Model pupil pursues new career on the catwalk

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At THE age of 16 South Queensferry’s Kerry O’May is set to trade life in the quiet town for the glitz and glamour of London, after winning the Scotland’s New Face modelling award.

“Modelling is a new found passion of mine. I was interested in the industry but I had 
never really thought about doing it until I was 
approached to take part in Scotland’s New Face,” Kerry said.

“I was out shopping in Edinburgh with my friends when a representative from the competition asked me if I would be interested. She took some pictures and sent them to London, after that I was chosen to take part.”

After facing competition from girls all over Scotland, Kerry was picked as one of the four finalists with each of them receiving an invite to the Scottish Fashion Awards, where the winner would be announced.

After being crowned Scotland’s New Face, and securing a contract with Select Model Management, the former Queensferry High School pupil had some important decisions to make.

“I had thought about staying on for my sixth year at school, but I managed to get four As and a B last year so I knew I had to take this fantastic opportunity,” Kerry said.

“My family have been so supportive, they just want to know that I am happy with what I am 
doing.”

For now Kerry will continue to work as a waitress, to raise money, before she takes the fashion world by storm in December.

“The agency have said they have high hopes for me, so I hope to have a very lengthy career in modelling. However, I have always been a creative person and I love acting. I had a couple of important roles in Little Shop of Horrors and Billy Elliot when I was at school.

“It is my dream to, one day, be able to work as both a model and an actor.”