The 2012 UmbrellaGirls USA calendar, the 10th anniversary edition of the yearly tradition that showcases beautiful models around the United States from cycling and motor sports events, has been published.
The 13-month, glossy calendar features more than two dozen photos of bikini-clade models from UmbrellaGirls USA, a ntional boutique modeling agency with more than 250 models from throughout the country who also appear at conventions and trade shows.
The calendar features the work of award-winning photographer James Creighton, whose photographs have appeared in MAXIM, FHM, and PLAYBOY. Models from January 2012 to January 2013 include a mix of UmbrellaGirls such as actress/singer/hosts Raquel Houghton (Los Angeles), Joanna Zanella (Los Angeles) and Vivian Kindle (Los Angeles), as well as original cover girl Roxanne Siordia (Las Vegas) and rising stars Mariah Longo (Santa Rosa, Calif.), Mayra Tinajero (San Diego) and Brooklyn Winn (Palm Desert, Calif.).
A large portion of the calendar was shot in Cabo San Lucas with the help of UmbrellaGirls USA's long-time benefactors, Fred Faltersack and his business partner, Wayne Friedling.
UmbrellaGirlsUSA models will be signing calendars at various events throughout the country. Calendars will also be distributed in various motor sports dealerships and given away at select motor sports events.
UmbrellaGirls USA models regularly appear at various motorcycle races series including: Supercross, AMA Pro SBK, Flatrack, Supermoto and MX Outdoor, as well as auto racing series Grand Am Rolex, NHRA, NASCAR, IRL, TORC and Lucas Oil Off Road Race series.
Sponsors of UmbrellaGirls USA include: Kumho Tires USA, Cortech Motorcycle Gear, Helmet House and KYMCO scooters. Supporters include: Harley-Davidson, Monster Energy Drink, Triumph Motorcycles, Brammo Electric Motorcycles, Andretti Autosport, Toyota Motor Company, Nissan Motor Company and Continental Tires.
The special edition calendar will be publicly unveiled at a private release party Saturday, Dec. 3, in Los Angeles.
The UmbrellaGirls USA calendar ($19,95) is also on the UmbrellaGirls USA website, www.umbrellagirlsusa.com.
Article Last Updated: November 15, 2011.
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