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Local woman wins modeling contest

A local motocross racer is now considered one of Canada's top entertainment models, according to a new magazine. Ashlee Painchaud, 23, who was born and raised in Prince George, was chosen to be Vyvicious' first-ever Web Beauty of the Month.
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A local motocross racer is now considered one of Canada's top entertainment models, according to a new magazine.

Ashlee Painchaud, 23, who was born and raised in Prince George, was chosen to be Vyvicious' first-ever Web Beauty of the Month. The new magazine is similar to FHM or Maxim.

The top five girls from across the country were picked by Vyvicious staff and then online readers could then vote for their favourite model.

Painchaud won with 54 per cent of the vote, beating out models from Montreal, Calgary, and Nova Scotia. For the win Painchaud gets $2,000 and the cover of the April Vyvicious, as well as being Miss April in the magazine's calendar.

Painchaud is working to put Prince George on the map by entering Maxim's Hometown Hotties contest. (She promised to let us know how that goes.)

Painchaud, who attended John McInnis and PGSS, spends from April to November in her hometown each year and the rest of the time in the United States working.

When she comes back to Prince George, she races and teaches motocross, which she's done with a passion for years on the Blackwater track, she said.

For more on Ashlee see the photo album in the Media Centre Photo Gallery on The Citizen's home page and for the rest of the story see Thursday's Citizen.