Model Nicole Oppermann Used Rejection to Her Advantage - page 2

By Jeff Ferrantino on June 30, 2006

Nicole Oppermann, pictures, picture, photos, photo, pics, pic, images, image, bikini, beach, sexy, young, hot, models, freeonesThe very next day, Oppermann called Hawaiian Tropic and submitted her pictures. The rest, as they say, is history.

"It was definitely kind of a scary move, but in the end, probably one of the best decisions ever," says the lover of fast cars, who owns a 2002 Trans Am that she proudly says is "really fast and really loud, and I love it!"

Oppermann's work with Hawaiian Tropic would eventually lead to a number of doors being opened elsewhere.

"It's a pretty good networking company," she says. "I started working for other promotional companies and other people who were casting for calendars, and I just started modeling for everybody else and meeting new people. It definitely took off from there.

"It's definitely a great company to work for. They opened a lot of doors."

Some of those opened doors included the chance to go on screen for the very first time. While meeting with a potential agent in New Orleans, Oppermann was asked if she wanted to go along for a ride with the agent and his client, who was auditioning for the male role in an upcoming movie.

"I was like, 'Okay, sure," Oppermann explains. "I walk in there and there's this room full of people with professional headshots, resumes, you know, looking amazing. And here I am, off of a photo shoot, tired, my hair is in a ponytail. It was definitely interesting.

"Then I meet the casting director and he just said, "Well, why don't you just audition?' I was like, 'I don't have a resume or headshot or anything.' And he says, 'Well, that's ok. Just write down your name and phone number and go in there.'"

Oppermann would go on to land a part in the film, "Stay Alive," which was released earlier this year in March. Her role would prove to be an interesting one, in that it required her to shoot a sex scene.

"It was definitely weird," she admits. "They don't show much, but it was a sex scene. Overall, it was definitely a cool experience."