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.
Continue reading “Vote for Meghan for ‘Miss JetSet’”
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. ❤
Continue reading “A Maxim-ized Thank You”
By Mark Aldrich
A note from the editor: Click here to vote for Meghan Jenkins to appear on a future cover of Maxim Australia magazine! She has made it this far thanks to your help; please vote each day.
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Two more rounds remain in the online vote for a model to appear on a future cover of Maxim Australia, and Meghan Jenkins, the star of this website, will make the semifinals on October 15 with your continued support. The winner of the contest will be announced after the final round at the end of October.
After consultations with her team of advisors—comprised of Panda, MeghaZine sports editor Mark Aldrich, her many friends, and especially Panda—Meghan embraced the idea that perhaps victory with a magazine like Maxim can be hers with some photographs that could be considered more Maxim-like. Hence the photo at top and others of her in a bikini. The D.I.Y. aesthetic remains: these are photos of Ms. Jenkins in her own clothes, styled by herself (and Panda) and taken with Ms. Jenkins’ own camera, in a non-professional location, in a set designed, built, and lighted by her.
Continue reading “On to the Maxim Semifinals for Meghan Jenkins”
By Mark Aldrich
Vote for Meghan Jenkins to appear on a future cover of Maxim magazine here! She made it through the first round of voting with your help; please vote each day.
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This spring, when Maxim magazine first invited Meghan to compete in an online contest to be a cover model, the people in charge of the contest did not share some details with her, or the other possible cover models of the future: some of what we at Meghan-Jenkins.com like to refer to as “the rules.”
She and her friends utilized their social media skills the first time around, blitzed their contacts, had fun, and enough people voted for her that she … did not come in first. (Sad face emoji.) However, one of her friends (his name is me) finally noticed an important phrase on Maxim’s somewhat cluttered website: “Next round.” She had not lost by not reaching first place, she had qualified for the next round instead. (Raised eyebrow emoji.)
There were three next rounds, a phrase which some of us might have once considered fun on a Friday evening out, but is nerve-racking in an online contest. A true underdog, Meghan made the cut each time, and finished in third overall.
Her competitors were professional models with slick portfolios and modelling agencies behind their campaigns and none were actors or comedians: readers voted, and Meghan advanced from round to round (there were three or four rounds) until she finished in third in the final round. For someone whose portfolio was comprised of self-styled samples from her “coronavirus cuties” comedy selfies taken in her home rather than beach photos styled by a professional team, this was a remarkable achievement.
Yesterday, Meghan qualified for the next round of voting in Maxim magazine’s cover model contest. If you have not yet voted for her, please visit the site and extend your support. The winner will appear on a cover of Maxim Australia, win a trip to Australia, and win $10,000 AUD.
Continue reading “Keep Voting! We’re in the next round for the Maxim Cover”