Model career for Les’ girl

Charlotte Dawson begins her modelling career with London Agency IMM.
Charlotte Dawson begins her modelling career with London Agency IMM.
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HER father had one of the most recognisable faces on TV and Charlotte Dawson aims to follow in his footsteps.

Though saying that she’ll probably drop her family’s most famous character trait – gurning!

Comic legend Les became one of the UK’s best loved stars for his famed expressions and portrayal of a frumpy, northern housewife.

But the famously rubber features of her father have done nothing to harm the career of teenage beauty Charlotte.

The former King Edward and Queen Mary pupil has been snapped up by top London modelling agency IMM, and as these pictures show, things are off to a flying start.

As well as bearing more than a passing resemblance to the much loved comedian, Charlotte says she also shares his humour and can even mimic his famous gurn. She said: “I can do all his faces and I look a lot like him really.

“I love all types of modelling – but lingerie is obviously my favourite.

‘It’s nice because these days you have all the horrible Size Zero models and then you have the curvy girls doing lingerie.”

Charlotte is Les Dawson’s daughter from his second marriage to Tracy.

He was delighted when his new wife discovered she was pregnant and always regarded his daughter as an unexpected gift, having had three children with his first wife, Meg. The 18-year-old, whose father died of a heart attack when she was eight months old, still lives with her mother, Tracy, in Lytham.

Today Tracy said she was very proud of her daughter.

She said: “I am keeping a close eye on Charlotte’s career. At the moment she is keeping her options open but having a wonderful time with the modelling.

“I think she really does have a look of Les, I was looking at photographs of him when he was younger and the resemblance between them is striking.

“She pulls faces sometimes and just captures his expressions perfectly

“I know he would have been tremendously proud of her.”