By Mark Aldrich
Vote for Meghan in the Miss Jetset 2021 cover model contest here!
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Jetset Magazine, “the premier affluent lifestyle print and online resource,” has grown in popularity and prestige in the thirteen-plus years since its founding. A lively compendium of all the best in life from real estate to high-end lifestyle products, the publication is not merely a glossy monthly display of luxury for luxury’s sake, it boasts articles about prudent philanthropy and contributors such as Robert Kiyosaki, the highly regarded author of Rich Dad Poor Dad, and Dr. John Demartini.
Jetset Magazine also hosts an annual cover model competition that the publication uses to bring attention to women who are on the cusp of being discovered by the greater public, like the current title-holder. The winner will be awarded $50,000, the opportunity to appear on a future cover of Jetset Magazine, and enjoy high-profile events. The competition raises funds for the Andrew McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation, a major children’s cancer charity that provides funds for research as well as financial assistance for families with children with cancer across the nation.
Our own Meghan Jenkins was nominated for this competition, and readers of this website are invited to vote for her each day. Meghan is a writer, performer, podcaster, Instagram influencer, music composer and producer, painter, and set designer. She is also a self-starter who in 2020 continued to assemble a team of writers and performers for a variety of projects through the use of every social media platform available.
Voting started on Tuesday, January 5, and fans of Meghan can vote once each day for free, can double their votes if they opt-in to receive email updates about Meghan’s progress, and can buy votes with donations to the Andrew McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation ($1 = one vote).
“I’m honored to have been asked to compete,” Meghan writes.
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By Mark Aldrich
Panda’s Dance Party, Meghan Jenkins’ debut album, is available from these fine music services: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store, Amazon Music, deezer, Tidal, Pandora, Juno Download.
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It is a huge compliment when a musician declares an interest in a future collaboration with another musician after he has heard less than one entire track from the new musician, but that is what happened for Meghan Jenkins last week when Azar King heard the first track off her new EDM album, Panda’s Dance Party.
Like many creative artists and performers in this past year, King has built a platform for himself—and others, which is important and also rather moving—on social media. He appears nightly on his Instagram account with live diaries, rap recitations, and open mics.
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By Mark Aldrich and Meghan Jenkins
Panda’s Dance Party, Meghan Jenkins’ debut album, is now available to purchase, download, and stream on every music platform. A collection of sixteen EDM tracks, the album visits many styles, from techno, trance, 2-step, electro and beyond in its thirty-plus minutes.
Music has always been a part of what Meghan Jenkins brings to her projects. She sings on her shows and received some training in drumming and piano, so an album debut in any style is not a surprise to her fans.
It’s a party album, and true to that concept, anyone who listens to it will look for a party at which they can put this on the sound system. The value in the collection is in how I (Mark) respond to it; because this is an entire world of music that I know very little about and pay attention to less, my first reaction to Meghan dropping this album this week was limited to, “I’ll listen to it because she’s my friend and collaborator.” I’m happy to report that I love this album, from its more meditative tracks (“Nah”) to its anthemic workouts (“Some People Are Bad Influences.”)
Panda’s Dance Party is available from these fine music services: Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes Store, Amazon Music, deezer, Tidal, Pandora, Juno Download.
My interview with Meghan Jenkins below:
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By Mark Aldrich
An opportunity to learn more about Meghan Jenkins.
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The cliché “necessity is the mother of invention” gained credence for actors, singers, comedians, and writers in 2020. The pandemic and quarantines that defined this year prevented performers from plying their craft in front of live audiences, saw theaters closed—some permanently it appears, and shuttered film and television productions.
Performers have utilized many online services that they may have once have only employed as adjuncts to their live performance careers: Instagram, Patreon, YouTube, Facebook, Twitch, Stageit, Zoom. There are more. Where once a singer might have announced an upcoming concert on those platforms, the singer now performs on those platforms live, and some of the services allow the performer to sell tickets to the performance.
Meghan Jenkins has found herself an in-demand performer and talk show guest on a number of these brand-new online shows this year. Just as she started her weekly comedy/improv/talk show, The The Ding Wrong Show, and needed a network to publicize the show, the network appeared.
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By Meghan Jenkins and Mark Aldrich
The most important thing to say is thank you: Thank you to the hundreds or thousands of people who voted for me in the two recent Maxim magazine cover model contests!
Neither contest resulted in what everyone at MeghaZine thinks would have been the correct outcome: me on a future cover of Maxim. After all, the team here, which is comprised of Panda, MeghaZine sports editor Mark Aldrich, many friends, and especially Panda, helped create and publish a website about me and my interests, and they put a photo of me on the virtual cover several times a month. But Panda and Mark were not the only two … um, creatures … who voted, since Maxim only allowed one vote per day, and in both contests, I finished so close that it made sense to cross my fingers about it.
A lot of people that I’ve never met or heard of voted for me, and that means a lot.
In the first contest, I came in third, and this month, Maxim Australia reported that I came in the top one-percent and was so close to the semi-finals round. It was also an honor to represent a great organization, K2 Adventures Foundation, in the most recent contest.
If I am invited to participate in a Maxim magazine cover model contest again, or almost any other one, count me in. If they keep inviting me and I keep coming in thiiiiiiis close, the worst-case scenario is I’ll be the Susan Lucci of Maxim cover model contests.
It’s a little frustrating to not win, but it warms my heart when I think of how many people voted for me online each day. ❤
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