Is Sophie Britain’s next top model?

Britain's top model Sophie Hornby
Britain's top model Sophie Hornby
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GISBURN beauty Sophie Hornby is vying for the title of Britain’s Top Model 2011.

Sophie (20), who is a former pupil of Bowland High School, Grindleton, has made it to the final 25 of the hotly-contested British Top Model contest.

Now she needs the support of her family, friends and well-wishers in the Ribble Valley to ensure she gets down to the final two.

Sophie, who also attended Gisburn Primary School and is currently working as a receptionist at the Three Fishes Caravan Park, West Bradford, said she is determined to make modelling her career.

She added: “I took part in a photoshoot at The Clothes Show in Birmingham and was delighted when I was short-listed down to the final 500 of a teen queen competition. However, because I turned 20, I was then entered for the British Top Model 2011 contest and had to have another photoshoot in London. “I am over the moon to be selected for the final 25. It’s a major confidence boost and I really want to go ahead and reach the finals and consider modelling as one of my career options.”

The live national final of British Top Model will be held in London in October, however, voting lines close in May. Anyone wishing to vote for Sophie can do so by texting BTM 02 to 81319 or by calling 0900 593 8008 and say 02. Calls cost 75p and calls from mobiles may vary. Texts cost 75p plus standard network charge. All voters must be over 18 and have the permission of the bill payer.