of Hollywood Announces National Model Search Winners
Florida, Oregon, Washington and California Girls Sweep Finals.
of Photos by Thomas Oed - Impact Photography
the beautiful Sheraton
Nassau Beach Resort Ballroom, Shirley of Hollywood announced the winners
of their year long seach. A year ago Shirley of Hollywood and The
Bachelor Guy launched a nation wide search for the next Shirley catalog
model. The culmination of that search ended in the Bahamas with the crowning
of Brani Reed and Brooke Stuart.
Brandi Reed of Miami, FL, sponsored by Racey Lingerie, won a missy size
modeling contract with Shirley of Hollywood and will travel to Hollywood
in October for her first official fashion photo shoot. Rochelle and her
Racey Lingerie partners Curt and Candy discovered Miss Reed in Freeport,
Bahamas at a Racey Lingerie International Model Search at the Isle of
Capri Resort and Casino last May. View the Video of the Winner. Also,
go to The Bachelor Guy for behind the scenes coverage.
Eric Rogell of The Bachelor Guy, Maya Rochelle,
Brandi Reed, Playmate Tyran Richards
and Telemundo's Rene Braga
Reed is a hazel-eyed, brown-haired beauty who works as a model in Miami,
FL and grew up in Canton, MI where she attended Plymouth Salem high school.
She received a full scholarship to the University of Michigan Ann Arbor
as a figure skater and worked in news at NBC 25 and FOX 66 in Flint, MI.
"I am beyond thrilled to have been named the winner of Shirley's
Sexy Model Search," said Reed. "Shirley of Hollywood is a sexy,
sophisticated and timeless brand and its models evoke such beauty and
grace. Being named a Shirley of Hollywood model will definitely enhance
and I will strive to carry on Shirley's legacy of "crème de
la crème" lingerie models."
her to represent the Intimate Attitudes category will be plus size winner
Brooke Stuart of Temecula, CA, sponsored by Babydollz Lingerie. Brooke
is a beautiful blue-eyed blonde who grew up in San Diego, CA attending
Mt.Miguel high school in Spring Valley and Grossmont College in Mt. San
Jacinto. She enjoys playing piano and guitar, singing and swimming and
works at her family's spa, Sweet Cheeks Studio in Temecula, CA in addition
to working as a registered dental assistant.
top six "Miss Size" model finalists will travel to the new Venetian
Hotel in Macau, China for a modeling shoot and fashion event in 2009.
Coming in second was Ashley Lowe, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, sponsored by
"Naughty but Nice." Ashley attended Berthoud high school in
Berthoud, CO, and New York City University before moving to Ft.Lauderdale.
She currently works as a teaching assistant at Butterfly Effects, a school
for children with autism and behavioral needs, and attends Aveda Institute.
Cathleen Lee Cornish came in third place. She was born in Portsmouth,
VA, but has lived in Jacksonville, FL her whole life where she currently
manages a local nightclub. At right is Eric Rogell with the Racey Models:
Wrenna Monet of Petersburg, AK, now living in N. Hollywood, CA placed
fourth; Jamie Peery of Portland, OR, placing fifth; and Kylene Gaston
of Vancouver, WA, placing sixth.
The weekend was a venture to the 150,000 sq ft playground of the rich
and famous NYGÅRD Cay. Hundreds of Bahamians joined some of the
world's most beautiful women in one of the world's most beautiful places
as Shirley presented their winners at the beautiful and mystical NYGÅRD
Cay in Nassau, Bahamas. There were H.O.T. Fashion Shows, VIP Dinners,
Pamper Parties, Horseback Riding, Wave Running, Massage, and Volleyball
Tournaments featuring the Bahamian National Volleyball Team. Everywhere
you looked, there were amazing photo ops and interviews with today's HOTTEST
models and top designers.
than 500 beautiful aspiring models from across the U.S. entered Shirley's
Sexy Model Search with the hopes of winning a Shirley modeling contract,
including a glamorous Hollywood photo shoot for Shirley's 2009 collection,
styling in Shirley's lavish lingerie collection, professional photos for
their portfolio taken by top fashion photographers and an appearance in
Shirley's famed catalogs which are distributed worldwide.
The top 20 finalists attended a glamorous weekend celebration featuring
Shirley's Sexy Model Search Finale Fashion Show at the Sheraton
Nassau Beach Resort Ballroom, Nassau, Bahamas on Sept. 27. This evening
of glitz, glamour and style was attended by NFL Players including Miami
Dolphins Akin Ayodele and Nate Jones who helped judge the competition;
The Bachelor Guy Eric Rogell, who co-hosted the runway fashion show with
current Shirley cover model Tyran Richard (Miss March 2007) and Rene Braga,
host of Ritmo Deportivo on Telemundo. Other judges included billionaire
fashion designer Peter Nygard, Hawaiian Tropic founder Ron Rice, Erick
Hansen of Blue Ray Technologies, and Playboy Playmate Shallan Meiers (Miss
Miami Dolphins Akin Ayodele and Nate Jones celebrate Shirley's Anniversary
and pounding of the Patriots with the Winners, Cathleen, Brandi and Ashley.
"This has truly been a dazzling diamond anniversary celebrating Shirley's
60 Years of Sexy, and we couldn't be more excited about welcoming the
winners of our Sexy Model Search to the Shirley of Hollywood family -
congratulations Brandi and Brooke!" said Roy Schlobohm, President
of Shirley of Hollywood.