Posted July 18, 2013

Throwback Thursday: Josie Maran

SwimDaily pays tribute to Cosmetics queen and Backstreet Boys fan Josie Maran with this gallery of her best photos

Alumni, Photos, Video


Josie Maran may be the founder of one of the world’s most-recognized cosmetics lines, but before her business success, she was a three-time SI Swimsuit model (2000-02). The California native got her start in modeling while a high school student and was a Guess Girl by the time she was 20. Her biggest career achievement (arguably) was appearing in the Backstreet Boys’ 1999 video for Everybody (Backstreet’s Back). She’s also appeared in a number of movies including The Aviator, The Confession, Van Helsing and Little Black Book. In this 2002 video from Guatemala, Josie discusses working with a female photographer (Pamela Hanson) and how it differs from a man. She also is clearly in awe of the Guatemalan scenery and calls it the most beautiful place she’s ever visited.