Article by Jason Setnyk | Photo by Mariela Maxwell
Cornwall, Ontario – Amanda Piotrowski, a 29-year-old Cornwall resident and graduate at CCVS, hopes to be the next Maxim Cover Girl. She has advanced four rounds in the online competition and has made it to the Top 5 in her division. Amanda currently ranks second but needs to finish first in her group to guarantee an advance to the quarter-finals. There is also a wildcard round. Anyone with a Facebook account can vote for free to support Amanda.
Here is the link: https://vote.maxim.com/2022/amanda-piotrowski
Also, people can purchase “Warrior Votes” to give Amanda additional votes and support Homes for Wounded Warriors, an organization that helps injured war veterans.
The grand prize for the Maxim Cover Girl contest is $25,000 and a photoshoot in France with Gilles Bensimon. What would Amanda do if she won?
“If I were voted Maxim Cover Girl and received the $25,000, I would return to school part-time, invest in acting classes, dance classes, more modeling shoots, and donate a portion to The Canadian Mental Health Association. Mental health has played a huge role in my life, and I am passionate about helping others obtain mental and emotional wellness,” Piotrowski disclosed.
Amanda, who recalls facing adversity growing up, hopes to work with children and youth. When attending Iona Academy in Grade 8, she received the Marie McKenzie Award for Persistence. Persistence is one of the virtues Amanda wants to share with others.
“It has always been a dream of mine to give back to the world by helping those struggling. Specifically targeting children and youth as they are our future. The world can use a little more love and kindness. Anyone can accomplish great things with proper guidance, hard work, determination, and persistence, regardless of background. I am still on my journey of fully accomplishing my goal of working with children and youth. However, how I want to work with children and youth has changed as I pursue modeling and acting. I want to be a positive role model to the younger generations and be able to impact as many lives as possible,” Piotrowski explained.
Amanda has a background in dance, music, drama, and aesthetics. Also, she has experience working with youth as an art day camp counselor.
“I took ballet, hip hop, tap dancing, and baton during my childhood into early adolescents. I enjoyed learning to play instruments like the guitar, violin, and piano. I did well in high school in hairstyling, aesthetics, and drama class. Every summer in my preteen years, I assisted as an art day camp counselor, facilitating outdoor activities for the breaks and participating in various art projects. My biggest passions are in the arts, working with and influencing the younger generations,” Piotrowski went on.
Amanda works full-time at a warehouse. Amanda pursues several hobbies and interests outside of work, including spray paint art.
“Outside of my daily routine of work, self-discovery, and modeling, I enjoy creating spray paint art, reading, playing video games, listening to music, taking my dogs for walks, traveling, and spending time with my loved ones,” Piotrowski said.
When a friend told Amanda about the competition, she agreed it could be a good opportunity. Through the course of this competition, Amanda has felt more confident.
“I had no idea this competition was happening until a good friend showed me and encouraged me to try out. Knowing that I am passionate about the arts, my friend felt it could be a good opportunity to get my name out there, and I agreed. I fell off track for many years, and I’m getting back on track starting with this competition. I’ve been regaining a lot of my self-confidence,” Piotrowski stated.
Amanda describes feeling blown away by the love and support she has received and making it through four rounds of competition.
“I am absolutely blown away with the love and support I’ve received thus far. I honestly didn’t think I would make it to the Top 5, let alone have held second place since the start of the competition in June. I would not have made it this far without the support of my friends, family, and community. It’s now the group finals! It’s been an insanely positive experience for me. I feel blessed to be a part of it,” Piotrowski added.
Although winning $25,000, having a photoshoot in France, and being a Maxim Cover Girl would be extraordinary, Amanda Piotrowski appreciates the experience.
“Although, I am not expecting to win. This is more about the experience and getting my name out there,” Amanda Piotrowski concluded.
You can follow Amanda’s modeling career on Instagram. Click the link here: https://www.instagram.com/amandalilianmodeling/
If you would like to vote for Amanda to be the next Maxim Cover Girl, click the link here: https://vote.maxim.com/2022/amanda-piotrowski