In case any of you watched the premiere of "The Bachelor" on Monday night and kept thinking the gorgeous model, Courtney, looked familiar...you were right. The 28 year-old brunette stunner was on the cover of our April 2011 issue!
April 2011 issue of Fitness!
Screenshot courtesy of ABC.com
Argy Koutsothanasis, our Fashion Director, remembers Courtney's photo shoot well, which took place nearly a year ago at the El Conquistador Resort in Puerto Rico. Courtney was a last-minute fill-in for the cover photo shoot and was booked just days before flying out. "It was her first-ever magazine cover shoot and she seemed more nervous than the other two girls who were being considered," Argy says. "But even though she hadn't quite found her groove as a model yet, you couldn't tell once the final photos came in." The Oakley bikini Courtney wore for the cover was chosen by the stylists because it complimented her athletic figure. Argy also revealed that Courtney "had a hard time doing 'sexy,' at the time." She must've worked on it, because she certainly has some smoldering looks on the hit reality TV show! As for her flattering figure, Courtney reportedly ate healthier than some models do, and was "definitely into working out." A few more pics of the model who is turning Ben Flajnik's head and (probably) making other contestants jealous:
This shot of Courtney was from the same shoot, but featured in our May 2011 "You Can Do It!" nutrition plan. Photo by Cheyenne Ellis.
Courtney (left) poses with the other potential cover girls in Puerto Rico. Photo by Cheyenne Ellis.
An unpublished style shot of Courtney. Photo by Cheyenne Ellis.
An unpublished version of a similar pose to Courtney's cover. Photo by Cheyenne Ellis.
An unpublished potential cover shot of Courtney. Photo by Cheyenne Ellis.
An unpublished close-up from Courtney's photoshoot. Photo by Cheyenne Ellis.