Campus Girls USA has proved that by following in the steps of a last year's SI Swimsuit issue by gathering a bunch of coeds on the island an d taking their pictures in skimpy bathing suits. (Here's what SI produced on St. John last year: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/features/2008_swimsuit/onlocation/st-john/)
Trevor Debth, a Los Angeles photographer, is the brains behind this new venture. The idea is to issue calendars of coeds from six NCAA athletic conferences. “Every girl that models …plays an integral part in the fund raising,” he explains. “They commit themselves to selling the calendars. 100% of the profits go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.”
The Campus Girls production team spent an month on St. John, as well as other islands, flying in girls for five days of shooting. Each of the photo shoots was also turned into a video. There were half a dozen sessions on St. John, and each video features the Campus Girls frolicking on the beach and offering their impressions of the island.