PHOTOS: Sophie (18) is Clitheroe’s next top model

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IT was a full house for Clitheroe’s next top model competition final held at Clitheroe Golf Club on Thursday.

Whalley’s Sophie Montague (18) was crowned winner on the night and will model in Poze Boutique’s forthcoming fashion shows in May and November.

TRIO: The three successful models - from left to right - Joanne Walker, Sophie Montague, and Holly Shutes.

TRIO: The three successful models - from left to right - Joanne Walker, Sophie Montague, and Holly Shutes.

Organised by Louise Holt, who owns the boutique in Swan Courtyard, Clitheroe, winner Sophie, a student, will have the opportunity to choose an outfit from one of the two shows and receive 25% discount valid for 12 months at Poze Boutique. Sophie was also presented with a vouchers for a facial with Bod.

The final’s two runners-up were 30-year-old Joanne Walker, a beautician from Blackburn, who picked up second place, while 16-year-old Holly Shutes, a student from Newton, took third place.

Joanne, who will also model for Poze Boutique for the next 12 months, was presented with prizes which included a massage at Whalley’s Oakhill Academy, a £30 gift voucher for Poze Boutique and a vouchers for a meal for two at Qzine in Clitheroe’s Swan Courtyard.

Holly meanwhile won a Maneggi necklace and bracelet set, a £20 voucher for Poze Boutique and a massage at Clitheroe’s Pure Health and Beauty. During the final, to which a crowd of 150 people attended, almost £400 was raised for the vital work of the charity Victim Support.

Louise’s good friend Amy Greaves works for the charity which helps the victims and witnesses of crime in the Ribble Valley and nationally. She spoke during the final’s night about the charity’s work referring to victim’s stories which were displayed using an overhead projector.

The judges on the night were former Miss Great Britain and Miss World contender Gill McDonnell, Amy Greaves and Jane Baron from Victim Support and Gabrielle Wright from the Children’s Society.

During the final professional photographer Dean Carney captured the models on film and professional make-up artists from Oakhill Academy at Whalley gave the models the star treatment.

“It was an amazing night and a total sell out with 150 people coming along to support the event which was fantastic,” said Louise. All profits made from ticket sales to the boutique’s fashion show on Thursday May 9th will also be donated to Victim Support. Call into the boutique to buy tickets.

To view all the photos taken at the final visit: www.deancarney.com