Tanya Ariel has been tearing through the Maxim Cover Girl contest. She's oh-so-close to becoming a finalist. She just needs a little bit of help. CLICK HERE and go vote for her.

Here is a quick bio from her:

I have been modeling for a year now and I became a model for Ragazza Bazaar Modeling Agency a few months ago. I work from home as a content writer for various businesses and I have a background in multimedia journalism, a side baking business called Off the Deck Goods with my fiancé and we have a two-year-old daughter. I have done background work with Rosario Dawson in Briarpatch and I have been published as a model, writer and photographer which has been an incredible and surreal experience. Most days, you can find me at home or walking with my daughter, painting like Bob Ross, running all over the city and working out while blasting bands like Tool, Chevelle, System of a Down and Slipknot.

She also gave us an update after she moved into the top 5.

I am beyond grateful for all the support I’ve received for this contest. It was not something I expected at all. I’m thrilled to have made it to the top 5 at number 1! I hope I can stay there so I can move on to the finals. Thank you everyone in EP who has supported me throughout this journey.  I am excited to represent our city and show the world what we are all about.

All you need to do is click the link above and go vote for her. Every vote now will help her move on to the finals.

And while you're here, go check out some of the people doing the behind the scenes work.
me_photoep aka Michiel & Elizabeth Photography 
kenhobbesphotography aka Ken Hobbes
afosaboudoir aka Ovidio Mejia
john.sphotography aka John S.
And some makeup by Claudia Castillo face_it_by_claudia