The fifth annual Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine swimsuit issue, featuring more than 70 photos from the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders calendar shoot in Cozumel, is now available. Much like Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue, this is the single most popular issue of the magazine, with more than 3,000 additional copies printed due to the high demand.
Third-year veteran cheerleader Emma Mary graced the cover of what is essentially a sneak preview of the massively successful swimsuit calendar that will be released in the fall. The lush Iberostar Resort was the site for the DCC calendar shoot and it provided a perfect backdrop for the 28 veterans from last year's squad who participated. Wade Livingston, Jeremy Shelby and Blake Ryan Towsley served as photographers.
"When [DCC director] Kelli [Finglass] announced that I was the 2013 Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine cover girl, I was absolutely shocked!" said Emma Mary. "Never in a million years did I think I would be chosen to represent the Cowboys and all of my gorgeous friends. I am so grateful to be part of an organization that encourages and celebrates intelligent, beautiful women."
A typical shooting day in Cozumel had the ladies up before dawn for hair and makeup, with most days ending after sunset. The hair and makeup artists and photographers work hard to make the ladies feel like supermodels while on set, and the excitement built as the magazine's release date approached.
"So much preparation goes into our swimsuit calendar shoots that it is truly an unbelievable feeling to see everyone's hard work come to life when the Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine Swimsuit Issue is revealed," sixth-year veteran Sydney Durso said.
The Dallas Cowboys Star Magazine swimsuit issue can be purchased at ShopCowboys.com, Dallas Cowboys Pro Shops, area Albertson's stores and select Barnes & Nobles.
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