Reality Star

meetjoefrancis.com - Reality StarThe cameras captured the action as Joe held a strategy meeting with his staff on the hit HDNet reality TV series “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America,” now in its second season. Joe appears regularly in the series as he consults with the Girls Gone Wild production staff, monitors the search and reviews photos and videos submitted by contest hopefuls. He’s been known to pay a surprise visit to photo shoots for Girls Gone Wild Magazine, where his arrival is invariably cause for excitement and even nervousness on the part of the models. “Joe is full of energy,” says one contestant, a blonde college girl from Washington. “I was really nervous when he showed up but he quickly puts you at ease. He really likes everyone to have fun.” Fans are invited to vote for their favorite girls at GirlsGoneWild.com. The winner will be announced in a special one-hour finale on May 19. “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America” airs Thursday and Saturday on HDNet at 1 a.m. EDT, 10 p.m. PDT.

All in a Day’s Work

meetjoefrancis.com - All in a Day's WorkJoe visited the Girls Gone Wild Photo Studio on a typically busy day last month to chat with several beautiful young women who were there to shoot for Girls Gone Wild Magazine. The production facility offers of a large array of sets, backdrops, and equipment for photo and video shoots when going on location isn’t practical. During Joe’s recent visit, several contestants in the Search for the Hottest Girl in America took the opportunity to get a souvenir photo with the Girls Gone Wild Creator. They are (from left) Peyton Cummings, Kristin Myers, Amanda Miller and Kelli Reichel. “It’s always fun to have Joe at the photo shoots,” says Girls Gone Wild Magazine editor Leland Zaitz. “His presence really kicks up the energy. The girls are almost always nervous to meet him at first, but Joe puts quickly put them at ease. He’s down to Earth and wants everyone to have fun.”

And The Winner Is…

meetjoefrancis.com - And The Winner Is...On July 29, Joe appeared on HDNet‘s “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America” to officially award the title of Hottest Girl in America to 20-year-old Chelsea Brooke of Louisiana. Chelsea was selected by fan votes from among thousands of contestants who submitted photos and videos to GirlsGoneWild.com “Chelsea is amazing,” Joe said. “She’s beautiful, she’s smart and she’s got a great personality. She’s everything we were looking for to represent the Girls Gone Wild brand.” Chelsea couldn’t wait to tell her friends and family about winning the title. “I want to say thank you to all my friends and the fans who voted for me,” she said. Chelsea has begun a nationwide tour to represent the Girls Gone Wild brand at live events and media appearances. She also appears on the September issue of Girls Gone Wild Magazine. HDNet has already ordered season two of “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America” and the hunt is already underway to find Girls Gone Wild’s 2011 Hottest Girl in America.

Lil Wayne Rocks Girls Gone Wild

meetjoefrancis.com - Lil Wayne Rocks Girls Gone WildA custom-made Girls Gone Wild guitar added some sex appeal to the hot video for Lil Wayne‘s hit single “Knockout” with Nicki Minaj, which has been rocking the airwaves all summer. The song, from Lil Wayne‘s album “Rebirth,” charted on Billboard‘s Hot 100 list and features Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj living out a high school fantasy in which Nicki plays Wayne’s love interest. In the video, Lil Wayne plays a solid-body, limited edition guitar custom made for Girls Gone Wild by Schecter Guitar Research with graphics designed by Ron Villanueva. Last winter, Joe Francis called Lil Wayne and asked the rapper to perform at the Power of Hope charity gala, an annual event to benefit youth programs in Miami, hosted by Roy and Lea Black. Lil Wayne was happy to oblige and predictably brought the house down. As a thank you for Lil Wayne’s generous support for an important cause, Francis presented his friend with a rare Girls Gone Wild electric guitar. Lil Wayne prides his GGW guitar as one of his favorite instruments. See Lil Wayne rocking out on GGW guitar here.