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Charger Girls Swimsuit Calendar Highlights Iconic L.A. Landmark
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The Los Angeles Charger Girls unveiled their swimsuit calendar Wednesday night at the iconic L.A. landmark where they shot it.
High on the rooftop of The Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel overlooking the City of Angels, ABC’s “General Hospital" actors Michelle Stafford and James Patrick Stuart introduced each Charger Girl and unveiled her monthly photo in front of the team. After each girl’s month was revealed, the prestigious cover, shot on the exact same rooftop, was unveiled.
“It was incredibly exciting,” Stuart said. “You’re right next to them as they’re learning who looks like what in what location. Who’s on the cover? That was really fantastic. That’s a dream come true for three young ladies, and I’m really happy for them. I was happy to be here.”
Third-year veteran Rebecca joined second-year vet Lauryn and rookie Brittany on the 2017-2018 cover. It was Lauryn and Brittany’s first time shooting for it. Rebecca, who graced the cover in 2015, said making it again was a surreal experience.
“Finding out that I made the cover, I was in shock!” Rebecca said after the reveal. “I’m still trying to process my thoughts. I feel incredibly humble and incredibly honored to be a part of this team and make this cover.”
“I had been to the Roosevelt before but I had never seen all of the nooks and crannies of the hotel,” Brittany, who also shot her monthly shot on the rooftop, said. “Getting to see so many different things that it has to offer and how we shot was so beautiful and so different. It was awesome to watch everybody in their element and see it all come together.”
For their first season in the entertainment capital of the world, Charger Girls Director Lisa Simmons and Team Photographer Mike Nowak wanted to convey one of the city’s most recognizable sites. The Hollywood Roosevelt was the perfect spot given its 90-year legacy.
“I think what was really fun for all of us involved in the project was the history of the hotel and capturing that,” Simmons said. “What made it unique was the number of creative shots we could get. There was so much to pull from because there is so much history at the hotel. There was the Tropicana Pool, the cabanas, the Marilyn Suite and the rooftop. Anybody who has ever stayed at the hotel can relate to the imagery and recognize places. It was really fun for the girls to shoot there for that reason.”
Swimwear was provided by Dollstreet while the Charger Girls’ styling was provided by Madison Salon by Louis Orozco and MAC Cosmetics.
Proceeds from sales of the calendar will be donated to GlobalGiving – the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors and companies in nearly every country.Read