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Swimsuit USA International

The Swimsuit USA International Model Search is the largest and fastest growing model search known worldwide with over 20,000 young ladies participating in preliminary model search competitions to advance to the International Finals. The Swimsuit USA International Model Search is geared to provide women with opportunities to further enhance their modeling careers thru learning modeling fundamentals, building their portfolio’s, living a healthy lifestyle, networking and building professional relationships with a variety of industry leaders such as movie and television producers, casting directors, magazine editors and top photographers from around the globe!

Swimsuit USA International, headquartered in Houston, Texas, is a worldwide organization with a myriad of experienced professionals who pride themselves on providing industry leading promotional events and campaigns. Born from a marriage of industry knowledge and experience, Swimsuit USA International is excited to have achieved it’s greatness through the hard work and leadership of President Kathy Wheatley and the continued efforts of her experienced staff. The organization is known is known for pioneering many exceptional programs and relationships that endure the test of time.

Swimsuit USA International is built with the mindset that we want models, photographers, casting agents and directors and other industry professionals to be able to network and provide legitimate work opportunities to one another. Not all model searches are built alike, and most are dead-ends or have no real ties within the industry or modeling community. But through the professional relationships Swimsuit USA International has developed, we offer a variety of advancement opportunities and career building avenues for young ladies and models to continue upon their pursuit of a successful modeling and acting career.

Swimsuit USA's Kathy WheatleySwimsuit USA International is owned and operated by Kathy Wheatley, an accomplished entrepreneur who has created numerous modeling/promotions companies and events from the ground floor. As owner of Elite Productions, Inc., and sister company Tropic Events, Inc., since 1991, she has an extensive background in marketing and business management. Kathy works with companies in Mexico, Europe, Canada, South America and the United States in coordinating top-notch events for various organizations.

A previous pageant competitor and former Miss Texas Petite herself, she has successfully produced many large-scale events including the Miss Hawaiian Tropic Model Search. As a Director, she has produced 13 US and International winners in 16 years. In its 15th year, Kathy is the founder and creator of the Ms. Petite International and Miss Petite Teen International. Kathy also produces Charity Golf Tournaments, the Swimsuit USA calendar, and various corporate events. She was a director for Miss USA, Miss America, Miss Planet Beach International and ManHunt male Model Search. She has been heavily active in her local community working and voulenteering with such organizations as the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Special Pals, and the Muscular Dystrophy Association.

Swimsuit USA International, Elite Productions, and Tropic Events qualifies as a Minority Woman Owned Business.

Client List
  • "Wild Hogs"
  • "WWE & WWF"
  • ABC
  • Blind Date
  • NBC
  • E! Television
  • Entertainment Tonight
  • Four Brothers
  • FOX
  • Maverick
  • Nash Entertainment
  • "Who Wants to Marry My Dad"
  • "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous"
  • UPN
  • Warner
  • Disney
  • "Need to Know"
  • "Miss Congeniality"
  • "What Women Want"
  • Emmy Awards
  • Country Music Awards
  • “Bay Watch – Hawaii”
  • “Bay Watch”
  • “Bikini Destinations”
  • “Fear Factor”
  • “For Love or Money”
  • “Meet My Folks”
  • “Pacific Blue” – USA Network
  • “The Bachelor”– ABC
  • “The Buzz” with Roseanne Rogers – KPRC Channel 2
  • “The Maiden Voyage – Love Cruise” - FOX
  • “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno
  • “VIP”
  • “Wild on E!”
  • Warner Brothers 55th Annual Television Emmy Awards
  • Access Hollywood
  • EXTRA
  • Sammy Hagar Concert
  • Television Emmy Awards
  • United Artists & Talent Agency – LA
  • Walt Disney Productions
  • Warner Brothers
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Fiestas Patrias Car Show
  • Austin Car Show
  • Budweiser National Convention
  • CASE Tractor Equipment
  • Coors Light
  • Corvette Show
  • Energy Expo
  • Fiestras Patrias “Coors Light” Promotion
  • Fitness Expo
  • Furniture and Design Show
  • Houston Auto Show
  • Houston Fishing Show
  • Houston International Boat Sport & Travel Show
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Houston Motorcycle & RV Show
  • Lawyers Association Convention
  • Los Magnifico’s Car Show
  • Low Rider Car Show
  • Miller Lite Merchandise Booth
  • North American Prospecting Conference
  • Offshore Technology Convention (OTC)
  • Pasadena Livestock Show & Rodeo Convention
  • Proctor and Gamble
  • Restaurant Bar and Nightclub
  • Sakowitz Furs Trunk Show
  • Styling Technology Corporation
  • Texas Home and Garden Show
  • Texas Package Store Association Show
  • Texas Restaurant Association Show
  • Texla Energy Management
  • The International Auto Show
  • Trim Spa
  • Vacation, Leisure and Outdoor Show
  • 24 Hour Fitness
  • Albertson’s
  • American Express
  • American Hat Company
  • Aveda Hair Care
  • Barbie – Mattel
  • Black Magic
  • Bosch
  • Caress
  • Chevrolet
  • Claritin Sinus Medication
  • Clarity Skin Systems
  • Colgate
  • CostCo
  • Dan Post Boots
  • Dove
  • Dryel Fabric Softener
  • Febreeze
  • Ford
  • Harley Davidson
  • Harley Davidson Footwear
  • Hawaiian Tropic Golf
  • Hawaiian Tropic Suntanning Products
  • HEB
  • Hickory Farms
  • MasterCard/Visa
  • Mr. Clean
  • Nokia
  • Noxema
  • Oil of Olay
  • Optinum Nutrition
  • Palmolive
  • Pantene Pro-V
  • Pennzoil
  • Pep-Boys
  • Physique Shampoo
  • Pond’s
  • Premium Gold Angus Beef
  • Purina Dog Food
  • Sam’s Wholesale Club
  • Smile White
  • Stacker
  • Swiffer
  • Thermasilk
  • Tide
  • Trim-Spa
  • U.S.M.P.
  • Ultra Hair
  • Unilever
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Vidal Sassoon
  • Wrigley’s Gum
  • Tony Lama Boots
  • AXE
  • Miller Lite Live
  • Cavender’s Western Wear
  • Tex Star Motors
  • Finger Furniture
  • Clarity Skin Systems
  • Smile White
  • Don’s Western Wear
  • Harley Davidson
  • Leo Martin Chevrolet
  • Mancuso Harley Davidson
  • Hickory Farms
  • CASE Tractor Company Equipment
  • Flirt Clothing Company
  • Nokita Tools
  • Sakowitz Furs
  • Adventure Media Systems
  • Mastercraft Boat Company
  • Trim Spa
  • Yamaha Watercraft
  • Avis Rent Cars
  • Enterprise Leasing
  • Verizon Wireless
  • Nokia
  • Toyota
  • Jeep
  • Momentum BMW
  • Sam Houston Race Park
  • Gulf Greyhound Park
  • The State Bank of Texas
  • Continental Airlines
  • Earth-Cam.com
  • Grupo Infinniti – Monterrey, Mexico
  • Beauty Pads
  • Trailer Wheel and Frame
  • Digital Air Control
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Reef Industries
  • Sakowitz Furs
  • Spectrum Career Uniforms
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine
  • Nu Image Magazine
  • Flirt Clothing Catalog
  • Envy Magazine
  • In A Flash Photography
  • Terra Catalog
  • Full Throttle Magazine
  • 002 Magazine
  • TEEN Magazine
  • Muscle & Fitness Magazine
  • MAXIM Magazine
  • Houston Health & Fitness Magazine
  • Pulse Magazine
  • Bride & Groom Magazine
  • Energy Magazine
  • Houston Sports News
  • Texas Woman Magazine
  • Met-Rx
  • Official Guide to Houston Magazine
  • Muscle Media
  • Alto Reed’s Music CD
  • Overnight Magazine – Guatemala
  • UROK Clothing
  • Debrrah’s - Kentucky
  • Miss Hawaiian Tropic Texas
  • Miss Hawaiian Tropic International – Guatemala
  • Miss Hawaiian Tropic International – El Salvador
  • Miss Super Bowl XXXVIII
  • Miss All-Star Baseball
  • Ms. Petite International
  • Miss Petite Teen International
  • Flirt Clothing Model Searches
  • Miss Houston Rodeo
  • Miss Go Texan
  • Miss Jr. & Teen Go Texan
  • Miss USA Preliminary Pageants
  • Miss Coastal Bend USA
  • Miss Brazoria County USA
  • Miss Houston America Pageant
  • Miss Wild Game Contest
  • Randy’s Lady in Red Model Search
  • Miss Pan American International Pageant
  • Miss Southeast Texas
  • ManHunt Male Model Search – Singapore
  • Miss Tecate International Model Search – Ixtapa
  • Elite Petite Model Searches
  • Miss St. Patrick’s Day
  • Ms. Petite Texas
  • Miss Petite Teen Texas
  • Miss Rodeo USA
  • American Dream Girl
  • Bikini Internacional - Mexico
  • Joe Boxer Clothing Fashion Show
  • Warren Moon’s Charity Fundraiser
  • Festari for Men Charity Fashion Show
  • Dare Ware Fashion Show – Couture Entertainment
  • Harold’s Men’s Wear Fashion Show
  • Cavender’s Western Wear
  • North Beach Leather Fashion Show
  • Elizabeth Anthony Collection Ladies Fashion Show
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo
  • Ladies International Committee Style Show
  • Hawaiian Tropic Clothing Fashion Show
  • Lucho’s Rain Forest Fundraiser
  • Romancing the Range Rodeo Fashion Show
  • Momentum BMW Annual Charity Fundraiser
  • Denim & Diamonds Fashion Show & Fundraiser
  • Hawaiian Tropic Calendar Release Party
  • Harley Davidson Clothing Fashion Show
  • City Streets Rodeo Kick-Off Fashion Show
  • Sakowitz Furs Annual Fashion Show
  • Champagne Society Formal Fashion Show
  • Firehouse Charity Fashion Show
  • NASA and KD&E Marketing “Moon to Mars” Fashion Show
  • Playboy’s Halloween Charity Fashion Show
  • Stelzig’s Western Wear Fashion Show
  • LaFemme Boutique Charity Fundraiser
  • Diamonds and Scrubs Gala
  • Sweetwater Country Club Gala
  • Jose Lima’s Charity Fundraiser – Jillian’s
  • Capristan Swimwear Fashion Show
  • Texas Longhorn Saloon & Cavender’s “Go Texan” Show
  • Café Elysee’s Fall Fashion Extravaganza
  • UROK Clothing “Hip Hop” Fashion Extravaganza
  • Super Bowl XXXVIII “Celebrity Celebration”
  • Miss Super Bowl XXXVIII
  • Super Bowl Playboy Party
  • WWF Wrestle Mania – XVII World Wrestling Federation – Axxess Fan Fest
  • Super Bowl “Celebrity Soiree”
  • Houston All-Star Baseball Game
  • Breeder’s Cup – Lone Star Park
  • Cannes Film Festival
  • LeMans Race – France
  • Squaw Celebrity Ski Event - Aspen
  • Houston Texans Appreciation Party
  • Harlem Globetrotters Charity Event
  • NASCAR
  • John Daly’s Celebrity Golf Tournament - Dancing Rabbit
  • Boys and Girls Club Sport Clay Shooting Event
  • Shell Houston Open
  • Wrestle Mania – World Wrestling Federation
  • Benihana’s Celebrity Chef Cooking
  • “Magic” Johnson’s Roast
  • Los Angeles Lakers Charity Fundraiser
  • Hawaiian Tropic Charity Golf Tournament
  • Devon Energy Golf Tournament
  • Hugh Hefner’s Annual Halloween Party
  • LaCoste Tennis Tournament
  • Buzz-Fest
  • Cross Canadian Ragweed Concert Event
  • Houston Texans Golf Tournament
  • Shell Open Golf Tournament
  • NOPI Car Show
  • KLOL’s Annual Leather & Lace Christmas Party
  • Pasadena BBQ Cook Off
  • David Weekly’s Grand Opening Builder Show
  • Texas A&M Chili Fest
  • Enron Field- Ruggles – Astro’s Appreciation Day
  • Complete Environmental Productions Banquet
  • Houston Farm and Ranch Club
  • Lonestar Rally Motorcycle Rally
  • Bike Week – Daytona Beach
  • The Sammy Hagar Concert
  • KCEF Foundation Charity Fundraiser
  • Dawgs on Hawgs Motorcycle Ride
  • Aero’s Hockey - “Bikinis on Ice”
  • Dallas Mavericks
  • The Ambassador’s Club Annual Soiree
  • Benson Chevrolet Grand Opening
  • National Finals Rodeo in Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Lotion in Motion Motorcycle Charity Ride
  • Houston Motor Sports Park – Busch Series
  • Fluor Daniel Luau
  • British USA – Grand Opening
  • Bill Mack – Renown Artist Gallery Openings
  • Coors Light Distributor Meeting
  • Browning Boxing
  • Miller Lite Merchandise Booth
  • Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo BBQ Cook-Off
  • Gulf Greyhound Park
  • “Slap Fest”
  • Woodlands Mall Handouts
  • First Colony Mall Window Decorating
  • Wild Game Cook-Off
  • Guns and Hoses Boxing Tournament
  • Treasure Island Casino Golf Tournament
  • Wings over Houston Air Show
  • Lone Star Park Raceway Promotions
  • Gallery Furniture Westside Tennis Club
  • Langham Bayou Links Golf Tournament
  • Pasadena Strawberry Festival
  • The Austin County Fair
  • “The Love Ride” Motorcycle Charity Fundraiser
  • Hawaiian Tropic Golf “Celebrity Charity Event”
  • Muscular Dystrophy Telethon
  • CCA Banquets
  • Houstonian - Wine Tasting Event
  • Taste of Houston
  • Miller Brewing Company
  • Oshman’s Christmas Wrapping Charity Event
  • MAXIM Magazine Model Search
  • Chuck Norris D.A.R.E. “Keep Kids off Drugs” Fundraiser
  • Republic Harley Davidson “Casino Day”
  • MAXIM Magazine – Super Bowl Party
  • General Go Texan Chili-Cook Off
  • Metro Go-Texan Fundraisers
  • Woodlands Mall Thanksgiving Appreciation Day
  • Bowling For Beef Fundraiser
  • Bikini Festival Internacional - Mexico
  • Texas Women’s EXPO
  • Miller Lite – 93Q Country “Spring Fest”
  • All-Star Home Run Derby 2004
  • Fen, Feather, Fur & Food Festival
  • Houston Chronicle Sports & Celebrity Carnival
  • ABM Production Television
  • Bennett Productions
  • Dobson Productions
  • Premiere Media Group
  • Ritmo Latino
  • Larry Fagala Photography
  • Jack Opatrany
  • David Lovelace
  • Arthur Garcia
  • Rudolfo
  • Doug Carter Photography
  • Mali Reed
  • Shane James Photography
  • Craig Brumley
  • John Neyrot
  • Todd
  • Adventure Media Systems
  • Alto Reed Music Cover - CD
  • Craig Brumley
  • Creative Images
  • Dobson Productions - Chicago
  • Group Infinniti
  • Chris Freeman
  • RML Productions
  • RW Productions
  • Sam Majed
  • Access Texas Magazine
  • American Bride Magazine
  • Bride & Groom Magazine
  • Controversy Magazine
  • Cosmopolitan Magazine
  • De TODO Newspaper
  • Diario Newspaper
  • El Diario de Zihuatanejo Newspaper
  • El Sol de Acapulco Newspaper
  • Full Throttle Magazine
  • Houston Health and Fitness Magazine
  • Houston Press Magazine
  • Houston Sports News Magazine
  • Maxim Magazine
  • Muscle & Fitness Magazine
  • Novedades Newspaper
  • Nuestro Acapulco Newspaper
  • Pageantry Magazine
  • Playboy Magazine
  • Pulse Magazine
  • Redbook Magazine
  • Stuff Magazine
  • Teen Magazine
  • TeVe Guia
  • VEA Magazine
  • KPRC - Channel 2 - Houston
  • 610 AM Sports - Houston
  • Channel 39 - Houston
  • KIKK 95.7 FM - Houston
  • KILT 100.3 FM - Houston
  • KKBQ 93Q FM - Houston
  • KLOL 101.1 FM - Houston
  • KNWS Channel 51 - Houston
  • KTBZ The Buzz 94.5 FM - Houston
  • KTRK Channel 13 - Houston
  • UPN Channel 20 - Houston
  • FOX Channel 26 - Houston
  • KRBE Power 104 FM - Houston
  • KMJQ Magic 102 FM - Houston
  • 002 Magazine
  • CBS – Radio Affiliates
  • Clear Channel
  • Cox Radio
  • Energy Magazine
  • Envy Houston Magazine
  • Flirt Clothing Magazine
  • Glamour Magazine
  • Good Housekeeping Magazine
  • HOT Z – 95 FM – Corpus Christi
  • Houston Chronicle
  • Infinity Radio
  • Inside Houston
  • KDGE The Edge 102.1 FM
  • KILT Sports Radio 610 AM
  • KLDF Channel 50 TV
  • KOUL – 103.7 FM – Corpus Christi
  • NuImage Magazine
  • SuperModels Unlimited Magazine
  • Texas Monthly Magazine
  • Bellaire Chamber of Commerce
  • Better Business Bureau
  • Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Pasadena Rodeo Association
  • San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau
  • Second Baptist Church
  • Special Pals
  • The American Cancer Society
  • The Red Cross
  • Tomball Chamber of Commerce
  • Boys & Girls Club of America
  • Houston Food Bank
  • March of Dimes
  • Coastal Conservation Association/CCA
  • The Sunshine Kids
  • 3 Cheers
  • BW-3's
  • Bar Houston
  • Bone Daddy's
  • Cabo
  • Cadillac Ranch
  • Carlos-N-Charlie's
  • Charlie's
  • City Streets
  • Bikini Beach Club
  • Club Utopia
  • Crome
  • Cowboy Arlington
  • Coyote
  • Daquiri Factory
  • The Drink
  • Duke’s Original Roadhouse
  • The Gatsby Social Club
  • Graham Central Station
  • Gulf Greyhound Park
  • Hurricane Hut
  • Hush
  • Johnny B. Dalton's
  • The Jolly Fox
  • Lonestar Race Park
  • Louie's Back Yard
  • Manhattan Club
  • Midnight Rodeo
  • The Oasis
  • Outback Pub
  • Papa's Ice House
  • Papa's On The Lake
  • Park Place
  • Platinum X
  • Polyester’s
  • Prada
  • Rehab
  • The Roxy
  • Ruggle's
  • Sam's Boat
  • Sam's Place
  • Sam Houston Race Park
  • Seabrook Beach Club
  • Shadow Canyon
  • Sharkey's
  • Sherlock's Pub
  • Shooter's
  • Slick Willie's
  • Sneaky Pete's
  • The Tap
  • Texas Longhorn Saloon
  • Tiki Bob's Cantina
  • T-Town
  • Wild West
  • Willie Nelson's Nightlife
  • Woodrow's
  • Austin County Fair
  • Charlie’s – Padre Island
  • Club Uropia
  • Cowboy Arlington
  • Crockett Street
  • Firewater Bar and Grill
  • Fox and Hound
  • Highport Marina
  • Home Plate Bar & Grill
  • Hurricane Hut
  • Mojo’s
  • Pompano’s
  • Prada
  • Stetson’s Nightlife
  • Texas Star Bar
  • The Bus
  • The Lounge
  • The Oasis
  • The Tavern
  • The Tavern on the Grey
  • Tumbleweed
  • Wild Bill’s
  • Wolfie’s
  • Arbor Mist
  • Bartyles & James
  • Budweiser
  • Captain Morgan's
  • Coors Light
  • Corona
  • Dorado Beer - Guatemala
  • K-Cider
  • Gallo Wines
  • Special Pals
  • Lone Star Beer
  • Lone Star Light Beer
  • Mike's Hard Lemonade
  • Miller Lite
  • Miller Genuine Draft
  • Modelo Especial
  • Pacifico
  • Paul Mason
  • Rums of Puerto Rico
  • Samuel Adams
  • Rolling Rock
  • Shiner Bock
  • Sky Vodka
  • Sol Beer
  • Tecate
  • All Canandaigua Wines
  • Bacardi
  • Block Distributing Wine & Spirits
  • Crown Royal
  • E & J Gallo Winery
  • Glazer’s
  • Heineken
  • Margarita Ice
  • Michelob Ultra
  • Miller High Life Light
  • Miller High Life
  • Milwaukee’s Best
  • Pete’s Wicked Ale
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