17 year old Martyna Maselsky, from Dundalk, won the Dundalk heat of the Face of Exhibit competition, which was held at Exhibit in the Marshes Shopping Centre recently.
Martyna, who is a student at the Marist in Dundalk, was delighted to have won the heat.
“I can’t believe I won my local heat, I really wasn’t expecting to,” said Martyna. “I would love to be a model and have been looking for ways to make a start in the industry, so this is very exciting for me.
“I feel really proud to represent Dundalk in the grand final of the competition later this year.”
Martyna is now in with a chance to front Exhibit’s advertising campaigns for a year and could also win a modelling contact with ACA Models.
The student will go on to the final at Victoria Square in September where she will compete against 16 other finalists.
Chris Rankin, head of e-commerce at Exhibit was thrilled with the turn out at the Dundalk heat.
“Dundalk did not disappoint, so many great potential models entered that it was a challenge to pick a winner,” Mr Rankin said.
“Martyna definitely stood out for the judging panel though.
“Thanks to her individual style and personality, we think she has the potential to be a great ambassador for the Exhibit brand.”
Heat judge and director of ACA Models, Alison Clarke was also full of praise for the potential Dundalk model.
“Martyna really caught the attention of the judges with her combination of beauty, style and confidence,” said Ms Clarke.
“She is a sure sign of the great undiscovered potential models still to be found in the rest of the contest.”
The competition is still open to entrants with heats taking place across the country. For further details please visit www.exhibitshops.com.