Buy a Billabong Bikini and Win a Trip to Hollywood!

Buy a Billabong Bikini and Win a Trip to Hollywood!

In 2010 Billabong Girls ran a promotion countrywide where if you bought a Billabong bikini, you were entered into the competition where one lucky winner and her best (girl) friend would win an all expenses paid trip to Hollywood with Billabong Girls South Africa.

In April 2011, Ruth Laatz was announced as the official winner of the Billabong Girls Bikini promo. Ruth invited her best (girl) friend Debby Armitage and excitement was in the air because they were going to Hollywood! A 3rd winner was also selected, the store staff salesperson who sold the most bikini’s over the promotional period also won a trip to Hollywood. Tracey Perumal from Sport ‘n Surf in Long Street was the winner!

On the 13th June 2011, Ruth, Debby & Tracey met in OR Thmabo International Airport to begin their journey together to Hollywood for an adventure of a lifetime! Thanks to Virgin Atlantic Airlines, the girls were upgraded to UPPER CLASS tickets and were able to enjoy a glass of champagne together in the Virgin Lounge before boarding the plane! Upper Class on Virgin Atlantic airways was the most amazing experience and the girls had the most enjoyable and luxurious time travelling to London Heathrow and then onto Los Angeles!


Hollywood didn’t let the girls down, they went window shopping along the famous Rodeo drive and enjoyed a delicious cupcake at Crumbs Bakery. On Tuesday 15th June the girls were VIP guests at the annual Billabong Design For Humanity Fashion Show. This was at paramount Studio’s in Hollywood and honestly was the most phenomenal experience. The fashion show exposed some stunning Billabong Girls bikinis and other items of clothing. After the fashion show, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zero’s played and created an awesome environment for a great party! Billabong’s Design For Humanity will be an experience never to be forgotten!

Rodeo  DFH DFH 2

Hollywood Boulevard proved to be highly entertaining. The girls were able to put their hands in the likes of Marilyn Monroe’s hand print and pose with all the famous people’s ‘stars’.  Madame Tusaudes was also lots of fun and those wax models looked so real and finally the day was ended with a delicious burger from Hard Rock Cafe!

Group star star Hard Rock

The girls had a flat tire and Avis car hire replaced their rental car with a Hummer so for the 2nd half of the trip, Ruth, Debby and Tracey were able to live the high life and cruise down to Santa Monica in a Hummer! In Santa Monica the girls went to the famous Pacific Park funfair and got to see all the sights from the top of the Ferris wheel as well as go roller-blading along the beach boardwalk to Venice Beach.

Hummer rollar blading

All in all it was a great experience and Billabong Girls was able to offer Ruth, Debby and Tracey an experience of a lifetime. Look out for the Billabong Girls bikini promo this year as once again lucky winners could be jetting off to watch Design For Humanity live somewhere overseas…. Who knows…. Maybe even in Sydney!!! You want to buy your Billabong bikini this summer!

Visit Billabong Girls-sa on facebook to see all the photo's from the trip!

Tracey said (6 years ago)
WOW!!!!! I'm actualy still feeling STAR STRUCKED at this moment. It was the most amazing dream that ever came true in my life. Every single detail of this adventure was perfect. thank you Billabong for making a young girls dream come true!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. THANK YOU NIKKI FOR BEEN SUCH AN AWSOME MOM HEHE
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Jul 1, 2011

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