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Photos: 2013 Tropic Beauty Model Search kicks off with party at MGM Grand

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The 2013 Tropic Beauty Model Search welcome party at Centrifuge Lounge in MGM Grand on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

2013 Tropic Beauty Model Search Welcome Party

The 2013 Tropic Beauty Model Search welcome party at Centrifuge Lounge in MGM Grand on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013. Launch slideshow »

One hundred beautiful models from as far afield as England, France, South America and Eastern Europe -- 20 nations in all -- dazzled Wednesday night at their first official pageant presentation at MGM Grand. Fans and hotel guests set off a frenzy of flashbulbs as the knockout ladies paraded to Centrifuge Bar, where suntan king Ron Rice held court.

Contributing photographer Tom Donoghue captured the curvy creatures in their glamorous gowns. Today is the first fashion show in the casino resort lobby and then a late-night party at Tabu. Friday is first-round judging in Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club and then a parade in the lobby.

The finals are Saturday, and the public is invited to watch. I have the tough task of being one of the judges! While in Las Vegas, the beauties also will shoot their 2014 calendar poolside at MGM Grand.

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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