2019 Poster Model Search Finalists: Posed and Exposed  

  • Wednesday, April 17, 2019
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While we’ve been enduring one of the coldest winters on record, the scene has been RED HOT in Black Hills-area bars. That’s because area’s finest females have competing to become the face of the Best Party Anywhere® in the 2019 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search presented by Bud Light. Thousands of you have voted for your favorite sexy selfies from the semifinalists, and a few hundred of you were there to see KSKY announce the finalists in person on April 13. But now you’ve got a chance to see these women expose a whole lot more of themselves.

Go behind the scenes with the 2019 Buffalo Chip Poster Model Search finalists during their photo shoot with Henry Roy Photography!

MEET THE 2019 POSTER MODEL SEARCH FINALISTS!

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

Akisha J.

Age: 23
Occupation: Bartender/Waitress
Hometown: McLaughlin, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Robbinsdale Lounge – Rapid City, SD

Who/what is your favorite singer/band?
My favorite artist ever is Joe Cocker! Rest in peace.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
Caution: Says exactly what comes to mind, even if completely inappropriate.

Name one experience that’s on your bucket list.
Learn how to ride a motorcycle and travel the country.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
When people say, “I have to tell you something,” and then they don’t.

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
Run around and leave notes on people’s cars who do terrible parking jobs.

 

Alex S.

Age: 25
Occupation: Nursing
Hometown: Piedmont, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Teddy’s Sports Bar – Rapid City, SD

What are three words that describe your personality?
Confident, fearless, social

What is your favorite hobby?
Hunting

Describe your favorite outfit.
Crop top, skinny jeans and Converse.

What is your spirit animal and why?
An eagle, I’d love to soar above the earth.

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Deciding to become a nurse and getting a job at Regional Health. Helping others is my passion.

 

Aly C.

Age: 26
Occupation: Student/Server
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Valley Sports Bar – Rapid City, SD

What are three words that describe you?
Crazy, confident and creative.

Do you have a secret talent?
I’m immune to brain freeze. I can eat as much ice cream and drink as much frozen margaritas as I’d like and feel zero brain pain.

What is your spirit animal?
Fox – They think quickly about the best solutions and move swiftly through challenges and obstacles, just like me.

What is your biggest pet peeve?
When a person chews with their mouth open.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Every stranger can teach you something. Never stop learning!

 

Amanda T.

Age: 30
Occupation: Cocktail Waitress
Hometown: Spearfish, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Cowboy Back Bar – Belle Fourche, SD

What is your favorite hobby?
Four wheeling

Describe your fantasy motorcycle ride.
A cruise through the hills and/or mountains with a picnic somewhere in between.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Live life to the fullest, tomorrow is never guaranteed.

If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island and you could bring three things, what would they be?
A knife, matches, a friend who could survive with me.

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Waking up and living another day on planet earth.

 

Ashley F.

Age: 30
Occupation: Caterpillar Dealership Employee/Photographer
Hometown: Sturgis, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Saloon No. 333 – Beulah, WY

What is your favorite hobby?
Photography

Have you ever attended a concert at the Buffalo Chip? If so, what was it?
Yes, 3 Doors Down and all the 2019 concerts.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?
She’s got a mouth on her!

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Loud chewing

Why do you want to be the 2019 Buffalo Chip Poster Model?
I’m all about adventure! As someone who is involved with motorcycles on the street and in the dirt, it has become a way of life and freedom.

 

Chan J.

Age: 33
Occupation: Phlebotomist
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: American Legion Post 22 – Rapid City, SD

What is your favorite hobby?
Riding and going to concerts

Describe your fantasy motorcycle ride.
A no-rules ride to a no-rules destination.

What is your favorite band?
Motörhead, Clutch, Zeppelin

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve eve received?
Try everything twice.

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Finding my dad’s Tom Petty Full Moon Fever cassette on the pickup floor.

 

Dani S.

Age: 29
Occupation: Cognitive Training Specialist
Hometown: Mobile, AL
Bar Where She Qualified: Robbinsdale Lounge – Rapid City, SD

Have you ever attended a concert at the Buffalo Chip? If so, what was it?
Sugarland and ZZ Top

What is your spirit animal and why?
A snake. When you leave me alone, I’m happy and content, but when you treat me bad, I will stand my ground and strike back.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Escargot

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Make sure it’s clean.

Who is the person who’s been the biggest influence on your life? Why?
My dad. He’s taught me to find the good in people and live positively.

 

Hannah D.

Age: 23
Occupation: Professional Dog Groomer
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Robbinsdale Lounge – Rapid City, SD

What are three words that describe your personality?
Opportunist, spontaneous, and creative!

If you had a warning label, what would it say?
“Mostly harmless”

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Rocky mountain oysters and crickets!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
In a year from now, you’ll wish you started today.

What’s the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Becoming a dog groomer

 

Heidi W.

Age: 28
Occupation: Service Advisor
Hometown: Edgemont, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Valley Sports Bar – Rapid City, SD

Describe your fantasy motorcycle ride.
Needles Highway, late afternoon, an hour or so before sunset, to be able to embrace the beautiful scenery.

If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Approach with caution and bring snacks.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
Playing truth or dare as a kid, I was dared to eat fish food.

Who is the person who’s been the biggest influence on your life? Why?
My mother. She is the most supportive, loving woman, and I don’t know where I would be in life without her.

Why do you want to be the 2019 Buffalo Chip Poster Mode?
I have lived in South Dakota my whole life, and I have never made it to the Sturgis Rally. What better way to get the whole experience than to be the Buffalo Chip Poster Model?!

 

Jennie S.

Age: 45
Occupation: Advertising Company Owner/Director
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: American Legion Post 22 – Rapid City, SD

Where do you go when you want to have fun and cut loose?
The Legendary Buffalo Chip! It’s the one place I can be myself and not be judged.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
People liking their own posts on social media. We know you like it. That’s why you posted it. It’s like giving yourself a high five.

What’s the biggest piece of advice you’ve ever received?
When I was a young girl, my grandmother told me, “jennie, you don’t have to swallow it.” She was talking about creamed spinach, but I have found this advice to be valuable elsewhere.

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

Why do you want to be the 2019 Buffalo Chip Poster Model?
I would be incredibly honored to have the opportunity to represent the home of the Best Party Anywhere. I would also enjoy making my teenage son cringe every time he sees me on a billboard.

 

Jes H.

Age: 28
Occupation: Substitute Teacher
Hometown: Gillette, WY
Bar Where She Qualified: Dime Horseshoe Bar – Sundance, WY

Have you ever attended a concert at the Buffalo Chip? If so, what was it?
Yes, too many to count. Alice Cooper, Brantley Gilbert, .38 Special.

Do you have any secret talents?
I can turn my elbows inside out.

Describe your favorite outfit.
Jean shorts, tank top, pair of boots.

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
I’d locate dog fight arenas, remove the dogs and scare the people in charge.

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
My first year of college when I realized I could be whomever I wanted to be without caring what other people thought.

 

Jessica J.

Age: 31
Occupation: Dog Trainer
Hometown: Sundance, WY
Bar Where She Qualified: Saloon No. 333 – Beulah, WY

What is your favorite hobby?
Gaming, I’m a huge nerd.

If you had a warning label, what would it say?
Sassy, classy and a bit smart assy.

Name one experience that’s on your bucket list.
I want to ride camels to the pyramids.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Liars. Just be honest always.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
What doesn’t kill us makes us stronger.

 

Karen K.

Age: 30
Occupation: Dental Office Assistant
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Cowboy Back Bar – Belle Fourche, SD

What are three words that describe your personality?
Adaptable, crazy and bubbly

If you had a warning label, what would it say?
I don’t need a warning label – I’ve already got one!! My red hair is the perfect warning label.

If you knew you were going to be stranded on a desert island and you could bring three things, what would they be?
Water, knife and a tarp!

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

Why do you want to be the 2019 Buffalo Chip Poster Model?
I would LOVE to represent the Best Party Anywhere! The Buffalo Chip has always represented a place that everyone can come to escape the hustle and bustle of reality! They can let loose and not worry about acting a certain way! To me, the Chip has always been a place of unity; there are so many people from all different walks of life that come together as a family for a week or so!! In the last year of bartending at the Buffalo Chip, everyone I have encountered has made me feel very welcome as well as a part of their family, and I have had an absolute blast with them!! So the real question is why wouldn’t you want to be the face of the Buffalo Chip!

 

KayLee P.

Age: 30
Occupation: Residential Counselor
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Joe’s Place – Rapid City, SD

What are three words that describe your personality?
“Stick of dynamite”

Have you ever attended a concert at the Buffalo Chip? If so, what was it?
Yes, but it would be easier to count the ones I have not been to. My favorite is Kid Rock.

What is your spirit animal?
Tasmanian Devil, playful but dangerous.

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Buy landing the Hills. What a beautiful place we live.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Life is a one-time offer., use it well.

 

Lainie K.

Age: 28
Occupation: Bartender/Personal Fitness Coach
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Robbinsdale Lounge – Rapid City, SD

Describe your fantasy motorcycle ride.
I’ve already been blessed with my fantasy motorcycle ride! I’m lucky enough to have taken the Harley up Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, CA – one of the Top 10 Best Rides in the World!

What is your favorite band?
Metallica!!! Hands down, the most meaningful band to me, lyrics that speak deeply. I even have some lyrics tattooed on my skull.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Take it easy. Apply this to anything! The throttle and clutch while learning to ride, when you’ve got too much stress on your plate, and most importantly when you say good bye and to take it easy, so they know you care.

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Realizing my purpose is on a stage, in front of a crowd, in the entertainment industry. Whether it be dancing, modeling, pageantry, I am myself in the spotlight.

Why do you want to be the 2019 Buffalo Chip Poster Model?
Besides knowing the Buffalo Chip like a second home, I am the woman for the job due to my social skills, my extensive social outreach, my longtime professional career in the entertainment industry, and my passion for the BEST PARTY ANYWHERE!!!

 

Lisa S.

Age: 32
Occupation: Full time student at BHSU
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Zbar – Spearfish, SD

What is your favorite hobby?
Modeling and shooting archery.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Tell the truth. If you’re big enough to do it, you should be big enough to accept the consequences.

What is your spirit animal and why?
My spirit animal is the wolf. They’re strong, but yet loyal to their pack.

Name one experience that’s on your bucket list.
I want to see Ireland and/or Germany.

What’s the best thing that has ever happened to you?
My son!!!

 

Marissa M.

Age: 33
Occupation: Store Manager
Hometown: Pensacola, FL
Bar Where She Qualified: American Legion Post 22 – Rapid City, SD

What are three words that describe your personality?
Strong, free, confident

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
Lack of motivation

If you won the lottery tomorrow, what’s the first thing you’d do?
Help those who have helped me.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Let shit go and keep moving.

Why do you want to be the 2019 Buffalo Chip Poster Model?
I want to show my kids that even at this age anything is possible.

 

Madison M.

Age: 23
Occupation: Bartender/Cocktail Waitress
Hometown: Rapid City
Bar Where She Qualified: Cheers Lounge – Rapid City, SD

Describe your fantasy motorcycle ride.
A ride by myself through the Black Hills. I tend to forget how peaceful and beautiful it really is until I get back out there again.

Have you ever been to a concert at the Buffalo Chip?
Yes, blink-182. One of the best concerts I’ve ever experienced in my life.

What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?
A worm.

Why do you want to be the 2019 Buffalo Chip Poster Model?
The reason I want to be the 2019 Buffalo Chip poster model is simply because I want to change the face of the Buffalo Chip. I want to embrace every doubt, insecurity, and judgment to represent something people can admire. I want other girls to see me and know and believe that if I can do it, they can too. I want to show that models come in all different shapes, sizes and colors.

 

Mira R.

Age: 27
Occupation: Free Lance Model & Bark Ranger
Hometown: Spearfish, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Cheers Lounge – Rapid City, SD

What is your favorite hobby?
Hiking the Black Hills, anything outdoors

Where do you go when you want to have fun and cut loose?
Out with my friends for girls night

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
Teaching myself violin and German currently

Describe your favorite outfit.
Jeans and a comfy t-shirt. Anything I can wear my boots with.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Live for yourself.

 

Sara C.

Age: 29
Occupation: Massage Therapist
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Zbar – Spearfish, SD

What is your favorite hobby?
Eating snacks.

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
I can wink with boy eyes at the same time.

Describe your favorite outfit.
Lady Gaga’s meat dress on a hot summer day.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
“Everything tastes better than how skinny feels.” – My stomach

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
Run around naked doing unspeakable things.

 

Shay D.

Age: 24
Occupation: Bartender
Hometown: Soldotna, AK
Bar Where She Qualified: Saloon No. 333 – Beulah, WY

What are three words that describe your personality.
Sassy, smartass, sweet

Who is your favorite singer?
Miranda Lambert

What is your biggest pet peeve?
When people tap their drink on the bar to get mine or another bartender’s attention.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
Always smell it first.

What is the best thing that has ever happened to you?
Learning to be brave enough to do things like enter this contest.

 

Sheridan M.

Age: 23
Occupation: Debt Collector
Hometown: Rapid City, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Teddy’s Sports Bar – Rapid City, SD

Who is your favorite singer?
Dolly Parton

Do you have any secret talents? If so, what are they?
I can pick things up with my toes.

Describe your favorite outfit.
Booties, high-waisted jeans, crop top

What is your spirit animal and why?
Panda, because they are unique, beautiful and love naps.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
People who are on their phone during dinner.

 

Trish R.

Age: 27
Occupation: Server
Hometown: Spearfish, SD
Bar Where She Qualified: Buffalo Bodega – Deadwood, SD

What is your favorite hobby?
Diamond painting – it’s kind of like painting by numbers, but with tiny gems.

What is your spirit animal and why?
My spirit animal is a Phoenix because I have been burned in life, and I have always risen from the ashes and have started over on more than one occasion.

Name on experience that’s on your bucket list.
To go to California for the first time and see the ocean and go to an amusement park.

What’s your biggest pet peeve?
I have two! First one, people turning into the far lane when it’s one lane turning, because they are trying to pass the person in front of them. Second one, when someone leaves a drink on the ledge of the pool table!

What would you do if you were invisible for a day?
I would probably use the day to check out cool places that you’re not allowed to normally visit and also prank my friends.

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 2019 Poster Model, earning them a Buffalo Chip modeling contract, $2,000 in cash, and prizes from partners Henry Roy Photography and Buffalo Chip Tattoo Café?

Tell us in the comments section below, then head to the Poster Model Search finals at Robbinsdale Lounge in Rapid City on Saturday, April 27 to show them your support!

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