Welcome to the 2015 Miss Chick Lit pageant, where literary ladies from around the globe compete for the coveted title!
Up next is Rapunzel Delmonico from the illustrious United Kingdoms of Marestam. So grab your cocktails, strap a seatbelt on your men, and prepare to be enchanted!
After her segment, don’t miss your own chance to become a beauty queen with a $100 makeover 😉
Greetings all. My name’s Rapunzel and I’m here thanks to too many martinis and an ill-conceived bet with some of my girlfriends. (I’m looking at you, Cinderella.) Not that I mind strutting around in a swimsuit in front of a few dozen cameras or anything … I just don’t need the validation. But let’s make the best of it, shall we?
Yes, I’m that chick from the tower. No, my hair is not thirty feet long, but it does change color and style roughly three times a week. As an infant, my parents sold me to a witch for drugs, so I don’t know where I actually came from. But now I live in a fabulous bachelorette pad on the Upper West Side of Carpale. And if you didn’t already know any of those things, you don’t pay much attention to the gossip pages.
I chose this little number because it’s a kinda funky, kinda flirty, and it was the first one to catch my eye.
See, this might come as a shock, but I care almost as little about making someone’s best-dressed list as I do about marrying into royalty—or marrying in general, for that matter. Nothing more than a waste of time and freedom. And in my experience, all you actually need to make that list is confidence. (Again, Cin, I’m looking at you. Belle too.)
Funny story. I was all ready to drop some drawer—haha, I mean, some jaws—with a gravity-defying acrobatic spectacular. But somebody spotted my prop box just now and made a ruckus with the censor board. So instead, you lucky kids get to see the swimsuits I picked for my five closest gal pals. Please keep in mind I went by their tastes, not my own.
For Cinderella, because she needs something that’ll stay put while she’s running all over the place. And because she can make this look sophisticated:
For Belle, who for some reason began dressing like a porcelain doll when she became a queen:
For Penny, because she’d wear the rainbow (in every conceivable pattern) if she could:
(Let’s just hope no one sneaks a magical pea onto her lounge chair.)
For Dawn, because this looks delicate but is cozy enough to sleep in for a few hundred years:
And for Snow, because I think this is made of hemp … or rampion … or has some sort of “organic” thing going for it:
Interview: What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
Best compliment? Well, there was the time I got two marriage proposals—via skywriting—on the same day. Some people would consider that a compliment. And the owner of Carbury Diamonds once said my eyes put his flagship showroom to shame. That was pretty cool. But I’ll never forget picking up the Marestam Mirror last Halloween and seeing a ten-year-old girl dressed as yours truly. There she was … in a sea of princesses, Cinderellas, and pureblood fairies … wearing a lavender wig and a naked left ring finger. She told the reporter that she wanted to be editor-in-chief of a news company someday, and that she didn’t need a crown or a man to define her. I almost cried.
Let’s get a hand for Rapunzel Delmonico, everyone! For more about her and her friends, check out the Amazon bestselling series, Desperately Ever After.
And before we move on to our next contestant, here are a few words about our international giveaway:
You can be a beauty queen too with this $100* gift card!
(US/Canada = $100 gift card to Sephora. UK = £65 gift card to Lush Cosmetics. Australia = $125 AUD to Mecca)
To enter, take a crack at Rapunzel’s interview question using the comment section below. Remember to include your email address so we can contact the winner. Then follow the links to the other pageant contestants’ pages for a grand total of 19 chances to win!
What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
The giveaway is open through Sunday, May 17, and a winner will be chosen via Random.org the next day. Follow @laura_kenyon on Twitter for the announcement. And don’t forget to check out the What’s on Page 45 and Chick Lit Rocks giveaways if you haven’t yet 😉
Miss Chick Lit 2015 participants:
Engy Albasel Neville
Maggie Le Page
Rachel L. Hamm
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“Laura Kenyon makes happily ever after desperately delicious!”
~ New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Evanovich
44 responses to “Vote for Miss Chick Lit 2015 — and win a free makeover!”
Awesome! I loved it! I’m not entering, but the best compliment I ever received is hard because what makes it “the best” compliment? Writing-wise, someone compared my style to Emily Giffin and another Marion Keyes. I’ll take it!
That’s an AWESOME compliment!
I love the costumes! 🙂 x (Pippa Franks)
Thanks Pippa! Loved your post too 🙂
Best compliment I have ever received was about my writing. Hands down. Also I have read Laura’s books and they are fantastic!
Thanks so much!
That yellow and white suit is to die for! Also, hair changing color three times a week? I LOVE IT.
It IS cute, right? Almost makes me want to go swimsuit shopping. Almost.
That I am an amazing single mom!
That’s a fantastic compliment. I’m giving you a virtual high five 😉
Best compliment I’ve ever received: “Lady – you got baby makin hips. I wanna be all over them.”
Only my favorite because of how ridiculous it is!
Haha, that’s pretty classic
Rapunzel aka “that chick from the tower” sounds like my kind of girl! I’d totally want to hang with her. And the next time I go bathing suit shopping, she needs to come with, because she has great taste! 🙂
Great post, Laura!
Thanks Tracie 🙂 I totally wish I could pull Rapunzel from the page and hang out with her.
Awesome post! 🙂 Love that collection of fab swimsuits!!
Thanks so much, Cat!
Rapunzel’s a real firecracker, isn’t she? Flynn Rider would approve
She certainly is. But Flynn might have some competition…
Best compliment? When my teen daughter told me I’m the glue which holds our family together. email@example.com
That’s a fantastic compliment, Jennifer. And it sounds like you raised a great daughter, too
There isn’t one specific compliment that stands out in my mind. It always makes me happy to be complimented on doing well on something that I spent my time and passion creating. I love when I get compliments on my blog from a post I wrote, or an author appreciating my review of their novel. I’m involved with that I create a monthly and quarterly newsletter for and I love getting compliments from the ladies that love the newsletter. It makes me incredibly happy to know that people like and appreciate what I do.
Thanks Arielle. It’s definitely great to feel appreciated 🙂
The best compliment I’ve received is that I’m a good daughter – firstname.lastname@example.org
Family is so important, Danielle. Great compliment 🙂
I’ve received some great compliments on my blog and it always means a lot to me.
Love it when that happens!
I’m very patient and laid back, that’s my best compliment
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That’s a rare and wonderful quality!
I loved your books! Rapunzel is spot on with those bathing suit choices… There is a 3 Way tie for my greatest compliment? “You can throw a disk like a dude, Mom.” My son likes to toss the frisbee with me! “Mama! You look hot!” (my teenage daughter – I’ll take that) and my husband, who tells me he loves me everyday.
Those are all top notch compliments, Celia. You’re very lucky!!
I’ve been complimented on my hair a lot.
We have that in common 😉 Though I used to hate it!
My niece told me I am a wonderful Aunt!
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I’m sure you are 🙂
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Hi three things 1) addicted to the books 2) where can I get the white swimsuit art cin and 3) when is the next book coming out?
Thanks so much, Abena! I’m so glad you’re enjoying the series 🙂 I don’t have a solid release date yet for Book 3, but you can expect to see it by the spring — as well as a few short stories and novellas in the meantime. As for the swimsuit, the link describes it as Agent Provocateur Mazzy Cutout Triangle Bikini Top. Hope that helps!!