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Three Kamloops women vying for a chance to be on the cover of Inked Magazine

Edith Friesen, 34, is one of three Kamloops women in the competition to be on the cover of Inked Magazine. The winner of the competition will win a $25,000 prize.
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June 04, 2019 - 6:30 PM

KAMLOOPS — Three Kamloops women are vying for a chance to win a $25,000 cash prize and be the next cover model for Inked Magazine.

The popular tattoo magazine currently has a voter-driven contest open to search for the next cover girl. Voting for the top 30 contests ends on Wednesday June 19 at 11 p.m.

Another voting process will take place for contestants who make it into to the top ten and then to the final stage to determine the winner.

Jarilyn Southgate, 30, is a professional body piercer at True Spade Tattoo Society in Westsyde. The mother of three says if she won the $25,000 prize she would use the money to pay off debt and put a down payment on a house.

"I just think it would be nice to own something and pay off my mortgage instead of renting," Southgate says. 

The mother of three says has has lost track of how many tattoos she has.

"My back is the only big area I have not (tattooed)," she says. 

Edith Freisen, 34, says she is a huge fan of Inked Magazine. She guesses she probably has approximately 70 to 80 tattoos.

"I'm kind of a tattoo addict," she says, adding when one of her friend's sent her a link to enter the competition it was a no-brainer to apply.

"I was super excited, I'm not the typical size of most girls so I think it would be kind of cool to win something like that," Freisen says.

Freisen has three kids between the ages of five and ten. The single mother works as a care-aide worker and a hairdresser. She's also a performer with Kamloops Burlesque and occasionally goes by her stage name, Ivy Nyx.

She says she would use the $25,000 prize to pay off debt and take her kids on vacation.

"Because I am a single mom of three, and between school, work and trying to keep a roof over our heads and food in our mouths we don't really have a lot of extra (money) usuaully," she says. 

Cora Lee, 26, a tattoo artist at Life.Ink. ]Tattoo in Kamloops has also entered the competition for the next cover girl search for Inked Magazine. Her bio on the magazine's website says she loves to draw and paint.


To contact a reporter for this story, email Karen Edwards or call (250) 819-3723 or email the editor. You can also submit photos, videos or news tips to the newsroom and be entered to win a monthly prize draw.

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