So, the lovely model/pageant queen/host/actress only made it to the fourth round of Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars this year, but Claudia Jordan sure showed Donald Trump what kind of competitor she can be here. We should have known the former track star would be able to pull off this victory against the likes of Channing Tatum, K.Michelle and Olivia Munn. In the final round, she won by a very close 52 percent to Munn’s 48 percent of the 21,000 votes that were cast.
Of course, all the participants in the 2013 VH1 Bikini Awards were sizzling hot and deserving of your votes, but we are both thrilled and a little bit surprised about this year’s final matchup: model/host/reality TV vet Claudia Jordan vs. actress Olivia Munn. The devotion of these ladies’ fans is fierce! They trounced K.Michelle and Jennie Garth in the semifinals. So how will they do against each other?
OK, with an album at the top of the R&B charts this week, K.Michelle might have a couple of other things on her mind, but we’re here to warn her that the 2013 VH1 Bikini Awards wait for no one. Her opponent in this semifinal round, model, TV host and Celebrity Apprentice alumna Claudia Jordan has taken this opportunity to rally more support by sending us some extra photos.
In a lucky turn of events (unless you happen to be a huge Channing Tatum and/or Beyonce fan), the 2013 Bikini Awards semifinal round is blessed with not one but two lovely ladies from the VH1 family. Love and Hip Hop Atlanta songstress K.Michelle defeated the Bey Hive and now faces model Claudia Jordan, who happens to also be a co-host on Tiny Harris’ occasional VH1 talk show Tiny Tonight.
Here’s another surprise in the 2013 Bikini Awards: Claudia Jordan, onetime Miss Rhode Island USA, better known to us as a Deal or No Deal model and Celebrity Apprentice contestant, has more rabid fans than Adrianne Curry. The 40-year-old stunner won the Reality TV division with a whopping 52 percent of the votes. Here’s something not surprising: Channing Tatum, reigning Sexiest Man Alive, defeated all the other guys in the mankini division with 47 percent of the votes. Now which of these will advance to the next round?
Though Claudia didn’t advance past round 4 in both of her Apprentice seasons, she might have a good chance of continuing on here, since she’s been rallying her fans on Twitter herself. But we wouldn’t put it past Chan to flash us those Magic Mike abs, or maybe just a peek at baby Everly, to gain an edge.
Who’s your fave? Study those pics carefully and then cast your votes before the poll closes at 11 pm ET on August 20.
Don’t forget to vote in the other Round 2 competitions: Olivia Munn vs. Claudia Romani and Jennie Garth vs. Angela Simmons.
[Photos: Splash News Online, Sony Pictures]
Miss California Carrie Prejean alienated not just gays and lesbians, but a whole slew of people who have spoken out in disagreement with the Miss USA runner-up’s statement that “opposite marriage” is the only way to go.
Journalist Alicia Jacobs, a former Miss Nevada and judge said, “Since Sunday night’s pageant, I have been inundated with people wanting to know how Miss California’s answer to Perez Hilton‘s question affected my final judging. I can tell you that it GREATLY affected me & the final score I gave Carrie Prejean…My final ranking for Miss California was 4th runner-up…& if I could have made her 51st runner-up, I would have.”
Former Miss USA Shanna Moakler said, “…she lost the crown because she wasn’t able to convey compassion for ALL the people that as MISS USA she would be representing. ”
Shanna’s colleague Keith Lewis, “Religious beliefs have no place in politics in the Miss CA family”
Miss Vermont and Miss USA contestant Brooke Werner said, “Everyone has the right to their own actions. But I totally disagree with Carrie. I have a very different perspective on gay marriage and I would never have said what she said. A lot of people were shocked. We were all kind of giving each other those eyes, we couldn’t believe it.”
Geoff Kors, Executive Director of Equality California said, “It is unfortunate that Miss California, who we note did not win, is so out of touch with the overwhelming majority of people her age that she wants to deny loving, committed couples the rights and dignity that come only with marriage.”
and the best of all…
Miss USA judge Claudia Jordan: “She should have known her audience better. There’s only like five straight guys in the audience at the pageant!” [Photo: Getty Images]