Miss Hawaiian Tropic Australia/New Zealand Finals Week!
Following an exhaustive and record braking four month long preliminary search in premier entertainment venues throughout Australia and New Zealand, the hottest swimwear models converged on Australia's spectacular Gold Coast to do battle for the most coveted bikini title of them all - Miss Hawaiian Tropic! After checking in at their luxury accommodation at the fabulous Bel Air Broadbeach, the finalists were treated to a week of fun and mayhem kicking off with a welcome fundtion and some tasty tapas at the VIP lounge at trendy Broadbeach eatery - Koi Lounge & Bar!
This was also when the finalists received their sought after goodie bags filled with gifts from our sponsors inclusing VEVE Glamour Swimwear, KBoss Fitness and Sambora! They also received their classic red tops, the eye catching Red Hot Pie bikinis and free calendars! The following morning priovided the perfect opportunity to try on the RHP bikinis and red tops as this stunning group of girls met up at the amazing Bel Air resort pool for a media launch, group photos and the photographic judging by our Official Photographer and Photographic Sponsor - Richard Mamando!
Then it was time for the finalists to experience a "very bad hair day" out on the Broadwater thanks to the amazng crew at Gold Coast JetX Jetboats (although the cool free caps helped somewhat)! This was followed by fun and games at Timezone Surfers Paradise where - in particular in the bumper cars and the laser Skirmish - the competititive spirit of of the girls shone through loud and clear...!
The Miss Hawaiian Tropic Finalists had also scored themselves an invitation to the famous Dracula's Cabaret and what an amazing night it turned out to be! The performers even worked the girls into their comedy routinewith a couple of funny comments and a great night was had by all! But the girls were not done yet - not by a longshot! They also managed to squeeze in a headspinning visit to Infinity and the brave ones had a go at the Slingshot! Finally, the girls paid a suprise visit to the fitmess studio of our 2012 Miss Hawaiian Tropic Winner - Avril Mathie! Somehow the finalists also managed to cram in rehearsals and partying into this crazy week...
This fun filled and action packed week culminated with a sensational Grand Final held at a packed LOVE Nightlife, Broadbeach and hosted by Natasha Thompson! The girls dazzled the vocal crowd in three sections - first in their red tops and RHP bikini bottoms, then in their mind blowing Fantasy/Theme Wear outfits and finally in the all important Swimwear section! The poor judges certainly had their work cut out for them! The panel included Duncan Bruce - Director of Harlem Productions, Mark Seaman - Director at RedHotPie, Kristy Sullivan - Fashion TV Australia, Elle Polson - Miss V8 Winner and cast member of the "Goldy" TV series, David Robinson - Director Turnon Love Drink, Marcelle Small - Bel Air Broadbeach Resort, Stacey Tindall - Fashion & Makeup Stylist and of course our 2012 Miss Hawaiian Tropic titleholder - Avril Mathie!