From the photographer
Located in the Mexican Caribbean ,Puerto Aventuras is a magical eden , I been wanting to shoot a plus size model who will break the conventional skinny model on the beach , I been friends with Bethany Cammack since 2 years and we’ve work together in a reality show production that took place here in Cancun , and I thought that she was perfect candidate for this project , she’s beautiful and sexy. She came back a year after and we decided to shoot. I personally think this images could bring some new opportunities to new type of aspiring models and also a new era for swimsuit models.
Ricardo Del Calleja
Interview with Bethany Cammack
Did you love shooting this set?
“I loved shooting this set, I met Rick a few years ago in Mexico , we was making a reality TV programme called swimsuit centerfold and i flew out to represent England. I knew we where going to Mexico and put a casting out for a photographer in the area then i remembered Rick so I got in touch and we planned to meet up when I was in Mexico and shoot, He picked me up from the hotel and we went to a amazing location and had a fab shoot.”
Have you been to Mexico before?
“Yes once before a few years ago I flew out on my own to represent England in a programme called swimsuit centerfold, it was amazing we got to do all kinds of fun stuff and i met some amazing girls from all over the world , its were i also met Rick Television Programming meet the drama, the excitement, the behind the scenes of a swimsuit pageant.”
Tell us a little more about this event.
“This show brings 50 models from all around the world to compete for the “Swimsuit Centerfold” title, all while following the drama and excitement these beautiful ladies will create. Not that these ladies cannot construct enough drama on their own, Swimsuit Centerfold creates its own distinctive approach with an actual reality TV Model Search Competition event.
The show centers around an actual Pageant event, where the participants are real, the judging is authentic, and the winner is actually selected through the process.
Swimsuit Centerfold’s international models will compete in exotic and tropical Mexico.
The captivating and picturesque environment can spawn any number of exciting schemes, and thrilling experiences.
From swimming with the dolphins, to extreme zip lining adventures, to the exotic scenery of the beautiful tropical beaches, this show will highlight the unique features of this picturesque backdrop which sets the stage for Swimsuit Centerfold’s story to unfold.
Learn more on how you can be a part of this exciting adventure.”
How long have you been modeling?
“I have been modelling Since 2011, at first I was just modelling locally and mostly working for trade thats how I built my portfolio up and because i was under 16 my mum would come everywhere with me, sometimes she still comes along with me now if she can.
Can you remember much about your first shoot? Who was it with?
“Yes I remember it , its how it all started, we went on a family holiday in 2011 to Egypt and the hotel had a photographer his name was Baris, we was just walking to the restaurant one night for our dinner and he asked if he could take a few photos of us all which we did, he then asked my mum if it would be ok for him to take some pictures of me so the next day we met him on the beach and we had a little shoot, i m really enjoyed it and got on with Baris really well. We did a few more shoots over the next two weeks and at the end of the holiday he said to my mum that i had something really special , I was a natural in front of the camera and told us to go home and make a facebook page and use the pictures, add photographers and makeup artists and get myself out there so thats what we did and here I am today still doing it and I love it. “
Interview with Bethany Cammack Contd…
When did you realize you were meant for the camera?
“I suppose after the shoot in Egypt I really enjoyed being in front of the camera and just wanted to do it again. Another one of my first shoots was for a clothing brand with a photographer called Mike Evans that I still shoot with now, he also gave me some advice and helped me quiet a lot, Ive worked with some absolutely amazing people and I still shoot with a lot of the photographers that I did when I first started off.”
Are your family and friends supportive?
“Mostly yes, My Mum & Dad are my biggest supporters and my Sister, Nan & Grandad I did used to get a lot of hassle when I was younger the odd comment and little remarks but now not so much, most people do support me and I am grateful for their support.”
What do you do on the days you are not modeling?
“If im not working I will probably go the gym, sort out my room because sometimes I have to get different clothes ready for my shoots and my room just gets very messy ! maybe go get my hair , nails or eyebrows done or I will just stay in and watch movies all day 🙂.”
Do you have any pets?
“Lots, we have 2 dogs one Pug called Luna one Husky called keisha, a African grey parrot called Penelope, a hamster called princess and we have just got a African Pygmy hedgehog called Talula she is so cute and only 6 months old.”
Tell us about some pet peeves you have when shooting.
“The only thing that annoys me is when the shoot runs over, I know sometimes it cant be helped but and thats fine but sometimes it can be helped and its just frustrating.“
How do you keep your skin and figure in modeling condition?
There is a local beauty salon called Renaissance beauty salon that help me with my skin care, they give me lots of treatments to keep my skin looking amazing ! my figure is another story, Im not your typical model and I have been turned away from jobs because im to big ! im a size 8-10 …. I do like my food and i will not starve myself so when ever I can I just go the gym, I do try to eat a healthy diet but I also love pizza !