Your post makes me question the whole premise of the contest.
While on one hand I agree that I would rather see a model that participates in the dialogue here to win rather than one who is only here for the contest. But then I must ask, is this a popularity contest?
What exactly is it that we are judging? If it's a model contest, are we to judge the model, or are we judging the image? If the latter is true, shouldn't this be called a photography contest?
Or, is it what I truly think it is, and that is a "bribe", or let's say incentive to get more models to come to the site to participate.
I can appreciate the involvement of models like Ginger_80, Brattitude, Glam_Chic, Tiffany Karns and the others that are here posting so often. There are a lot of photographers here that don't have a much experience with shooting models, and their input can be really great, especially when it comes to overcoming the awkwardness of asking a complete stranger to come pose in their skivvies.
This is not meant to be a slight toward Glam_Chic, as she's a great model and can hold her own in the contest.