las Vegas Fashion Council with the vision that Las Vegas is an established leader in the Global Fashion Industry. Members and supporters of the Council include designers, emerging artists, students, media and marketing professionals, business owners, philanthropists and community leaders. Carrie is passionately involved in many philanthropic endeavors, which include serving as a board member of Discovery Childrens Museum, a founding member and Past Presi-

dent of Nevada Women’s Philanthropy, a member and past-President (the only female President to date) of the Entrepreneurs Organization, and actively supports numerous non-profit organizations. Carrie enjoys adventures through working out and competing in triathlons, dance lessons and competitions, skydiving and was a past competitor in swimming and synchronized swimming. Carrie is also a former Mrs. Nevada!

Mary Choi Kelly Judge

Mary is currently the Vice President and Head of Human Resources for The Venetian and Palazzo Resort in Las Vegas. In this role she is responsible for all aspects of human resources, leadership development, talent development, and organizational culture. In addition, Mary is actively involved in contributing to the field of organization and leadership development as a speaker, advisor, and instructor. One of her personal

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passions is developing women executives through her speech titled, “The Truth About Women on Top: How to Have it All!” She has also been a presenter on leadership and organization development in national and local forums, including the National Organization Development Network’s annual conference and UCLA’s Anderson Graduate School of Management. Mary holds a Ph.D and M.A. in

Organizational Psychology from Alliant University (CSPP) and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California Irvine. She speaks Korean and basic French. She enjoys an active lifestyle with her husband and two boys.


Marquel Martin

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Marquel Martin, 27, is best known from his stint on The Bachelorette Season 10. Born in San Bernardino, CA, Marquel was raised by his happily married parents of 40 years. Being the youngest of three boys, Marquel grew up playing sports where he would eventually earn a full athletic scholarship to play football at the University of Nevada, Las

Vegas (UNLV). Graduating early with a B.A. in Advertising & Marketing, he then continued onto Graduate School where he would earn a Master’s Degree in Sports Management. Marquel currently works in Marketing Partnerships for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and in his free time, he enjoys working out, going to movies, shopping, and

James C. Mulligan

planning to start his own cookie shop in the Las Vegas Area – Marquel Loves Cookies.

Judge

James C. Mulligan’s (celebrity fine artist) work is collected internationally and resides in the collections of Hugh Hefner, Dick Van Dyke, Oscar winning composer Richard M. Sherman, Brad Pitt, Holly Madison, Fred Durst, Roger Daltrey and many others. He was recently named as one of Disney’s top

selling artists, breaking all previous records. Also a performer, he has been seen on stages around the world, from Tokyo to the Hollywood Bowl. Mr. Mulligan is currently creating a television show in development at Dreamworks. While not at the studio dealing with writers or in front of his easel, Mr.

Mulligan can be found playing his guitar, drinking Scotch, and supporting various charities, including Shine Family Foundation, Boy’s Town, and Loma Linda Children’s Hospital. His work can be seen at www.mulliganpictorial.com.

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Roy Ng Judge

Roy Ng is COO of a fast-growing, privatelyheld cloud software company headquartered in San Francisco. He previously ran business operations and strategy for another leading cloud software company, which was sold for $3.4 billion in 2012. Prior to that, Roy was an investment banker based in Hong Kong and

San Francisco. During that time, he completed over $23 billion of M&A and financing transactions for technology, media and telecom clients globally. Roy graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, with Dual Degrees in Business Administration and Political Science. He is an angel

investor and board adviser to several earlystage technology companies. Roy is fluent in Cantonese and conversational Mandarin.

Michael C. Palmer Judge

A native of Southern California, Mr. Palmer, through his affiliated companies K Hotels and Realty Center Management, provides development, asset and property management services to a portfolio of hotels, commercial and residential properties both in and outside the United States. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California and has served in a variety of positions, including Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of

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Olympic Bancorp, Chief Executive Officer of eSat, Managing Director for Hollywood Park Casino, and Board of Director Western Waste Industries (NYSE). Mr. Palmer served a four-year term on the California Gambling Control Commission. The Governor of the State of California appointed him to that position in the year 2000. Mr. Palmer is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business

Administration and a Masters Degree from the Marshall School. He also attended the Northrop Institute School of Law. Mr. Palmer is a member of the Marshall School Board of Leaders and in 2005 received the University of Southern California Leventhal School of Accounting Distinguished Alumni Award.


Michael Skenandore Judge

Michael Skenandore, President of WENDOH Media, has more than 15 years of experience in publishing in Southern Nevada. He is responsible for overseeing an accomplished and growing team of media experts who provide award winning weekly, monthly and quarterly products under the WENDOH Media umbrella. Prior to coming to WENDOH Media, Skenandore was the Vice President for 944 Media Group, where he was responsible for day-to-day operations

Dao Vu Dao Vu is host of The Morning Blend on Channel 13 and co-host of the new talk show, Valley View Live! The Blend airs from 9 to 10 in the morning and VVL from 2 to 3 in the afternoon. The shows are the perfect opportunity for her to continue to do what she loves, which is to meet new people and find out about them. In the process she also gets

and instrumental in the launch of several markets. In addition to Michael’s work for WENDOH Media, he is the President of Through the Eyes of a Child, a non-profit organization committed to providing cultural, athletic and educational scholarships to abused, abandoned and neglected children in the foster care system in Clark County. Michael also donates his time to other non-profit

organizations and several networking and local chamber organizations, including being a graduate of Leadership Henderson class of 2002. Skenandore earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism and Media Studies from UNLV.

Judge to learn more about our fabulous city and the people who live here. On the weekends she loves to garden, go see shows, and hang out at various buffets! Her thumb has gotten a lot greener and her buffet pants have gotten wider since she moved here. Dao is also an ordained minister which also means she can marry couples and renew their vows!

If you’re thinking about tying the knot or saying I do all over again, she can make it happen!

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CHI N ESE- C AUCASIAN

Jannah Bowen | TEEN

Height: 5’5 Age: 17 Hobbies: Playing Basketball, Music, Traveling, and Martial Arts Platform: Performing Arts

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CHINESE-ITALIAN-IRISH

Megan Madison | TEEN

Height: 5’9 Age: 17 Hobbies: Competitive Swimming, Singing, Dancing, and Studying Platform: Wildlife Preservation

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Rianne Lu | TEEN

Height: 5’9 Age: 15 Hobbies: Play Basketball, Ukelele, and Spending Time with Family Platform: Healthy Youth Lifestyle

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Celina Go | TEEN

Height: 5’8 Age: 17 Hobbies: Working Out, Adventurous Activities, and Family Time Platform: Health and Fitness

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Erica Valdriz | MISS

Height: 5’11/2 Age: 20 Hobbies: Hiking, Traveling, and Styling Outfits Platform: Education

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V I E TNAM ESE

Tina Hoang | MISS

Height: 5’4 Age: 20 Hobbies: Cooking, Oil Painting, and Swimming Platform: Type 2 Diabetes

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CHI N ESE

Melissa Yu | MISS

Height: 5’3 Age: 25 Hobbies: Acting, Singing, and Figure Skating Platform: Military Sexual Trauma Treatment

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CHI N ESE

Monica Fung | MISS

Height: 5’4 Age: 25 Hobbies: Dancing, Singing, and Modeling Platform: Alcohol and Domestic Violence

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Kailun Zhou | MISS

Height: 5’8 Age: 21 Hobbies: Singing, Shopping, and Playing Basketball Platform: Immigrant Assimilation

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Raashi Sharma | MISS

Height: 5’9 Age: 18 Hobbies: Playing Sports, Traveling, and Writing Platform: Animal Rights

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Karenn Beltran | MISS

Height: 5’8 Age: 19 Hobbies: Outdoor Recreations, Traveling, and Community Service Platform: Women Empowerment

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Christine Ko | MISS

Height: 5’7 Age: 22 Hobbies: Dance, Basketball, and Yoga Platform: Lung Cancer Awareness

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Tiffanie Lee | MISS

Height: 5’2 Age: 25 Hobbies: Video Games, Graphic Design, and Food Photography Platform: Women’s Health

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Daphnie Shoaf | MISS

Height: 5’1 Age: 21 Hobbies: Hiking, Swimming, and Stargazing Platform: Child Abuse Prevention

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Violetta Taing | MS.

Height: 5’1 Age: 28 Hobbies: Fitness, Voice Over Acting, and Animal Advocacy Platform: Combating Negative Stereotypes of Bull Breed Dogs

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Rowena Tullao | MS.

Height: 5’6 Age: 32 Hobbies: Make-Up, Fashion, and Spending Time with Family Platform: Mental Health Awareness

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Yi Zhang | MS.

Height: 5’5 Age: 28 Hobbies: Traveling, Drawing, Graphic Design, and Yoga Platform: Stroke Prevention

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Jamie Stephenson | MS.

Height: 5’4 Age: 32 Hobbies: Photography, Traveling, and Reading Platform: Drinking For Your Health

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Tammy Tsai | MRS.

Height: 5’3 Age: 52 Hobbies: Camping, Hiking, Outdoor Activities, and Playing Piano Platform: Women Empowerment At Any Age 79


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Esmeralda Gould | MRS.

Height: 5’3 Age: 39 Hobbies: Singing, Cooking, Playing WiiU, and Karaoke Platform: Health and Wellness

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Christine S. Carpio | MRS.

Height: 5’8 Age: 44 Hobbies: Singing, Dancing, Playing Golf and Modeling Platform: Heart Disease Advocacy

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Judy Jane Doner Neo | MRS.

Height: 5’4 Age: 31 Hobbies: Nature lover, Landscape Photography, and Gardening Platform: Mental Health Awareness

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BEHIND THE SCENES Orientation Over the summer, delegates received their welcome kits and sashes. This was the very first time the girls had met each other and were able to interact with the 2013 Miss Asian Las Vegas Queen and 2013 Miss Chinese Las Vegas Queen. This year, there are four divisions (Teen, Miss, Ms., and Mrs.). Delegates had a great time meeting each other and learning the expectations of becoming a future Miss Asian Las Vegas Queen.

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Photoshoot at AZURE Pool Miss Asian Las Vegas 2014 finalists shot their official photos at the Azure Pool inside the beautiful Palazzo Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The photo shoot was photographed by Jerry Mettelus, best known for his list of prestigious clients and as a three time guest photographer on American’s Next Top Model. On site 88 Miss Asian Las Vegas 2014

was also Executive Director Annie Chang, Artistic Director Joey Galon, and makeup & hair stylists from Amelia C & Co, and cosmetic sponsors, Armani and YSL Beauty. Photoshoot started at 7:00AM in the morning and delegates wore sophisticated short white dresses. After all

the delegates shot their individual photos, they changed into bikini’s from Bellina Rebelle, a local bikini designer. The girls had a fabulous time getting glamorous and their professional photos taken at an ultra exclusive location.


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