Carla Brolly has been crowned the 2014 Face of Exhibit competition winner, beating stiff competition from 12 other finalists across Northern Ireland.
The gorgeous 17-year-old from Swatragh won the Coleraine heat of the contest, before taking part in the grand finale event, a modelling masterclass and professional photoshoot, alongside the finalists from each of the other local heats.
Carla has won a modelling contract with top NI agency, ACA Models as well as two return flights courtesy of Aer Lingus to Faro, Malaga or Palma from George Best Belfast City Airport.
She will also receive a year’s free hairdressing from John Morrison at Bespoke Hairdressing, £500 of Exhibit vouchers and will front the Northern Ireland fashion house’s advertising campaigns over the next 12 months.
Carla said: “I really can’t believe I’ve won the Face of Exhibit contest, I am absolutely over the moon! Looking at the standard of the other girls at the final, I didn’t imagine I would win.
“I’m really looking forward to working with Exhibit and Alison Clarke and hope this will be the start of a modelling career for me,” she added.
Chris Rankin, Head of E-Commerce at Exhibit said: “I am delighted to announce that Carla has won the first ever Face of Exhibit modelling contest. We were looking for a girl who exemplified our brand, someone who is fresh, fun, confident and fashionable.
“For us, Carla really fits the bill and we’re really looking forward to working with her over the coming year.”
Alison Clarke, Managing Director of ACA Models said: “Carla is simply stunning. After more than 25 years in the business, I know exactly what I’m looking for and Carla has what it takes to be a successful model.
“Congratulations to all the finalists – the overall standard of entries was extremely high but Carla’s style, grace and beauty just wowed us at the finale.”