Kelli Reichel, a statuesque 19-year-old blonde from Camarillo, California, was named Girls Gone Wild’s “Hottest Girl in America” Thursday night on the season finale of the brand’s popular HDNet reality television series.
Fans voted for their favorite girls throughout a year-long, nationwide search that drew thousands of college-aged contestants, and awarded Kelli (pictured above) the coveted title.
In the season finale of “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America,” filmed on spectacular Girls Gone Wild island, Kelli competed with four finalists before being named the winner.[ Also Read: 5 Hotties to Leave You Agape with Wow ]
It was announced recently that Girls Gone Wild Magazine, a popular men’s lifestyle publication, is now available through Zinio, which publishes digital magazines for mobile platforms such as Android, Blackberry, PC tablets, smartphones and online at Zinio.com. (Read: Girls Gone Wild and Digital with Zinio)
“There were so many gorgeous and captivating contestants this season, it was an especially tough choice for the fans; but I think they definitely made the right decision,” said Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis. “Kelli is a very impressive young woman. She’s beautiful, adventurous, poised, smart and has a great personality. She embodies the Girls Gone Wild brand.”[ Also Read: Irina Shayk: Paradise Found in Hawaii ]
“I can’t believe it,” said Kelli about winning the title. “It was such an amazing experience and I’m so happy that I won. I want to thank all my fans and everyone who voted for me.”
Girls Gone Wild met the 5′ 11″ Kelli when she submitted amateur photos online and then auditioned for Girls Gone Wild Magazine. She was quickly chosen to grace the magazine’s March/April 2011 cover and instantly became a fan favorite.[ Also Read: Hot Gossip Girl Heats Up Costa Rica’s Jungles ]
She’ll also be featured on the cover of Girls Gone Wild Magazine’s May/June issue, which hits newsstands this month. Kelli, a college student, is a dedicated outdoor girl who loves to play hard, whether it’s surfing, snowboarding or dirt biking.
The Search for the Hottest Girl in America began with contestants submitting photos and video to GirlsGoneWild.com. Fans were then invited to rate the submissions and vote for their favorite girls. A final count of the votes led to Kelli’s win. Kelli will make a series of live radio and TV appearances and tour the country with Girls Gone Wild.
“Every aspect of working with Girls Gone Wild has been fun,” Kelli said. “I’m excited for the opportunity to represent this internationally recognized lifestyle brand.”
Fans can watch Kelli’s Girls Gone Wild win Saturday night at 1:00 a.m. ET/10:00 p.m. PT when HDNet re-airs the 1-hour season finale of “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America.”
The announcement was made today, May 20.