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Shannon Ihrke is shown in uniform as a member of the United States Marine Corps. Ihrke was chosen as the model for the May 2014 cover of Maxim magazine. Submitted Photo

Marine turned model lands magazine cover


Shannon Ihrke grew up in Hackensack and has accomplished challenging feats, including joining the U.S. Marine Corps, becoming an accomplished model in Chicago and landing a magazine's patriotic cover.

After graduating from Walker-Hackensack-Akeley High School in 2006, Ihrke attended St. Cloud State University for a year and a half. While at college, she became worried about repaying student loans and saw many people struggle to find employment in the dim job market.

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