A MODEL has stars in her eyes and is dreaming of a glamorous showbiz lifestyle Stateside after reaching the final of a prestigious competition.
Alexandra Murphy, also known as Alexandra Louise, made it through to the final of the Model of the Year contest after signing with a leading talent-spotting agency run by celebrated model Kerri Parker.
The 22-year-old was travelling to Norwich for the final of the competition to strut her stuff on the catwalk in front of an expert judging panel in the hope of securing the first prize of a deal with a Hollywood agency.
The winner will enjoy a trip of a lifetime to the social whirl of Californian celebrity life, including appearing alongside Kerri at red carpet events and attending calendar photoshoots in iconic Los Angeles locations such as Venice Beach.
The judging panel will also contain a number of top fashion stylists from Thailand, who will be flying some of the finalists to the Orient for designer clothing photoshoots on the beaches.
Alexandra’s success in reaching the final is all the more impressive as she only began to concentrate on modelling earlier this year, and the Model of the Year is the very first big competition she has entered, but she is already aiming high.
The former Wigan and Leigh College student from Tyldesley, said: “I sent my entry in and about a week later got a message saying I was in the national final.
“I was so happy I started jumping about.
“It’s something I’ve always wanted to do but only started doing something about it this year, so I’m going all out for it. I got scouted a few years ago but never really did anything with it. I should have done it ages ago, to be honest.
“I wasn’t going to apply to the Kerri Packer academy at first, but then thought I would, and she said she would put me on their database.
“I met her and did a photoshoot, and since then I’ve gone for a few tutorial days.”