In 2016, the 7th annual Model Volleyball had seen some of the most success from tournaments past. The battle consisted of a bracket-style competition where teams competed against each other in a round robin format. The Joe Jonas fronted band, DNCE, absolutely brought the fun to the tournament as they put on a live performance during our WildFox Fashion Show. Several notable attendees including Miami Mayor Philip Levine, Dwyane Wade, and international super model Chanel Iman stopped by the tournament to enjoy the games. Day two saw newcomer 2BC agency take home the gold this year with closing ceremonies presented by Reggie Bush. The winners recently visited Haiti for a philanthropic humanitarian trip with the MV partner The Jack Brewer Foundation. During the visit the winning agency was joined by veteran professional athletes, including Clinton Portis, where they brought donations to a local shelter through the local neighborhoods.
In 2015, MBV was hosted once again on 8th and Ocean Drive, special events & partnerships grew exponentially in 2015 with a charitable effort by SI Cover Model Nina Agdal, raising $20K for the Irie Foundation.
In 2014, it was a landmark year for the MV team as it was our 5th Annual tournament, hosted once again on 7th and Ocean Drive. Wildfox as our title sponsor and finally allowed us to attach a strong fashion brand to the event. The Irie Foundation, one of our partners since 2012 brought Jamie Foxx as a special guest and he performed on stage for the second year in a row.
In 2013, we hosted the tournament back on 8th and Ocean Drive. This location is synonymous with beach volleyball, and hosting the event at this venue ignited our attendance to over 10,000 single visitors over the course of the weekend. Supermodel, Sports Illustrated magazine cover girl Nina Agdal attended the event for the second straight year and hosted our Launch Party at Wall in the W Hotel.
In 2012, the City Of Miami Beach was gracious enough to grant us the space across the street from The Versace Mansion. This event became the awakening and allowed us to-have adequate space, grew our attendance to over 5,000 guests – with a great set up and two runs. After two years of building we finally saw the impact we had strived for. During the event, TWO reality TV shows filmed were being filmed, “The Real Housewives of Miami” on Bravo, and “The Catalina” on the CW. Michael Bay, James Marsden and Johanna Krupa were all in attendance!
In 2011, the second annual Model Volleyball produced tournament occurred live on 8th and Ocean Drive (Lummus Park). With over 12 participating model agencies in the event drew an outstanding amount of spectators and key partners included Rockstar Energy Drink, Pop Chips, Vitamin Water & Majestic Properties. The tournament lasted deep into the evening and after much determination the victory was granted to Ocean Models.
In 2010, MV Produced their first annual event at Nikki Beach on 1st and Collins with over 1000 spectators over the course of the weekend. Some of our key partners included Yokenow.com, Prestige Audi, Crunch Gym, The Wall at the W, Burger & Beer Joint, Presidente, Krome Tan, Shamwow Suio & Water. After a thrilling two-day tournament Wilhelmina Models took first place and Carolina Gleason landed second place.