Are you ready for take-off girls?
This Saturday (February 9) is the first of two days when you can enter our model competition Runway 2013 which is being jointly hosted by Harveys of Halifax and Morton Gledhill The Fashion Team.
To enter all you have to do is turn up at Harveys Cosmetics department on Saturday or the following Saturday - February 16 - between 10am and 4pm, where you will be met, asked to fill in a questionnaire and have your photograph taken.
From those who enter a panel of judges will choose 12 semi-finalists. Readers of the Courier will pick six to go through a grand final to be held in March.
Most girls dream of being a model at some stage of their lives - the dream came true for Clare Hunt-Brown of Greetland after winning a competition and signing for the Morton Gledhill model agency.
Here Clare, who is currently studying applied science and exercise science at Northumbria University answers 10 questions about the career she intends to follow ...
Q. When did you know you wanted to become a model and why?
A. My Mum first took me to the Clothes Show Live at the age of 14. Seeing all the beautiful models performing and having fun on the catwalk was really inspiring.
Q. Which models do you aspire to and why?
A. I like Keira Knightley’s elegance. Agyness Deyn has a great sense of style. Lily Cole has a distinctive look. All have an individual and quirky take on fashion.
Q. What do you think are the most difficult aspects of being a model?
A. It is not as glamorous as it may appear. The long hours of choreography and rehearsals can be quite demanding. It is all worth it for the feeling you get when you are on the catwalk.
Q. What parts of the job do you find the most rewarding?
A. The satisfaction at the end of a show, knowing that all the hard work has contributed to the success. I have also worked with and met some interesting people.
Q. What are the most glamorous places you have been to so far?
A. I’ve been lucky enough to work at some beautiful locations in this country. I am currently waiting to hear if I have been selected for some work abroad.
Q. Your career started because you entered a competition - can you describe your emotions first entering the competition and secondly how you felt when you knew you had won?
A. I felt very nervous during the competition and did not think I would win. When I was announced the winner I was totally over whelmed and shocked.
Q. What do you think are the key elements to being good at your job?
A. I believe you need to be able to be confident with your appearance and have an outgoing personality.
Q. How do you relax when you are not doing your job?
A. I play for my university netball team so I find going to my netball training or doing some kind of exercise is a great way to relax and stay healthy.
Q. What are your favourite kind of clothes styles (not brands)?
A. I’m not overly into expensive branded clothes, I like to buy things that are a one off item that not many other people will have. Most of my unique clothing comes from small boutiques and charity shops. Q. What single tip would you give to a girl starting out on the path you have chosen?
A. Try to maintain a healthy balance between your education, leisure time and modelling.