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Lisburn girls in the frame for modelling Contract

by GARY ELLIS

Natalie Gormley. Specsavers Lisburn store director; Amy-Ruth McCabe, Catherine McAteer and Jill Campbell, Specsavers Lisburn store director.

Natalie Gormley, Specsavers Lisburn store director; Amy-Ruth McCabe, Catherine McAteer and Jill Campbell, Specsavers Lisburn store director.

LISBURN girls Catherine McAteer and Amy-Ruth McCabe are in the frame to win a top modelling contract after being selected from almost 200 hopefuls competing for a place in the regional final of Spectacle Wearer of the Year.

Catherine and Amy-Ruth will join six other specs wearing fashionistas from across Northern Ireland at the semi-final on Thursday, August 21 at the Specsavers store in the Abbeycentre, Newtownabbey.

"I am completely shocked to have been chosen to go through to the Northern Ireland semi-final as I didn't think I stood a chance. It is a dream come true," said Catherine.

Amy-Ruth added: "I am over the moon to have been chosen from the hundreds of entrants and would love to win the opportunity to represent Northern Ireland in the International Final in London.'

If successful, Catherine and Amy Ruth could find themselves strutting down the catwalk at the glitzy, celebrity-studded grand final in London on Tuesday, October 21. At the international event contestants will be judged by a panel of industry experts and Specsavers style ambassador and Channel 4 presenter, Gok Wan.

Both 17-year-old Catherine and 18-year-old Amy-Ruth could be following in the footsteps of last year's winner, student Sara Pender.

This year's grand final winner will receive a 12-month modelling contract with top London agency - MOT models - and the chance to appear in a Specsavers advertising campaign. The sexy specs wearer will also win a two-week all-inclusive holiday for two in St. Lucia or Barbados.

By entering this year's Spectacle Wearer of the Year competition, Catherine and Amy-Ruth have helped raise money for charity. Specsavers is donating 1 for every eligible entry it has received in this year's competition to anti-bullying charity Kidscape, which will help them in their valuable work with children and young people.

gary.ellis@jpress.co.uk

Ulster Star
08/08/2008