Vallarta hosts International Bikini Model Image Awards
21st Annual International Bikini Jam Week
2006 (Aug 29 - Sept 4)
Over 200 bikini models and photographers
will be competing in Puerto Vallarta
Puerto Vallarta Mexico: January 16, 2006 -- Puerto Vallarta
will host Sept 3, 2006 the 1st Annual International Bikini
Model Image Awards which is part of the 21st Annual International
Bikini Jam Week 2006 (Aug 29 - Sept 4). Over 200 bikini models
and photographers from over ten countries will be competing.
"The Bikini Model Image Awards will be a very unique
event," stated director Bob Anderson. "It is an
event honoring bikini models and showcasing how the bikini,
a simple fashion garment has grown into one of the most powerful
marketing tools in the world. Well known figures will be receiving
Bob Anderson is the owner of one of the most successful swimwear
companies in the world. He founded the Ujena swimwear company
in 1984. Prior to Ujena, at age 17, he started Runner's World
magazine and built it into a $30 million dollar company reaching
over 490,000 paid circulation world wide. He has been developing
the idea for the Bikini Model Image Awards over the last three
"We will be presenting six women," stated Bob Anderson,
"the Bikini Model Image Award for outstanding achievement
in modeling, entertainment, business, or athletics. Each has
modeled the bikini and feels this experience has helped advance
Those nominated (as of January 12) are: Elizabeth Hurley,
Salma Hayek, Cindy Margolis (Talk show host, model and actress),
Anita Hart (Stunt Women in over 100 films), Karen Wolverton-Delaney
(owner of LUSH Cosmetics), Pamela Anderson, Christine Brinkley,
and Anna Kournikova (Tennis Star). Additionally nominations
will be announced by Feb 1st.
"Bikini modeling helped me get into what I love to do,"
stated Anita Hart. "I worked with Pamela Anderson on
a swimwear video in Bora Bora...I did a high dive out of a
helicopter into the ocean...I would be most excited to return
to Puerto Vallarta in September to receive the Bikini Model
Bob Anderson will announce these six models at a special dinner
(during the Streets of San Francisco Fashion Photo Tour) in
San Francisco Feb 25.
"The Bikini Model Image Awards is much more than just
an awards show. It’s part of the Puerto Vallarta International
Bikini Jam Week 2006 and the 21st Annual Ujena Bikini Jam
featuring location photo shoots, the Puerto Vallarta International
Ujena 5k Run/Walk, nightly parties and fashion shows,"
said public relations director Catherine Cross.
The Ujena 5k Run is unique. It is the only race in the world
that features bikini models along with elite runners. Fitness
is a very important part of modeling and photography. Contestants
in the Bikini Jam are required to compete and earn valuable
points by finishing.
"I am glad Bob requires the models to run the 5k...fitness
and modeling go together. I have participated in the Ujena
5k four times. Just recently I have been asked to be a Ujena
staff model...I know it will be hot in September but I am
returning and will be ready to run," Martha Gonzales
"This will be the 19th year we have held the Ujena 5k
in different cities including Cancun, Cabo and San Francisco.
I have run in all of them...I hope to run under 20 minutes
this year," Bob Anderson said.
"This year's Ujena 5k is going to be the biggest ever.
I am expecting over 700 runners. A portion of all entry fees
will be donated to Cruz Roja Mexicana (Red Cross). Bob is
hoping to raise a lot of money...he will also make his own
personal donation," stated race director Carlos Arceo
who created the famous PV International Half Marathon.
"We first worked with Cruz Roja last year in San Jose
del Cabo...their funds have been very stretched recently...the
hurricane in Cancun was terrible...Cruz Roja was there to
help. Whatever we can raise will be well used," stated
Over 200 models and photographers from all over the world
will be competing for the Bikini Model of the Year and the
Bikini Photographer of the Year awards presented by Ujena
Swimwear at the Bikini Model Image Awards.
The genius behind the Bikini Model Image Awards reaches far
beyond the potential worldwide exposure it will attract. "We
are also inviting companies who are recognized and well known
for incorporating the natural attraction of the bikini into
their business success. All of these companies will share
this common thread and all will also have the opportunity
to build a powerful promotional campaign around finding their
very own Bikini Model Image Award winner," stated Bob
Most models will be selected by July 1st and will be presented
the Bikini Model Image Award in Puerto Vallarta. Some companies
we are inviting to the Bikini Model Image Awards are: National
Lampoon, One Model Place, Maxim, Fear Factor, FHM, Rockstar,
Baywatch, Playboy, Howard Stern, Lush Cosmetics and others.
Only ten companies will be accepted to participate in these
Over $150,000 of gifts, prizes, trips and cash will be awarded
at the Ujena Bikini Jam. The competing models and photographers
will be featured at ujenatalent.com and at onemodelplace.com
The Bikini Model Image Awards will also feature exciting musical
"This is going to be the start of a very important event.
It’s uniqueness will capture the attention of millions
of people," Bob Anderson concluded.
There is still time to get involved with this year's event.
Contact: Catherine Cross (USA) - 650-948-8901 Carlos Arceo
(Puerto Vallarta) - 322-299-1839