Chloë celebrates catwalk success at fashion show

Chloë Mclanachan, 16, from Attleborough, who won a 'Face of Norwich Fashion Week' contest last month

Chloë Mclanachan, 16, from Attleborough, who won a 'Face of Norwich Fashion Week' contest last month. - Credit: Louise Mclanachan

Landing a modelling contract was a dream come true for Attleborough teenager Chloë Mclanachan.

Chloë Mclanachan, 16, from Attleborough, who won a 'Face of Norwich Fashion Week' contest, modelling

Chloë Mclanachan, 16, from Attleborough, who won a 'Face of Norwich Fashion Week' contest, modelling during fashion week. Picture: Paul John Bayfield - Credit: Paul John Bayfield

The 16-year-old was given the contract as a prize for winning a 'Face of Norwich Fashion Week' contest after treading the catwalk at last month's Norwich Fashion Week.

Chloë, who is in sixth form at Attleborough Academy, said her success was a nice surprise and a huge confidence boost.

She said: 'To be part of something that was such a high-profile event in the city was really cool.

'It also really built my confidence, because before I didn't have much self-esteem.

'It made me feel really good about myself.'

Chloë took part in four catwalk events during fashion week, modelling clothes from top labels as well as unique outfits created by Norwich City College fashion students.

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She said: 'I wore one with an Oriental print, and another which had netting around my arms and a skirt with leather panels on it.

'I have never worn anything like that before.'

Chloë decided to enter the contest after being 'scouted' by a modelling agency representative during a student lock-in night at intu Chapelfield.

She competed against about 30 others in the contest, which took place at OPEN in Norwich.

The result means Chloë has been taken on by the Sandra Reynolds Modelling agency, which has an office in the city.

But Chloë said that while she hoped to go on modelling as a hobby, she had no plans to pursue it as a career.

She said: 'I want to study marine biology, and focus on shark conservation.'

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