Co-Founder

ELINA MCKINNEY

TO A GLOBAL INDUSTRY

The IBMS was the very first event of it's kind to launch in the cutting edge modeling and photography industry. Since 2011, The IBMS has helped make the dreams of hundreds come true and has been a leading force in the industry, as well as, an inspiration to the birth of numerous new companies that have tried to imitate The IBMS. But don't be fooled; no other company or event in the industry is quite like The IBMS.

No other company out there draws together hundreds of models, photographers, magazines, designers, industry professionals and more to one location for one week to produce thousands of images, hundreds of publications and countless opportunities.

Making dreams come true... 


Founded in 2011 by husband and wife business duo, Patrick and Elina McKinney, The IBMS is now one of the largest international model searches, networking outlets, career launching platforms and event production companies known worldwide.


The very first IBMS event had a total of 9 models and 1 photographer ​in Freeport, Bahamas in Spring of 2012. Now, hundreds of models and photographers travel from around the globe to attend The IBMS and thousands of models participate in our monthly social media contest each year.

The IBMS Family continues to grow at a rapid pace each day. It continues to draw the attention of so many accomplished and aspiring models, photographers, designers, hair stylists, makeup artists and industry professionals because of the legitimate professional opportunities that are created during our events and within our company. Not only do we promote the professional growth that one can achieve within our company, but we also highly promote the professional growth that one can achieve among other companies, magazines and agencies in the industry, as well. 

Nearly 90% of the models and photographers who have attended an IBMS Event have been published in national and international print and online publications. The IBMS connects industry professionals from all around the globe; creating the opportunity for exposure and success. We work very closely with major publications and companies that source their models and photographers directly from IBMS events.


A LOOK INTO

Throughout each year, we hold numerous Regional Model Searches and Bikini Shoot Camps around the globe. We also hold a monthly social media contest for models on our Facebook page.


Each regional title holder and monthly title holder will advance to our Semi-Annual International Finals where she will compete for the grand title of "Miss IBMS" in our International Finals. During this event, she will also be able to take advantage of countless career-advancing opportunities. This event is open to all industry professionals, friends, family and fans. Industry professionals travel from around the globe to experience this event first-hand. 


​Bikini Shoot Camps consist of 5 full days of shooting, networking, portfolio building, instruction, experience, exposure, support and fun. Bikini Shoot Camps are held all around the globe and are limited to 30 models and 10 photographers per event.

What separates The IBMS from the rest is that we take tremendous pride in working with everyone, whether you have been in the industry for years or you have just tried out your first photo shoot yesterday.

We hold great value in our beliefs. We believe that beauty and talent shine in all shapes, sizes, styles, ethnicity and experience backgrounds. We believe that all it takes to succeed is ambition, positivity and a little bit of support from your IBMS Family.

Our company prides itself on accepting and launching models, photographers and industry professionals of all kinds. We are proud to be set apart due to the fact that we do not discriminate or turn away from anybody.

We believe that if you are ambitious in pursuing your professional career then there is nothing that can prevent you from succeeding and we will be just as ambitious in supporting and expanding your name and brand in the industry.

Our company has worked with some of the most prestigious models, photographers, designers, artists, magazines and more from around the globe. Everybody has to start somewhere. The IBMS has wide open arms for anybody with a dream. 
  


Regional title holders, monthly title holders and hundreds of models come together and travel from around the globe to compete for the grand title of "Miss IBMS" and a grand prize package that will skyrocket her career. Models have traveled from as far as Canada, South America, Australia, Japan, Czech Republic, Romania, Colombia, Iceland, France, England, Holland, Hungary and from many corners of the globe to attend this grand event.

Each model in attendance will also have the opportunity to participate and shoot with 75 photographers and be selected for publication by numerous national and international magazines along with countless other opportunities.

​Most importantly, each model attending this event will gain the extraordinary opportunity to network and build strong, lasting professional relationships with hundreds of top industry professionals; allowing them to succeed in launching, expanding and enhancing their professional career as a model.

OUR EVENTS

You're probably asking yourself, "How can The IBMS help me do this?"


Well, the answer is simple. The IBMS brings together many of the industry's top magazines, publications, photographers, models, scouts, designers, stylists, corporate sponsors and more to one location for one week filled with non-stop photo shoots, experience, exposure, support, casting calls, networking opportunities and more.


During this week, hundreds of dreams come true and countless careers sky rocket. If you don't believe it, ask any of the hundreds of models, photographers or industry professionals who have attended our events in the past or join us for our next event and experience The IBMS firsthand!   

WHAT MAKES IBMS

Co-Founder

FROM 9 MODELS & 1 PHOTOGRAPHER

EXPAND, ENHANCE &

One event. One week. Thousands of images. Hundreds of publications. Countless opportunities.


What used to take between 5 to 10 years to accomplish in the modeling and photography industry is now wrapped up into 7 full days of non-stop fun, shooting, networking, learning, growing, improving and believing. At The IBMS, hundreds of industry professionals have the once in a lifetime opportunity to gather, network, create opportunities, build portfolios, sign with agencies, shoot with magazines, walk in fashion shows, enhance, expand and launch careers, build life-lasting friendships and so much more.


Whether you're an experienced industry professional or if you've never had a photo shoot, there's a place for you at The IBMS. Family members, spouses, significant others, friends and fans are all welcome, too!


40 magazines will be accepting submissions exclusively from this event.

12 of these magazines will be publishing "Exclusive IBMS Issues" that will only feature content exclusively shot during this event. By attending, your chances of being published and getting discovered are heightened significantly. We work very closely with major publications who source their models and photographers directly from our events. We are proud to say that nearly 90% of the models and photographers who have attended an IBMS event have been published in national and international print and online publications. You can find images captured at IBMS events on the pages of Maxim, FHM, Playboy, Sports Illustrated, Vanquish and countless more.


Will you be the next "Miss IBMS?"

Past "Miss IBMS" title holders are now traveling the world living their dreams and have been featured on the covers of Playboy, exclusively in Maxim, FHM, Esquire and countless other magazines. They have appeared in television commercials, become spokes models for numerous companies, signed contracts with numerous swimwear companies and have become some of the most sought after models in the industry. Our International Finals competition is open to all models. Models have traveled from as far as Australia, Czech Republic, Japan, Iceland, the Netherlands, Canada, France, England and around the globe to compete for the title of "Miss IBMS" and an opportunity to skyrocket their modeling careers.


Make your dream come true.


It's simple. The IBMS Family.


There is a strong "family" atmosphere present at every single IBMS event. IBMS Founders, Patrick McKinney and Elina McKinney, make it a priority to connect with each model, photographer or industry professional on a personal level. We love to spread the love at IBMS.


Our IBMS Family is full of models, photographers, industry professionals, friends, moms, dads, sisters, brothers (even pets!) and more from all around the globe who have the same vision and goal: POSITIVITY. We take care of each other, support each other, protect each other, empower each other, inspire each other, lead each other and love each other.

The IBMS Family continues to grow each and every day. ​When you're at The IBMS; you feel like you're at home. Life long friendships, relationships, partnerships (and yes) even successful marriages have all sprouted from The IBMS Family.

AT THE IBMS, EVERYBODY IS FAMILY

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OUR APPROACH

SO DIFFERENT?

200 MODELS + 75 PHOTOGRAPHERS + 40 MAGAZINES

+ MANY OF THE INDUSTRY'S TOP PROFESSIONALS
FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD COME TOGETHER
FOR "THE #1 CAREER LAUNCHING & NETWORKING
EVENT" IN THE INDUSTRY

INTERNATIONAL FINALS

PATRICK MCKINNEY

Image featuring Miss IBMS November, Jamila, by Inline Photography. Captured at IBMS Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

LAUNCH YOUR CAREER