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Celebrities appearing in Pegasus Parade announced

Will Chase (Source: KDF) Will Chase (Source: KDF)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Reality show stars will be among the biggest celebrity draws at this year's Republic Bank Pegasus Parade.

Most will take part in both the Celebrity Day at the Downs event and actual parade. Both events will be held on Thursday, May 5.

“This year’s parade will be the biggest hit on Louisville’s Broadway,” Kentucky Derby Festival Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff Stacey Robinson said. “The festival is paying tribute to all those groups who bring the arts to us - and that’s what many of our guests are best known for.”

Celebrity guests scheduled to appear include:

  • Jordan Smith, Republic Records recording artist, season 9 winner of The Voice, and Harlan, Kentucky native
  • Will Chase, Frankfort-born actor on ABC's Nashville
  • Damion Lee, University of Louisville men's basketball player
  • Trey Lewis, University of Louisville men's basketball player
  • Adriana Madix, Bravo's Vanderpump Rules
  • Tom Sandoval, Bravo's Vanderpump Rules
  • Brittany Cartwright, Bravo's Vanderpump Rules
  • Jax Taylor, Bravo's Vanderpump Rules
  • Monte Durham, Say Yes to the Dress: ATL
  • Ray J, VH1's Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood
  • Princess Love, VH1's Love and Hip Hop: Hollywood
  • Betty Cantrell, Miss America 2016
  • Clark Davis, Miss Kentucky 2015
  • Star Jones, Business executive, attorney, best-selling author, and TV personality
  • Carson Kressley, Emmy-winning television star, celebrity stylist, author, and fashion designer (luncheon guest only)
  • Zach Lindsey, DuPont Manual High School junior who competed in Project Runway Junior (luncheon guest only)
  • J.D. Shelburne, Country music artist and Shelbyville native (luncheon guest only)

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Celebrity Day at the Downs will begin at 11:30 a.m. on the sixth floor at Churchill Downs, featuring a traditional Kentucky luncheon and a day of racing on Millionaire’s Row. 

The Republic Bank Pegasus Parade steps off on Broadway at 5 p.m. on May 5. It will be broadcast live at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 5 exclusively on WAVE 3 News, the official broadcast home of the Pegasus Parade since 1982. It will also be live streamed on WAVE3.com and the free WAVE 3 News and Inside the Rail mobile apps.

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