Courtney Brumley fell in love with wakeboarding as a teenager in Oklahoma. Today, the 24-year-old model keeps that stoke alive as a Rockstar Girl on the King of Wake World Series and as a wakeboard boat model for Tige boats. We caught up with this riding beauty to find out about her recent foray into music videos, why she loves to ride, and her favorite part about being a bikini model.
How long have you been wakeboarding and how did you get started? I've been wakeboarding since I was 14. My parents had a lake house on Tenkiller Lake in Oklahoma, so I grew up going to the lake every weekend. It took me about 50 times before I could even stand up on a wakeboard. I started out behind a Sea Ray deck boat that my dad had. Eventually when I got into high school, my family sold it and bought a wakeboarding boat and I rode behind that.
What do you like about wakeboarding? I love everything about wakeboarding. It's a great way to stay in shape, and when I get behind the boat, it just puts me in such a great mood. I mainly just ride for fun. I'm definitely not pro material by any means!
Where's your favorite place to ride? Definitely Lake Tenkiller. It's where I grew up and the water is beautiful. You can always find a cove with smooth water even on a busy holiday weekend.
Who's your favorite pro wakeboarder and why? Emily Copeland-Durham. She is an amazing rider and she's a strong Christian, who leads a life of faith and lives for God. I really admire her. I met her a few years ago at King of Wake in Orlando and she was so sweet!
Aside from wakeboarding, what are some of your favorite activities? Anything outdoors — snowboarding, stand-up paddle boarding, fishing, camping — spending time with my family in Oklahoma, photography, church and reading.
How long have you been a Rockstar Girl and how'd you get started? I've been working for Rockstar a few years now. I got started by submitting my photos to their website. I didn't have any connections with the company, and that's the only way I knew how. I never thought they would actually pick me considering hundreds of girls submit all the time, so it was a shock when they contacted me.
What's the best thing about the Rockstar gig? Definitely meeting new people from all over the country. I've met a lot of amazing people that I still keep in contact with and the entire Rockstar crew is awesome! We all get along and have a lot of fun.
What's the worst part about being a Rockstar Girl? Being under a black tent when it's super-hot outside
What's the coolest thing you've ever got to do as a Rockstar Girl? Shooting the new music video for A Day to Remember's I'm Made Of Wax, Larry, What Are You Made Of? They are a great band. I jam to their CD in my car, so it was pretty cool being in the music video for them.
Have you ever worked a King of Wake event for Rockstar? Yes, I have worked a lot of wakeboarding events for Rockstar. Orlando, Fort Worth, Texas, and my favorite was getting to work Nationals in Oklahoma City. I got to visit family and work at the same time. I just love being around people who love the sport as much as I do.
We hear you're getting into wakeboard boat modeling now, too. What was your Tige Boats shoot like? It was on Possum Kingdom Lake in Texas. It was about a week long, and the crew that we had there were amazing. I met so many great people and we definitely had a lot of fun together. They even let me drive the boat.
What other kinds of modeling have you done? Well, I have been modeling professionally for over three years now, so I've done fashion shows, commercials, music videos, magazines and trade shows. I love modeling for bikini companies because they always let you keep the suits. I can't remember the last time I had to buy a bikini. I get about 20 new ones every year.