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Photos: Tropic Beauty Model Search hopefuls arrive at D Las Vegas, SlotZilla

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2014 Tropic Beauty Model Search contestants at D Las Vegas and SlotZilla with D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens and Corey Harrison of “Pawn Stars” on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.

2014 Tropic Beauty Model Search: D Las Vegas, SlotZilla

2014 Tropic Beauty Model Search contestants at D Las Vegas and SlotZilla with D Las Vegas owner Derek Stevens, D Las Vegas headliner Frankie Scinta and Corey Harrison of Launch slideshow »
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2014 Tropic Beauty Model Search contestants at D Las Vegas with owner Derek Stevens on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.

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2014 Tropic Beauty Model Search contestants at D Las Vegas with Corey Harrison of "Pawn Stars" on Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in downtown Las Vegas.

One hundred blondes, brunettes and redheads lit up Fremont Street and its downtown attractions Tuesday night in the first part of the fourth-annual Tropic Beauty Model Search world finals.

It’s five days of nonstop photo shoots, judging and parties for the glamour girls here from all over the world for the pageant that wraps Saturday night at Hakkasan in MGM Grand with the finals and the crowning.

At stake: the crown, the title and a $100,000 prize package, including a one-year modeling contract in Los Angeles.

The contestants today parade in their home-country costumes, and DJ Tiesto throws them a party Thursday at midnight at Hakkasan after their official welcome dinner with Michael and Jenna Morton at the couple’s nearby new hotspot restaurant Crush.

Swimsuit judging takes place Friday afternoon at Wet Republic at MGM Grand, and late night there’s a Hawaiian Tropic reunion party at Hakkasan.

Our thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue, who was on duty at the D Las Vegas and on Fremont Street on Tuesday night for his photo gallery at the new SlotZilla zipline and of their official welcomes by D owner and President Derek Stevens, D headline entertainer Frankie Scinta and Corey “Big Hoss” Harrison of “Pawn Stars.”

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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