Amanda Cristine Guffey – daughter of the family for which Lemon Dam is named – has passed seven rounds of voting in a competition to become Maxim Magazine’s next cover girl.
It’s a yearly competition that draws model hopefuls from around the country to compete for $25,000 and a spot on the international magazine’s front cover. Guffey is second in her quarterfinal group, and if she gets enough votes from the public, she’ll be just one round away from a spot in the finals. Public voting is open until Thursday, and people can vote once a day at maximcovergirl.com/2019/amanda-cristine.
“I grew up riding, and that has always been my biggest passion in life. I love to model and have been a cover/feature, calendar girl, poster girl,” wrote Guffey, who was born and raised in Durango, on her contestant page.
Some of her photo submissions mix horses and motorcycles with lingerie shots, guns and American flag T-shirts with short shorts. Others feature riding shots, high heels and what appears to be skijoring.
The photos play to Maxim’s mission, which it describes as catering to the modern man with content that promises to seduce, entertain and continuously surprise readers. The magazine said voters can private message Guffey with a warrior vote, which includes a donation to the Homes for Wounded Warriors Foundation.
The magazine asks contestants, “Everyone has a secret talent, what is yours?”
To the last question, Guffey highlighted her work with horses, modeling ambitions, horticulture experience and education in real estate.
What would she do with the $25,000?
“I will travel to new places and schedule photo shoots with well-known professional photographers around the world,” Guffey wrote.