Meet the 2018 Sturgis Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search Finalists  

  • Monday, April 23, 2018
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Breathtaking beauty and dangerous curves are a hallmark of the Black Hills. Take one look at the women competing in the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Rebel Yell, and you’ll see that the description applies to more than just the scenery.

Jaws have been dropping across the Black Hills for the past few months as the area’s finest females have been competing to become the face of the Best Party Anywhere® in dozens of local bars. Thousands of you have cast votes for your favorite sexy selfies from the semifinalists, and a few hundred of you were even lucky enough to see KSKY announce the finalists in person on April 14. But now you’ve got a chance to see these women reveal so much more.

Go behind the scenes with the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model finalists during their photo shoot with Henry Roy Photography!

MEET THE FINALISTS!

Be sure to tell us who you think the winner should be in the comments section below!

Akisha J

Age: 22
Occupation: Bartender/Server
Bar Where Qualified: Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub
Hometown: Mclaughlin, SD

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
I don’t really know if I have ay secret talents. Just natural ones like tripping over nothing.

What is your spirit animal and why?
I think my spirit animal is a bull, like my horoscope, because I can be nice, bu the horns can come out.

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Give half of it to my mom.

If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you ask them?
It would be with Billie Holiday, and I would just ask her what it was like to be her in the time that she lived.

What’s the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Moving away from home and realizing there is a great big world out there full of great people.

 

Alexa S.

Age: 26
Occupation: Credit Underwriter
Bar Where Qualified: Clock Tower Lounge
Hometown: Rapid City, SD

Where do you go when you want to have fun and cut loose?
Any karaoke bar will do the trick!

Do you have a nickname? If so, what’s the story behind it?
“Face.” It originated sometime in high school because of my over-animated facial expressions when I tell stories.

What is something you have tried but will never do again?
Attempt a front fip on a trampoline while slightly intoxicated.

Why do you want to be the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model?
Since I heard about the contest in 2015, I immediately wanted it. The Buffalo Chip has always been one of my favorite places to go and has provided me with some of my best memories. I have so much respect for the Buffalo Chip and for all the people that bring it all to fruition every year, and think it would be the ultimate honor to represent it.

 

Alysha C.

Age: 25
Occupation: Student
Bar Where Qualified: Clock Tower Lounge
Hometown: Rapid City, SD

Where do you go when you want to have fun and cut loose?
Press Start here in Rapid City. It’s a retro adult arcade, so I get to play the same games I played when I was 10 years old while enjoying an adult beverage and good music.

Describe your fantasy motorcycle ride.
Riding through the Black Hills in the middle of summer on my own hot pink Harley listening to old school rap.

What is your spirit animal and why?
I’d have to say my spirit animal is a wolf. Some days I’m more wolf than woman, and I need to learn to stop apologizing for my wildness.

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Pay off my student loans!

Amanda T.

Age: 29
Occupation: Cocktail Waitress
Bar Where Qualified: Cowboy Back Bar
Hometown: Deadwood, SD

What are three words that describe your personality?
Outgoing, funny and sarcastic.

Do you consider yourself a rebel or a good girl? Why?
Depends on the hour. Sometimes you just get those temptations.

If you could choose one super power, what would it be?
Lightning speed so I could get all the stuff done in a day.

Who is the person who’s been the biggest influence on your life? Why?
A few of my motivational friends from Northern Hills Training Center. The individuals there may not have much in life, but their positivity is amazing for that they have everything!

 

Brittney B.

Age: 22
Occupation: Administrative Assistant
Bar Where Qualified: ZBar
Hometown: Williston, ND

Describe your fantasy motorcycle ride.
On a hot summer day riding through Peak to Peak highway in Colorado. Getting to look at the beautiful scenery Mother Nature can offer.

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
I oil paint landscapes.

If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you ask them?
My grandmother (meme), and I would ask her for some advice on how she managed to run her business successfully.

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Making it to the semifinals, because modeling/photo shoots is something I’m very passionate about, and this is just a great experience all together.

 

Brynne L.

Age: 25
Occupation: Cocktail Waitress
Bar Where Qualified: Clock Tower
Hometown: Spearfish, SD

Have you ever attended a concert at the Buffalo Chip? If so, what was it?
Yes! Papa Roach, Sublime, blink-182, Kid Rock

What is your favorite band?
I’d have to say Sublime. Always good mood music.

Name one experience that’s on your bucket list.
Travel. Meet new people from different ends of the world, learn about who they are and the culture around them.

What is something you have tried, but will never do again?
Working full time in an office. I’m all for working a good job, but I need room to grow and expand. I need more time for living.

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Having my son. Motherhood has taught me so much.

 

Cecily S.

Age: 29
Occupation: Bartender
Bar Where Qualified: Cheers Lounge
Hometown: Rapid City, SD

What are three words that describe your personality?
Generous, Forgiving, Strong

Have you ever attended a concert at the Buffalo Chip? If so, what was it?
Ozzy Osbourne

Do you have a nickname? If so, what’s the story behind it?
“Beauty Queen.” My dad calls me “Cecily Jean My North Side Beauty Queen.” My friends like to call me “Sexily.”

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Buy my mom a house.

Why do you want to be the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model?
Who wouldn’t want to be is the real question. But I’d want to because it’d be one of the best things to happen to me. And when I’m an old lady, it’d be something I’d like to look back on and remember what it was like to be young.

 

Chan J.

Age: 32
Occupation: Phlebotomist
Bar Where Qualified: Robbinsdale Lounge
Hometown: Rapid City, SD

Who/what is your favorite singer/band?
Led Zeppelin, Motorhead, Pop Evil, Clutch

Do you have a nickname? If so, what’s the story behind it?
Cocky Bitch, self-explanatory, but special because it’s what my little sister dubbed me.

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
I am the Hand Jive champion!

What is your spirit animal and why?
A camel. Not because of my toe, because of my humps!

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Growing up biker. I wouldn’t be who I am today if I hadn’t.

 

Erica E.

Age: 24
Occupation: Student
Bar Where Qualified: Joe’s Place
Hometown: Rapid City, SD

Where do you go when you want to have fun and cut loose?
The refrigerator.

Do you have a nickname? If so, what’s the story behind it?
“Bootyful.” You’ll see why.

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
I’m stupid flexible…

Why do you want to be the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model?
Life is all about the hype, and at the end of the day all you have is hype…and I AM THE HYPE!

 

Hannah W.

Age: 21
Occupation: Nursing Student & Restaurant Manager
Bar Where Qualified: Joe’s Place
Hometown: Rapid City, SD

Have you ever attended a concert at the Buffalo Chip? If so, what was it?
Yes! Blink-182.

Do you have a nickname? If so, what’s the story behind it?
“Hannah Banana” – classic.

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
Cornrow, play piano, dog whisperer

What is the best thing that’s ever happened to you?
Having two amazing parents and 19 wonderful siblings.

 

Hope H.

Age: 22
Occupation: Graphic Designer
Bar Where Qualified: J-Bar
Hometown: Rapid City, SD

What are three words that describe your personality?
Outgoing, Hard-working, Adventurous

What is your favorite hobby?
Working out. It is a stress reliever for me, and it’s fun.

What is your spirit animal and why?
My spirit animal is a lion because they’re the kinds and queens of the jungle.

If you could choose one super power, what would it be?
My super power would be teleporting. It would be so awesome to be able to be anywhere in the world within seconds.

 

Jennie S.

Age: 43
Occupation: Retail/Office Manager
Bar Where Qualified: Robbinsdale Lounge
Hometown: Rapid City, SD

Describe your fantasy motorcycle ride.
I’m leading a pack of about 50 people riding pocket bikes while wearing unicorn masks. We pull up to the Chip and ride into the amphitheater as Kid Rock sings the National Anthem, fireworks going off above.

Describe your favorite outfit.
My wedding dress. It’s black and red, and I wear it every year at the Chip on my anniversary.

What’s your spirit animal and why?
Koala bear. They spend 20 hours sleeping, and the other four fighting, mating and eating, and look cute as hell the whole EFFING TIME!

Name one experience that’s on your bucket list.
I would love to attend the funeral of my ex husband.

What’s the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Things don’t happen to me. I happen to things.

 

Jess J.

Age: 30
Occupation: Dog Trainer
Bar Where Qualified: The Dime Horseshoe
Hometown: Sundance, WY

Have you ever attended a concert at the Buffalo Chip? If so, what was it?
Yes, I have! I have been going to the Chip for the last nine years!

If you could choose one super power, what would it be?
Talking to animals! I’ve always wondered what they are thinking!

If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you ask them?
Jackie Kennedy! She is an amazing woman and such a great role model. I would ask her so many things about her life, and just her advice on life in general.

Why do you want to be the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model?
I would love to have the chance to represent the Best Party Anywhere! You always meet the nicest people at The Chip, and they do amazing things for veterans and bikers in general!

 

Jessica B.

Age: 26
Occupation: Military
Bar Where Qualified: Cheers Lounge
Hometown: Spearfish, SD

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
I can hack the NSA. Don’t tell anyone though…It’s a secret.

If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you ask them?
Chris Farley. What is “El Niño?”

Who is the person who’s been the biggest influence on your life? Why?
My dad. He is the main reason I joined the military, and I don’t know where I would be if I hadn’t. He’s a great person and my role model.

Why do you want to be the 2018 Buffalo Chip Poster Model?
The Buffalo Chip is such a fun and exciting place! I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else during the rally! It truly would be an honor to be the face of the Best Party Anywhere!

 

Kadie C.

Age: 27
Occupation: Real Estate Executive Assistant
Bar Where Qualified: Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub
Hometown: Rapid City, SD

What are three words that describe your personality?
Weird. Outgoing. Motivated.

Do you have a nickname? If so, what’s the story behind it?
“Spicy Peanut.” I’m petite with a spicy attitude!

Describe your favorite outfit.
Depends on the situation, but you can’t go wrong with jeans, a t-shirt and a good worn-in pair of Chucks!

What is your spirit animal and why?
A sloth, because I am envious of how they are never in a rush to get anywhere or do anything.

If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you ask them?
Mila Kunis. Will you marry me?

 

Karen K.

Age: 30
Occupation: Financial Coordinator/Office Assistant
Bar Where Qualified: Clock Tower Lounge
Hometown: Austin, TX

What is your favorite hobby?
Hunting

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
I know sign language.

Name one experience that’s on your bucket list.
Hiking the Havasu Falls.

What is something you have tried, but will never again?
Eat worms.

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Surviving ovarian cancer.

 

Korahl A.

Age: 24
Occupation: Bank Teller
Bar Where Qualified: Cheers Lounge
Hometown: Rapid City, SD

Describe your fantasy motorcycle ride.
It would have to be a cross-country road trip to all national Parks. It’d be nice to hit everything and seeing it on a bike would be an amazing experience.

Do you have a nickname? If so, what’s the story behind it?
“Punk.” When I was younger, no matter what my parents did with my hair, it always stuck straight up.

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
I can tell you what you said this day three years ago, word for word.

What is something you have tried, but will never do again?
I once cut 16 inches off my hair. It looked okay, but I missed my long hair like crazy.

 

Megan Y.

Age: 30
Occupation: Bartender
Bar Where Qualified: Cheers Lounge
Hometown: Rapid Citiy, SD

What are three words that describe your personality?
Happy, outgoing and positive.

Have you ever attended a concert at the Buffalo Chip? If so, what was it?
Yes, a ton! Ozzy Osbourne was a lot of fun last year though!

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d do?
I would buy a ’69 Corvette Stingray and then pay for my step-children’s college funds.

If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or dead, who would it be, and what would you ask them?
My grandpa, and I would ask him all about his war stories.

 

Rya B.

Age: 33
Occupation: Medical Assistant
Bar Where Qualified: Robbinsdale
Hometown: Gillette, WY

Have you ever attended a concert at the Buffalo Chip? If so, what was it?
Kid Rock, Ozzy, Social Distortion, Adelitas Way

Do you have a nickname? If so, what’s the story behind it?
“Snackrack.” All the food I can stuff into my cleavage during concerts.

Name one experience that’s on your bucket list.
Do the Four Corners tour with my dad.

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Buy a golden toilet!

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Finding a tribe that rides bikes, goes hiking and lives at the lake.

 

Tara L.

Age: 42
Occupation: Events Specialist
Bar Where Qualified: Joe’s Place Bar & Grill
Hometown: Black Hills, SD

What is your favorite hobby?
Soaking up the rays!

Have you ever attended a concert at the Buffalo Chip? If so, what was it?
Whitesnake, ZZ Top, Zach Brown Band, Kid Rock, Miranda Lambert, Rob Zombie, Buckcherry, Ratt, CCR, and more.

Do you have a nickname? If so, what’s the story behind it?
“Tarablejean.” I was given my aunt’s name—Jean—and my dad started calling me Tarablejean early on!

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
I can turn a frown on anyone upside down!

Name one experience that’s on your bucket list.
White water rafting in the Grand Canyon.

 

Tia S.

Age: 23
Occupation: Paraprofessional
Bar Where Qualified: Joe’s Place
Hometown: Elbow Lake, MN

What’s your spirit animal and why?
Cat. Sleep and food are my friends, I only want cuddles on my terms, and I do what I want.

Name on experience that’s on your bucket list.
To see the Eagles if they go on tour.

What is something you have tried, but will never do again?
Eat wasabi.

Do you consider yourself a rebel or a good girl? Why?
Good Girl. I’m a people pleaser.

WANT TO SEE MORE?

You can also get up close and personal with past Poster Model Search contestants and see how they stack up with this year’s in the Sturgis Rider News Blog articles below.

Which one of these biker babes do you think should become the 2018 Poster Model, earning them a Buffalo Chip modeling contract, $2,000 in cash, and prizes from partners Henry Roy Photography, Black Rifle Coffee Company and the Freckled Fox?

Tell us in the comments section below, then head to the finals at Robbinsdale Lounge in Rapid City on Saturday, April 28 to show them your support!

Which one of these biker babes do you think should become the 2018 Poster Model, earning them a Buffalo Chip modeling contract, $2,000 in cash, and prizes from partners Henry Roy Photography, Black Rifle Coffee Company and the Freckled Fox?

Tell us in the comments section below, then head to the finals at Robbinsdale Lounge in Rapid City on Saturday, April 28 to show them your support!

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