Carnoustie models want to be Next new faces

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TWO ASPIRING Carnoustie models are in the running to become the face of a major High Street fashion chain.

Local girls Nicole Abbott and Eilidh Forbes are among the hopefuls in with the chance of winning a photoshoot with retailer Next.

Their pictures are already on the Next Model website and are counting on the people of Carnoustie to vote for them online, which is free.

Nicole (21) is no stranger to fashion modelling having worked with photographers and designers from around the country as well as combining it with her studies in children’s nursing at Dundee University.

At five foot six, she is considered petite in the fashion world and has set up her own group called ‘Perfectly Petite’ which aims to show that smaller girls can model just as well as taller models.

And now Nicole is hoping she can count on the votes from her hometown to try and land the campaign.

She said: “I am trying my hardest to promote petite modelling and I thought this would be a great opportunity.

“If I can get this break through or even get to the final, I feel I would be able to promote the group and my local area.”

Fellow competitor Eilidh Forbes, a performing arts student from Carnoustie, who now studies at the MGA Academy in Edinburgh has also tasted modelling experience.

The former Carlogie and High School pupil, was involved with a campaign for online fashion retailer Think Boutique as well as landing a cover of Edinburgh magazine Pulse and taking part in various fashion shows, including one for Carnoustie store, the Dressing Up Box.

And she too is relying on local people to get behind her bid.

Anybody wanting to vote for the girls can visit www.next.co.uk/model-competition-2011 and search for them.