Paris, St. Tropez, Cannes — Incroyable! This year’s Maxim Cover Girl will star in a spectacular photoshoot in France, $25,000 cash, and, of course, the cover of Maxim Magazine!
The New York City-based international lifestyle magazine reaches 9 million readers worldwide every month. Since 1995, the publication has propelled talented models, actors, and singers into the limelight. Each year, one woman is crowned Maxim Cover Girl and awarded a cover feature in the company of stars like Hailey Bieber, Priyanka Chopra, and Megan Fox.
French fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon boasts a portfolio that includes Linda Evangelista, Beyoncé, and Gisele Bündchen. The artist has shot covers for the famed magazine since the December/January 2016 issue, which featured Alessandra Ambrosio. That first cover saw a rise in newsstand sales in large part due to the legend’s beautiful work. Gilles Bensimon is slated to shoot the next Maxim Cover Girl in his home country of France.
The Maxim Cover Girl Competition not only showcases beautiful women full of individuality and ambition, but it also aims to raise awareness for veterans in need. We support Jared Allen’s Homes for Wounded Warriors’ mission to build and remodel handicap accessible homes to suit the individual needs of injured veterans. All JAH4WW board members are non-paid volunteers who believe wholeheartedly in doing what is right for our military veterans. We’re excited to be partnering with them again for another successful year!
Cover Girl '21
On top of her show-stopping good looks, La-Tanya Greene is fiery, bold, and full of irresistible personality—all qualities that set her apart from the rest of the competition and gave her the edge she needed to win the title. Nothing feels artificial about her; she’s warm and authentic, and has a musical laugh that you can’t get enough of. The Trinidad-born, Tennessee-based bombshell is passionate about teaching and documentaries but is ready to strut into the world of modeling.
Cover Girl '20
Edgy, bewitching, and ethereal are all words that can only begin to describe Jessica Carter, the winner of the 2020 Maxim Cover Girl Competition. She’s not your average cover model, but evidently, she’s exactly the woman people have been wanting to see. Carter is humble and unapologetically authentic—an absolute nuclear combination that makes her a rare gem of a woman.
Cover Girl '19
With her sultry gaze, striking features, and sunny, inspiring personality, Elizabeth Nguyen is the epitome of beauty and brains—having worked towards a degree in biochemistry at California State University, Fullerton with hopes of entering the medical field. The former competitive figure skater goals herself with aiming high and pushing through setbacks—and encourages others to do the same.
Cover Girl '18
Janel Tanna is not your average cover girl. In fact, very little about her is average in any way. She is a self-invented, unconventional extraordinaire: an accomplished actress, producer, and occasional screenwriter, and gorgeous model. The modern-day Renaissance woman was thrilled to work with legendary photographer Gilles Bensimon.
Cover Girl '17
Even in a plain black sweater and jeans, it’s impossible to miss Olivia Burns, with her wide green eyes and pillowy lips. From real estate to horse training, this blonde bombshell has dabbled in a number of different skills and professions, but modeling comes naturally for the Florida native.
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