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Who's got the hottest body?

Last week I attended the Shape and Men’s Fitness Hot Body Model Search party where our winners were announced! It was at this really cool club downtown, called Avenue, which I’ve never been to but I’d definitely go back again with my friends. If you didn’t know (or you haven’t been reading my blog), Wilhelmina Modeling Agency came to Shape almost a year ago with the idea that we should search for the hottest bodies to represent Shape and Men’s Fitness (our brother publication)—winners would get a five year modeling contract and a photo shoot in our magazines. After almost a year of searching, the winners are Viktoria Telek and Nerijus Bagdonas. I took my intern Nicole with me too, and it was fun showing her some of the insider stuff that goes on in the magazine industry. I hope she wasn’t too shocked to see some of us let loose after hours and enjoy a few cocktails. But here’s what she had to say:

“I was so excited to have the opportunity to attend this event with the Shape editors—they really made me feel like I was part of their small family! I learned that networking is one of the most important aspects of this business and that this really is an around the clock job!”


Nicole was also my partner in crime in stalking the caterers who were walking around with these delicious hors d'œuvres (thai chicken and coconut shrimp mmm—it was a small reward for a hard day of work!). Besides the good times, the real purpose of being at the event was to meet the finalists and see who won—but, I was so impressed by all 10 of them (five men, five women) and if the ones who didn’t win are smart, they’ll keep with it because I could totally see them in a magazine one day. (I was especially impressed with the one woman who was 45-years-old and looked half her age—we’ve gotta hear what she’s doing to look that good!). Shape really does put on an awesome party...we should have more of them! :)











Our editor in chief (and my boss!) Valerie, with the top 5 females! (Viktoria, the winner, is the second from left.)


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