Anyhow, I saw that they had a promotional event going on for St. Pauli Girl beer, and I remembered that I had gotten a press release about the event... never having put two and two together that I would be up there for the event. Anyhow, I asked whether the St. Pauli Girl was up there and sure enough she was... so I boldly approached her and started yapping away. Irina's a good looking blonde who was wearing a sash and a Cubs hat. Can't miss! Her English is excellent and after chatting a while, I asked for her number and she gave it to me. (555-555-5555). Don't you wish you were me!*
Here's the press release.
The 2008 St. Pauli Girl spokesmodel, Irina Voronina, will make her debut in Chicago on Wednesday, July 9 through Thursday, July 10. The timeless beauty will appear at bars and restaurants throughout Chicagoland, including her annual visit to Wrigleyville preceding the July 9 Cubs game, to meet fans of the No. 2 selling German beer in the U.S., sign autographs and give away copies of her collectible St. Pauli Girl poster.
Voronina, an actress and model, was named the new St. Pauli Girl spokesmodel in January 2008, and will carry the title for the entire calendar year. As the official St. Pauli Girl she makes appearances on behalf of the beer, travels across the country on the annual St. Pauli Girl tour and appears on the iconic St. Pauli Girl poster, which is available online at www.stpauligirl.com.
A native of Russia, Voronina began modeling in Europe before moving to the United States in 2001, and was selected as a Playboy Playmate (January and April 2001). She has had acting roles in films such as Reno 911!: Miami, Balls of Fury and Epic Movie, and on television she stars in the Cartoon Network Adult Swim live-action show, "Saul of the Mole Men" and has appeared on E!'s "Girls Next Door." Voronina also speaks four languages, including Russian, German, Italian and English.
P.S. The Cubs won 5-1 and Aramis Ramirez hit a homerun in the sixth that I totally called. Irina was impressed with my prognosticating.**
*, ** Parts of this account may be slightly (ok, greatly) fictionalized.