Friday, October 31, 2008
Tiffany Shepherd was fired from her teaching job for working as a bikini hostess on fishing boats. The 30-year-old erstwhile biology teacher at Port St. Lucie High School in Florida had a secondary job as a bikini-clad ship's mate, fetching refreshments for fishermen on two-day fishing trips. The job paid $600 each trip, which was a week's salary from her teaching position.
As a way to support her three children as a recently divorced single mother, Tiffany Shepherd answered a job posting from a company called Smokin' Em Charters, which combines fishing tours and bikini mates. Their job requirement is to look "hot in a bikini", and some even work partially nude.
After the bikini photos were discovered online, Tiffany Shepherd was fired. The school district claims she was fired for missing more than 30 days of school, but she has disputed their claims in a recent appearance on the Emmy Award winning talk show, "The Tyra Banks Show."
Tiffany Shepherd Photos
Tiffany Shepherd in Blue Bikini
Tiffany Shepherd on Fishing Boat
Tiffany Shepherd Outdoors in Bikini
Tiffany Shepherd Sunbathing
Tiffany Shepherd Takes the Wheel