Bikini Awards: Claudia Jordan Makes Her Case Against Channing Tatum

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]