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2009 Hankook Girls

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Dohn121 is a freelance writer who currently resides in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains of New York's famed Hudson Valley.

After writing a hub article on Falken Tire Show Girls, I decided to write another hub article on arguably their biggest competitors: Hankook Tire USA Umbrella Girls. Another name for them could also be Hankook Spokes Models or simply Hankook Models. Both groups of ladies garner much attention during motor sports events all around the country while promoting their company's most important assets--no, not themselves (ha ha)--their tires! In this business, presentation is certainly everything, especially when it's geared to the male demographic between the ages of 16 and 35. So why are tires so important to motor sports? They can literally mean the difference between victory and defeat and being one of the most reputable tire companies in the world, Hankook Tire USA certainly has a firm place in the industry.

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A Brief Overview About Hankook Tires

The Hankook Tire group, based in Seoul, South Korea is the seventh largest tire company in the world. Established in 1941 as the Chosun Tire Company, it was renamed Hankook Tire Manufacturing in 1968.

Hankook Tire's worldwide reputation has largely grown due to its radial tire and bias-ply tire production. The company now supplies tires as original equipment to the Toyota Motor Corporation, Ford Motor Company trucks, General Motors trucks, International Truck and Engine Corporation, and others. In addition to producing about 50 million tires annually, the company also sells batteries, alloy wheels, and brake pads.

Please click here to visit Hankook Tire USA

The Battle of the Umbrellas

If ever you attended a Formula Drift event or the Drift Championships, you'd understand just how important it is for each company to represent their brand as motor sports is a multi-billion dollar industry. Among the tire companies, Hankook, Falken, and Toyo tires are tops. Monster Energy Drinks and NOS Energy Drinks are among the most popular beverage companies at said events that are readily present. Some of the most beautiful models in the industry grace the landscape while promoting their respective companies and some tote their signature umbrellas around like geishas with parasols: Falken Tires and Hankook Tires first come to mind. So yes, the competition is rough, but the fresh and beautiful faces of these ladies are sure to please. I'd like to introduce to you the 2009 Hankook Tire USA Umbrella Girls Helen Fancik, Kathy Gardiner, Janelle Ha, and last but not least Ashley Sarto. Please enjoy!

Formula Drift 2009 Team Hankook Tire USA

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Helen Fancik

Born: August 14, 1987

Ethnicity: Hungarian

Hometown: Vista, CA

Height: 5'3

Weight: 110 lbs

Measurements: 34-23-34

Eye Color: Blue

Dress Size: 0/1

Shoe Size: 7.5

Helen grew up in a very strict household wherein she learned to speak (aside from English) Slovakian and Hungarian. When she was invited to become a 2009 Hankook Tire USA Umbrella Girl, she was at the time modeling for Monster Energy Drinks. She describes herself as being more of a "good girl" rather than a "bad one" who refuses to be pressured into doing things she's not comfortable doing. She enjoys sunbathing at the beach and pool, attending cars shows, skateboarding, playing with her dogs and drawing and painting. She also collects watches and sunglasses.


  • 2008 & 2009 Hankook Tire America Umbrella Girl
  • Riceboytv.com feature
  • Race Pages Magazine
  • Hornitos Tequila Promo
  • PepsiCo Promo
  • Monster Energy Drink Promotions
  • Import Tuner Cover
  • PowerTV Media
  • SRH Clothing shoot
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Kathy Gardiner

Born: July 3, 1982

Birthplace: Tacoma, WA

Hometown: Baton Rouge, LA

Current Location: Los Angeles, CA

Height: 5' 5"

Weight: 103 lbs

Measurements: 33-24-33

Shoe Size: 7

Hair Color: Black

Hair Length: Long

Eye Color: Brown

Ethnicity: Korean/Other

Skin Color: Olive

Much like fellow Maxim Hometown Hottie Ursula Mayes who's also one-half Korean, Kathy Gardiner was an army brat growing up, having lived in Germany, Korea, and Italy including many different places all throughout the continental United States. Kathy began her modeling career doing model shoots locally in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her modeling agency then suggested that she try submitting her photos to Maxim's Hometown Hotties contest. It's safe to say that she was ecstatic after having found out that she made the Top 100. She would end up placing 5th in 2005. It's also important to note that Kathy, just like Ursula Mayes was also a Deal or No Deal Model as well.

  • 2009 Hankook Tire America Umbrella Girl
  • Maxim Hometown Hottie 2005
  • HBO Entourage
  • Deal or No Deal
  • Octane TV
  • Import Tuner Cover
  • Dsport Cover
  • Still shooting a movie

Read Kathy Gardiner's Import Tuner interview by clicking here

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Janelle Ha

Age: B/T 18 and 24 (Yeah, I know...)

Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Current Location: Las Vegas, NV

Education: University of Nevada Las Vegas

Height: 5' 6"

Weight: 110 lbs

Measurements: 32-24-35

Shoe Size: 7

Hair Color: Black

Hair Length: Long

Eye Color: Brown

Ethnicity: Filipino

Skin Color: Tanned

"Life is easy, but I make it complicated. I stand up for what i think is right, and i get beat up for it. I consider myself intelligent, yet i have my moments others consider "slow". I have a very bubbly and outgoing personality. I'm one of those girls who will randomly jump into a lake just because you said i wouldn't do so. Big time shopper, sushi eater, wine drinker, and movie watcher. I prefer to stay home, with a glass of wine and a great movie over going out to the club every night.

"I live in Las Vegas, but San Francisco is my hometown. I am a full time student at UNLV majoring in marketing. After i receive my bachelors, i plan to return for my masters in advertisement. My goal is to work as an advertisement executive in the field of fashion. I work part-time in retail. I'm honestly only working there for my 40% discount.

"Singing is my first love. Followed by dancing, acting, playing the piano, and of course modeling. I graduated from Las Vegas Academy as a vocal major. I am jazz, ballet, and hip hop trained. And I took piano lessons for 6 years. "I was born an entertainer, so let me entertain you."

"I currently hold the title for Miss HIN Seattle 2008. It is very fortunate for me to be an import model because I'm into cars, but mostly bikes. I hope one day to own an audi R8 or a Suzuki GSX-R600.

"I really appreciate all of you who take the time to read this. I hope it has helped you to get to know me better."

-Extended Bio From pmgirls.com

  • 2009 Hankook Tire America Umbrella Girl
  • HIN Tour
  • Formula D National Anthem Singer
  • Asia Poker Tour Model, Macau
  • Red Bull Drift Flag Girl
  • DSport Cover
  • Prestigious Model Girl

Read Janelle Ha's Dsport Magazine interview by clicking here

Janelle Ha's Video

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Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/jchennav/3461053859/

Courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/jchennav/3461053859/

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Ashley Sarto

DOB: Jan 13, 1988

Hometown: Hampshire/Chicago, IL

Measurements: 32-21-33

Height: 5'8"

Hair/Eye color: Brown/Brown

Education: Arizona State University

Turn-ons: Eyes, smile, gymnast-type arms

Turn-offs: Arrogance, cheaters and guys that only want that one thing.

Favorite Sport: Soccer

Little known things: I'm sarcastic and I snort when I laugh.

Goal: Become a dermatologist

Ashley Sarto began her modeling career at the age of 13. When she turned 15 she became fascinated with cars and car shows a year later. With two years of car show experience, she found herself on the cover of Import Tuner Magazine and hasn't looked back. Ashley considers herself a simple girl who likes sushi, cars, and a pair of nice jeans. She is certainly an up-and-coming import model who is on the fast track to stardom, as she is one of several beautiful faces of Hankook Tire America as one of their Umbrella Girls. Like fellow Hankook Tire America Umbrella Girl Janelle Ha, she claims that the secret to keeping in shape is not working out but rather a very fast metabolism.

  • 2008 & 2009 Hankook Tire America Umbrella Girl
  • Dsport Cover Model
  • HIN 2008 Calendar
  • Super Street Cover Model
  • Import Tuner Cover Model
  • Super Street 2009 Calendar
  • Dsport 2009 Calendar
  • Sunset Bikini 2009 Calendar
  • DPE Wheels Spokesmodel
  • HIN from March to December
  • Monster Energy Drink Moto X
  • MotoGP Yamaha/Fiat

You can read Ashley Sarto's Import Tuner interview by clicking here

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Hankook Tire USA Umbrella Girls Photo Gallery

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Courtesy of www.flickr.com/photos/calibre68

Courtesy of www.flickr.com/photos/calibre68

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    The first time I saw Karouna "Kay" Sivilay featured in Import Tuner Magazine, I thought I was in love. Looking back now, I don't think that it was love, but something very much like it, ha ha...
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    I actually stumbled upon Amy Chanthaphavong while doing a search for the SEA Games which was held for the first time in Vientiane, Laos. In the article about the SEA Games was mention of Miss Asian America...
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    Okay, so if you've been following me as of late, you're probably wondering whether or not this "Ursula Mayes" is also Lao or Thai after having checked out Amy Chanthaphavong: Miss Asian America 2009, Alexandra Bounxouei: The Lao Princess of Pop, Kay
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Comments

kevin on June 12, 2012:

very sexy women i loved ashley sarto she is very very beautiful

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on May 08, 2012:

Aren't they? I wish I could get one for my girlfriend ;)

annabelle22 from New York on April 28, 2012:

nice dresses!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on April 17, 2012:

Thanks everyone for contributing your comments. Much appreciated!

Pakistani Mujra on May 22, 2011:

this is a Great Fashion Style for Girls. Very Nice article Gr8 Keep It up.

Pakistani Mujra on April 22, 2011:

What a Beauty Nice Pics And Videos

smilybaby on November 27, 2010:

nice blog dear keep it up

amit_kosti on November 14, 2010:

Hey

parkersarah8415 from USA on October 17, 2010:

Really nice hub. The girls look gorgeous!

Chris on September 26, 2010:

Awesome hub! The pictures of each of the girls are really well done and nicely laid out. After reading this one, I'm going to check out your Falken Tire Show Girls page.

jawad on June 21, 2010:

nice hub very large hub i like you

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on June 20, 2010:

Haha, I hope that he get the chance to see it. Thanks for the feedback :D

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on June 20, 2010:

Thank you Joe! That's a very good question...Soon, very soon!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on June 20, 2010:

I'll certainly take a look. Thanks for the looking at mine ;)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on June 20, 2010:

Hmmm...I'll go as far as to say that you are "half" right. Thank you for reading ;)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on June 20, 2010:

Hey Dean. I guess that you could say that I'm a bit bias :D However, beautiful women come from all nations (that's my own personal belief). Korean women are pretty darn amazing (just have a look at my Ursula Mayes hubs). Thank you so much for commenting. I certainly wouldn't disagree with you ;) Good luck on your search!

molson5070 from State College, Pa on June 16, 2010:

lol my boyfriend would love this hub

CarpetDiem from Southern California on June 16, 2010:

hey Dohn,

Another great hub!

BTW, does Falken have any other competitors besides Hankook that you could write about? I'm only interested in the tires, of course... NOT! :)

Steve

joeleighton on June 16, 2010:

The usual fantastic collection, Dohn.

When's the next one?

md_azamkhan on June 16, 2010:

very sexy and hot girls, hey i am added some stuff here pleas tell me How is it

https://hubpages.com/hub/Man-Crazy-Man

deancortez044 from Las Vegas on June 11, 2010:

Personally I've always loved Asian women, especially Korean girls. In my opinion they are gorgeous. Does anyone else think Korean girls are the best, or do you have another preference? I'm also curious to know which type of Asian woman you think is the best for marriage. I am chatting with some girls online at the moment and trying to find the right Asian partner to make me happy. Wish me luck!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on May 19, 2010:

Woah, cowboy! If you really want to reach out to her you can click on this link:

http://www.myspace.com/janelle.ha

Tell her I said hello ;)

imran on May 19, 2010:

hello

Janelle Ha i want to marride you

i love you plzzzzzzz answer me

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on May 14, 2010:

Thanks manthy! Yes, I'm doing pretty well in that department but could always use more hits! Happy to hear that you enjoyed it :D

Mark from Alabama,USA on May 14, 2010:

awesome hub I know this has got to get alot of hits from the Search engines, thanks a million for posting it

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on May 13, 2010:

Dohn, this is amazing. You always comes up with beautiful girl. That's why I really like to come to your hub, like this hub also. Nice to see you again, my friend!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on May 12, 2010:

Thank you, Zain! I'm glad you think so :)

Zain on May 09, 2010:

Hello Nice And Beautiful Girls

billy37 on April 15, 2010:

very nice

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on April 13, 2010:

Hey, Paul. Thanks again. I provided links for each of these girls. You can leave a message on each their sites, including FaceBook to request that they do modeling work for your company. I'll certainly have a look at your site. Thanks again.

Dohn

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on April 13, 2010:

Ha! Me too! Thanks, Ottis Blades! I'm glad you and I are on the same page!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on April 13, 2010:

Haha! Thanks, Wag The Dog! I think I know that particular demographic :D I appreciate the comment and rating! That's some avatar you got there!

PGage35 from Hollywood, CA on April 10, 2010:

Hey Dohn,

I am always looking for some hot girls that want to do promotions for major beverage companies... if you have some hot friends that know how to sell send them to http://www.boostmyproduct.com/promotional-models.h... so they can become beverage promotional models.

Thanks,

Paul

Ottis Blades from Atlantic City, NJ on April 04, 2010:

I could watch Kathy Gardiner eat all day. She is gorgeous.

Wag The Dog on April 02, 2010:

I may not be into drifting, muddin is more my thing, but the girls they have to promote the tires and drinks may be worth giving drifting a shot. Or, I can get a bunch of toothless girls with sloping foreheads to tromp around the bog with swamper tire umbrellas. Never mind. They already do... Great hub. I rated it up.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 25, 2010:

Thanks, britneydavidson. I really appreciate the comment. This one took a lot longer than I had originally anticipated.

britneydavidson from united kingdom on February 25, 2010:

nice pictures and very imperassive too,you put the photosand info on the girls together well.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 23, 2010:

Thanks so much, Tony! This did take a lot longer than I thought it would, but overall, I'm happy with what I got.

Tony on February 23, 2010:

Great hub, I love the photos. You put the photos and info on the girls together well.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 21, 2010:

Thanks, OD. You really can't pick a bad apple out of the bunch. I was actually thinking of writing a hub just for her...Time will tell, I guess. Cheers!

Obscurely Diverse from Tennessee, U.S., Earth, Milky Way via Cosmos on February 21, 2010:

Nice hub! My vote goes out to Janelle Ha, since she seemed to have the most exotic look out of the four. That gal is totally babelicious, yummy!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 20, 2010:

That's exactly one of the reasons why I decided to write this, Chris! I'm glad you enjoyed them :D

Chris Crow on February 20, 2010:

Nice hub--I would have never known about this stellar group of girls if it wasn't for this hub!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 19, 2010:

Thanks, CG! Much obliged! I do have a lot of fun writing these hubs, but it's not easy to say the least. The responses, however have been amazing to say the least. Thanks again!

Cassandra Mantis from UK and Nerujenia on February 19, 2010:

Wow! Sexy ladies! Janelle Ha can steal my muffin anytime! Heh! Way to go, Dohn. I always love your colourful hubs! You have a real eye for the best girls! : )

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 18, 2010:

Thank you so much, charanjeet kaur! Yeah, I spent a good deal of time on this hub, but so far, I have no regrets. I know other girls don't want to hear that they these girls were born with the bodies they have and don't work out and eat whatever they want without gaining any weight, but it's true. Thanks again!

charanjeet kaur from Delhi on February 18, 2010:

Dohn wow the layout of this hub is simply superb. Love the flow and the snaps. Good research and all the ladies look so hot. Damn all the time I am like they must be working hard in the gym to have that figure to die for. Thumbs up for this hub.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 17, 2010:

Thanks yenajeon! I'm glad that you did (that makes two of us!).

Yena Williams from California on February 17, 2010:

Dohn: I loved all the gorgeous girls especially the part Korean ones! ;)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 16, 2010:

Ha! They're almost as hot as you, BP! This was a lot of fun to put together. I'm glad you liked it :)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 16, 2010:

Thanks SP! Yes, you can definitely say that I enjoyed writing these hubs :) A guilty pleasure if you will, lol. I really like Ashley as well...I'm just glad that I don't have to vote/choose like you guys ;)

blondepoet from australia on February 15, 2010:

Omg dohn you sure know how to find all the hot chicks. I need sunglasses everytime I come to your hubs.

Sherbet Penny from Galway, Ireland. on February 15, 2010:

dohn lad you like your ladies don't you lol, again, very "informative" hub lol, loved it, Ashley washing the car wins hands down for me, cheers again mate.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 13, 2010:

Ha! I'd never mistaken you to be a softy by any accounts my friend! I'm so glad you enjoyed this. Blessings to you as well!

Mystique1957 from Caracas-Venezuela on February 13, 2010:

My bro Dohn...

I should be suing you for posting these pictures that are so hazardous to soft-hearted men like me. LOL

Great job again, my brother. Quite complete, well researched and definitely, I have to agree with Elena: You have a great eye for beauty!

Thumbs up!

warm regards and blessings,

Al

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 12, 2010:

I picked her too, James! Yes, I'm a fan of the boots as well. Thanks for coming by, my friend!

James A Watkins from Chicago on February 12, 2010:

I couldn't take my eyes off the boots. Ms. Sarto has my vote. Best boots.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 12, 2010:

Thanks, hypnodude! Again, I had a lot of fun doing this hub (maybe even more so than with Falken Girls). These girls are a tad bit younger and aren't as accomplished, but are definitely rising stars. Thanks as always ;)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 12, 2010:

I'll be sure to stop in and checked them out, Maita (Duh). I wish I could do a HubMob hub every week, but it's doesn't always happen unfortunately. Thanks for the compliment. I hope you have a good weekend too, Maita.

prettydarkhorse from US on February 12, 2010:

Hi DOHN< yes I like Asian beauties, I will write about Filipina beauties one time, next week LOL< I am into Chinese now as I have fun joining HUBMOB< I am fascinated with culture as well,

I know you have realy a sense of "BEAUTIFUL" and young models as well, fresh YES --

Happy weekend, Maita

Andrew from Italy on February 11, 2010:

It was hard to beat your Falken Tyre hub but you've successfully surpassed yourself. Well done dohn. Great hub, wonderful ladies pictures, nice uniforms. :)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

Thanks for visiting me, Rose West. I guess that others think otherwise. I myself will only draw the line on pornography. I appreciate your compliment. It means a lot.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

Thanks, GH! I appreciate the comment. Thanks for bookmarking this as well. It's always great to hear from you my friend.

Rose West from Michigan on February 11, 2010:

Honestly, Dohn, I just don't get the whole modelling thing. I don't believe women respect themselves enough when they expose themselves like that. I do appreciate all your research though, and I really respect you as a writer.

Gener Geminiano from Land of Salt, Philippines on February 11, 2010:

nyahaha dohn another masterpiece to feast upon by the male Hubbers:D Im bookmarking this for further reading in the days ahead, I am still very busy though.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

Hi, Kaie. I kind of like the boots! Their outfits aren't half bad either! So what about the outfits? Do you like them? I for one see the whole picture :D

The work I had to put into this hub was brutal, but a fun sort of BRUTAL. Thanks for stopping by!

Kaie Arwen on February 11, 2010:

okay, okay............ you're appealing to the men here.......... I concede :-D, but the boots have to go. I hated them way back when, and they haven't improved a bit. YUCK!!!!!! Then again, I am sure that no one is looking at the boots.

Bet you had fun with this one!

Kaie ;-)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

Haha! Hey, we all gotta have a niche, don't we? That means a lot coming from you, El Capitaine ;) I remember that godforsaken storm--I really do! You know I'll be reading it just as soon as it hits the newsstand, my friend!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

Thank you, Ten Blogger! I think that what separates them from some of the other import models out there is their youthful, fresh appearance.

TattoGuy on February 11, 2010:

Dohn ya lil bugger ya are even outdoing my tattoo chicks these days, oh btw I have a hub ya will enjoy comin up at the weekend, the blizzard of 1996 New York, I was there when it hit and am gonna be doing a hub on it, anyways I love these hubs so keep them coming !

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

LOL. Thanks Tony. They are fun to look at :)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

Thank you, anginwu! Yes, I kinda like that description too! I think that these girls know more about cars than I do, especially about Hankook tires to be honest. One thing I didn't mention is that they are all car enthusiast and have their own tuner cars for racing and drifting (cars that they bought under their own terms, mind you). I'm glad that you liked it!

Ten Blogger on February 11, 2010:

beautiful indeed.. very gorgeous pictures . Thx for sharing

Tony on February 11, 2010:

That's a lot of eye candy.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

Thanks ehern33! Yes, I do have fun writing these hubs but they are time consuming. However, to hear all the wonderful comments is worth it!

anglnwu on February 11, 2010:

What an assembly of gorgeous pictures with accompanying commentaries--neat. Like your description of geishas with their parasols--aren't they that and more?

BTW, I'm a size 0 and i eat like a ...not pig...maybe horse? Not all skinny people are on a diet. Thanks for the lovely hub.

ehern33 on February 11, 2010:

I never knew about these either. It shows my ignorance but thanks to you I get educated and entertained at the same time. Your selection is great. You must have a good time doing these types of hubs. I sure do reading them.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

Oh, Beth...:D I appreciate the fact that he came by! I'm sure that other dudes took a peek but were reluctant to leave a comment. Behave yourself! LOL

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

LOL. In my opinion, I'd much rather look at beautiful ladies than a bunch of hairy guys! I actually dated a couple of girls that were a size zero and they ate like pigs! They said things like,"Damn, I wish I could gain some weight." And believe me, I monitored whether or not they were doing the "refund" thing in the bathroom! Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

Hey Captain! Did you check out the video of her eating? It's just too random to pass up in my opinion :D Yes, I'm sure she's one heck of a conversationalist! Great pick!

Beth100 from Canada on February 11, 2010:

Ha ha ha I just knew that Tatt would show up first! That ol' Capt'n!!! lol

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 11, 2010:

Hello, Kiera7. No, you are not late whatsoever! I'm just happy that you were able to come over and enjoy this hub. I did put more time into it than I thought I would, but hear such wonderful comments is a blessing. Thank you my friend. It's always great to hear from you.

Audrey Kirchner from Washington on February 11, 2010:

Holy cow - I want to know where the pics are of the guys, too - or how about some middle-aged women who are not size 0 - nah....wouldn't have the same impact and people might stop looking! Beautiful girls hands down and great hub/sharing them with the world.

TattoGuy on February 11, 2010:

Jeeez ya made me think long and hard about my fav, after loads of thought I picked Helen because of her personality ; )

Keira7 on February 11, 2010:

Hi my dear friend Dohn, sory for the delay. My dear Dohn, you certainly are, a man with a lot of class. Your photos are always net and beautiful. I also feels that you love women and respect them a lot. I really admir that. Thanks My lovely friend for this beautiful hub.:)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 10, 2010:

Ha! You too, huh Beth? Yes, I'm sure they'll be here soon! Leave it up to the men to always be late :/ Thanks so much for the comment. That's exactly what I was striving for. I'd be PROUD to date one of these girls by the away *coughs* They really are girls that moms would approve of ;)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 10, 2010:

Huh? Wow, you're right! I'm sure they'll be coming around soon enough (we can usually smell ladies from REALLY far away. Until then, who cares? All you ladies--inside and outside of this comment box--are all beautiful :)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 10, 2010:

Hey, Maita! Yes! I knew you'd warm up to Janelle, LOL. As soon as I found out that she was Filipino, I thought,"Hmmm...Maita's going to like that!" There really are several Filipinas out there in the modeling world for sure (sounds like another hub idea, whaddaya think?).

Fresh, young, and beautiful are the first things that came to mind when I saw these girls too. Kathy may be the oldest out of the four, but the rest are closer to 20 than 30.

Thanks so much Maita! I just knew you were going to like this one.

Dohn

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 10, 2010:

Ha! You know what, VioletSun? That's exactly why I didn't title this hub "2009 Hankook Tire USA Umbrellas Girls" as several people would be turned off by it. I wanted to incorporate just enough curiosity so people will come and visit this hub just so they can, um, see what all of the hub-bub is all about! You are always welcome to visit me, VS! Thank you :)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 10, 2010:

Thanks so much for that, Green Lotus! I actually laughed out loud after you mentioned that Hankook Tire is the seventh largest in the world! Well it's true! (Yes, I got your humor!). I'm amazed at all the thumbs-ups these fabulous girls are getting! Yes, they are sexy and at the same time are classy. I'm sure the guys too would agree :)

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 10, 2010:

Shucks, Pamela! What do I say to that? I will say that some girls/ladies CAN pull it off and some just can't. Age does not matter in such cases. Growing up, I always had complex about my not being good enough-neither intelligent, funny, or even good looking-for really anyone. However, when I began dating all of that was kind of thrown out the window as I ceased to being oblivious to the "signals" around me. In my past, I've only lacked the confidence to speak to a couple of girls--one being the one I'm dating :D Thanks so much, Pamela! That was very sweet of you.

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 10, 2010:

Thanks, Paradise! Yes, were I a spectator rather than the writer of this hub, I'd be gawking at these ladies as well. Now sadly, I think I looked at them enough *sniff* Thank you!

dohn121 (author) from Hudson Valley, New York on February 10, 2010:

Okay, before I get started on replying to your comments, I just want to say that you guys are the best and always manage to either put a smile on my face or make me fall out of my chair with laughter. Thanks ladies!

Beth100 from Canada on February 10, 2010:

Yeah, where are the men??? I would have thought that they would have filled your comment boxes! lol Very well done, Dohn. It's refreshing and tasteful, and, I have learned what Hankook is (I really had no idea it was a tire company.... lol ). Thanks for the beautiful, natural looking women and another terrific hub!

VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on February 10, 2010:

Hey, where are men?! LOL! Came back to peek at the comments and noticed its the ladies who read your hub. :)

prettydarkhorse from US on February 10, 2010:

Hi Dohn, I like them all,they are all beautiful and fresh looking. I like most Kathy and Janelle(FILIPINA) hehe, You sure have a good taste DOHN. I like it that you have their vital stats and relevant measurements plus hobbies as well, Thank you, Maita

Elena from London, UK on February 10, 2010:

Wow, I need to visit America soon to attend these Races.

My favourite is Janelle. She has a very natural look. I mean they all look natural, but she is naturrrraaal. lol

Dohn, be expecting a letter from people who run Miss World Pageant. I have asked them to consider you as one of the Judges for Miss World 2010 as you have a good eye for Beauty. :)

Best Wishes.

VioletSun from Oregon/ Name: Marie on February 10, 2010:

I had no idea what Hankook girls was about, thought it was perhaps an island I hadn't heard about, LOL! but after reading I got educated! The fashions made me smile, as fashions really do not change much, they get recycled. I wore white boots and mini's back in the 70's, it was the fashion of the time.

As usual you have elegance when presenting the photos of women, so I feel comfortable reading and looking at your ladies hubs!

Hillary from Atlanta, GA on February 10, 2010:

Wow dohn what a well constructed, colorful Hub and I really enjoyed learning all about the seventh largest tire company in the world! I couldn't decide on my favorite model though, but I do pick the gray white and orange costume with the sexy snake of fabric down the middle and low rise skirt. I want one of those!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on February 10, 2010:

dohn, Very beautiful girls. You can see why they are famous models. You mentioned those girls wearing inappropriate PJ's to the stores bothering you in my hub yesterday, but I suspect a lot of girls are interested in you when you're out and about. Good hub