In 2016, the 7th annual Model Volleyball had seen some of the most success from tournaments past. The battle consisted of a bracket-style competition where teams competed against each other in a round robin format. The Joe Jonas fronted band, DNCE, absolutely brought the fun to the tournament as they put on a live performance during our WildFox Fashion Show. Several notable attendees including Miami Mayor Philip Levine, Dwyane Wade, and international super model Chanel Iman stopped by the tournament to enjoy the games. Day two saw newcomer 2BC agency take home the gold this year with closing ceremonies presented by Reggie Bush. The winners recently visited Haiti for a philanthropic humanitarian trip with the MV partner The Jack Brewer Foundation. During the visit the winning agency was joined by veteran professional athletes, including Clinton Portis, where they brought donations to a local shelter through the local neighborhoods.
In 2015, MBV was hosted once again on 8th and Ocean Drive, special events & partnerships grew exponentially in 2015 with a charitable effort by SI Cover Model Nina Agdal, raising $20K for the Irie Foundation.
In 2014, it was a landmark year for the MV team as it was our 5th Annual tournament, hosted once again on 7th and Ocean Drive. Wildfox as our title sponsor and finally allowed us to attach a strong fashion brand to the event. The Irie Foundation, one of our partners since 2012 brought Jamie Foxx as a special guest and he performed on stage for the second year in a row.
In 2013, we hosted the tournament back on 8th and Ocean Drive. This location is synonymous with beach volleyball, and hosting the event at this venue ignited our attendance to over 10,000 single visitors over the course of the weekend. Supermodel, Sports Illustrated magazine cover girl Nina Agdal attended the event for the second straight year and hosted our Launch Party at Wall in the W Hotel.
In 2012, the City Of Miami Beach was gracious enough to grant us the space across the street from The Versace Mansion. This event became the awakening and allowed us to-have adequate space, grew our attendance to over 5,000 guests – with a great set up and two runs. After two years of building we finally saw the impact we had strived for. During the event, TWO reality TV shows filmed were being filmed, “The Real Housewives of Miami” on Bravo, and “The Catalina” on the CW. Michael Bay, James Marsden and Johanna Krupa were all in attendance!
In 2011, the second annual Model Volleyball produced tournament occurred live on 8th and Ocean Drive (Lummus Park). With over 12 participating model agencies in the event drew an outstanding amount of spectators and key partners included Rockstar Energy Drink, Pop Chips, Vitamin Water & Majestic Properties. The tournament lasted deep into the evening and after much determination the victory was granted to Ocean Models.
In 2010, MV Produced their first annual event at Nikki Beach on 1st and Collins with over 1000 spectators over the course of the weekend. Some of our key partners included Yokenow.com, Prestige Audi, Crunch Gym, The Wall at the W, Burger & Beer Joint, Presidente, Krome Tan, Shamwow Suio & Water. After a thrilling two-day tournament Wilhelmina Models took first place and Carolina Gleason landed second place.
Jack Brewer Foundation
Jack Brewer, five-year National Football League (NFL) veteran and founder/CEO of The Brewer Group, Inc., established The Jack Brewer Foundation (JBF Worldwide) to empower women and children living in impoverished and underdeveloped communities by enabling food security; promoting access to education and cultural exchanges; assisting in medical aid and disaster relief; and building peace. Through its Global Ambassadors Program, JBF Worldwide mobilizes professional athletes and celebrities to use sport as a catalyst in order to provide resources and opportunities to the world’s most underserved populations. JBF Worldwide actively works to “Empower From Within.” For more information about The Jack Brewer Foundation, please visit www.jbfworldwide.org or follow them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
iHeart Radio will be joining Model Volleyball 2016 with three diverse sister stations; Y-100, 103.5 The Beat & Mega 94.9! IHM Miami WHYI, WMIB AND WMGE – engages with 2.5 million consumers weekly on 7 local radio stations, 2 HD channels – everywhere they are (approximately 70% of the market). We are Miami’s Millennial Cluster with a portfolio of diverse brands and audiences. Our unmatched capabilities and assets deliver innovative, effective marketing campaigns for advertisers, strategic partners, music labels and artists.
Snapchat, a messaging application that allows users to capture photos and videos that self destruct within seconds of viewing, is partnering with Model Volleyball to produce a “Live Story” of the tournament. Live Stories consist of gathered “snaps”, or photos and videos, that event attendees have taken, to create an editorial production lasting several minutes once combined. A geofilter, which is a custom graphic overlay for Model Volleyball, will be created and provided for snapchat users to superimpose on photos and videos while attending as well.
Largely regarded as the go-to source of culture, arts, news, music, cuisine, and all things “hip” in Miami, The New Times has been a stable in journalism for close to 3 decades. Joining the Model Volleyball media partner team for its second year, Miami New Times sent out their street team, photographers, and writers for 2015 to cover the scene at the tournament.
An integral part of the Miami nightlife scene for over a decade, “red eye” photography grew into the powerhouse that is today and took World Red Eye global. Coming back for their 6th year as a Model Beach Volleyball media partner , WRE never disappoints in capturing all the excitement of the tournament weekend. Attendees and models alike await the moment that albums from MBV are launched so they can catch a glimpse into what all the hype is about.
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Lummus Park is located between 7th and 8th on Ocean Drive in Miami-Dade on the Atlantic Ocean in South Beach. When redesigned and improved in the mid-1980s, it became the seed project for the redevelopment of what is now the Ocean Drive Deco District of SoBe (South Beach) from 5th to 15th Streets along Ocean Drive. The Miami Beach park initially became the location for many scenes from the television series “Miami Vice,” and its 20′ wide Deco inspired three colored sidewalk, now faded to natural concrete, was the North American homage to Brazilian Landscape Architect Roberto Burle Marxs oceanfront walk along Copacabana Beach near Rio de Janerio.
The Miami Beach park, and the Deco streetscape along Ocean Drive continues to be featured in “Miami” location shots for television and movies, and can be seen in recent episodes of the USA Networks “Burn Notice”.