Being invited to a Caribbean island is never a bad thing. Being invited to represent Bodog in a poker tournament, hang out with qualifiers and do a HOT photo shoot with your Bodog Pro teammates is an amazing thing!
If you follow me on Twitter or Facebook, you most likely already know that I have spent 8 days in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic with Evelyn Ng, Amanda Leatherman and the Bodog crew. It was one of the most awesomest times I have had in my poker career.
We split the visit in two parts – shoot and poker.
The first 3 days were exhausting but worth it. We got a great photographer and Bodog put together their best team to organise the team photo shoot. I arrived to a room full of clothes and makeup and two stylists ready to doll us up.
I have done a few photo shoots in my career (FHM, KLIK, WPT Magazine) and it’s always so much fun but it’s also a lot of work – long hours, a lot of waiting. However, in the end, it is all forgotten when you see the final product.
It was fun to see the three of us being transformed with makeup and hairstyles. We laughed our butts off trying to pose and keep a straight face.
I bonded so much more with Evelyn and Amanda in those 3 days! It almost felt like a 3-day slumber party – most of the time we were all just walking around in our underwear sipping on cocktails and giggling like three little girls.
During the shoot, I tweeted a few pictures from behind the scenes and I got a lot of great feedback about the whole setup but I cannot wait to show you all the final pics – they will blow your mind!
I walked into Amanda’s shoot and just stood there with my mouth open – she looked so glamorous!
We also did a group shot where I just kept staring at Evy. She has so much confidence about her. No wonder she is on every hot chick list in poker – she is one sexy mamma!
So, yes, you are right, I am being a bad girl for teasing you so much but I’m not allowed to show the pics just yet!
Instead, I am giving you some more behind the scenes and inviting you to stay with Calvinayre.com to read a full report on the poker tournament we all played in Punta Cana.