Avoca resident needs Facebook votes to move on in Miss Jetset Magazine 2016
AVOCA — Pennsylvania’s representative in the Miss Jetset Magazine 2016 contest has made it to the online competition’s top 25, but the next eliminations come at midnight Aug. 5 and Avoca’s Teresa Ann Ceccoli needs to climb into the top 10 from No. 17 if she wants to advance.
“I’ve had support through family and friends and I’ve had a couple of local businesses donate, but I think the problem that I’m running into is that a lot of it’s done through Facebook,” Ceccoli said. Other contestants “have big Instagram accounts or Facebook pages. One of the girls I saw has like 82,000 followers. That’s a lot of followers.
Anyone can cast a free vote, one daily, for his or her model of choice through the publication’s Facebook Page. Votes can also be added through donations. Donations made in a contestant’s name count as one vote per $1.
The surgical tech and labor doula student models and manages a band in her free time; thanks to the contest, self-promotion has been added to her hobbies.
“I’ve had some cards made up that have the info as how people could vote and donate,” Ceccoli said. “I’ve been passing the cards out to local businesses; some convenience stores, restaurants, bars, stuff like that.”
Ceccoli would like to win the competition and jump-start her public speaking career, but if the end of the competition comes Thursday, she’s still happy to have made it to the top 25.
“I was actually really surprised that I had made it this far, I mean, winning PA was the biggest shock,” Ceccoli said. “Even still, being in the top 25 pretty much across the U.S. … it’s pretty good. I’m really happy I’ve made it this far and I’ve had the support of friends and family. I’m still in shock over it.”
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