It took a lot of hard work, a lot of worn-out mouse buttons, a lot of burning eyeballs (don’t forget to blink when you stare at the screen!) and a lot of tweeting, but at last we have the final match-up in the VH1 Celebrity Bikini Awards. After Shemar Moore had an early lead in the semifinals, the Bey Hive took over and brought Beyonce to a decisive victory. Things were much different in the other face-off, between Mob Wives‘ Drita D’Avanzo and Italian model Claudia Romani. Claudia’s popularity has surprised us from the start — before we saw her pics on photo agency sites, we hadn’t heard of this voluptuous pinup. But she earned our hearts when she personally emailed us a new collection of photos last week. Meanwhile, VH1’s own Drita had her Twitter fans supporting her all the way. Drita had a bit of a lead yesterday, when we posted extra pics she’d sent us. Alas, it wasn’t enough to defeat the international zeal for Ms. Romani. By the time polls closed at midnight last night, she’d defeated Drita by 20,670 to 6,487 votes. (And apologies for a bit of a conclusion, but we accidentally had two polls running. Don’t worry, we manually tallied all votes for this very serious competition!)
So will Claudia continue her winning streak and emerge victorious over the Bootylicious One herself? Does Blue Ivy know how to use a computer yet? Get to clicking — voting ends Thursday at midnight!
[Photos: Beyonce’s Tumblr, Claudia Romani]