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UK Top Model 2014 contestant Amber-Rose May is not just a pretty face

By The Citizen  |  Posted: January 27, 2014

  • Amber-Rose May is appealing for votes

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Amber-Rose May is not just a pretty face.

The 23-year-old former supermarket checkout worker has just made it into the finals of one of the UK's most hotly-contested model competitions.

Amber-Rose, who worked at Tesco in Quedgeley for three years, is in the finals of the Editorial section of the Top Model 2014 competition.

Now in its eighth year the competition has proved a springboard for previous winners who all went on to appear in major professional shows including London Fashion Week.

Amber-Rose is a former Ribston Hall High School for Girls pupil who later studied Performing Arts at the University of Gloucestershire.

She then went on to complete a Masters Degree with distinction in Theatre for Young Audiences at Rose Bruford College in Sidcup.

"I have since set up Floods of Ink, a theatre company making work for and by children and young people, which is now successfully touring nationally and have had a number of freelance contracts within the arts over the last year.

"Modelling has always been part of my performing career and deciding to enter into the competition on the off chance, has proved a success."

The next stage of the competition is in London in April and you can vote for Amber-Rose at www.topmodeluk.com

The competition not only celebrates modelling talent it also raises funds for the charity Children with Cancer UK.

Formerly known as Children with Leukaemia, the charity was inaugurated by the late Diana, Princess of Wales.

“It would be great if all my former coleagues at Tesco and old school friends from Ribston could get behind me and vote,” said Amber-Rose.

“Modelling has always been a passion of mine and this competition is a great opportunity to pursue a career in that field.”

When Amber-Rose is not modelling her passion is all about drama.

The Floods of Ink theatre company - which Amber-Rose runs along with co-artistic direct Laurence Alliston-Greiner - has secured Arts Council funding and is going from strength to strength.

Amber-Rose has recently directed, produced and starred in a production of M for Medea - a piece based on ancient Greek mythology.

She now lives in Sidcup but her parents still live in the county and she retains strong links with Gloucestershire.

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