Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | 2:46 a.m.
Reality TV star Jenni “JWoww” Farley hosted the second round of the 2013 Rehab Bikini Invitational at The Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas on Sunday afternoon.
JWoww, star of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” (now off the air; please don’t cry) and “Snooki & JWoww,” turned heads on the arrivals carpet in her black bathing suit and a tiny wrap.
JWoww soaked up the sun, enjoyed poolside drinks, tossed around beach balls to Rehab revelers and, of course, fist pumped to the beats of resident DJs Richard Beynon, Shift and Wellman.
Chris Phillips of Zowie Bowie, with girlfriend Lydia Ansel, served as MC and judge for the second consecutive week.
While at the Hard Rock, JWoww, who also is starring on ABC’s “One Life to Live,” dined at Culinary Dropout, whose patio has a view of Rehab. JWoww and her group enjoyed the gastropub’s turkey wrap, gorgonzola chicken salad with a sour cherry vinaigrette and pub burger.
There are two more rounds — each weekend, 10 girls are selected — on July 14 and 21, with the final competition July 28. The five-week national search for Rehab’s 2014 Bikini Team kicked off last week, with “The Real Housewives of Miami” star and model Joanna Krupa hosting.
Thanks to Erik Kabik of Retna for his photo gallery.
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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Arguably one the coolest joints in town, the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino houses some of Vegas' best entertainment, restaurants and nightlife.
At Hard Rock, it's all about the music. From the light fixtures made out of drum cymbals and guitar shaped door handles to stage costumes and tools of the trade of legendary musicians displayed on the walls, the hotel screams rock and roll. The Hard Rock's Joint has hosted some the biggest names in music — from The Who to Bob Dylan to hometown heroes, The Killers.Aside from the music venues, the pool at the Hard Rock is one of its biggest attractions. Spread out over 4.7 acres, the pool area features swim-up blackjack, a bar and grill, private cabanas, a bevy of secluded nooks, a waterfall and an extensive live music venue with a dance floor. During the summer, the pool transforms into the Rehab club on Sunday afternoons.
The resident nightclub Body English fuses European elegance with a rock star bachelor pad and it often a hot spot for visiting celebs and popular DJs. Vintage rock memorabilia lines the walls at Wasted Space, Hard Rock's anti-club.
Restaurants at Hard Rock are just as hip as the rest of the casino. Pink Taco serves up Mexican dishes, as well as a Central American and Caribbean menu. Nobu, one of five worldwide Japanese-specialty restaurants from famed Nobu Matsuhisa, satisfies a different taste. For round-the-clock cuisine, Mr. Lucky's 24/7, is sure to ease your appetite even after a Vegas-all-nighter.