Hot Guys and Kittens
Audrey Khuner and Carolyn Newman had been looking for excuses to hang out with cute boys and adorable animals since junior high. Two decades later, they finally came up with one. This concept came to fruition when they decided to turn this dream into a reality, and at the same time, donate 25% of their profits to non-profit animal rescues and shelters. After a few phone calls to animal rescues and a post on Craigslist for male models, they held their first shoot in November 2009. By the second week of December, had been featured in Web sites and blogs, from Glamour to People Pets to the Sundance Channel. They are now expanding their grassroots concept into a worldwide brand, with greeting cards and notebooks, journals, and post-it notes.