Wet Republic’s Emily Zupan paves her own path
Emily Zupan fulfilled her destiny. In 2014, when she moved here from L.A., where she graduated from the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and worked as a fashion stylist, she had one huge goal in mind when it came to switching up her career. “I remember thinking, ‘I’m only going to work at a pool if it’s Wet Republic.’ I used to say that to myself,” Zupan explains. “If I was going to work at a pool, it had to be the best.”
Well, today, celebrating her fourth season, Zupan is a model cocktail server at Wet Republic at MGM Grand. “I like to say that I improve every year and try and be a better asset to the team,” says the St. Louis native. “I’m a really hard worker and I appreciate this job very much. I can’t imagine my life without (it). I give my all every day and I’m very fortunate to be here.”
At the dayclub, it’s Zupan’s job to take care of guests—whether its mixing them a cocktail or offering advice on the city. “People come from all over and they want to have a good time,” she says. “I’m their first and last impression. I feel Vegas is about making memories. I’m their hostess and entertainer—I give them the best experience I can.”
When Zupan isn’t on the clock, she’s actually still working—she has a new YouTube channel showing off her makeup artistry and giving tutorials on how to apply it, and she shoots and edits all her own videos. Check out her skills at Em Zoops.
Juice Bar Cooler
Wet Republic has a robust menu full of delicious cocktails, all types of spirits for bottle service and some pretty tasty food options, so if you’re planning a full day at the dayclub, you’ll be set for sustenance. One popular cocktail that’ll keep your thirst quenched is the Juice Bar Cooler, mixed with Grey Goose Le Melon vodka, sugar-free Red Bull, ruby red grapefruit and lemon juices and club soda.