America's Votes Select Brenda Janish as Grand Prize Winner in Possession Obsession Contest

  (CHICAGO, IL) - November 12, 2007 today announced the Grand Prize winner in the first-ever "Possession Obsession" contest. Brenda Janish from Chicago was chosen as the nation�s most �possession obsessed� renter by America�s votes. Janish creatively showcased how her collection of vintage pin-up art has taken over her apartment in a short video submission to Her video, �Brenda�s Babes,� received more votes than two other finalists� videos, and Janish was awarded the $20,000 Grand Prize.

�After seeing voters� reaction to �Brenda�s Babes�, it became clear that this extensive collection of pin-up, combined with Brenda�s remarkable knowledge of this unique art form, impressed the voters and helped her to win the Grand Prize,� said Maureen Boyle of �We hope that by opening up her apartment for America to see, other renters are inspired to let their possession obsessions take on a new life in their apartments.�

Janish�s apartment is every guy�s fantasy living space with a twist: the treasure trove of vintage pin-up art presents a collection that is more tr�s chic than triple-X. Scantily clad women line the walls and appear in unusual places throughout the apartment�sultry ashtrays, curvaceous lighting fixtures, and even a babe-filled bathroom�but Janish knows the true value of her collection goes beyond basic sex appeal. These rare pin-ups are valued as an art form, and America�s voters agreed that, in today�s world of svelte celebrities, it is refreshing to see a collection that celebrates women who flaunt their curves.

The other two finalists, Kalvin Roberts from Tulsa, who displays his collection of Halloween memorabilia 365 days a year, and Ali Horeanopoulos from Boston, who collects �free stuff� and turns other people�s trash into treasure, each will receive a cash prize of $500.

Brenda Janish�s Grand Prize-winning video submission, entitled �Brenda�s Babes,� can be viewed at

B-roll of Brenda and her pin-up collection is available upon request. If you are interested in receiving b-roll footage, please contact Nicole Serr or Megan Richards at 312.335.9955.

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