Miley Cyrus Cruises Past Justin Bieber in Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame Ballotting
Fri, 05 Aug 2011 11:37:19
In a stunning turn of events, 2011 Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame nominee Miley Cyrus has taken the lead over fellow pop icon and 2010 runner-up Justin Bieber for the 2011 nomination. Yes, we know. We were surprised that there is such a thing as the Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame.
The Bowling Proprietors' Association of America (BPAA), reported that fueled by a surge of fan votes, Cyrus has overtaken Bieber and the rest of the celebrity field by nine percent with less than three days remaining in the competition to name the next celebrity inductee into the Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame. The shake-up in the standings occurred after Cyrus' fans learned she was behind by 17 percent on July 28th, resulting in an outpouring of internet/social media support and supporting votes on here.
Cyrus and Bieber are competing against eight other celebrity nominees, including Lil Wayne, Lady Gaga, Nick and Joe Jonas, Jeff Bridges, Michael Jordan, Bill Murray, Kim Kardashian, and Jimmy Fallon, for the chance to forever be enshrined in bowling history in the Celebrity Wing of the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame as the 2011 inductee. Each of the celebrity candidates are bowling fans, enthusiasts or have helped to publicly support the sport of bowling.
"Although the race appears to have come down to Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber for the 2011 nomination, the voting remains close enough that any of the other celebrity nominees could make a comeback by fans casting votes at GoBowling.com," said Steve Johnson. "Last year we saw a flurry of votes take place in the final few days with fans rallying behind eventual inductee Taylor Swift to overtake Bieber. We anticipate a down-to-the-wire race once again."
The competition will come to a close on August 6th at 11:59 PM CT, the conclusion of National Bowling Week, which celebrates the nation's number one participatory sport. Fans are invited to visit here to cast a vote for their favorite celebrity - and receive a coupon for a free game of bowling that can be used at one of more than 4,000 participating bowling centers across the United States.
Which celebrity did you vote for the Celebrity Bowling Hall of Fame honor?