Kirsty is face of the future
Clinches modelling contract
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