• Tara Nichol

What's up with this cover contest?


© Henry Huynh Photography, 2019.

Hello everyone! I just wanted to explain this 2019 Maxim Cover Girl Contest in a little more depth because it’s all a bit confusing…


I normally don’t participate in contests like these but for some reason this one really stuck out to me… Probably because I noticed it’s supporting such an amazing cause! ❤️


Not only does it provide an opportunity of a lifetime as a model, but this contest has the potential to hugely impact the lives of others as well! (I’ll get to that part in a moment...)


You may have noticed already, but this is ultimately a VOTE-BASED contest and IF I QUALIFY TO CONTINUE, there will be MANY ROUNDS to narrow down the finalists...


That being said, FAN SUPPORT IS VITAL!





Now let me break down the VOTING PROCESS:

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• Because there are so many rounds, Maxim provides:

1 FREE VOTE, EVERY 24 HOURS 🕑


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CALLING ALL FAMILY, FRIENDS, & FANS: This is where you come in with the mad support! 😉 *wink wink*

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• There is also an option for… dun dunna nahhh:

PAID VOTES, AVAILABLE ANY TIME! 💵


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This is where YOU WILL REALLY BE MAKING A DIFFERENCE! ❤️

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• A portion of every PAID VOTE goes toward

Jared Allen’s HOMES FOR WOUNDED WARRIORS

...a non-profit organization which focuses on building new, handicap-accessible, mortgage-free homes for disabled veterans across the nation!


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PAID VOTES are $1.00 each with a minimum of 10 votes required...

So: (10 votes x $1.00 ea. = $10.00 total)


Not too bad! (Plus, think about all the good karma! 😉 )




Just teasing, hehe!


But any extra votes REALLY DO HELP me and our disabled veterans, so thank you truly, to those who are able to help out in that way, that means so much.


If you’re short on cash but have 30 SECONDS of free time, it only takes about 3 CLICKS to submit a FREE VOTE to help a girl out! It’s SUPER EASY and SUPER APPRECIATED!


If you still want to help but just seriously cannot be bothered, please do me a favor and share this post! Spread the word however you can!

(It can’t hurt and the more eyes that see this, the better!)





And FINALLY:


To all of my supporters, I appreciate you deeply for continuing to find interest, inspiration, value, or even a sense of belonging in my work and in my journey.


I honestly would never have imagined that I would be where I am now, freelance modeling, writing a blog, and openly participating in a cover contest for Maxim Magazine... or any magazine for that matter!


Those who know me well know how far I’ve come, and I am so thankful for the individuals who have lent their wisdom and support throughout the years, all while continually challenging me to grow and gain the maturing confidence I have today.


And while my journey is far from over, I am beaming with excitement for each new opportunity and am so proud of myself for learning to let go of unnecessary fear.


I cannot wait to see how far this new self-love can take me!


“We need not let our experiences define who we are; they are simply opportunities for growth, not limiting declarations of self.”


THANK YOU for choosing to believe in me and my ever-growing self, your support does not go unnoticed! ❤️


-Tara Nichol












































© Tara Nichol, 2019.

© Tara Nichol "A Journey in Self Discovery" 2019.