Bombshells do you have what it takes to win the BeachBunny and Galore model search? We sat down with last year winner Melissa Bolona to talk about her experiences going through the process and winning the Beach Bunny ModelSearch . Dont forget to enter here
2013 Beach Bunny Model Search Winner Melissa B.
What made you want to apply for the beach bunny swim wear model search
I wanted to apply to the Beach Bunny Model Search Contest because it’s a fabulous brand, I literally want to wear every last beach bunny item! Also because it would be an honor to follow in the footsteps of legends such as Candace Swanepoel, Irina Shayk, Rosie Huntington-Whitely, and Kate Upton.
Favorite swim wear models of all time
It doesn’t get better then Christie Brinkley, Cindy Crawford, and Heidi Klum. They were beautiful back then and even more beautiful now and they are an inspiration to women.
How did winning the contest change your modeling career
Winning the contest has really helped me get my name out there to be a more recognizable model due to being associated with such a well-established bikini brand. It has also lead me to being selected to be the face of Love Haus Lingerie (Beach Bunny’s sister brand)
What does being a Beach Bunny mean to you
Beach Bunny will forever have impacted my career, it really helped me to get my jump start in modeling which will always be sentimental to me. Getting to know the Beach Bunny family also means a lot to me. I have a lot of respect and admiration to the founder/owner, Angela Chittenden whom is a true role model. She is a very intelligent woman who created this company from the ground up, not to mention she is beautiful!
Beach Bunny has jump started models like KATE UPTON XENIA DELI IRINA SHAYK + MORE how does it feels to be apart of swim wear historyIt feels amazing to have your name associated with super models! Girls I really look up to. I feel very blessed to be a part of the whole experience.
What are your hobbies
I love swimming (of course!), hiking, taking my dogs to the beach, biking, and anything fun/ different.
Favorite BeachBunny swim suit for summer
I am in love with Beach Bunny’s new spring break collection. Some of my favorite suits in it are the fishnet and color block bikinis. One word ‘sexy!’
How was walking in last year Beach Bunny show , were you nervous excited and had you done fashion shows before
I was definitely the perfect mix of both nervous and excited! It was a real adrenaline rush walking out first into a crowd with bright lights! It was my first time walking in a fashion show and it was a real rush! I ended up loving every moment of it.
You got to shoot with Yu Tsai last year in belize how was that experience
Words of advice for the new beach bunny contestants
Be confident and be YOU. Nothing screams Beach Bunny more then those two qualities.
Seeing as you’re a boss, what do you think of the word bossy- own it or not?
Nah, I’m not “Bossy,” I just tell it like it is!
How did you get into dance?
I started taking dance classes (Ballet, Jazz,) at age 9, then auditioned for a Scholarship at Dupree Dance Academy in Los Angeles when I was 18, 6 classes a day for 2 years helped me become a professional dancer…
Where did the name pussycat dolls come from?
We were normal “Sweet” girls. Dancers by day, but when we hit the stage we turned into fierce kittens, well, PUSSYCATS! We looked like “Dolls” on stage, from the Lashes to the Costumes, so I put the 2 names together, and Ta-Da! Pussycat Dolls!
What makes a star?
Confidence! And Discipline in always working your butt off on your craft. Practice makes perfect, you can NEVER know enough!
What are you working on this year?
Besides my 24/7 Devotion to my GRLs , I am also currently choreographing The Emmys, featuring Weird Al, and Andy Samberg.
Do you think it’s tougher getting to where you are than your male equivalents?
Its challenging, but I work so that I get the same respect and same results.
Do you bring your boss-ness and dominate personally into other parts of your life like the bedroom?
I’m a Pussycat Doll! Does that answer your question?
Do you think you intimidate people around you?
It just comes with the territory being a successful woman, but I treat everyone as an equal and just want to inspire
Whats something you’re really proud so far?
My dog Sugar. She’s almost human and understands me better than anyone. My niece and nephew, Jocie and Asher, and of course my two girl groups, GRL & PCD!