Missouri Native Could Be Next Maxim Magazine Cover Girl
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Regional Entertainment journalist, mental health activist and fitness model,
Amanda Webster:, has been accepted into the global search for the international men’s magazine’s cover girl.
“I got an invitation to join after one of the editors heard me sharing my story with a local podcast:of coming down from a ledge after a near suicide attempt and subsequently overcoming depression,” Webster exclusively told Regional Entertainment co-founder, Jeremy Scherle, on Tuesday. “My first thought was, wow, I could help my best friend through her financial struggles and be able to do another humanitarian trip to Haiti and one to the Ivory Coast for my Days for Girls:efforts.”
Webster started modeling when she was 16-years-old and has been featured in publications such as Oxygen, Women’s Health and Cosmopolitan. But to her, her outreach has been her biggest accomplishment. “I’m so grateful for all the opportunities I’ve had with modeling,” Webster said, “but I’m even more humbled for the chance to speak on mental health, suicide prevention and menstrual health and I only want the prize money to be able to give my voice a wider range.”
When asked how coming from a small Missouri town influenced her, she replied, “I always held on to that neighborly love. Where I come from, we always listen to and help one another, and that is something that I think gets lost in bigger communities. Missouri will always be my home and I will always stick to my small-town roots of warmth and humility.”
For the Maxim contest, you’re given one free vote every 24 hours. You can also donate to receive more votes, which supports Jared Allen’s Home for Wounded Warriors: and, of course, Amanda’s humanitarian efforts. To view Amanda’s profile and cast your vote to help her spread the Missouri love.
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