Due to voting irregularities, the Fitness Magazine team has decided to extend the voting period for the top 32 in the 2021 Biogen Face of Fitness cover model search competition.
Sadly, we’ve experienced numerous fake Instagram accounts posing as either the competition “Biogen Face of Fitness” or associated partners. In certain cases, they have gone as far as private messaging contestants quoting a $30 fee to generate more votes.
Due to this development, we have decided to extend the voting period, not only to give entrants some more time to gather support but to also thoroughly review all the votes that have been cast up to this point.
Currently, we have received 22,467 votes.
Voting will now close on FRIDAY, 17 September at 20:00
What you should know:
- If you have voted, you don’t need to vote again. Your vote will be allocated.
- Should you or your supporter vote again, it will simply overwrite their previous vote, it will not count as an extra vote. The competition remains 1 vote per email address.
How we’re dealing with potential false votes
We are manually reviewing each contestant’s votes. looking for irregularities related to high numbers, votes from IP addresses outside of South Africa and votes casted during irregular hours between 12am-5am. Understandably, this will take some administrative time, which is why we’re extending voting.
Unfortunately, should we find that a contestant used a voting bot, she will be disqualified and barred from entering again for 5 years.
We will announce the Top 32 on Monday, 20 September at 13:00. After that online voting will open immediately for the Final 12.
We will announce the Final 12 on 27 September at 13:00.
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Author: Tanja Schmitz
Founder and Editor of Fitness Magazine. You’ll find her behind her computer or on her bike, dreaming up new ways to improve or create content for you.