Kirsty is face of the fu­ture

Clinches mod­el­ling con­tract

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special - Douglas Dickie

A Ruther­glen teenager could be­come the next big thing in the mod­el­ling world af­ter beat­ing more than 2000 ri­vals in a top com­pe­ti­tion.

Kirsty Shearer, 17, was last week crowned the win­ner of the #ScoutMeS­cot­land com­pe­ti­tion, run by our sis­ter ti­tle The Sun­day Mail.

Af­ter mak­ing the fi­nal five of the con­test she took part in a photo shoot be­fore the judges picked her as the over­all win­ner.

The Stonelaw High pupil has now se­cured a con­tract with agen­cies Colours and Se­lect, who rep­re­sent mod­els Ag­y­ness Deyn and Daisy Lowe as well as singers Jess Glynne and Pixie Lott.

Kirsty, who also won £200 of Sara Hill makeup, can­not wait to get started as she looks to forge a ca­reer in the pro­fes­sion.

“I was not ex­pect­ing to win,” she said. “It all just hap­pened re­ally fast.

“I didn’t even ex­pect to make the fi­nal five to be hon­est. It’s not some­thing I had given too much thought to be­fore. I’m not the tallest so I just as­sumed I couldn’t do it but I wanted to give it a try.

“My fam­ily and friends are so happy for me. My mum is telling pretty much ev­ery­one she knows and my friends just keep go­ing on about it. It’s been re­ally weird but ev­ery­one has been re­ally nice about it and has posted the story on­line.

“Hope­fully I can go on to travel to new places. I can’t wait to go down to Lon­don to meet Se­lect.”

For­mer Burn­side Pri­mary pupil Kirsty is en­ter­ing her fi­nal weeks of school life and hopes to go on to univer­sity to study art.

And it is some­thing she reck­ons could help her with her mod­el­ling.

“Art is some­thing that will fit in quite nicely with the mod­el­ling.

“I’m not re­ally sure where I am go­ing to go yet, I’m still wait­ing to hear back from a few places. I might even end up do­ing fash­ion and that would be a big help.”

The judges felt Kirsty’s quirky look gave her the edge over the rest of the com­pe­ti­tion.

Colours’ co-owner Al­i­son Bruce said: “From the minute she walked through the door, we knew Kirsty had some­thing spe­cial about her. She is quirky, cool and to­tally un­fazed and has a look that could make her an in­ter­na­tional suc­cess.”

Lucy Weeks, a new faces booker with Se­lect, added: “It was a very tough choice but Kirsty had an edge. There is some­thing re­ally cool about her. She has re­ally strong bone struc­ture and is sym­met­ri­cal in the face. Kirsty has her own style and knows how to work it in front of the cam­era.”

Spe­cial Judges loved Kirsty’s quirky look

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