The winner of the Miss for the month of August is Cheryl.

The winner of the Miss for the month of August is Cheryl. You chose Cheryl with your votes. The win means that she is a finalist for the Title of Miss 2010. Cheryl will also get $100 to spend on the TYR gear of her choice.

The overall winner will be chosen at the end of the year and will be featured in Triathlete’s annual swimsuit photo shoot. The winner will also receive $500 in merchandise from TYR.

The other top five picks from the poll will automatically move on to contend for the title of Miss September. The following entrants will move on:

2. Michelina
3. Marianna B.
4. Juliet B.
5. Alicia F.

Cheryl is the September winner!
Cheryl is the September winner!

We chatted with Cheryl to learn more about the personality behind the beauty: How long have you been competing in triathlons?

Cheryl: This is my third season racing triathlon. After competing in my first race, the Nautica Malibu in 2008, I crossed the finish line and was hooked. What is your proudest accomplishment in the sport?

Cheryl: I think it’s a tie between finishing my first 70.3 in Cancun last year and winning my first race at the beginning of this year at the Palm Desert Tri. What does it mean to you to move on as a finalist in the contest?

Cheryl: I am so excited to move on to the finals! I love Triathlete magazine and would be so honored to have the opportunity to be in the magazine…it would be a dream come true! I remember seeing the contest a couple years ago when I started in the sport, and thought that I should enter, who would have thought it would actually happen! Do you have a background in modeling?

Cheryl: I did a little bit when I was younger, a REALLY long time ago, but not as an adult. What do you think you’ll spend your $100 from TYR on?

Cheryl: I would love to get a couple new swim suits…a girl can never have too many! What do you like to do for fun outside of the sport?

Cheryl: Wow, well between the two-a-day workouts and my work as an Interior Designer, it doesn’t leave me much free time. I do love to travel, which luckily triathlon allows me to travel and race in some of the most beautiful places in the world. I love to experience other countries and cultures. There is no place that I won’t visit if given the opportunity. I am also a huge yogi. I have been doing it for years, three days a week. It helps to keep me centered and it’s something I can do no matter where my travels take me.

Click here to see images of all of the September contestants.

Click here to see the Miss July contest winner.

Click here to see the Miss August contest winner.

To enter, submit a color photo of yourself in your favorite swimsuit, along with your name, age, home address and email to