A Rugby teenager has been crowned Miss Photogenic Model Teen UK.
Laura Markova-Gavrilova, a pupil at Ashlawn School, beat hundreds of contestants to take the title at a ceremony in Guildford.
The 14-year-old said: “I thought it would be an interesting thing to do and it has really helped build my confidence.
“I’m no longer embarrassed to walk on a catwalk and I’m more comfortable when it comes to things like giving presentations.”
Laura will be competing in the UK’s Dazzling Beauty competition at the end of this month in Brighton.
She said: “I would encourage others to try out modelling because it’s fun, you learn lots of new things and it helps you to express yourself.”
Go to www.facebook.com/lauradazzling to find out more about Laura and how to vote for her in the next competition.