JERSEY SHORE VS . PACIFIC BEACH?
"There are less guidos here, that's for sure."
Photos by John Mireles, johnmireles.com
Stylist: Amy Grace Winn at Grace Styling
Hair & Makeup: Maegan Cooper for A. Robert Cromeans Salon
PacificSD cover ?model and current Miss California USA, Alyssa Campanella, left her crown-and sun block-in L.A. for a day, so her playful side could reign over Pacific Beach.
"My shoulders got a little sunburned," she says with a laugh.
Campanella says she had a blast during our all-day photo shoot, which took her on a tour of the boardwalk, Crystal Pier, Lahaina Beach House and other P.B. landmarks.
A Jersey Shore native, Campanella was visiting friends in Los Angeles last year, when they suggested she audition at a local modeling agency. The agency liked her look, and the beaming redhead was packing her bags for the Golden State soon after.
Campanella will represent California in the Miss USA 2011 pageant at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas June 19. When (fingers crossed) her engaging smile wins her the title, you can say you saw it here first.
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"Donald Trump will come to Vegas and meet all of the girls onstage. The judges choose nine girls and Trump picks six. I'm just finally anxious to meet him in person."
"I love working in front of the camera. I absolutely love it. It's like playing dress -up and getting paid for it."
"I do have a huge sweet tooth. Sprinkles Cupcakes, those are a weakness of mine. Starbucks hot chocolate, that's a big weakness.
Ice cream? In a waffle cone, preferably."
"It was spring break, so the vibe was amazing. There were lots of young hipsters walking around. When we shot outside of the local
hostel, everyone watching us was making us laugh."
"I was meant to travel the world and explore."