Natural beauty is a winner for ‘top model’

Model Serena Boughton.
Model Serena Boughton.

A last-minute entry into a modelling competition has won a young mother a place in the grand final.

Serena Boughton came across the competition, which has been running since September, when she was searching online for information about modelling agencies last week.

The 21-year-old from Bedford said: “I went to London for an audition on Sunday and received an email from them Monday night saying I was in the grand final, along with the information pack.”

Serena has entered the ‘natural beauty’ category and hopes the event, run by Top Model UK, will lead to a career in fashion.

She says her family and partner, Shane Arnold, are backing her all the way.

“My family are so supportive and the company do help you launch a career. If you win, as well as receiving flowers and goodie bags, there is the chance you get to walk for London Fashion Week.”

The grand finals, which features other categories including male model and over 25s, are held over April 4 and 5, at the Hilton London Metropole hotel. Winners will be chosen by industry experts

In the meantime, Serena is caring for her one-year-old twin girls and two-year-old son, but she added: “I am so excited about doing this.

“They provide all the clothes and do your hair and make-up. I just need to bring the shoes.”