Bikini-Wearing “Pin-Up Paparazzo” Scores Celeb Shots On South Beach
MIAMI BEACH (CBSMiami) – When the Paparazzi are clamoring for a celebrity shot on South Beach, chances are Logan Fazio is in the crowd.
Clad in a bikini showing off her toned beach body, with an expensive camera dangling around her neck, Fazio is known as the “Pin-up Paparazzo.”
“I work 24-7,” Fazio told CBS4’s Brian Andrews. “I’m up all night editing and sending photos, then back at it on the beach bright and early the next day.”
Logan’s images of celebrities on South Beach have been purchased by newspapers and magazines in Australia, Europe, and the United States.
“It’s an exciting way to make a living,” she said. Logan said she is often patrolling the beach behind the W and Setai, two posh hotels frequented by the rich and famous.
“This is paparazzi central,” she said. “We see everyone from Brad and Angelina to Kim and Kanye.”
Recently, Logan photographed Victoria Secret Models Candice Swanepoel, Doutzen Kroes, and Miranda Kerr.
“They’re just so gorgeous and nice,” she said. “They’re fun to shoot because they are always happy and always look amazing.”
On the day CBS4 met Logan on the beach behind the W, she received a tip by text message of a celebrity sighting at 12th street. She jumped on her hot pink electric bike and was there in less than 10 minutes.
When she arrived, a gaggle of photographers was snapping photos of British singer and model Rita Ora. Ora was taking photos for Madonna’s new fashion line called Material Girl and will soon star in the movie version of the book “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
“I’ve never seen a ‘pap’ in a bikini,” remarked Ora on Logan’s appearance as Ora’s handlers escorted her to a waiting car. Logan smiled and yelled, “can I get a picture with you? I’m the pin up paparazzi!”
Logan got the shot, one of hundreds of thousands she says she’s popped off in the last five years of working the glamorous sands of South Beach.
“Hopefully, it’s a stop along the way to greatness,” she told CBS4’s Brian Andrews. “I would love to maybe work with Victoria Secret or go on tour with Miley Cyrus,” she said. For now, it’s back on her hot pink electric bike, waiting for the next text of a possible celebrity sighting, which she will no doubt rush off-to clad in a bikini with a camera.
“The sunshine here is great for the stars and the photographers who want to take their pictures,” Logan said.
To catch a glimpse of Logan’s life on South Beach through photos, follow her on Instagram @paparazzilogan.