Fermanagh’s next top model

Adriana model

AT THE tender of 15 she has already made her debut appearance at Belfast Fashion Week as well as garnering interest from major advertising agencies and fashion designers.

But for Fermanagh model Adriana Zegulina, her sights are firmly set on the bright lights, catwalks and photo shoots of London.

After being hailed as the one to watch this year, the Enniskillen student said she hopes to sign with an agency in Dublin to help boost her experience and profile which has already seen her in numerous charity fashion shows.

As the young teenager embarks on her blossoming career, which started two years ago, the starlet explained that she will continue her education and hopes to study business and fashion.

She was spotted by PR company CMPR last year and has continued building her portfolio.

“I started with charity fashion shows two years ago with the help of my sister who is also a model,” she said.

“Things didn’t start properly until September last year when I went to Belfast Fashion Week and that’s where it all began.

“I did get a bit nervous but then I get really into it and it’s a lot of fun and I can’t wait until I do it again.

“I would like to pursue modelling as a career but I would like to study business and fashion as well in case one or the other doesn’t work out but I would like to do both.

“I don’t worry about travelling or being away from home for long periods of time because I love to travel and it would be interesting for me and it’s more experience.

“I think I could handle the pressures of modelling and everything that comes with it.”

The stunning teen, who is originally from Lithuania and moved to Fermanagh three years ago, has been juggling her modelling while she studies for her GCSEs at Erne Integrated College.

And while she said she has happily settled in Enniskillen, she hopes to move to London and continue her fashion and modelling career.

The teenager’s agent Cathy Martin said she hopes to build her experience in Ireland before taking her to London in a couple of years. “Her height is perfect for fashion modelling,” she said.

“At 5ft 9 she is probably much taller than many girls her age in school, but her age and statistics are very normal in the modelling industry internationally. I also love her elegant long neck as well as all her facial features – her lips, her cheekbones and her strong brows.

“It’s also good to foster talent here in Ireland for a while because when the girls get to London they always tell me how cold and competitive it can be, so it’s nice to have the security and experience of lots of work here before facing potential multiple rejections at castings, test shoots and auditions.

“She’ll definitely be on the Belfast Fashion Week catwalk in March and we’ve already had lots of calls from advertising agencies to see her for future campaigns.”

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