We’re unlocking our video vault to bring you some of our favorite moments in time, featuring brunette bombshell Kim Smith. Enjoy the videos below, and commentary (at the bottom) from our man behind-the-camera Brian Berkowitz.
“This 2005 two-part Kim Smith video is behind-the-scenes footage of our July cover shoot. There were actually four covers of the July issue that year. If you were a subscriber, you got the cover of Carmen Electra with her feet up in the air. On the newsstands you had a choice of others, including Kim, who was then making her fourth appearance on Maxim's cover.
"Part 1 of Kim’s video was shot in the morning at Miauhaus Studios in Hollywood, Calif. Then after a quick catered lunch, the crew and model headed off to a very rural Hollywood-like movie set that housed antique and modern military aircraft and vehicles. At this location, Kim posed around an Army helicopter, in a supply truck and, of course, in even tinier bikinis. After the very successful and fun shoot, the super-friendly model hopped into her limo, waved goodbye and drove off into the sunset, while the crew boarded a rented shuttle bus that eventually broke down somewhere off the 405 North. It was almost two hours before a replacement shuttle came to pick us up!”—Brian Berkowitz