Profile Prince & Jacob
Beach Bunny is teaming up with Galore in our search for the next Beach Bunny Supermodel. We sat down with Prince and Jacob, the creative genius behind the magazine that worships the world’s hottest women, to find out what makes a woman a bombshell and the It- factor needed to be the next Beach Bunny Supermodel.
Beach Bunny: Galore has made a name for itself for reinventing the Bombshell. Why did you decide to focus your magazine on this idea?
Prince and Jacob: We really wanted to create something that kept the revival of the bombshell going in an era where fashion changes one moment to the next, from the alien look to heroin chic. The moment in time that was the best was the late 80's early 90's supermodel bombshells, which was really a revival of the 60's classic bombshell babe like the Brigette Bardot, Jayne Mansfield and Marilyn Monroe. We wanted to create a platform to display this type of beauty, as a lot of our girl friends who are models on the more curvy side, aka bombshell, may shoot a lot of swimwear and lingerie catalog, but most were not doing any editorials. There are no real publications to be seen, other than Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, who takes a chance on a new sexy face. Most of the other publications will only shoot a sexy girl if she has a name or is already a powerhouse. So Galore was created as our take on a downtown Cosmo with a modern sexy sensibility.
BB: Who are some of your all-time favorite bombshells?
P & J: KATE UPTON, IRINA SHAYK, HANNAH DAVIS, CHRISSY TEIGEN , LANA DEL REY , NINA AGDAL, CINDY CRAWFORD , NANCY SINATRA , PRISCILLA PRESLEY , JANET JACKSON , BEYONCE, APOLONIA , ASHLEY SMITH , ANNA NICOLE SMITH , RAQUEL WELCH , CARMEN ELECTRA , PAM ANDERSON , Linda Evangelista, Tyra Banks , Dita Von Tesse , + many more. We love so many bombshells and a lot have been in Beach Bunny campaigns!
BB: Since Beach Bunny is also known for shooting some of the world’s hottest women, it seems like a perfect match to team up for a model search. Who is your favorite Beach Bunny model?
P & J: This is match made in heaven; bombshells, Beach Bunny, and Galore, what could be better! We really love the Kate Upton’s images for Beach Bunny and of course the stuff of Xenia Deli (2010 Beach Bunny model search winner), Samantha Hoopes, and the lines Irina and Chrissy Teigen did for Beach Bunny. We can’t really pick a fave. We love Angela's vision and direction with the brand.
BB: How do you define a Galore worthy bombshell and what bombshellesque qualities are you looking for in Beach Bunny’s model search winner?
P & J: The galore bombshell has attitude, curves, she's intelligent, she's not just a pretty face, but has a goals and knows that women rule the world men just live in it. She knows that modeling is her stepping stone to building her name and brand into Bombshell mega status. For the Beach Bunny Model Search winner we need a girl who is versatile and can do swimwear, lingerie, and ready to wear. When you look back at older magazines, it wasn’t uncommon to see a woman with an insane body and curves like Stephanie Seymour doing Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, Playboy, Vogue and Cosmo all back to back. We need a girl who can go from a swimsuit to a high end dress and has the desire to be a star and a household name.
BB: What has been your most memorable photo shoot to date?
P &J: We have done a lot of amazing shoots and we are the type who likes to do a lot on the whim. Planning is great, but we have the most fun when we don’t plan and just think of a concept and shoot. And we never ever have permits (Lol). One time we snuck into a ranch with supermodel Natasha Barnard to shoot a cowgirl story for our last summer issue. We also work with Ellen Von Unwerth a lot so every shoot is memorable with her. She is fun and has an eye for catching bombshell beauty like no other.
BB: You guys like to take risks on new faces that others may have not paid attention to yet. What advice would you give to aspiring models looking to stand out in such a competitive industry?
P&J: Never give up and don’t be afraid of reinvention. A lot of the girls who are big names today in the modeling world once were new faces or working at a Dairy Queen in the Midwest somewhere. For the winner of this model search, you have a leg up. You get to shoot for a big name swimwear brand with top fashion photographer Yu Tsai and then you get to be a bombshell in Galore. Just take all that and run with it, and start making a name for yourself and the rest will be up to you and destiny. Wishing luck to all you bombshells applying!
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