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:
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 NevilleTracy Krimmer
Whitney DineenMaggie Le Page
Rachel L. Hamm
* One part Sex and the City * Two parts Desperate Housewives * Three parts Brothers Grimm *
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~ New York Times bestselling author Stephanie Evanovich