Miss California USA Chanelle Riggan has been showered with support over the way she handled the embarrassment of her bikini collapsing just as she walked on stage for the swimsuit segment of the beauty pageant.
Chanelle, age 21, laughed off the wardrobe malfunction and managed to salvage the situation by gripping her bikini straps from behind and holding everything firm long enough for her to get into the wings with a beaming smile on her face.
The audience certainly learned there’s more to Chanelle than a pretty face – and now Heavy has done some digging to find out all the details.
Here’s what you need to know about the blonde bombshell:
1. She’s Miss Beverly Hills
Chanelle was crowned Miss Beverly Hills on August 24, 2014 by Real Housewives of Orange County’s Slade Smiley and Gretchen Rossi. Who knew then that she was going to bare all on stage?
2. She’s Studying Forensic Psychology at College and Wants to Work For the FBI
The beauty queen and model is not just a pretty face. She’s studying forensic psychology at Cal State Fullerton in Orange County, California and wants to work for the FBI or a large police department working with maximum security prisoners. It’s a bit different from her childhood dream to be a dolphin trainer at Sea World!
3. She’s a Cheerleader With the NHL Anaheim Ducks Power Players
Chanelle was a cheerleader for 14 years and is in her first year as a Power Player with the Anaheim Ducks. (If she actually played for the Ducks she would want to be a goalie, she says in her profile)
4. She Has a Guilty Pleasure
No, it’s not the moose outfit. She’s obsessed with Krisy Kreme donuts. She says the three words that best describe her are “outgoing, bubbly and adventurous.
5. She Has Some Hot Friends
Need we say more…