The eight young would-be models in finals of Jarrow Modelsearch competition

Viking Shopping Centre, Jarrow
Viking Shopping Centre, Jarrow

Would-be models have been given a helping hand at a South Tyneside shopping centre.

The finalists have been named in the Viking Shopping Centre’s Modelsearch competition.

Merryn Alice Chapman

Merryn Alice Chapman

The event, which was launch at the Jarrow shopping centre in May, saw over 240 people enter the competition.

Sixty four were then invited to attend Castings in The Attic Dance Studios with judges Michael Knowles and William Brown from Modelsearch.

The winners, chosen in a range of age categories.

They are Merryn Alice Chapman, four, Kenzie Kiely, four, Alice Kidd, 10, Oliver Cermar, eight, Gracie Olivier Seales, 13, David France, 12,

Kenzie Kiely

Kenzie Kiely

Rachael Daws, 20, and Vincent Blacklock, 24.

All the finalists will be returning to the centre to attend a professional photo shoot later this year.

They will each receive a portfolio of photos and be featured in the advertising campaigns, website and Facebook for the Centre.

One overall winner will be chosen after that fashion shoot to attend a London studio where they will be styled and photographed by top

Alive Kidd

Alive Kidd

industry professionals.

Michael Knowles of Modelsearch, said: “We would like thank everyone who came down to the centre to take part in the competition.

“At the Castings, we were truly spoilt for choice but it was not just the great looks that impressed us. Without exception, every model in every age category was charming, polite and had so many extra talents, skills and interests.

“It was a real privilege to meet so many delightful people and we are so sorry we could not choose everyone.”

Oliver Cermar

Oliver Cermar

Gracie Olivier Seales

Gracie Olivier Seales

David France

David France

Rachael Daws

Rachael Daws

Vincent Blacklock

Vincent Blacklock