Just like Mother Nature, South Florida's calendars keep it hot every month. From firefighters to cheerleaders to women-of-a-certain-age, here are the 2010 offerings:
South Florida Firefighters Calendar
Ideal for: Housewives, gay men.
Is it ironic that the hottest guys in Miami are the ones who get paid to put out fires? A five-alarm publication bedecked in pecs and abs, the Firefighters Calendar has raised over $200,000 for various charities since its inception in 1992. That's nice and all, but did we mention the pecs and abs? Seriously, these guys probably wash their sooty shirts right on their stomachs after a day's work. Buy it at their website, which also features behind-the-scenes shirtless footage of the calendar shoot, and pics of the firefighters from past years. $17; available at firefighterscalendar.com
Scarlett's Cabaret Calendar
Ideal for: That guy in your office who spends his lunch break at "the club."
Sure, you might never know her real name, but at least you can revel in her presence for a whole month thanks to the Scarlett's Calendar. The dancers put on their best sexy face for the annual shoot, and this year the ladies channeled iconic photos of the past, recreating looks featuring Marilyn, Farrah, Janet and others. Available at Scarlett's Cabaret, 2920 SW 30th Avenue, Hallandale Beach. Watch a behind-the-scenes video from the calendar shoot.
Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders Swimsuit Calendar
Ideal for: Die-hard dolfans, or just dudes in general.
Somewhere, a stylist spends a good chunk of time every year rounding up the most tantalizing teal and/or orange bikinis so that fans can enjoy the Dolphins cheerleaders in the months after the season has ended. This beautifully shot calendar has the super-fit squad draped all over palm trees, tiki huts, beaches and other tropical things that Steelers/Patriots/Vikings cheerleaders only dream about. $12; available at barnesandnoble.com
Ideal for: People who like girls, guys, and/or humans dressed as cats.
Mangos is Where People Go To Feel Like They Are In Miami, so it's only natural that the Latin nightclub's calendar features People Who Look Like They Are In Miami -- hot bodies in veeeery little clothing, with the flashing lights of the club as the backdrop. The calendar shows dancing, bartending staffers of both genders, along with the body-painted entertainers that give Midwestern tourists something to email home about. $12.50; available at mangostropicalcafe.com
Women Sustaining the Earth Calendar
Ideal for: Grandfathers, hippies, naturists.
This calendar is a whole different kind of "mature content." Fifteen environmental activists, age 44 to 78, took it all off for the Women Sustaining Earth Calendar to benefit the organization Green Living & Energy Education. After downing a couple glasses of champagne for nerves, the Key West ladies posed in various states of dress, from wet t-shirts to totally topless. Their refreshing "take your facelift/Botox/ageism crap and shove it" attitude paid off when the calendar netted $8,000 in charity proceeds. The first printing of 500 calendars has sold out, though a reprint might be ordered if there is a demand; read the full story.