[Revista] Maxim (Fevereiro/2021) Austrália
She’s a passionate dirt biker, snowboarding enthusiast and all-round adventure lover — as well as a canine whisperer and blossoming model. Yes, it’s time to meet our ambitious 2020 MAXIM Cover Girl Australia competition winner…
Congratulations on winning the 2020 MAXIM Cover Girl Australia competition, Tanaya Peck. Firstly, what made you enter?
Thank you! Ever since childhood it has been a dream of mine to grace the cover and pages of MAXIM magazine because of the glamour associated with it. In the right environment, I feel it could be aspirational for many younger girls.
How did you celebrate the win?
I was beyond excited and ecstatic. I shared the news on a Zoom call with friends and family and we decided to watch the countdown together. I was so overwhelmed with emotions and started to cry when I discovered I had actually won the competition. I enjoyed meeting so many competitive, ambitious and interesting girls and was pleasantly surprised with the support I received throughout the competition from so many friends, family and kind strangers.
Why do you think you were the overall winner?
Firstly, I had such strong support group – many of the people who took time out of their busy day to vote, and also donate to the K2 Foundation, were incredible. Secondly, I was able to share information on various social media platforms which helped me garner more support than my immediate circle.
What will you do with your prize money from the competition?
I’ll set aside half the winnings and invest the funds in the stock market. The other half of the money I will donate it to senior dog rescues in my area with the hope to help historically neglected and underserved dogs find loving homes.
Nice. What’s been happening since you won the competition?
Well, for starters, I was able to fly to Las Vegas and shoot this amazing MAXIM cover with [photographer] Brian B Hayes and I’m now currently booked to do a few more shoots with him soon! I’d love to make enough income as a full-time model however, I realise how challenging this business actually is. My short term goals are to just enjoy the moment and see what opportunities arise from this amazing MAXIM experience.
Are you competitive? What’s one thing you can beat anyone at?
Since I’m goal oriented, and consumed with winning, I have a high threshold for nonsense and pain if I can see success at the end of the journey. For example, I would happily be sleep deprived if it meant getting what I want. Since I do not like quitting and am extremely competitive, my desire to win is my greatest trait.
Tell us a bit more about yourself, background and brief life story so far.
I’m a small-town country girl from Utah, USA, who now lives in California, and still has a passion for the outdoors. I needed to leave Utah so I could experience the big city life and everything larger metropolitan cities have to offer. It has since given me an opportunity to leverage my finance background into a career in real estate.
What else do you do when you’re not posing for MAXIM?
I love spending time with my dog, London, and when I’m not hanging out with my miniature schnauzer I enjoy riding my dirt bike, stand up paddle board, snowboarding and travelling the world when COVID-19 rules and restrictions allow it.
Congrats on your first MAXIM cover.
Thank you! I feel very overwhelmed and excited – it really is a dream come true! Brian [photographer] and the MAXIM team made me feel so confident. I’m not a professional model but they made me feel like I belonged at this photo shoot and I can’t thank you enough.
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