The Hilarious And Awkward Life Of A Car Show Booth Professional

I got a chance to hang out with a Product Specialist (colloquially known as a"booth babe" or "booth professional") off-duty at the Chicago Auto Show, and learned why a good sense of humor is as key to her job as a great smile and a whole lotta vehicle knowledge. » 2/12/14 2:40pm 2/12/14 2:40pm

The Lovely Booth Professionals Of The 2012 Paris Motor Show

This year's Mondial de l'Automobile had all of the class you'd expect from the city of romance. The ladies at this Paris Motor Show didn't disappoint either, representing one of the fashion capitols of the world with style. » 9/28/12 4:00pm 9/28/12 4:00pm

The Booth Professionals Of The Geneva Motor Show

The Geneva Motor Show, nestled in the heart of continental Europe, tries its hardest to advertise a sense of class and refinement. It largely succeeds, with only a few bits of genuine weirdness thrown into the mix. The booth professionals matched the show to a T. » 3/07/12 7:30pm 3/07/12 7:30pm

The Booth Professionals Of The Chicago Auto Show

The cars of the Chicago Auto Show had some bright new faces and some damn fine rears, but no cars were quite as fetching as those of the booth professionals. Click through to see more of these beautiful ladies. » 2/09/12 5:15pm 2/09/12 5:15pm

The Booth Professionals Of The 2012 Detroit Auto Show

When Fiat took over Chrysler there were premonitions of culture clashes between the be-sweatered Italians and their off-the-Kohls-rack American counterparts. And then Fiat's maestro Sergio Marchionne brought out his hand-picked team of booth professionals and everyone realized the Italians are just like us. » 1/11/12 5:15pm 1/11/12 5:15pm

New York Times adopts Jalopnik-coined term "Booth Professional"

Using the term "Booth Babe" to refer to the models selected to stand next to cars at auto shows always seemed a bit patronizing to us so we coined the term "Booth Professional." Now a reporter from The New York Times has seen the light. » 11/30/11 3:00pm 11/30/11 3:00pm

When booth babes attack

While the only fightin' action at the New York Auto Show was brief, loud and lame, two booth professionals at the Shanghai Auto Show threw down, sending one to a hospital. Even China's auto-show fights are more interesting. » 4/26/11 10:45am 4/26/11 10:45am

The booth professionals of the Shanghai Motor Show

What the Shanghai Motor Show lacked in relevant reveals, it more than made up for in gorgeous and tasteful Booth Professionals captured by a pair of photographers from the Associated Press and Getty who apparently have no qualms about shooting them from whatever angle they deem appropriate. » 4/22/11 3:00pm 4/22/11 3:00pm

The Booth Professionals Of The 2011 Tokyo Auto Salon

The Tokyo Auto Salon held over the past few days is essentially Japan's version of our SEMA show for auto customizers. Being Japan, no car could appear without a tricked-out or cosplayed booth professional. Here are the best. » 1/19/11 3:00pm 1/19/11 3:00pm

The Booth Professionals Of The Detroit Auto Show

If the new cars of the Detroit Auto Show didn't convince you the auto industry's coming back then here's the most obvious sign: they can afford Amazonian women in shiny silver skin-tight suits. It's like Miracle here, but with breasts. » 1/11/11 4:15pm 1/11/11 4:15pm

Booth Professionals Of The 2010 New York Auto Show

Our new intern Blake was so bashful when we dispatched him to snap booth babes that one of them actually stole his camera. Don't worry, we got it back from her and recovered these images. » 4/01/10 5:15pm 4/01/10 5:15pm

Booth Professionals Of The 2010 Geneva Motor Show

Geneva's proximity to Paris and Milan lends it the ability to attract the most classically beautiful booth professionals, picking and choosing them from the world of high-fashion. There's a worrying trend this year though: babes in t-shirts. » 3/03/10 5:45pm 3/03/10 5:45pm

How To Be An Auto Show "Booth Babe"

Now that we have the preliminaries out of the way, my dears, let's talk about where auto show models come from. Strap on those push-up bras. This might get messy. » 1/22/10 1:00pm 1/22/10 1:00pm

Auto Show "Booth Babe" Smacks Men Down, Spills Secrets

We've asked "The Booth Babe," the anonymous auto show model behind the hilarious "Do You Come With The Car," for a behind-the-scenes scoop on the world of auto spokesmodels. It's a series we're calling "Tales From The Turntable." —Ed. » 1/18/10 12:00pm 1/18/10 12:00pm

Booth Professionals of the 2010 Detroit Auto Show

The existence of booth professionals is very telling. They're strategically placed to deliver details of sexy vehicles or draw cameras to unremarkable ones. Who had the most? Ze Germans, China's eZone and of course, Chrysler. It's all they did have. » 1/12/10 5:30pm 1/12/10 5:30pm

Chrysler Models Can't Read

Something else on the Chrysler stand other than rocks was this young lady who neglected her schooling in her quest to become a booth professional. Can't she read? It clearly says not to stand there. [Twitter] » 12/02/09 7:00pm 12/02/09 7:00pm

Conspicuously Modified: The Booth Babes Of SEMA 2009

You have to admire the dedication of SEMA's booth professionals. Though there are many jobs in Vegas for a woman with a large chest and a fake smile, they faithfully serve the needs of chrome and carbon fiber. » 11/05/09 5:45pm 11/05/09 5:45pm

SEMA 2009: Mannequin Is The New "Booth Babe"

The aftermarket crowd used to dress up a young, talent-heavy booth professional in a tight n' skimpy outfit to pass out leaflets and smile for the cameras. Then the Carpocalypse hit. Now, sadly, mannequin is the new "booth babe." » 11/03/09 4:15pm 11/03/09 4:15pm