LANGHORNE, PA — A girl from the Levittown space is hoping her penchants for physique artwork, costuming and horror films will push her to the highest of a nationwide tattoo-focused journal’s modeling contest.
Dana Webb, 33, of Langhorne, has superior to the highest 10 in her group in Inked magazine’s 2021 Cover Girl competition. The winner will obtain $25,000 and seem on the duvet of the month-to-month journal.
On Monday, she was in fifth place, with the highest 5 fashions in her group advancing to the competition’s subsequent spherical. The competition is being determined by free votes and paid votes, which profit MusiCares, a program by the Recording Academy that helps musicians in want.
Webb mentioned the choice to enter the competition wasn’t an computerized one.
“At first I used to be very hesitant to enter,” she mentioned. “I like modeling and dressing up, however placing myself out into the world in such an enormous contest was scary to me. However, my husband, who’s tremendous supportive and my primary fan, pushed me and believed sufficient in me to lastly give me the arrogance to enter.
“So now I take advantage of the competition as a technique to show to myself that I’m braver than I give myself credit score for.”
Along with exhibiting off her tattoos — she bought her first at age 18 and now has eight, with one other arm-long sleeve in progress — her images exhibit Webb’s love of horror films, fantasy and science fiction.
(Editor’s Be aware: The images on the hyperlink above embrace a number of depicting horror-movie model pretend blood. The mannequin, Dana Webb, additionally poses in lingerie and a t-shirt in these pictures.)
Webb and her husband, Blair, are concerned with Scares That Care, a nonprofit that unites horror followers to assist sick youngsters and adults combating breast most cancers. Additionally they run Fright Night Sketches, which lets prospects get art work of themselves as zombies, vampires and different horror monster.
Webb mentioned she appreciates getting this far within the Inked competitors with such a nontraditional strategy to modeling.
“This contest has confirmed me how a lot individuals, even full strangers, truly assist me and my household and truly wish to see me succeed,” she mentioned.
She’s bought one other inspiration, too. The $25,000 prize would assist so much with a brand new child, the couple’s second, on the best way.
“Being a pregnant mannequin can be so wonderful and particular,” she mentioned. “Sadly, we reside in a world the place physique shaming is so distinguished. I nonetheless get physique shamed for being skinny, however I’ve at all times been skinny my entire life. So, I might hope that being a pregnant mannequin will present you can stunning in your individual pores and skin, it doesn’t matter what.”
The present spherical of the Inked journal contest runs by Thursday, Feb. 11. The entire contest will wrap up on March 11.