Local Local model looks to win Maxim contest
Maxim Magazine is a global glossy, but a local model is closing in on getting a feature spread inside their pages. Tasha Wall has had modelling success before, having been a Dove Real Woman of the Month, on the cover of Scores Magazine, and in photo and/or article features in New Zealand Fitness Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine, Oxygen, Fitness Girls, The Platform Magazine, STRONG Fitness and many more.
Locally she has been in PG Scene Magazine, TakeOnPG for Tourism Prince George, featured in the Citizen, and has lent her name to many charities and her advocacy to other models and athletes in the city.
Now she needs the public’s online votes to win her way into Maxim.
She entered the Maxim’s Finest contest and has already survived where 15,000 other models have been eliminated on the way to the finals.
She came second place in the latest round of voting so that keeps her alive in the cross-Canada portion of the competition and now has one week to get enough votes to carry on into the elite round. Prince George model Tasha Wall is looking to win the Maxim’s Finest contest.
“I need genuine cheerleaders,” she said. “There are all kinds of things you can do online to draw attention to yourself and try to excite people into voting for you, but what seems to work the best is when you have real people cheering you on.”
If there is a theme to Wall’s magazine career, it is fitness.
Those photos and articles have been about her transformation from someone with an unhealthy body into someone who lives and exudes wellness.
She is now a personal fitness consultant, designing exercise programs and advising on nutrition and lifestyle choices, to transform the life of other Prince George women who, like Wall did, want to take their own personal wellness in firm hand.
The subtext to Wall’s story is postpartum depression. This alltoo-common and critically dangerous disorder can debilitate the sufferer, cast a cloud over their loved ones, hurt the way a new baby is parented, and sometimes worse. Wall suffered from and recovered from postpartum and now wants to shine an educational light on it. It is her mission as a spokesmodel and role model.
“I felt really strange entering the Maxim contest and asking people to vote for me, but when people gave me a lot of support about it, because my story stands for much more than just a girl getting her photo in a magazine, that changed my mind and gave me more confidence,” Wall said.
“I want to have my story told, because it’s the story of a lot of women. And I want the world to know what Prince George is, that this is an amazing community, it is full of amazing people, and if I can draw attention to this wonderful city then that’s also part of my mission in life.”
She has her dreams fixed on establishing a health camp for kids somewhere in the Prince George region where fun and adventures can be tied to building self esteem, learning creative expression, and getting a positive springboard into lifelong fitness and health.
Part of the Maxim contest is a cash prize of $25,000 which would go a long way to realizing that dream.
“Watching all the votes come in, and seeing the comments people are making, it’s a strange and beautiful feeling,” Wall said.
Go to Tasha Wall Fitness on Facebook to click the links to vote for her.
She has until Oct. 18 to score as many votes as possible in order to make it on to the next playoff round.
Wall will be one of the featured guests at the Healthier You Expo on Oct. 22 at CNC.
She is vying to be Maxim’s best, but she is already one of Prince George’s best.
Come watch her on-stage live interview, ask her questions, and learn more about her transformation to fitness and through postpartum. It is free to attend (parking also free) and has a spectrum of activities and guest speakers on a broad range of health topics.