Work hard, play hard. If there are few words to sum up business owner Jennifer Nguyen (Mollinga), those may be them. Music lover, tattoo collector, glitter junkie, and make up addict, are more she uses.
Nguyen has entered the 2019 Maxim Cover Girl Canada competition. This year’s winner will receive a feature spread in Maxim magazine, receive $10,000, and help raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.
The Mile Zero business woman finds herself currently rocking steady in the competition, leading her competitor division. Dawson Creek and Peace residents can help shop local so to speak by voting for Nguyen each day until the next round come May 16.
Nguyen saw the competition roll pass on her Instagram feed.
“Then some friends and family said it would be a good idea.”
There is a first time for everything – Nguyen says she rarely finds herself in front of a camera.
“Those are all the real pictures I have – and they were the photographers asking me, not me looking for photos.”
Nguyen says the support so far has been great.
“It has blown me away.”
She is keeping expectations low however.
“I expect to get the call saying I’ve been booted.”
At the same time, Maxim is looking to help, the competition also raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Voting for this round goes until 11pm EDT on Thursday May 16.
Nguyen is keeping things in perspective.
“Any publicity is good publicity. I’m not a tall skinny model.”
Nguyen been running Rock Steady Skate Snow Surf for 11 years now, been working at her family’s business Le’s restaurant for since she was 13, and runs half a dozen spin classes at True North Fitness each week. She’s also jumped into a line of body elixirs called Unicorn Blood. She admits she might be pushing it.
“I need a clone.”
But then the competition could end up tied.
Voting for this round goes until 11pm EDT on Thursday May 16.
Vote for Nguyen @
Peace residents Lou Potter, as well as Lexi Read, Meriah Alberts, and Skyla Richter are also in the competition. We have reached out to them.
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