Bradwell girl, 4, hits fashion big time

THE modelling spotlight continues to shine on a Bradwell four-year-old after a couple of family snaps rocketed her on to the fashion pages of national publications.

Millie Anne Blyth beat 5,000 other children to the prize of a single modelling contract with leading agency Urban Angels – and is still very much into demand.

Since her dazzling debut for Tesco she has beamed out of glossy catalogues for Littlewoods, Autograph at M&S and Mothercare delighting the agency which has renewed her contract

This week she was with dad Ronnie at a shoot for Argos in Milton Keynes. But the youngster who enjoys modelling still has her feet on the ground and is saving all her earnings – up to �70 an hour – for when she’s a grown up and might want to go to university or buy a car.

Her mother Amanda said the world of modelling generally got tougher as children got older, becoming much more competitive when they hit their teens.

For the little ones, however, it was just a bit of fun on fairly short, relaxed shoots, their peachy skin only benefiting from a little blusher or a dab of powder.

“Everyone seems to love Millie Anne, she is so well behaved and always does what she is told. She takes it all in her stride and it is totally enjoyable,” she added.

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Some of her little modelling friends are now appearing on TV advertisements although Millie Anne missed out on a chance to appear in the latest H&M promotion.

One of the highlights had been meeting the designers at Burberry’s London headquarters – who have just recalled her for casting – and trying on some of the clothes there.

None of the family has been more proud than Millie Anne’s great grandad Bob Barkes. Although sceptical at first the 87-year-old whips out the Tesco magazine and other publications to show them off at every opportunity – and even takes them to the bank.

“He was really worried at first but now he is so proud,” Amanda added.