Travel with us across the globe as we search for the world’s most beautiful bikini models! FIRST STOP:CANCUN,MEXICO WITH 200 FINALISTS!
The first 6 episodes of this Reality TV Show were filmed and captured in Cancun, Mexico May 1-7, 2014 with over 200 models, 50 photographers, 20+ magazines, designers, fans and more.
The basic outline of this show will be to follow and showcase the daily lives of over 200 aspiring bikini models as they prepare to compete in The International Bikini Model Search “International Finals.”
We hope to capture the ups and downs, the “Behind-The-Scenes” action and the reality of what it takes to compete in such a high pressure environment. The IBMS has traveled the world hosting regional model searches in countries as far away as Hungary to seek out the participants of this prestigious event.
Most people do not understand the extent of what models go through in order to prepare themselves for a competition as large and as life changing as “The IBMS International Finals.” Most will never see the true story of the models who gave it their all and fell short of victory or the story of the model who won the international title and all that she overcame to achieve her dreams. We hope to capture everything that is beautiful in what this process entails.
For this project, we have searched to find some of the best talent to bring our project to life. Maria Eriksson, an accomplished model from the United Kingdom, who has graced the covers of Maxim, FHM and numerous other magazines, will be hosting the show. We are hoping that her charm and grace will endear her to the models and the public at large.
This project is directed by Anton Oparin of New York, New York and by Chris Armstrong of Los Angeles, California, both successful directors in their own right. By combining the “East Coast” and “West Coast” directorial styles, Anton and Chris will provide a balanced direction in this process.
Producing this show along with myself, is my wife, Elina McKinney. We have been involved with the IBMS since the very beginning days when it started with only 12 models and 1 photographer. Now, IBMS has grown to work with thousands of models and photographers all over the world.
This project will capture the true essence of starting from the bottom and the journey to the top and hopefully will inspire others to follow their dreams.
During the event in Cancun, Mexico (May 1-7, 2014), there were 20+ magazines, (including Playboy, Maxim, FHM, Bizsu Magazine, Open Magazine and many more), covering the event. We hope to capture the process in which a model journeys from obscurity to fame. Through our numerous connections, our ultimate goal is to give as many models and photographers the dream of their lifetime and to help them obtain the goals that they have worked so hard to accomplish.
This reality show will be different from all others because we will seek to allow the public in to see what actually happens to a small town girl when the spotlight shines.
Yes, of course there was drama. How can you not have drama with over 200 models at a Caribbean resort? We, however, did not intend to encourage friction but drama is part of the process on the journey to success. We intend to display and fully capture the entire process.
By the end of the 6 episodes that we will shoot in Cancun, we will have a victor, we will have the peoples champion and we will have those that will capture the attention of the viewing public. From that, we hope to establish “The International Bikini Model Search” Reality TV Show.
The money raised from Kickstarter will be used to acquire proper equipment, hire qualified editors, assist in distributing the finished project, to ensure that the best talent/models are in attendance during the event/filming (re-shoots, blue screen time/studio time etc) to hire adequate staff in order to capture the exact moments that are necessary to produce a “first-class” reality show, to allow us to pay for the hours upon hours of video that will need to be recorded and picked through, and last but not least, to aid in marketing the finished project and display it for the world to see.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our project! We hope to be able to share this incredible journey with you!
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