Patrick Prather/Miss Universe Organization
Monday, June 10, 2013 | 3:55 a.m.
It was a jam-packed weekend for the 51 contestants in the 2013 Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas that included a trek to Downtown Las Vegas on Friday and a meet-and-greet with the public at Chinese Laundry at Fashion Show mall and a little time for fun at Pure in Caesars Palace, both on Saturday.
2012 Miss USA Nana Meriwether and Miss USA contestants — those ages 21 and older, of course — took over mega-club Pure. The beauty queens hit the red carpet around 11:30 p.m. and posed for photographers. Making their way through the hotspot, the 25 gorgeous contestants took their place at a VIP table located on the left stage.
Upon arrival, the ladies danced and mingled with clubgoers. Later in the evening, Meriwether manned the decks in the DJ booth and quickly became guest DJ.
The weekend for the ladies also included a stop at The D Hotel in Downtown Las Vegas and photographs with owner Derek Stevens, who donned a very bright jacked, plus, for the ladies, they hosted a meet-and-greet at Chinese Laundry in Fashion Show mall.
Thanks to contributing photographers Tom Donoghue (The D), Erik Kabik of Retna (Chinese Laundry) and Patrick Prather of the Miss Universe Organization, the parent company of Miss USA, for their photo galleries.
For more stories and photos of the 2013 Miss USA Pageant, check out our Miss USA section. And check back for our continuing and extensive coverage, which culminates with the pageant this Sunday on Father’s Day from PH Live in Planet Hollywood and airing in NBC.
Don Chareunsy is editor of Vegas DeLuxe and senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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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Transport yourself to the opulent and excessive Roman Empire at Caesars Palace. But the ever-changing Caesars Palace is far from ancient. The hotel and casino is constantly raising the bar for what visitors can expect in a Vegas resort experience.
Caesars Palace features 3,348 rooms and suites in five towers, including the new luxury boutique Nobu Hotel and Restaurant, which opened Feb. 4, 2013, in the totally remodeled Centurian Tower. Caesars features 129,000 square feet of gaming space, including the Strip’s largest poker room and a 250-seat sports book. Other amenities include about two dozen restaurants, a four-level shopping mall, four pools, a spa, Pure and Poetry nightclubs and Pussycat Dolls.
Dining options include restaurants from world-renown chefs Guy Savoy, Wolfgang Puck, Bobby Flay, Gordon Ramsay and, on Feb. 4, 2013, Nobu Matsuhisa.
You never know what characters you’ll run into at Caesars with regular performers like Jerry Seinfeld, Bette Midler, Elton John and maybe even the emperor himself.