If you’re a beachgoer who finds yourself in New Jersey’s Asbury Park during the summer months, then you’re probably well-acquainted with Paradise. In fact, it’s probably the place you spend much of your weekend. Poolside cocktails, tea dances and top DJs make Paradise the go-to spot for spending those lazy (and not-so-lazy) days of summer. But every winter the venue also crowns a brand-new Miss Paradise. On Sunday, Feb. 18, Miss Paradise 2018 was crowned, and Honey Davenport is her name.
This year’s Miss Paradise pageant was heavy on glamour with a touch of sass and a whole lot of talent. To be sure, the competition for Honey Davenport, who eventully snatched the crown, was fierce.
Bella Sky coordinated an entire Ghostbusters-themed number (seriously, check the photo gallery below), Mancie Mandell (the 1st Runner-Up for Miss Paradise 2018) gave us a touch of the Orient right on the Paradise stage and Ivana Black (2nd Runner-Up) along with her stellar dances gave us a Broadway-worthy number, complete with showgirl realness!
But with her fierce dancers and scorching dance moves, Honey Davenport came out on top, grabbing the title of Miss Paradise 2018, making her the perfect gal to help take Paradise (and its sister business The Empress Hotel) into its 20th year.
Guest performers included everyone from former Miss Paradise winners Jolina Jasmine and Empress Vizcaya to New York City’s own FiFi DuBois.
Those who wish to welcome Miss Paradise 2018, Honey Davenport, at her premiere show can head to Paradise on Friday, March 16.
Check out this photo gallery of the Miss Paradise 2018 pageant:
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All photos by Michelle Zevallos, Crumbles Photography