Sophie’s shapely model aim

Sophie Fannan, from Poulton, who has entered a competition to be the face of D plus lingerie firm Curvy Kate.

Sophie Fannan, from Poulton, who has entered a competition to be the face of D plus lingerie firm Curvy Kate.

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STUNNING Sophie Fannan is not only flying the flag for the Fylde coast, but for shapely women everywhere.

The voluptuous student, from Poulton, is hoping to be named in the Top 10 in a national competition to find the face and body of lingerie brand Curvy Kate.

The pretty 19-year-old – and her 30GG assets – managed to get in to the Top 30 from 400 hopeful entrants.

And now she is waiting to find out if she has made it through to the final 10.

If she makes it through, she will be treated to a professional make-over and photo shoot in one of London’s top fashion locations, before the final vote.

Sophie, who has never done any modelling before, found out about the competition while shopping for a new bra.

Initially she hesitated, but decided it was a good idea to help promote the image of curvy ladies with a fuller bust.

She said: “I had recently had a bra fitting after losing a little weight, and I was browsing the internet for bras in my new size.

“Then I stumbled across the link for the competition on the site Brastop, and immediately thought it was a brilliant idea to help promote more real and curvy women.

“I very nearly didn’t enter, but then I just thought, ‘why the heck not’? I had such a laugh taking the photos, and I really think it’s great to get involved with embracing women with curves.”

Sophie, who hopes one day to work in accounting, said: “I honestly didn’t believe my photos were that good.

“To have been picked for the final 30 was the biggest confidence boost, and a feeling that will never be forgotten, regardless of the outcome of this competition.

“I’m just a normal girl with curves, wobbly bits and all the rest of it.”

Underwear firm Curvy Kate first launched its Star in a Bra competition in 2008, because its bosses felt too many brands did not choose models who related to their customers.

Hannah Houston, marketing manager at Curvy Kate, said: “The world is made up of different shapes and sizes, and we feel only one size is being represented.

“We want our customers to feel they are being catered for, and being above a D-cup and curvy is something to be proud of.”

n Sophie should find out this week if she has made it through to the Top 10.