As part of the promotion for the game, men's magazine Maxim, held a contest to find women who look like Bayonetta. The contest centered on who can best capture the essence, personality, style, and sexiness of Bayonetta. Andrea Bonaccorso, the winner, was spotlighted on Maxim.com and received an Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, a 50 inch Panasonic TC-P50X1 HDTV Plasma TV, and a copy of Bayonetta for the Xbox 360.
"When I was 9 years old I begged my mom for a SEGA Genesis for Christmas. When I opened it, I screamed for about 20 minutes. For about 5 years after that, I was obsessed with all the Sonic The Hedgehog games, Toe Jam & Earl, and Rolo To The Rescue (a baby elephant in search of his mother). I didn't return to my game playing days until about 2 years ago, and now, I'm STILL obsessed with those old games. When I was little I would stay up way past my bedtime and if I died (in the game), I would be crushed. I'd be so mad that I'd beg to stay up and try again. And of course, I'd get my way and continue playing until my eyeballs were burning from not blinking. Yay Sega! Thanks for contributing to my lack of doing homework!! I recently was searching for a Maxim contest, and when I saw what this contest was for, I thought I'd be perfect for it. Had the glasses, the 'goth' costume, and the sexy look! haha!" - Andrea Bonaccorso (upon winning the contest)
- Penny Drake - Winner of the E3 Bayonetta Model Contest