Ormesby girl to be the Next poster star

PEEP into Next shop windows across the country and you might see the familiar face of a five-year-old Ormesby girl staring back after she reached the final of a competition organised by the fashion retailer.

PEEP into Next shop windows across the country and you might see the familiar face of a five-year-old Ormesby girl staring back after she reached the final of a competition organised by the fashion retailer.

Angelic Evie Fabian, of Bracecamp Close, finished in the top 10 of the Next Generation Children's Competition and will appear in a fashion shoot to go on posters in Next branches across the UK.

The delighted youngster, who attends Ormesby Infants School, also received �100 worth of Next vouchers and a modelling contract with children's modelling agency Urban Angels at the final of the competition held at Woburn Abbey last week.

TV presenter Gaby Roslin hosted the final, while Britain's Got Talent finalists Flawless held a dance workshop for the children. Voting took place on social networking site Facebook and the winners were chosen by judges from Next, Red magazine and Urban Angels.


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Evie's mum Jodie, 34, granny Susan Childs and auntie Candice Lacey accompanied her on her big day.

Jodie said: “I think she was a bit surprised. We only told her that she would be going along for a party. The day was amazing. That was the prize, so for her to be named as one of the 10 finalists, we were really pleased and quite shocked.”

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The success was all the more surprising to the Ormesby family as 28,000 entrants had originally entered the competition and Mrs Fabian had tried to muster enough votes for her daughter through friends and family.

The photoshoot is due to be held in Birmingham on January 6 and 7.

School co-ordinator Jodie is married to Ricky, 31 and has two other children: 11-year-old Richie and Danny, 17, but said she did not know whether this could be the first step on the path to a future modelling career for her daughter.

She said: “If things come up with Urban Angels we could look into doing other stuff. She enjoyed the day, particularly having her picture taken.”

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