Ocean Models Splashes Into Miami Beach Marina

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MIAMI BEACH (CBS4) – Ocean Models, a 100 ft custom built yacht, is making a splash while docked at the Miami Beach Marina.

It’s the first modeling agency stationed on a yacht.

Founders Kaya Wittenburg and Josh Souza told me the idea to base an agency on a boat just floated into their heads.

“We went around the world to 20 countries and saw 5000 models. Since we had girls from all around the world need to be in an awesome location” said Josh.

“What’s better than South Beach on a yacht?” says Kaya.

Both Kaya and Josh are reality TV hot shots; Kaya was on “Temptation Island”.  Josh came in second place on Season 2 of “Big Brother”. He is best known for his risqué romp on a trampoline.

”How was that jumping on the trampoline in the nude thing?” Asked CBS4’s Lisa Petrillo, referring to Josh’s naked dance on the reality show.

“It was adventurous!” laughed Josh. “I’m always up for a good adventure!”

And there have been many adventures onboard Ocean Models, including wild parties.

“All the models lay out on the hot tub, cruising on the ocean. It’s a great place to be,” said Josh.

Actual work is also done on the yacht where shoots take place.

“Our girls grace the covers of Vogue, Elle Magazine and some of the biggest spreads as well as high fashion runways in the world,” said Josh.

For Josh and Kaya, Ocean Models is their ticket to set sail on adventure of a lifetime.

“It’s the world’s first six star modeling agency on the planet,” said Josh. “We are doing things no one else is doing”

Kaya adds, “and that makes us unique.”

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