Fun at the 2012 MTV Movie Awards

2012 MTV Movie Awards

The 2012 MTV Movie Awards once again proved to be a huge celebrity draw as Girls Gone Wild creator, Joe Francis and season 3 winner of The Search for the Hottest Girl in America, Abbey Lauren Wilson, strutted down the red carpet before the big show.  It was chaotic as usual, especially during his entertaining interview with La Coacha from

Joe hung out with friends Charlie Sheen, Mario Lopez, Alexander Ludwig from The Hunger Games who won his first MTV Movie Award for “Best Fight” and  mega performer, RedFoo from LMFAO.

Girls Gone Wild Announces Winner of “The Hottest Girl in America”

Abbey Wilson
“America’s” WIN is Capitol Hill’s LOSS

LOS ANGELES, May 4th, 2012 – U.S. Senator Mark Pryor (D-ARK) take notice, the winner of “The Search for the Hottest Girl in America” Season 3 has finally been announced. After thousands of fan votes, 24 year old Abbey Wilson of Oklahoma City, OK was crowned the winner in last night’s dramatic season finale. The stunning blonde edged out thousands of other contestants to win this year’s coveted title.

The Capitol Hill controversy began when Girls Gone Wild founder Joe Francis purchased an internship through a charity auction, to take place in U.S. Senator Mark Pryor’s office in Washington D.C this summer. Francis then added the internship to the prize package for this season’s winner, until the Senator went public claiming it was all a hoax. Francis’s name was cleared when Chad Brownstein, son of prominent lobbyist Norm Brownstein, admitted that he had in fact arranged for the internship with Senator Pryor’s office, and promptly apologized.

While Abbey Wilson won’t be walking up those steps on Capitol Hill this summer, she will still be juggling plenty of work as this season’s winner. After her big win, Wilson said, “I am unbelievably excited and honored to have been voted as this season’s winner. This means the world to me!” Wilson went on to say, “I want to thank all of the Girls Gone Wild fans and everyone that voted for me. Thank you!”

Joe Francis said, “Abbey really deserved to win. She will be a great global ambassador for the Girls Gone Wild brand.” As for the internship controversy, Francis commented, “Abbey would have been a great intern. Senator Pryor truly missed out.”

“Girls Gone Wild® Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America” airs Thursday and Saturday nights on HDNet at 10:00 p.m. PT.

Girls Gone Wild Vs Senator Pryor

Joe Francis CNN

Girls Gone Wild creator Joe Francis announced in a press release that he had won an internship in a charity auction. This internship was scheduled to take place this summer in the office of U.S. Senator Mark Pryor in Washington, D.C. However, Senator Mark Pryor is now claiming that the internship and the charity that auctioned the prize off is a hoax. Noting that “Our office does not sell, auction or donate internships. We believe someone outside Senator Pryor’s office has broken the law by fraudulently impersonating a U.S. Senator, fraudulently attempting to sell a government position and using the Senate seal without authorization. We have asked the FBI to fully investigate who is perpetrating this fraud against the senator and the U.S. Senate.”


In an exclusive interview with CNN, Joe sat down and talked about his intentions with the internship. Saying he not only thought it was a great opportunity for the winner but, also really fun! Another interesting point that CNN brings up is that Pryor has visited the Temple before noting that, “he was the guest of a congregate, Chad Brownstein.”


Brownstein now admits in an apology letter to Senator Pryor that it was his fault for the misunderstanding stating “I thought it might be possible to auction off an unpaid month-long summer internship for a high school student with your office…I said that if the person whose bid was selected was forever reason not approved, the Temple would give the money back. I didn’t realize that the item would be posted before I had a change to check with your office. Nor did I realize that it would be posted without the caveat that the person would have to be approved. Unfortunately there was a miscommunication.”


While the money has been returned, Francis is still waiting for an apology from the Senator who, refuses to acknowledge what went down.


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It’s Season 3 of the Hottest Reality Show on TV

joe francis with girls from the hottest reality show on tvJoe hosts the sexy fun-filled series, Search for the Hottest Girl in America, which airs Thursdays at 1am ET/10pm PT on HDNet. This wildly popular reality series is back and better than ever! Joe commented saying, “Viewers definitely won’t be disappointed. All of the girls are amazing and the competition is tighter than previous seasons.” After two successful seasons, season 3 promises yet another nostalgic ride aboard the Girls Gone Wild Buses. They have traveled from LA to New York and hit every city in-between. After thousands of submissions, it will come down to one lucky winner. The finalists are yet to be revealed, so be sure to watch to find out who makes it to Girls Gone Wild Island for the series finale and who gets left behind.

Click here to watch season 3 trailer

Joe Francis Turns Up the Heat in Hotlanta

joe francis turns up the heat in hotlantaJoe Francis hosted a Halloween party for capacity crowds at Atlanta’s hottest club to shoot scenes for season 3 of the hit HDNet series “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America.” Joe rocked the VIP lounge at Opera with some of the hottest girls in the club who were dressed for the occasion in costumes ranging from a sexy angel to a sexy cop to sexy schoolgirl and even a sexy werewolf. “A lot of people don’t know this, but I was actually born in Atlanta,” Joe told a cheering crowd. “Thanks for making us feel so welcome. Let’s get wild!”

Winning - WinningJoe hosted a party in Los Angeles for the series finale of HDNet‘s reality series “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America.” The party was held to celebrate a second successful season of the popular show with cast and crew. Statuesque 19-year-old Kelli Reichel from Camarillo, California was chosen by voters as the 2011 winner of the search. “There were so many amazing contestants this year, it was a tough choice for the fans; but I think they definitely made the right decision,” says Joe. “Kelli is beautiful, smart and has a great personality.” Kelli is featured on the cover the summer 2011 issue of Girls Gone Wild Magazine. “I’m so happy that I won,” she said at the party. “I want to thank Joe and everyone at Girls Gone Wild for an amazing experience, as well as everyone who voted for me.”

Reality Star - 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 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.

Funny Man - Funny ManJoe recently appeared in a viral video spoofing the Girls Gone Wild brand that was produced as a promotion for the hit HDNet series “Girls Gone Wild Presents: Search for the Hottest Girl in America.” The comic short, produced for the “Funny Or Die” website, was written and directed by Jordan Rubin, whose credits include writing for “Late Night with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” and “The MTV Movie Awards.” According to the production’s director of photography, Joe’s improvisations had the crew cracking up so much that multiple takes were ruined by off-camera laughter.