Brownlow House a model castle

Lurgan model Claudia Farrell and local photographer Avril Mawhinney.
Lurgan model Claudia Farrell and local photographer Avril Mawhinney.

Brownlow House is set to host a top Irish modelling competition on November 22.

Top Model Worldwide Ireland is an all-Ireland model search competition, with the first prize a guaranteed expenses paid place in the Top Model Worldwide Grand Final to be held in the London Hilton Metropole Hotel in April 2014.

The winner will be competing with about 30 other models from across the world. If the winner is from Northern Ireland, then they may also be entered into the Top Model UK grand final.

The competition has been officially licensed by Lurgan photographer Avril Mawhinney and local girl Claudia Farrell from Top Model UK/Top Model Worldwide and is being staged in Brownlow House on November 22.

Claudia was a contestant in last year’s Top Model UK finals and was so impressed with the experience that she decided to join with Avril to stage this year’s all-Ireland 

Avril runs Finesse Photography and Finesse School of Modelling. She has been associated with Top Model UK for about eight years had the honour to be a judge at the Top Model Worldwide 2012 final.

Girls from Ireland, North and South, aged 16 to 26 (no height restrictions) can enter. Non-Irish girls resident in Ireland for four years or more can also enter.

Sponsors will be offering additional prizes such as designer dresses, photo-shoots, fashion accessories, etc.

Sponsors include David Henderson – Designer, Bellaire Boutique, Lipsy, Finesse Photography, Natural Health First Makeup, Maire-Claire Ferguson Millenary, Paddy McGurgan Makeup, Orlagh Maye Salon.

Breast Cancer Awareness will be supported by the competition.