The International Bikini Model Search will be Televised

LIGHTNING RELEASES: MIAMI, FL. (8/28/2014) – A new reality television series based on the world’s fastest growing modeling competition, the International Bikini Model Search, in now in development. The IBMS, a biannual event, brings together hundreds of aspiring models, photographers, magazines and talent scouts from around the globe for a week of networking, photo shoots, fashion and fun. The next IBMS competition will be held at the five-star Barcelo Beach All-Inclusive Resort in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic from Sept. 25 through Oct. 1, 2014.

This year the IBMS offers participants even more media exposure with the filming of a behind-the-scenes reality television show focusing on the personalities and talents of those who work to make this event a worldwide attraction. Hosted by Maria Erikkson, the reality show will follow the competition and allow viewers to get to know our top models and photographers, while also providing a unique perspective on all the hard work and dedication that goes into becoming a model. The reality series will capture the magic that happens when ambition and passion meet opportunity.

The IBMS accepts models of all shapes, sizes, ethnicities and levels of experience. The winning model of The IBMS receives a Grand Prize Package worth more than $50,000 and all who attend have countless opportunities to catapult their modeling careers. For one week in paradise The IBMS founders Patrick and Elina McKinney bring models in contact with a global network of photographers, designers, hair stylists, makeup artists, publications, industry professionals, and loyal fans.

“The IBMS gave me the tools and contacts I needed to become successful in the sometimes dog-eat-dog industry known as modeling,” said Morgan Maria, Miss IBMS 2014.

The International Bikini Model Search is currently one of the largest international model searches, networking outlets, online voting contests and event production companies known worldwide. For more information go to


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