Devin Brugman is one of the reining queens of 2012 on Instagram. With her illustrious uploads she’s amassed over 100,000 loyal users and has lent her physical talents to more bikini shoots than you could ever remember. Devin was born in Oakland, CA but moved to Maui, HI when she was 4.
Being raised in Maui was an amazing experience, but “island fever” can get the best of anyone. Graduating high school early and moving to LA when at the age of 17 was no easy task. As a model since the age of 18, her beloved new home has provided her with numerous opportunities. Drawn to Southern California by the energy of the city and the optimism of the people there, 2013 will continue to be another great year for this buxom beauty.
Place of Origin: Oakland, CA.
Instagram or Twitter: @devin_brugman
Agency: Instagram lol
Please explain to our readers What is “Bikini A Day”?
‘A Bikini A Day’ started as an Instagram page that Natasha and I created but has quickly grown into a full-fledged business all surrounding our love for bikinis. It works like this- We upload a picture of either Tash or myself in a new bikini everyday and explain what we love most about it. Our followers can get their daily dose of bikinis and see Tash or myself in a new suit everyday
How did the idea come about?
We soon became known as the “bikini girls” because we uploaded bikini pictures regularly on our personal Instagram accounts. As our followers grew we recognized how much they loved our bikini shots. Our obsession with bikinis and the demand for more pictures came together to create ‘A Bikini A Day.’
What are some obstacles you deal with on a regular basis?
Keeping balanced is definitely an obstacle I deal with on a regular basis. I am a full time student studying business at Mount St. Mary’s College. It can be hard to balance work and school. With all the new exciting stuff happening with A Bikini A Day it is hard for me not to put all my time and energy into the business.
What is the best city you’ve been to?
Monaco, France. I went when I was 15 and have been dying to get back. I loved so many parts of France but Monaco took my breath away. It is such a beautiful, clean and exciting city. That city is full of big money and seeing it all in action is fascinating.
How important is style when it comes to representing who you are? Why?
Style is really important because it is a way of expressing yourself. What you wear and how you carry yourself is how you are representing YOU. That is really important. We live in a society that unfortunately is quick to make judgments on physical characteristics alone. That first impression can say a lot, and with personal style you can give people a taste of who you are before even talking to them.
What’s the biggest grooming mistake a guy can make?
Using hair gel/ product. Keep it natural boys.
Is there a certain trend or style that you really dislike and why?
The cut-out heel-less platform. I’m a shoe fanatic but I just can’t wrap my head around that one.
What is the biggest turn on in a guy?… turn off?
Turn on: A manly man. I love a guy who isn’t afraid to get their hands dirty. I am from Hawaii so I’m used to boys who can ramble 4 wheelers, go hunting, and change their own oil lol
Turn off: A guy who asks too many questions…. Where do you want eat? What movie do you want see? Is this okay? Yaddah yaddah….This can be annoying- sometimes a girl just wants a guy to take control and make decisions without hesitation.
Who should pay on the first date?
The guy. Always.
My current favorite – Pasta
How would you describe your style in 3 words?
Relaxed. Sexy. Classic
What is your favorite hobby?
I love to blog. It’s fun and is a great source of inspiration for me. My tumblr is dirtydisposition.tumblr.com if you wanna check it out.
If you could work with any celebrity, who would it be?
James Franco. He is my ultimate celeb crush. He’s got a great sense of humor and he’s hot.
Who are your role models?
My parents are both my biggest role models. My mom and dad have been together for 25 years and are both amazing individuals. My mom, a former model, is an amazing mother and one of the most kind and understanding people I know. I can tell her anything and she is my best friend. My dad, who got his MBA, is a huge role model for me. I am studying business in school so he has been really helpful in motivating my studies. I also get my silly side from him. He is an amazing father and husband to my mom. Their marriage is beautiful and is a great model for my relationships.
What is a obstacle that you have faced in the past and what did you do to get around this obstacle?
A bad break up. Sticking with girlfriends and staying true to my values got me through it.
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