Congrats to model pal Samantha Hoopes as the new face of GUESS!

 
 Samantha Hoopes of Guess 2014 photographed by Yu Tsai.

Samantha Hoopes of Guess 2014 photographed by Yu Tsai.

It's always nice when you're flipping through the first few pages of a magazine like ELLE Italia and you come across a double page GUESS ad with a model you know and have photographed before.  "Hey, that looks like Samantha Hoopes!"  I thought,  so I had to send her a quick message and  receive her bubbly and excited reply confirming it.  Samantha has been featured in both the new GUESS Spring/Summer 2014 campaigns as well as their lingerie campaigns.  By her smoldering gaze she brings to their gorgeous photography, I'd say she's a perfect fit for the iconic brand.  She's still currently in my portfolio in the beauty, commercial and swim/lingerie categories.  I also booked her for the Gertrude Zachary 2012-13 holiday billboards that ran last year.  I was happy to hear from her that our photos we did together in New York are still used in her book that she carries with Elite LA and Select Management in London.   I requested her from Major Models New York and was very impressed with her when she first walked into my apartment in Manhattan to meet up for our shoot.  I'm even more impressed now.  It's evident that she's really making a strong presence and a definite connection in the industry judging by these new GUESS ads.  Rumor has it she's one of the new rookies in the upcoming 50th Anniversary Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.   I suppose we'll find out on February 18th when the much-anticipated issue hits the stands worldwide.  Samantha was really fun and easy to work with and I look forward to another opportunity to work with her again.

So please join me in congratulating Samantha Hoopes on her new venture to the forefront.  She's well on her way toward stunning the whole world with her all-American bombshell looks as well as her lovable personality and can-do work ethic.   Here's a few of my favorite outtakes and snapshots from us working together in New York.  Cheers, Sam!