I'm not really big on getting my picture taken - on land. But underwater, sure! Plus, who doesn't look cool with scuba gear on? After almost a week of attempting to model for both our photographer and my buddy though, I've come to the conclusion that my attention span is way too short to be an underwater model. When I'm diving, I drift along thinking things like "Ooh, that's pretty!" and "What is that fish?" and "I want to see a turtle." So when either our photog or my buddy would give me the signal to stop and pose, it was almost like being awoken from a dream. I'd stop; I'd move left; I'd move right; I'd move up; I'd move down; I'd wildly fin my hands to move myself backwards into the perfect position. I'd look at the camera or at the photographer (usually the wrong one — notice how I'm cross-eyed in the shot at right) and then begin to move along. But there's never only one take underwater, so I'd try again. And believe me, they made me look GOOD. But by early week, our photographer was using my buddy almost exclusively as his model. Which is fine with me — I had more time to watch for turtles.
Editor's Blog: Cozumel Super Models
by Rebecca Strauss
Linda Sue Dingel
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