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Olivia Wang is Your April Cover Model Search Editors' Choice Winner

Congratulations to the April Cover Model Search Editors' Choice video winner, Olivia Wang! Catch her solo below, and make sure to enter the Cover Model Search here.


Olivia Wang, "Tears Ricochet"

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Photo by Joe Toreno. Hair by Marina Migliaccio and makeup by Lisa Chamberlain, both for the Rex Agency.

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