12th place

Group Nine

Melina

Alternative model and author with a passion for football, reading and salsa dancing. Good humoured, knowledgeable and adventurous.


Why would you like to win?

It would be awesome to grace the cover of such a prestigious magazine! My goal is to challenge the stereotype that women can't be both smart and sexy. We should all focus on our unique strengths to become the best version of ourselves. Modelling helped to boost my self-esteem and self-acceptance after a rough time in my personal life, so it's more than just a hobby. Maxim is the perfect platform for spreading positive messages of female empowerment and diversity.


What would you do with the money if you win?

Treat my family first and foremost. Pursue more creative opportunities to build my personal brand through modelling. Donate and volunteer to aid good causes.