TWO local girls got through to the next stage of a top TV modelling contest in a tense episode yesterday (Thursday).
Saffron Williams, 19, of Batley, and Emma Ward, 20, of Heckmondwike, will now battle with 12 others for a modelling contract.
They are taking part in the search for Britain and Ireland’s Next Top Model, which was broadcast on Sky Living HD last night.
Saffron is a former Batley Girls’ High School pupil described as having a unique look, figure and height and great confidence.
Standing at 5ft 9in, she wants to teach children in a developing country.
Emma, at 5ft 10in, is even taller than Saffron. She is a call centre worker who has always dreamed of becoming a model.
She previously applied for the show but was told by a judge she was too nervous and to try again later.
They both beat thousands of entrants to get one of 28 places in last night’s Next Top Model Boot Camp episode.
The girls, who will now be eliminated one-by-one, take on challenges from underwater shoots to fashion gymnastics.
Rivals include a former Miss Ireland, and supermodels Elle Macpherson and Tyson Beckford plus singer Danni Minogue are among the judges.
The winner gets a contract with modelling agency Models 1 and a front page cover with Company magazine.
There will also be modelling work for make-up brand Revlon and haircare brand TRESemmé, plus a shopping spree to New York.