[Saturday, February 9th—South Beach] We couldn't have asked for a cooler, more fortuitously timed assignment.
When our executive team announced that Men's Fitness would be a presenting sponsor of the 4th annual Dirty Dutch Model Beach Volleyball Tournament—and then asked us to go down and cover the event—we figured that we'd gotten pretty lucky. And then when a massive blizzard named Nemo hit the entire Northeast—and ours was the very last Miami-bound flight out of NYC—we practically felt chosen to hit the sand to film and broadcast every sexy angle of this incredible event.
So now we're finally here on a perfect stretch of South Beach, and gearing up for the start of the main event which will spotlights teams of players culled from America’s top modeling agencies (including Next, CGM, and Ford). These men and women will play on co-ed teams coached by professional athletes from the National Volleyball League.
We're particularly psyched to watch Nina Agdal (Sports Illustrated 2012 Swimsuit Rookie of the Year) and star of the Carl's Jr. commercial debuting at Super Bowl XLVII). She'd been rumored to be the cover star of the 2013 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, but now it looks like the title is going once again to last year's winner Kate Upton (we'll try to wrestle the info out of her if we can!).
Tune in starting now—when we'll be featuring all the LIVE action at the tournement, including matches, interviews with the players and insider advice for getting your own game on the next time you hit the beach.
More on the Tournement: The Dirty Dutch Model Beach Volleyball Tournament is raising awareness and cash for the Irie Foundation which offers South Florida middle school students a mentorship program that provides educational and extracurricular opportunities, as well as scholarships towards college or trade school tuition. The main goal? To improve Florida’s graduation rate. Started by Miami Heat DJ Irie, the non-profit will have a pop-up lemonade stand on-site both days so event goers can quench their thirst and support a great cause.