East Tenn. mother vying for national magazine cover

East Tenn.  mother vying for national magazine cover


Hannah Spurlin has qualified for the quarterfinals of the Inked Cover Girl contest and hopes to inspire her daughters

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – Hannah Spurlin, a mother from Cleveland, Tenn., Is one step closer to experiencing what it’s like to be on the cover of a national magazine.

The mother-of-four said she entered the Inked Cover Girl contest to show her daughters that you don’t have to be a professional model or a celebrity to pursue a dream.

“You can be imperfectly perfect,” Spurlin said.

Spurlin was surprised when her entry overtook hundreds of others and landed her in the quarterfinals.

“I didn’t expect to go this far,” Spurlin said. “I really just wanted to inspire people. I want my daughters to really look at me and say, ‘You know, she chased her dream, she chased it. Because of her, I’m not going to give up mine. . ‘”

In addition to taking part in a professional magazine cover photoshoot, the winner also takes home $ 25,000, which Spurlin says she would use to help send her daughter to college.

“They’re really excited for me. They’re proud of me. They’ve definitely told me that more than once,” Spurlin said of his children.

The quarter-final round ends on Thursday, February 25. Spurlin said that while she wasn’t getting enough votes to qualify for the semi-finals, she had achieved her goal of showing her daughters that you can do whatever you want. .


Amanda P. Whitten

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