Allie Zwirn, a seventh-grader at Mellon Middle School in Mt. Lebanon, was chosen from among thousands of other Pennsylvania teenagers as the December cover girl of Discovery Girls Magazine. Allie is the daughter of Lisa and Dan Zwirn.
The magazine, now in its seventh year of publication, caters to girls from ages 8 to 12, and features photos of its readers from all over the country.
Each month, Discovery Girls selects 12 girls from a particular state to photograph. Two of those girls are then chosen to appear on the magazine’s cover.
Last spring, Discovery Girls selected Allie as one of the 12 girls to be
featured in the Pennsylvania issue after she submitted an application, along with three photos of herself to the magazine. She then traveled to Philadelphia with her mother in June for a two-day photo shoot.
She did not know she had been chosen for the cover until the magazine hit the stands last week.
Several photos of Allie appear within the magazine as well, and she will be featured on the magazine’s Web site, Discoverygirls.com, next month.
(Toby Tabachnick can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)