There are modeling competitions...and then there are models who compete.
We prefer focusing on the latter, and the athletic, crazy-cool Ludus Athletics Model Beach Volleyball Tournament in South Beach a few short weeks ago is a prime example of model behavior that may motivate you to start getting summer-ready! Pictures worth being jealous of:
There were eight modeling agencies that participated, each with about 12 players. Here, a few MC2 models set the mood for the tournament. Photo by WorldRedEye.com.
Wilhelmenia and Runway face off! Photo by WorldRedEye.com.
There were three reality TV shows filming during the tournament! Here, a cast member from the CW's upcoming "The Catalina" gets carried away. Photo by WorldRedEye.com.
There were two courts and more than a thousand spectators each day. Photo by WorldRedEye.com.
Add "acting" to these athletic models' resumes; after spiking a ball, one of the Elite models and her fellow teammates ham it up for the crowd. Photo by WorldRedEye.com.
Models 4 Water co-founder and model Heide Lindgren, famous model Nina Agdal, NVL's Albert Hannemann, and US Beach Volleyball pros (and Olympic hopefuls) Jennifer Kessy and April Ross all helped judge fun contests. Photo by WorldRedEye.com.
The top three teams--Runway, Elite, and Wilhelmenia--scored all-expenses paid trips to Sakara Beach Club at the Bimini Bay Resort in the Bahamas. We hear there was a rematch... Photo by WorldRedEye.com.
Nina Agdal cuddles up to an adorable pup. "Lucky dog," a few hundred males nearby thought to themselves. Photo courtesy of ToddLee Photography.
Because the Nautica Triathlon was the same weekend, a few celebs stopped by too: Geoff Stults, Michael Malone, James Marsden, and Linley Edwards. Photo by WorldRedEye.com.
Joanna Krupa and her fellow Real Housewives of Miami were among the other reality TV stars filming during the tournament. Photo by WorldRedEye.com.
As if models, volleyball games, charity raffles for Models 4 Water, celeb and pro athlete appearances, hot DJ mixes, and beautiful weather weren't enough--VIPs scored delish Leblon caipirinhas, too. Photo courtesy of ToddLee Photography.