A SCHOOL trip to a clothes show turned into a photoshoot in the capital for one pretty teenager who was chosen for a nationwide modelling competition.
Lucy Pollin is one of just 42 budding models to be selected for this month’s heat stage of the Teen Queen UK competition.
Now 16-year-old Lucy is calling on the people of Hartlepool to give her their vote and help her qualify for the national final.
Lucy was enjoying a day at the Birmingham Clothes Show when she was asked if she could have her photo taken for a competition.
The Manor College of Technology student didn’t think any more of it until she got home and received an invite to go to London for another shoot, after which she was told she had been chosen as an entry in the heats of the 16-19 year old category in the competition.
“I’ve always wanted to do some modelling but never had the chance until now.” said an excited Lucy.
“The trip to London was absolutely fantastic.
“We were only there for one day because I had to be back for school, but it was brilliant, I felt like a real model.
“My friends were just as happy as me when they found out I had been picked for the heats.”
Voting has already started and the two budding models who receive the most votes will qualify for a live final taking place in London, in September this year.
Lucy added: “If people could vote for me that would be absolutely brilliant.
“I would love to be able to get through and do it all again.
“I will keep my fingers crossed.”
Lucy lives in the Fens area of Hartlepool with her parents, Gillian, 42, and Shane, 51, and her older sister Samantha, 20.
Proud mum Gillian, who works as a sales assistant, said: “I was absolutely over the moon when I found out she had been picked for the heats.
“What an experience for her.
“She has already been to London for a professional photoshoot and now she has the chance of qualifying for the live final later this year.
“And it all came from a school trip.
“It’s just brilliant.”
To vote for Lucy visit www.missteenqueenuk.com or click the EXTERNAL LINK to the right of this story
The vote closes on Monday, February 14 at 11.30pm.