A TEENAGE beauty is aiming to conquer the modelling world.
Alex Hair’s career has been on the up since she beat 2,000 other hopefuls as one of six girls chosen as the face of Bliss magazine.
That was back in autumn of 2009.
The 5ft 4in 17-year-old stunner’s latest move was to compete in the Face of North East competition.
She triumphed over 500 other women to make the regional finals.
Alex, from Albany, Washington, failed to reach the next stage – the final of its linked competition, Face of Europe.
However, she is not despondent and already has other plans in the pipeline.
Alex, who is studying for a business diploma at Usworth Sixth Form, now has the opportunity to qualify for the final of the Face of Charity pageant, which is part of the same overall beauty competition.
An interview with the judges this week will see whether she can progress to the finals, which will take place at Disneyworld in Paris.
“It was disappointing not to get into the final of Face of Europe,” Alex said. “But it was a great experience.”
She added: “I was one of the youngest girls and the others were a lot more experienced at these events.”
“I’m hoping to do better at the Face of Charity.”
The Face of events encourage the participants to raise money for charity.
Alex raised £500 for Rainbow Trust Foundation by doing a sponsored bungee jump, 200ft from the Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge.
After winning the Bliss photoshoot in London three years ago, she joined a Newcastle modelling agency, I Am Models.
Alex is delighted with her modelling career so far.
“It’s all been good,” she said. “I’ve really enjoyed it.”
Her mum Rachel Parkin, 35, described her daughter’s success as “unbelievable”.