Kaylin Reque is a true beauty whose face, personality, and energy can light up a room (even with Justin Bieber in it), be a guy’s pin-up and still be a girl’s girl. She is one of those women who can easily stand in on SportsCenter to deliver the latest hits and misses in the football arena, Co-host The View, and what would be a dream duo (for me at least) on the Wendy Williams Show while they discuss all things fried and fabulous. Reque is an already accomplished woman who has a bright future ahead of her and supporters who she describes as a “blessing”. She’s also generous, as she gives her time to several charitable organizations, championing support for those with disabilities when she is not hula hooping or bowling for charity, she’s also willing to share her beauty secrets; “Sleep with conditioner on hair to make it soft & silky”.
Although Reque did not take the title of Miss USA 2011 to her home state of Georgia she has nothing but the feeling of being blessed on her mind and good company to follow. One notable to not win the title of Miss USA was Miss Ohio 1986, Halle Berry, who went on to become a film star, earn a history-making Oscar win for Best Actress, a spokeswoman for Revlon for over 10 years, in addition to being a fragrance maker, Bond girl, mother, spokeswoman for diabetes, and cover model including two Vogue covers.Now let’s get to that walk. Naomi Campbell, Marilyn Monroe, and handful of other women are known for their signature walk. How a person walks can sometimes leave a lasting impression on the minds of others. Think about when you meet someone for coffee and part ways; your face, makeup, and other physical attributes are no longer seen, but rather your shape and how you move take the fore-front. During the 2011 Miss USA Pageant, when the announcer said “First up, ready to fight it out” Miss Georgia opened up the swimsuit round blowing up the stage with her mesmerizing walk to Ke$ha’s track ‘Blow‘. As Reque proceeded to walk the stage during the swimsuit round, blogs, social media sites, and water coolers (the next morning) were buzzing about her walk calling it ‘seductive’, ‘playful’, ‘bouncy’, ‘amazing’, and ‘fiery’ among a choice of many words. Reques’ walk gave an instant flashback of the nostalgia of the film Some Like It Hot starring Marilyn Monroe and her illustrious walk.
In the iconic train platform scene where Marilyn Monroe’s character , Sugar Cane Kowalcsyk, passes by characters Jerry (Jack Lemmon) and Joe (Tony Curtis), Jerry exclaims “Will you look at that! Look how she moves! It’s like Jell-O on springs. Must have some sort of built-in motor or something.” referring to Monroe’s now iconic walk. When the movie originally aired, masses of women wondered how Marilyn Monroe achieved her strut as she attempted to catch her train. Hollywood legend has it that Monroe allegedly sawed off a quarter of an inch of one of her heels to add a dip to give her hip an extra pop to create her signature and sexy walk for the film. While I’m sure Kaylin didn’t take a saw or blow torch to her heel, she sure did move.Playful is one way to describe Reque, with her infectious smile and competitive energy, she seems like the type of player who is ready for any challenge. Which is always good for a game show like NBC’s ‘Minute To Win It’. Reque played the game along with her sister Stephanie Ming to deliver fun-filled and intense moments during the episode entitled ‘Sister Act’ which aired during their ‘Girls of Summer’ event. Games aside, Reque in many ways is an athlete of sorts. In addition to being a former Atlanta Hawks and Atlanta Thrashers she has been classically trained in ballet. Which is why it’s refreshing to note that Reque has guilty pleasures too which include fried foods and cheese burgers. While some girls might make a b-line towards the press after a nationally televised event, Reque took to her twitter to exclaim the cheeseburger she just consumed was “amazing”. However, we can all assume that Reque doesn’t keep her gorgeous figure in control by consuming a diet full of junk foods as she revealed she “actually enjoys eating healthy” too. But, still it’s definitely a refreshing note that this girl can easily star in one of Carl’s Jr’s memorable ads like Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Audrina Patridge and Padma Lakshmi have done in the past. Mmm… Homestyle BBQ Burger with Southern Fried Sweet Potato Fries… #JustSaying.Kaylin Reque is a true beauty with more to offer than what meets the eye. With her warm personality, friendly smile, and breath-taking beauty she is set to do amazing things and hopefully at least one of those things will be sitting on the Wendy Williams Show couch eating the best of Carl’s Jr… of course after a segment when she shares a few of her beauty tips and fun-loving humour.