KELLY'S EYE ON
BEING A MODEL STUDENT
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[ June 23rd 2004 ]
answer to Kate Moss is set to strut her stuff
on a London catwalk after she was voted into the
finals of a national modelling competition. Brainy
beauty Kelly Brearley was one of just 12 girls
picked out of more than 1,400 hopefuls who entered
the competition. Photos of the 21-year-old were
posted on the More fashion magazine's website
and Kelly received a whopping 35 per cent of the
online votes cast for the 12 finalists.
and property management student got a surprise
when she found out she had made it to the finals
as she didn't even know she had entered. "I couldn't
believe it," said Kelly, who studies at Sheffield
University. "At first I thought it was a joke
and then I found out my mother had entered my
photo into the competition. Obviously I'm really
pleased to be in the finals but I am concerned
about my studies. They've always been my priority.
I'd like to think it will always stay that way
but I'll have to wait and see how I get on. It
would be nice to get some modelling work and make
some money for a couple of years but I think I'll
always return to my studies."
from top agency Model Plan - who signed Leeds
model Nell McAndrew - will watch 5ft 7ins Kelly
on the catwalk in the London finals on July 8.
Fashion experts from La Redoute mail order catalogue
and More magazine, who have jointly launched the
competition, will also be on the judging panel
along with representatives from Umberto Giannini,
The Sun newspaper and This Morning and T4 television
shows. Mum Diane told the Express: "I entered
Kelly into the competition because I always thought
modelling would be something she'd be really good
though I'm her mother and I probably am biased,
I know she's really beautiful. I see people on
the television and I know Kelly could do that.
"Kelly's always been so conscientious about her
studies so I know she'll keep a level head no
matter what happens. She's always been really
good like that."
said she would not be losing too much sleep if
she didn't make it although she admitted to having
nerves about the final. She said: "I've never
walked on a catwalk so I don't know how I'll manage
that but it will be a new experience. If I don't
make it, I'll go back to my final year in university
and get on with my work and that can't be so bad
because it's what I've always wanted to do."