July 30, Mayor Pougnet Names Vanderpump Celebrity Grand Marshal of 23rd annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade, Dec. 6, 2014

World famous Bravo TV personality, restaurateur and humanitarian, Lisa Vanderpump, one of the stars of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and the former Queen of Jeffrey Sanker’s White Party Palm Springs, will receive the 372nd star on the Palm Springs Walk of Stars next week in downtown.

In addition, Vanderpump, along with her adorable pooch Giggy, will lead the way down Palm Canyon Drive on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014 as the Celebrity Grand Marshal for the City’s signature holiday event, the spectacular 23rd annual Palm Springs Festival of Lights Parade, Mayor Steve Pougnet announced today.

Vanderpump will glide down the “pink carpet” for the 9 a.m. star dedication, hosted by Palm Springs Councilmember Paul Lewin and Robert Alexander, president of the Palm Springs Walk of Stars, on Wednesday, July 30 in front of Plaza Mercado, 155 S. Palm Canyon Drive. Speakers include White Party founder Jeffrey Sanker and Lisa’s close friend, Lance Bass, former member of the well-known pop band ‘N Sync. In addition, Ruby’s at Plaza Mercado will serve “pink” milkshakes in honor of Vanderpump’s favorite color.

Vanderpump, the breakout star of the hit Bravo TV series, “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” which last season filmed an episode in Palm Springs, is famous for her mix of sparkling glamour and down-to-earth style. On the show, viewers can see her hosting dinner parties and running her elegant Beverly Hills eatery, Villa Blanca. Fans can also catch Lisa on her spin-off show “Vanderpump Rules,” which centers around SUR, her exclusive West Hollywood restaurant and lounge.

Throughout the years Vanderpump has brought exceptional visibility and awareness to the Palm Springs community and as a frequent visitor considers the city her “home away from home.” She launched her highly successful “Simply Divine” book tour in downtown Palm Springs and is a tremendous supporter of the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the City’s vibrant LGBT community and the Desert AIDS Project.

“As our City’s former Queen of the White Party and a dedicated supporter of the LGBT community, Lisa Vanderpump is much loved in Palm Springs and throughout the world,” said Mayor Pougnet. “A businesswoman, humanitarian and television personality, Lisa is a bright and shining star and I am absolutely thrilled she will receive the 372nd star on our City’s world famous Walk of Stars. I invite everyone in the Coachella Valley and beyond to downtown Palm Springs on July 30 to join us as we celebrate this uniquely one-of-a kind and fabulous lady.”