The newest Official Smokin’ Hot Burgher

Last night I attended Pittsburgh Magazine’s Best of the Burgh party aboard the Gateway Clipper Majestic.

The Majestic was the site of my junior prom (black dress with lots of lace, black virgin shoes, frizzy hair, glasses, abject hotness) and it brought back a lot of memories of awkwardness.

Also, I hate boats. That whole moving on the water thing is disconcerting.

I met some awesome Burghers last night including the esteemed Tony Norman who was voted the best local writer, Gab Bonesso, who was voted the best local comedian. She did a short set for the guests and told this joke about brushing teeth and writing checks that had me in LITERAL tears. I also met the famed John McIntire, DVE’s Jim Krenn and the ladies from Living Pittsburgh. Oh, and Sean Conboy, too! And bunches of readers too.

One of my most favorite people I met last night is also the next official Smokin’ Hot Burgher, Miss Pennsylvania USA 2010, Gina Cerilli.

Now, I know you’re probably thinking that seems like a pretty standard pick. She’s Miss Pennsylvania. She was in the top 15 in the Miss USA pageant. She’s of course going to be hot.

But let me let you men in on a little secret. When we women talk to incredibly beautiful women, we have a Sincerity Detector not unlike the Bullshit Detector that we activate when we talk to men.

Gina’s sincerity levels are off the charts. She is a genuinely nice Pittsburgh girl who is, against all odds, humble. She brought her mother as her date.

So, meet Gina. We like her, Burghers. We like her a lot.


  1. Jessica @ How Sweet
    September 17, 2010 10:45 am

    I went to highschool with Gina, though she was younger than me – she is a very sweet girl!

  2. Jagoff
    September 17, 2010 10:56 am

    For every Daniel Sepulveda pic you post, please post a picture of her for the guys. Thanks.

  3. bucdaddy
    September 17, 2010 11:02 am

    Gina >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Gisele

  4. redram1
    September 17, 2010 11:10 am

    If Tony Norman, with his racist rants, was voted best local writer, there couldn’t have been too many writers to pick from.
    With he and John McIntire on board, that ship must have had the look of a floating turd!

  5. Dan (Not Onarato)
    September 17, 2010 11:21 am

    Called dibs…shes my self-united wife!

  6. TripleC
    September 17, 2010 11:26 am

    Thumbs up! Way up.

    Jagoff – best idea. Ever. Thank you.

  7. Spanky
    September 17, 2010 11:44 am

    Gina look good

  8. Monty
    September 17, 2010 12:44 pm

    Nothing beats a Pittsburgh girl.

    If you meet her again, can you ask her if they use the Ms. South Carolina video as a mandatory training exercise like the police do with botched traffic stop videos? And I quote:

    “I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don’t have maps and I believe that our education like such as in a South Africa and Iraq everywhere like such as and I believe that they should our education over here in the US should help the US or should help South Africa and should help Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future for our children.”

  9. MrsGJG
    September 17, 2010 1:20 pm

    Oh man, I just HATE it when really hot girls are also really nice. ;)It makes hating them so much less fun.

  10. Citaly
    September 17, 2010 1:44 pm

    One of the most genuine people out there (trust me, we’ve been friends since grade school).

    We read your blog religiously and I have to say with everything she’s done over the last year, being named a hot burgher definitely takes the cake!

  11. BeauJacques
    September 17, 2010 3:10 pm

    3 Thumbs up!!!

  12. BeauJacques
    September 17, 2010 3:14 pm

    What’s not to like??? :-)

  13. Angry Mongo
    September 17, 2010 3:27 pm

    I’m sorry were there words in this post?

  14. lorogirl
    September 17, 2010 10:40 pm

    amen redram1. amen.

  15. Bradyquinnsteeth
    September 18, 2010 8:11 am

    Are the norton’s real?

  16. Carol P
    September 18, 2010 7:25 pm

    I think Tony Norman is a wonderful, thought provoking writer. If your knee-jerk reaction is that he’s racist I suggest that you become aware of the fact that there are SO many people who don’t have a worldview like your own. It would behoove you to respect his point of view- even if you don’t share it!

  17. BeauJacques
    September 18, 2010 11:24 pm


  18. Natalie
    September 20, 2010 11:39 am

    I grew up next to Gina when she was younger… super great family and great girl… so proud of her to see her succeed the way she has… you go girl!!!

  19. redram1
    September 20, 2010 1:04 pm

    Carol P. @17,
    Knee jerk? Hardly. Every column he writes is whitey is bad, whitey is evil, whitey is wrong, whitey is mean, whitey is responsible for every thing wrong in the black community, where’s my mule and 40 acres. Never does he accept that the blacks are largely responsible for their own misfortunes.
    Furthermore, I do respect his point of view, even if it is based on racist attitudes, but I ask you, would you be so forgiving of writings by a Limbaugh or Beck?