Carla Brolly, aged 16, from Maghera has been chosen as the winner of the final heat of the Face of Exhibit competition, which was held in the Exhibit concession at Tempest Coleraine.
Carla is now in with a chance to front Exhibit’s advertising campaigns for a year and could also win a modelling contact with ACA Models, £500 of Exhibit vouchers, and two return flights departing from Belfast City to Faro, Malaga or Palma courtesy of Aer Lingus.
The St Patrick’s College student said: “I’m really surprised to have won. There was such a great turnout for the contest that I didn’t think I would have much of a chance!
“I’m really looking forward to the final and hopefully it will go well, it’s a great opportunity for me.”
Carla will go on to the final at the Exhibit Headquarters this October where she will compete against 15 other finalists from heats that have taken place across the country throughout the summer.
Chris Rankin, Head of E-commerce at Exhibit said: “We are delighted with the talent we have seen at each of our heats. Carla was definitely a worthy winner and has the potential to be a great ambassador for the brand.
“It will be difficult to pick an overall winner with so many strong candidates but we can’t wait to see all the finalists together for the grand finale.”
Heat judge and Director of ACA Models, Alison Clarke added: “Congratulations to Carla. She really caught the attention of the judges with her combination of beauty, style and confidence.
“She is a great example of the undiscovered potential models we have found throughout the contest.”