Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I have arrived!


…Well, on newsstands at least. As you have probably gathered, I have been anxiously awaiting seeing myself in print and last night I finally did. My Budweiser ad that was debuting in Sports Ilustrated is finally here and I am so excited! Now before you go shaking your head and muttering under your breath about my decision to be a “Bud Girl”, let me explain how very different this is than wearing me hot shorts and passing out free samples at the local bar. Budweiser is a sponsor for the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and they decided to do an ad campaign using Olympians (and hopefuls in my case) and partnered with the SI swimsuit issue as their biggest sponsor for this year’s issue.

Budweiser ties in with premiere parties at more than 100 on-premise locations across the country where it will hand out issues. Ads will feature an Olympic theme with a swimsuit gallery of Olympic athletes Amanda Beard, Heather Mitts and Brianna Glenn. Anheuser-Busch is also a primary party sponsor of SI’s launch party in New York. (You can read the whole article here but this was the only section that mentioned my name!)

I consider it to be a great honor to be a part of this and hopefully I hold my own against the likes of Marisa Miller and Bar Refaeli. I realize it’s only 2 ads in the magazine and I am not one of the featured models who got to go on location in the Virgin Islands or anything, but I did shoot for 3 days in Hollywood…and I stayed at a Holiday Inn Express. Shoot, even that’s not true. I didn’t even stay in a hotel since I lived 15 minutes away from the studio but they did give me car service every day!

So what do I think of the pictures??? Well the back cover that features myself, Heather Mitts (soccer), and Lovie Jung (softball) is actually quite flattering in my opinion. I was chosen to do the more backside shot because supposedly I had the best derriere but I think the best part of this shot is my legs. They look 10 miles long…as they should as high as those heels were that I was forced to wear. As for the picture inside the magazine…I’m conflicted. Originally, I think they were going to use a whole other shot (the one shown below which is NOT in the magazine) and I did like that one. However, Amanda Beard(swimming) and I shot the exact same poses and I guess they decided to use her laying down pose and my standing one which I had not laid eyes on before last night. But I don’t love it. I’m not sure if it’s because I saw the other one first and liked it better or because it’s just not that great of a shot of me. Mostly, I just think my face looks a little severe and kind of blah. But I know I am my worst critic and when it’s all said and done I still am beyond stoked that it’s ME in SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT EDITION.

If you were ever wondering how much a person is airbrushed once they are in print, I am here to tell you they pretty much just give you the body they want you to have. I suppose my “track legs” were a bit too big and muscular so they slimmed them down. Supposedly boobs are a big part of swimsuit modeling so they gave me a nice rack. (you know I was happy about that!) And last night at dinner the Anheuser-Busch executives were commenting that obviously that couldn’t be my real stomach and I concurred. I told them I was pretty sure it was airbrushed a bit…to make it look LESS defined. They couldn’t believe it.

So if you haven’t got your copy yet, stop and pick one up…or just go to Borders and look at it for free. For my friends and family to cheap to buy one (read: Brittany!), I should be getting a box of them that I will gladly autograph and send to you. :)

25 comments:

Teej said...

This is such a gooooooooooood look B. You look great honey. Congrats!

Marcus LANGFORD said...

Very, very, very beautiful Brianna!

Marcus LANGFORD
HostGator Is Da Bomb!

Gamelord said...

Sweet Mother Jesus! I must say, you look amazing in both photos. Although, I prefer the second photo (pure sultriness), I did appreciate the photo of you displaying your "loveseat". I wonder if Borders is selling this issue by the case, because I am pondering wallpapering my living room with the back cover. :-)
Keep up the good work, Brianna.

brit_brat said...

Now why did you have to call me out like that? For your information I got my tax return so I will be buying my OWN copy, thank you. But send me some for my friends and step-daughter. Alexis has been telling all her friends how her Aunt is famous! And I know they give you free things at these events so send me that stuff too.
LOVE YA!

Bianca said...

Bri:

I did what you asked me to do and tried to remain unbiased (seeing how I saw the original ad). I do, however, think that the other one is better.

No lying, I think BOTH are fabulous. The other one was a bit more close up, but this shot makes you look great.

Do well in England! God save the Queen : )

Nikkie T said...

LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!

t.v. said...

Ooohhh... Very nice. Lovely is a much better discription. :)

BriannaFan said...

That is one smokin' hot layout!!!!! :-) Sexy! Too bad Bud sucks as a beer! ;-)

Jasmine said...

dang...i feels so nice to brag that we've actually shared clothes. i must look as good as you.
or not.
i'm gonna go soak my sorrows in Ben&jerry!
LOVE YOU!!

Jewells said...

You better work it! Great shots, both of them. I'm off to Books-A-Million to check the copy and tell everybody, "I blog with her." Yeah, that's pretty pathetic...lol.

Ron Bramlett said...

Did you get any free beer?

Anonymous said...

So what Scripture would you attach to those pictures?

Brianna said...

@ anonymous...I'm not sure, do you have one you would like to suggest?

brit_brat said...

I bought a copy of the magazine and saw the ad inside and love it! I think your legs look great and it makes you look really tall. Thumbs up from me!

AMANDA said...

Bri, you look awesome, and I have to admit, my first thought was, wow, Bri has amazing boobs! Haha! But seriously, you shoulda seen me in Barnes and Noble (yes, I was too cheap to buy it) saying, "oh hey, that's my friend! (yes, when I was holding that magazine, you were my best friend to anyone who asked!) You look gorgeous and I'm so glad you did the spread, athletes are sexy!

Anonymous said...

Wow Brianna! You look so amazing in Sports Illustrated. Wish I was one of those lovely ladies next to you! Best of luck with your athletic goals. I hope to see you again in future publications....be it sports related, or for the sheer beautiful of it!!!
Best wishes from an admiring stranger!

Anonymous said...

Wow, they should've given you the cover of the magazine. You are def. the best part of the issue.

Anonymous said...

Excuses.

DES said...

You look wonderful in the pictures. I can definitely tell that they made some "adjustments" to you body though. I like the way your stomach and legs look in real life. They messed around and gave you someone else's. Oh well. You look stunning (as usual) and I will be spending real money to purchase the issue.

Kiajeen said...

I find it interesting that someone would comment on scripture,not provide one AND remain anonymous?! That person is out of line in my opinion, and a bit of a coward. But what the hell do I know?!

"Thou shall not covet thy neighbors goods" comes to mind, because I'm sure everyone looking at these pictures wishes they could have just one part of your fabulous physique!

That aside, congratulations! You look fabulous of course and God knows your heart and will continue to bless you! Go Bri!

Christy said...

I finally found it and bought a copy. I love, love, love your pics...I do agree, though that the one of you laying "next to" the bud is a better shot. But it doesn't matter cuz you're gorgeous in all of them.

~Christy

RyanNicole said...

Hey BG Knock'em-out. Looks great. Congratulations!

Ryan Nicole

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