I recently got a phone call from Hong Kong giving me word that an image of mine was selected for the cover of AsiaSpa magazine, published and distributed in dozens of countries throughout the world. It was a photograph from a shoot that I did several months prior at Rasananda Resort on the island of Ko Pha Ngan in Thailand. My model that day was out sick so we had to improvise. After a frantic scouting of the area, we found Rowena, a bartender at a local restaurant. Never having modeled before, we hired her for the day and she was quite pleased to end up on the cover of AsiaSpa several months later. I hear that with her new-found notoriety, the bar has got quite the local following now.
Local bartender turned model, Rowena.