Friday, 13 October 2017

Paola Mayfield Wins First Round in Maxim Modeling Contest!

Well, Russ is gonna love this.

Paola Mayfield of 90 Day Fiance is giving her modeling career a serious boost by competing in Maxim's Finest, where fan votes determine which models advance to the next round and who will ultimately become the winner.

And Paola has won her first round.

Paola Mayfield Selfie from Above

We're only just starting to get to know the new 90 Day Fiance couples, but that doesn't mean that we've stopped caring about the stars that we already know and love.

Well ... some stars, we just know. You get hooked on the people themselves, love or hate them, and end up keeping track of Mohamed Jbali's new immigration troubles or Anfisa Arkhipchenko's budding modeling career.

(Also the are-they-or-aren't-they question regarding Anfisa and Jorge's relationship, which somehow seems to still be intact despite ... everything)

But some 90 Day Fiance stars are real gems. And Paola Mayfield is one of them.

The Columbian-born model moved to Oklahoma and married Russ Mayfield after he met her while in Columbia on work assignment.

Paola had worked as a fashion designer, but now that she's in the US, she's kicking off her modeling career and also working as a personal trainer.

This couple had two real issues:

One, Oklahoma. Needless to say, moving to Oklahoma in and of itself didn't overpower Paola with glee or excitement. Which is why she now lives in Miami where she can actually work.

Two, the conservative Russ has been leery of Paola's outfits on certain modeling jobs. Being torn between her career and her husband has put Paola in an impossible situation.

In fact, the stress at being asked to wear lingerie on a job, which Russ had asked her to not do, made Paola such a nervous wreck that she vomited.

Still, this couple from the first season of 90 Day Fiance is still together and seem to be going strong.

And take a look at what Paola's up to now:

Paola Mayfield for Maxim's Finest

Yes, that's her photo that she's submitted for the contest.

And ... there's no wonder that she's doing so well.

Paola posted this photo with a caption, asking her fans for support:

"Hi guys! As you guys know I'm still competing for the next #maximfinest I want to ask you to give me one more vote today! I will be more than happy to have your support as I will be personally call you to show you my gratitude."

A thank-you phone call like that might be cool (or potentially creepy, depending upon the recipient), but surely Paola deserves votes without insentives, right?

"I already made it this far all thanks to you but I want to make it to the end with your help! Click to this link and let's make it to the finals! You'll know where to leave your number"

She included a link which we'd happily share except that she already won that round.

Paola Mayfield Car Selfie

In a video shared via her now-expired Instagram story, Paola Mayfield thanked her fans after winning her first round. She also thanked Russ for his continued love and support.

Though she won this round, Paola still has a ways to go. Maybe picture it like one of those tournaments with all of the brackets.

The Maxim's Finest contest features models from all over the world, so this is a big deal.

If she wins, she'll be featured in a two-page spread in Maxim for all of those folks who still read magazines, but also gain a lot of attention from businesses and photographers who are in the market for models.

Oh, and the prize money if she ends up winning is $25,000. That's no chump change.

The semi-finals round begins on October 19th, so we're sure that her fans and followers will be keeping an eye out late next week so that they can vote for her.

Paola Mayfield, Thursday Vibes

That is not to say that Paola's efforts in this context have all gone smoothly.

Unfortunately, her comments are trolled by haters who seem determined to bring her down. Probably just so that they can feel powerful and therefore better about themselves.

In response to her thank-you message, one commenter said:

"Sorry Paola, you're pretty and all, but not for this magazine. These are top-notch models, way too much talent, looks, and skills for you."

We hope that we don't have to explain why "you're pretty but not good enough" is incredibly rude and deliberately hurtful.

And then there was this condescending pile of garbage:

"You need to remember, in the States, just because you have a nice body, you can't beg for votes and say you will personally call them if they vote for you. You need lots more than a body to be in Maxim Magazine. You made yourself look desperate in the modeling industry."

Well, it's pretty standard for people who are in contests to ask for votes. That's ... kind of the whole point of voting.

We hope that Paola doesn't get discouraged. Even if she doesn't take home the big prize, the exposure that she'll get should be a nice boost.

*Dover is a small town in Pope County, Arkansas, United States. The population was 1,329 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Russellville Micropolitan Statistical Area. Contents 1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 General info 4 The Dover massacre 5 Notable people 6 References Geography Dover is located at 35°24'2?N 93°6'45?W (35.400597, -93.112534).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.8 square miles (4.7 km2), all land. Demographics Historical population Census Pop. %± 1880 368 — 1890 528 43.5% 1900 373 -29.4% 1910 385 3.2% 1920 388 0.8% 1930 510 31.4% 1940 493 -3.3% 1950 510 3.4% 1960 525 2.9% 1970 662 26.1% 1980 948 43.2% 1990 1,055 11.3% 2000 1,329 26.0% 2010 1,378 3.7% Est. 2014 1,397 1.4% U.S. Decennial Census[2] 2014 Estimate[3] As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,329 people, 529 households, and 372 families residing in the city. The population density was 732.7 people per square mile (283.5/km²). There were 579 housing units at an average density of 319.2 per square mile (123.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.37% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.60% from other races, and 0.98% from two or more races. 1.96% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There were 529 households out of which 37.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.6% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.5% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.01. In the city the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 10.2% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 18.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 79.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.0 males. The median income for a household in the city was $27,697, and the median income for a family was $33,879. Males had a median income of $25,625 versus $19,073 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,261. About 10.6% of families and 14.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.9% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over. General info Dover was either named by British aristocrats in the 1830s for Dover, Kent, England or by Stephen Rye in 1832 for Dover, Tennessee.[5] Dover was the county seat for Pope County in the 1800s. The original Pope County Courthouse was located where Dover Supermarket now sits. Dover is a small town near Russellville; it has several churches, a grocery store and a hardware store. Dover acts like a satellite city in relation to nearby Russellville[citation needed] and many residents commute regularly for work and education. The Dover massacre On December 22, 1987, Ronald Gene Simmons, of Dover, killed all fourteen members of his family during a Christmas reunion in Dover. Two days later, he continued his killing spree in the county seat of Russellville, having targeted previous employers and co-workers, killing two and wounding two more. Simmons was arrested without resistance, was sentenced to death on December 10, 1989, and executed on June 25, 1990, the quickest sentence-to-execution time in the United States since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976. Notable people L.J. Churchill (December 8, 1902 – October 2, 1987) was a highly regarded civic and political figure in Dover. A Cumberland Presbyterian and a Mason, Churchill served as mayor and on the municipal school board, both nonpartisan positions. He had been state chairman of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service of the United States Department of Agriculture. Prior to his retirement, he operated L.J. Churchill's General Merchandise Store and was a member of the board of directors of the Bank of Dover. In 1960, he was a Republican candidate for the United States House of Representatives, having been defeated by the incumbent Democrat Dale Alford of Little Rock. Churchill was married to the former Audra Hill and had a son, Eunice Vance "Buck" Churchill, and two daughters, Ola Elaine Churchill Berry and Mary Janea "Polly" Churchill Massey, all of Dover.[6] Robert E. Dale, Republican former member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Dover, 2009 to 2015 Jeff Davis, 20th Governor of Arkansas (1901-1907), later a US Senator (1907-1913). A very controversial figure, Davis was known for demagoguery and fiery rhetoric to appeal to his agrarian political base while disparaging city dwellers, blacks and Yankees Trevor Drown, Republican member of the Arkansas House of Representatives for Pope and Van Buren counties since 2015; succeeded Robert Dale Virginia Hudson, American flautist and teacher began her musical education at Dover High School. Jared Keylon, rodeo cowboy who qualified for 2012 National Finals Rodeo (birthplace). Ronald Gene Simmons, retired United States Air Force master sergeant who killed sixteen people over a weeklong period in 1987, beginning in Dover
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