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Saturday 21 October 2017

Stunning Laura (16) goes all the way to China for model title

Ireland's next supermodel looks stunning in her newest photos.

Gorgeous Laura Harris is in China representing Ireland at the world's biggest modelling competition -- The Elite Model Look world final.

Laura (16), from Templeogue, has proved a hit since she was crowned Miss Elite Ireland last month.

She has appeared on the cover of a fashion publication, Northern Ireland's Eve Magazine, as featured here.

According to the president of Elite Model Look Ireland, Juan Sebastian Castrillon, the teenager is "part of a new generation of Irish models that stand out for their entirely natural and fresh look" and it is no surprise that she is doing so well.



Charming

Laura, who bears a remarkable resemblance to British supermodel and actress Lily Cole, has "transformed" since her first photoshoot. "When the search for models in Ireland ended, we had to train the girls and Laura just stood out," Mr Castrillon said.

"She's very professional, incredibly charming. We really saw the change in her, she took everything we told her on board, she transformed from a very pretty teenager to this amazing model who can take perfect photos every time. It was very difficult to choose photos for Eve, we took something like 970 photos and every single shot could have appeared on the spread."

Mr Castrillon explained that Laura's talent had exceeded everyone's expectations. "During our search for the candidate to send to the World Final, we had an audition in Belfast among other places, so Eve sponsored us. But no one knew that Laura would look so good, so they were really happy to have her on the front cover of this month's issue."

The pictures were taken at Lillie's Bordello in Dublin, and reflect a very fashionable burlesque look.

The 5ft 8ins stunner is competing in China against 80 other Elite candidates from all over the world for the title of Miss Elite Model Look World.



Exposure

The renowned international competition is being held at the Shanghai World Expo site that has already been visited by a staggering 60 million people since it opened last May, and has welcomed an average of 250,000 people every day this week.

"This could be a great opportunity for Laura if she gets in the top 15 because of the incredible exposure she would get over there," Mr Castrillon said.

"She is one of the strongest contenders on the show and not only because she looks like Lily Cole. If she stands out, any Elite agency in the world will be able to take bookings for her."

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