Leigh Nguyen

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Hot Import Nights: Los Angeles, CA (8/19/6)

Hey Everyone!

I just got back from a relatively long and very grueling trip to Los Angeles, CA! We started class on Thursday, August 17th, but right after my final class that afternoon, I hopped on a plane to join the other girls for a Bikini Fashion show at Club Allstar on Stanton Beach. It was so good seeing all the girls again along with some new faces and seeing everyone in their cute bikinis! Stephanie Ly, Abby M., Amina Sade, Michelle Zen, Erica Ramos, Humaira, Amber Lee, Connie Chu, and I all modeled two sets of bikinis then afterwards the rest of the girls sold body shots to the crowd. It was a big hit and best of all, we all had fun! Here are a few shots I took:

Stephanie Ly, Abby M., me, Erica Ramos, Michelle Zen, and Humaira

Abby M.

Stephanie Ly


Michelle Zen

Amber Lee

Amina Sade

After the show, we stayed at a beautiful house in Huntington Beach that overlooked the ocean. In the morning some of the girls went to do a fitting for the big fashion show at The Highlands in Hollywood that night featuring the designs of Alexia Xie. Meanwhile, Dee and I managed to fit in a shoot with Green Bottle Productions before heading to the fitting. At the show, there were photographers everywhere and television crews. However, it went off without a hitch and were glad to go celebrate afterwards. It was a night of many events as we were also celebrating KimLoan's birthday and her cover release on BN magazine. Here are some images from the night:

(From Top to Bottom, Left to Right): Amber Lee, Jessyca Rayanne, Erica Ramos, Christine Nguyen, Angie Romasantas, Stephanie Ly, Abby M. Dee Luo, Michelle Zen, Amina Sade, Kim D., Connie Chu, Kathy Nguyen, Leigh Nguyen, and Humaira

Amber Lee and me

Jessyca Rayanne, Amina Sade, and Amber Lee

Jayde Nalani-Mei, me, and Angie Romasantas

Pearl Nalani and Dee Luo

Me and Pearl Nalani

Me and Jae Angel

Me and Pam Rodriguez

Me and Christine Mendoza

Me and Maureen Hoang

Kim D. and me

Me, Tom of Myspace, and Jae Angel

Angie Romasantas and me

Me and Melissa Reign

Amina Sade and me

Me, Jae Angel, and Dee Luo

Me, Ursula Mayes, and Jae Angel

Stephanie Ly, me, and Abby M.

The next morning, Jae and I decided to take advantage of our last day in that house by taking a morning jog on the beach. It was a tough workout but very relaxing and pretty. We even collected a few sea shells on the shore and got to see Ruby's Diner on the end of the Huntington Beach pier. After getting all our stuff together, we went to a beautiful house along the mountains in Corona to shoot in Alexia Xie's dresses with awesome photographers Mike Brochu and Greg Hadel. After the dresses were shot, we managed to do some fun swimsuit shoots as well. Here's a few behind-the-scenes shots I took:

Mike Brochu shooting Erica Ramos, Amina Sade, and Jae Angel

Amber Lee

Connie Chu and me

Amina Sade and Sahara

Well, I hope you enjoyed this update. Again, thanks to all the wonderful photographers I had the opportunity to work with, everyone who went out of their way to make us feel welcomed or accomodate us, and especially the wonderful fans who made this trip that much more awesome! My next show will be in Las Vegas, NV for Night Shift on Saturday, September 9th. Hope to see you all there!

Leigh Nguyen


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