NBC Olympic Social Opening Ceremony

The Rio Olympics are starting on August 5 and NBC kicked it off with a star-studded, Olympian-studded, influencer-studded event at the Jonathan Beach Club in Santa Monica.

Ryan Seacrest was the ultimate host for the evening. You may have heard of him. He'll also be NBC's Late-Night Host for their Olympic coverage. The man does not stop working. 

Check out highlights, plus my snap (thestaceysun) from the event! #goteamUSA

 "Rio" straws are a must for every Olympics party. 

"Rio" straws are a must for every Olympics party. 

 Of course it would only make sense to have Brazillian BBQ. Plantains, food on sticks, the best. 

Of course it would only make sense to have Brazillian BBQ. Plantains, food on sticks, the best. 

 Ryan Seacrest interviewed Olympians  Janet Evans  (swimming),  Jason Lezak  (swimming),  Dawn Harper-Nelson  (hurdles) and  Tara Lipinski  (figure skating).

Ryan Seacrest interviewed Olympians Janet Evans (swimming), Jason Lezak (swimming), Dawn Harper-Nelson (hurdles) and Tara Lipinski (figure skating).

 Now it was time to have the social peeps on stage. L to R:  Anwar Jibawi , me,  Marianna Hewitt , and  Hannah Bronfman.

Now it was time to have the social peeps on stage. L to R: Anwar Jibawi, me, Marianna Hewitt, and Hannah Bronfman.

 Emoji voting for Australia's uniforms. I was the "like" face. Definitely not the "love" face. 

Emoji voting for Australia's uniforms. I was the "like" face. Definitely not the "love" face. 

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