DESTIN, Fla. - After a slightly rocky start with the Cheerleaders' bus breaking down 30 miles north of Destin, the annual swimsuit photo shoot has begun with success!
The team had an incredible kick-off dinner at the Compass Rose Restaurant Wednesday night, complete with bacon wrapped scallops and fresh-grilled vegetables. The ladies then checked-in to the luxurious Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village where they will stay for four nights.
• PHOTOS: Day I
The first group of Cheerleaders began their shoot on Thursday morning at 3:45am with hair appointments with The Edge Salon and make-up by Visage Bella.
Brooke, Stephanie A., and Jena then boarded a beautiful 73-foot yacht, "The Emerald Grande" to take some incredible pictures. Captain Mike and First Mate Stephen ensured the voyage was safe and enjoyable.
Later in the morning, Mariel and Erica shot in the marina with hundreds of on-lookers cruising by. Despite the heat, the shots were amazing and photographer Erick Anderson worked his magic.
After lunch, which was provided by Tropical Smoothie Café, the day continued with an evening pool-side shoot with five more Cheerleaders. The setting sun provided a gorgeous backdrop for the photos.
At 7:00, The HarborWalk Village celebrated its weekly Red, White, and Blue block party complete with a performance by the Titans Cheerleaders. The night concluded with dinner at the Crab Island Cantina and an incredible fireworks celebration over the Gulf of Mexico.