12th place


Calina Olsen

I’m an outrageously fun, joyful, intent filled woman, and my only goal in life right now is to continue to follow my bliss.

Why would you like to win?

I took a one-year leave of absence from my job that I absolutely love because I wanted to step outside my comfort zone and challenge myself to reach new heights in every facet of my life. Being in Maxim this year would further prove that incredible things are possible when you are following your bliss.

What would you do with the money if you win?

Part of the intention I had when I took the year off of work was to finally use the journalism diploma I have and spend the year writing and travelling with my four-year-old daughter. While I will write regardless of winning, the proceeds from this contest will mean all the difference when it comes to the travel.