Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 | 4:28 p.m.
Reality TV stars and real-life couple Ice-T and Nicole “Coco Austin” hosted the grand finale of the 2013 Pleasure Pool Bikini Contest at Planet Hollywood on Saturday afternoon, and the “Ice Loves Coco” stars crowned Kameesha Haley of Las Vegas the winner of $1,500.
The “CSI: New York” star and rapper wore a white short-sleeved polo, white slacks and red sneakers, while his buxom-blonde-bombshell wife showed off her newly svelte and sexy figure in a black bathing suit. I save this for only two times a year, but … you go, Coco! This was the 15th and final contest of the season.
“Peepshow,” after more than 1,500 performances, ends its 4 1/2 year run tonight at Planet Hollywood with Coco as Bo Peep, a role she assumed last December after the departure of a then-pregnant Holly Madison, and Ice-T joins her again post-show for an after-party at Body English in the Hard Rock Hotel.
Coco, in an exclusive interview with Robin Leach posted Thursday, has said that she would like to return to “Peepshow” if and when a revamped “Peepshow” returns to the stage, heavily rumored to be next year on the Strip.
Peep! Peep! Thanks to contributing photographer Scott Harrison of Retna for his photo gallery at Pleasure Pool.
Don Chareunsy is 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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Catering to the young and modern crowd, Planet Hollywood is a one-stop shop for entertainment with its massive shopping mall, slew of restaurants, spacious casino and clubs.
The ambiance of the casino is retro-chic meets high-tech with black granite floors throughout and colorful LED lights throughout the space. The theme carries into the 100,000 square-foot casino with 250 flat screens topping off slot machines. The casino is also home to 87 tables, a sports book and a poker room.
There's also the Miracle Mile Shops, one Vegas' largest malls, with 140 stores including BCBG Max Azaria, bebe, Urban Outfitters and The Discovery Channel Store.
Following an afternoon of shopping, guests can satisfy their appetites at one of the gourmet restaurants in Planet Hollywood, like the non-traditional approach to steakhouses at Strip House or check out the exotic Far East motif at KOI restaurant and lounge. And if guests are still looking for more, they can spend the after hours at Privé, Triq or Krave nightclubs.
Perhaps one of the resorts biggest attractions came in March with the addition of "Peepshow." The naughty twist on the story of Little Bo Peep is modern-day spin on the run-of-the-mill Vegas topless review. The "Peepshow" stage has seen visiting celebs like Scary Spice Mel B, "Dancing with the Stars" Kelly Monaco and Playboy's Holly Madison.