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Arizona Model Madison Brown Is a Guess Girl Model Search Finalist

Guess who. Arizona-based model Madison Brown is one of 25 finalists currently in the running to be clothing label Guess' next official Guess Girl.

The fashionable (and implicitly racy) title has been held famously by such celebs as Drew Barrymore, Claudia Schiffer, and Anna Nicole Smith. And it seems like Brown might just be destined to appear jeans-clad in black and white, too, if her current status as a top-five contender is any indication.

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Guess teamed up with Ford Models and Elle to conduct the contest, which promises a starring role in a Guess photo shoot for the mag as well as a $2,500 to spend on the brand's clothing.

Brown's no stranger to the modeling spotlight -- or competition. She was named Phoenix Fashion Week's model of the year in 2012, and prior to that she rallied support for her older sister, Brittany, who competed in cycle 19 of America's Next Top Model. And we're betting she'll put up a fight against her fellow frontrunners from Florida and New York.

Voting ends Friday, June 7, at 11:59 p.m. ET. You can cast your vote (you'll max out at one per day) and check out all the contestants at The winner will be announced on June 11 and chosen by a panel that will factor public votes, creativity, commercial appeal, and how well the photos submitted reflect the spirit and image of the Guess Girl into its decision.

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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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