Face of Plymouth winners: Where are they now as 2022 competition gets underway

Since launching in The Herald in 2006, Face of Plymouth has seen 18 winners from 1000’s of entrees. Past winners have achieved some unimaginable issues since being awarded the distinguished title. They have gone on to get modelling contracts, advert campaigns, characteristic in movies and even activate the Plymouth Christmas lights. The Face of Plymouth competition is again for 2022 and we are in search of two new Plymouth folks to take the crown and signify our metropolis. To see what you might obtain as a winner of Face of Plymouth, have a look what previous winners are as much as now and what they have completed since taking the crown. Entries for this yr’s competition have now closed. A shortlist might be launched in the end. 2006 Winners

Lucy Kirk and Louis Stribbling.

Lucy Kirk Lucy was simply 19-years-old when she was topped the primary ever feminine winner of Face of Plymouth in 2006. At the time, she mentioned it had been a whirlwind yr, however she had loved each minute. “It’s been such good enjoyable,” she mentioned in 2006. “I’ve met so many various folks and carried out so many issues I wouldn’t usually get to do. Some of it has been fairly nerve wracking nevertheless it’s been a extremely good alternative for me. It helps to spice up your confidence hundreds.” Lucy, who was having a niche yr to assist her determine what profession path she desires to observe, mentioned she hadn’t dominated out doing extra modelling sooner or later. “I’m going to attend and see what occurs,” she mentioned. “But it’s been so thrilling. I’d positively advocate coming into. You’ve bought nothing to lose – and, who is aware of, one thing actually good may come out of it.” The Plymouth magnificence bought married in 2010 to James Morcombe, who she met on vacation in Spain. She gave start to her daughter, Leah in January 2010. It’s not identified what she is as much as now, however in the event you’re studying this Lucy, get in contact! Louis Stribbling At the time, Louis mentioned he’d by no means even considered modelling till he received the competition, however while he was open to extra alternatives within the modelling world, he wished to deal with his profession within the Navy.He mentioned: “It’s one thing that by no means even crossed my thoughts. I’ve loved it although. It’s a extremely good competition and it’s one thing that’s actually good for Plymouth.” It’s not identified what he’s as much as now, however in the event you’re studying this Louis, get in contact! 2007 Winners Tommy Rees

Tommy Rees and his stunning household
(Image: Tommy Rees)

Since he was topped Face of Plymouth king 2007 as a 19-year-old carpenter, Tommy appeared on BBC present Don’t Tell The Bride along with his now spouse, Hannah Rees. They are nonetheless married now and have 4 youngsters. Tommy runs a carpet and flooring enterprise and even went to Tyson Fury’s home to measure his flooring which he says was a “good expertise”. At the time of profitable, Tommy mentioned: “It was an excellent day and I’m loving the recognition, particularly the eye from the women.” Charlotte Holmes

Charlotte Holmes received Face of Plymouth in 2007 – and is a decide within the 2022 competition
(Image: Charlotte Holmes)

Charlotte entered the competition as an 18-year-old from Torpoint and has since stormed the modelling business. After profitable the crown, the brunette-beauty solid a modelling and tv profession for herself. On life since Face of Plymouth, Charlotte informed PlymouthLive: “Measuring success in happiness, life has been great! I’ve been with my modelling company in London since 2008 after transferring to London after my yr as FOP. I’ve labored for manufacturers together with Adidas, Lululemon, Oysho, GUL, Marks and Spencer’s, Women’s Fitness, Sweaty Betty and Finisterre to call a number of. “I’ve shot music movies, health campaigns, cigarette commercials, walked bridal reveals, London style week and appeared on collection 6 of Britain’s Next Top Model. I received Miss England in 2012 and flew to China to compete at Miss World, the place I completed seventh. I’ve frolicked with companies overseas dwelling in Cape Town, Dubai, L.A. and Bali and had a beautiful time touring to numerous areas worldwide on completely different shoots. “Last yr I bought married and have settled in Hackney, East London, with my husband and our 2 yr previous beagle Peggy.” Charlotte is now 34 and certified as a private coach and health teacher shortly after transferring to London and later certified as a yoga instructor. She has additionally efficiently launched a retreat enterprise – Vidah Retreats, which is per week lengthy luxurious wellness escape in Ibiza. She mentioned: “Alongside instructing and internet hosting for model occasions I create content material for social media; with manufacturers together with Adidas, Chelsea Peers, By Rotation, Starpowa and Nuud to call a number of current collaborations. I’m a model ambassador for Four Five, Yogi Bare, Tribe and The Sports Edit and work intently with these manufacturers to curate occasions and push their merchandise and messages out to my audiences.” 2008 Winners

Faces of Plymouth Debbie Grayson and Danny Harris with entrant Charlie Bond, 2 on the Baby of the Year competition

Danny Harris Danny Harris entered the competition as a 21-year-old gross sales govt from Plympton. At the time of profitable the competition, he mentioned: “I’m over the moon. I used to be so gobsmacked when they learn out my identify. It was an superior night time and I simply can’t recover from it.” As of 2019, Danny was working as a paramedic out of Derriford. Speaking in regards to the competition, he mentioned: “The competition was good as I met some nice individuals who I’m nonetheless associates with. Immediately after the competition I did some cool adverts together with Philadelphia Cheese, it positively opened doorways for myself.” Debbie Grayson

JOHN ALLEN Face of Plymouth 2008: no 1245 Debbie Grayson

Debbie, from Saltash, entered the competition as a 21-year-old and was finding out at Marjon to be a main faculty instructor. Speaking to Plymouth Live in 2018, she mentioned: “I’d positively advocate the competition! I entered the competition as a good friend steered I ought to, however on the time I had little or no confidence so was very not sure. “The yr of Face of Plymouth, I used to be in my remaining yr of college coaching to be a instructor. I used to be nonetheless fairly shy however was getting heaps of alternatives to attempt new issues. During my yr of Face of Plymouth myself and Danny hosted a night for the Princess Trust. “I used to be terrified to be stood in entrance of 100 presenting for the night, nevertheless it positively helped me overcome my shyness!” She added that Face of Plymouth opened many doorways and helped her make heaps of contacts, many who she nonetheless sees often, ten years later. When we final spoke to her in 2018, Debbie was working as a SEN wants instructor. 2009 Winners

Face of Plymouth winners Paul Nicholson and Hayley Morse in Plymouth Raiders package

Hayley Morse Hayley Morse entered the competition as a 19-year-old from Derriford. Since the Face of Plymouth competition, Hayley informed us she skilled on the Guildford faculty or appearing and is now in London working each on her appearing profession and for a distinct segment fragrance model in Harrods. She mentioned: “The face of plymouth actually helped me to realize confidence and self perception. This has continued to assist me by means of my journey. I can’t imagine it was so way back, I made some nice associates and would actually advocate everybody to use.” Paul Nicholson

Now working with the Plymouth Patriots, Paul Nicholson
(Image: Paul Nicholson)

Paul Nicholson made it to the highest spot in 2009 as a 24-year-old from St Budeaux. At the time of profitable, Paul mentioned: “I’m overwhelmed. I actually didn’t anticipate it. My complete household are on a cruise; they wished me good luck earlier than, however I did have my associates right here cheering which was nice.” Paul nonetheless lives in Plymouth and is now married with an eight-month-old child, Luca. He is at the moment the media supervisor for Plymouth City Patriots Professional basketball staff and in addition works as a featured commentator for the televised residence video games. Previous to this, he was a junior basketball coach for 15 years, representing Plymouth and South West England. He suggested future entrees: “Don’t enter if you wish to win, go and have some enjoyable and see what occurs”. 2010 Winners

Face of Plymouth 2010 winners Jessica Harmsworth and Myles Easton launch the brand new Ivor Dewdneys vegetable pasty

Myles Easton After profitable the competition in July 2010, Myles, aged 18 of Staddiscombe, bought the prospect to be an additional in a German movie capturing a narrative by Cornish author, Rosamunde Pilcher. “I’ve actually loved every thing since profitable,” he mentioned. “It’s one of the most effective issues I’ve carried out. I need to proceed modelling and want to work in London. He added: “Doing the shoot at Kent’s Cavern was one of the most effective issues we’ve got carried out. We wore garments that have been actually costly!” Jessica Harmsworth Jessica was age 23 when she received. She mentioned on the time: “It’s been fairly thrilling with the quantity of alternatives that we’ve got bought to do. We take pleasure in working collectively. “I believe the primary bit, the marriage present, was enjoyable and we’ve carried out a Hospital Radio present. Winning on the present at first was the entire spotlight as a result of that night time made every thing. It was very particular to me.” It will not be identified what each Myles and Jessica are as much as now, if both of you are studying this, get in contact. 2011 Winners Lawrence Barnes

Previous Face of Plymouth winner, Lawrence Barnes
(Image: Lawrence Barnes)

Lawrence received the competition in 2011, he mentioned when he entered he was 21 and had no modelling expertise. He was working as a heating engineer on the highway on a regular basis fixing boilers. As a end result of Face of Plymouth, he was in a position to go on to mannequin for a number of campaigns, together with Michael Spiers, Next and Moss Bros. Lawrence mentioned he had entry to unimaginable occasions and experiences after profitable the competition and most significantly, gained confidence that he nonetheless carries with him in each his private {and professional} life on a regular basis. He now runs his personal profitable plumbing and heating firm using 18 full time employees members and proudly carrying 5 star scores on-line. Lawrence mentioned: “I’ve gone on to make use of some of the boldness I developed throughout FOP to assist my sporting success too, representing England in clay pigeon capturing and being chosen for the Great Britain Precision Rifle staff for this yr’s world championship in France. I received the “manufacturing unit division” in France to acquire the title of world champion, as properly as me and my GB staff mates profitable the staff title too.” After profitable, Lawrence was additionally scouted at an occasion in Plymouth by a Capital radio DJ. Emma Fellows

Emma Fellows in her newest modelling photograph

Emma Fellows was additionally a winner in 2011 and is now dwelling in Melbourne, Australia, a newly proud proprietor of two passports. She mentioned: “I moved to Australia in 2013 and have been travelling the world since. I’m working within the property and development business as a enterprise operations supervisor. “I don’t go to Plymouth as often as I’d prefer to because of the distance however I hold in touch and am nonetheless greatest associates with Lawrence Barnes (different 2011 winner). I met a good friend for all times and I’m grateful for assembly him by means of the Face of Plymouth.” 2012 Winners Amy Miles

Amy Miles entered the competition as a 21-year-old scholar from Plympton. She is now 31 and began an internet enterprise, Spiritik, which helps girls work with crystals. She mentioned: “Since FOP, life has been fairly constructive and enriching. I’ve explored my ardour for crystal therapeutic and I’ve lately arrange Spiritik. Spiritik is my on-line enterprise and outlet for serving to girls work with crystals. “You will discover many stunning crystals and guides on my web site spiritik.co.uk. You may even discover me at a number of occasions throughout Plymouth with my stall full of goodies and eagerly awaiting to speak all issues crystals.” Her recommendation to aspiring Face of Plymouth contestants is to step out of your consolation zone, go for it and luxuriate in all of the alternatives. She mentioned it’s not on a regular basis that you just dress up, have skilled pictures taken and meet heaps of new folks. It’s a singular alternative, a fantastic confidence builder and it’s heaps of enjoyable. Amy continued: “The greatest bit of FOP for me was doing the finale finish present as a result of it was such a thrill. I had by no means carried out any cat walks or dancing on stage; so it was nerve racking, a bit of an adrenaline rush and actually enjoyable to be an element of. “I look again now on my fond reminiscences of FOP and nonetheless can’t imagine that I did one thing like that. The complete course of was a buzz.” Kadus Smith

Kadus Smith in the beginning of the Commonwealth Games 2022 Queens’s Baton Relay earlier this yr
(Image: Matt Gilley/PlymouthLive)

Kadus entered Face of Plymouth as a 22 yr previous dance instructor from Stoke and has since gone on to guage future years of the competition. He was additionally concerned in a Michael Spiers marketing campaign. After profitable, Kadus moved to Dubai to be a contract dancer and work in occasions. Now he’s a focused youth mentor for Argyle Community Trust as properly as a director and choreographer at Rhythm City Dance Studio. He was additionally lately chosen to be a baton bearer for the Commonwealth Games. He is a decide within the 2022 competition. 2018 Winners Ellie Rimmington

2018 winner, Ellie Rimmington on the Duke of Cornwall Hotel
(Image: John Allen)

Ellie, a Plymouth-based beautician, entered as she wished to empower different girls to “love themselves extra”. A yr after profitable, Ellie urged folks to cease evaluating themselves to ‘excellent’ strangers on the web. Ellie has labored with Plymouth-based photographer, John Allen, to supply a set of footage to “unfold positivity and break the stigma”. I can’t inform you what number of completely different diets I’ve been on through the years or what number of pictures I’ve deleted as a result of ‘I look fats’. “Or simply what number of occasions I’ve regarded within the mirror and hated the best way my physique seems, as a result of it’s not society’s thought of ‘excellent’,” Ellie mentioned. After realising the significance of self-love, Ellie eliminated many social media accounts from her feed which did not make her be ok with herself, and began utilizing her platform to unfold positivity. Daniel Heath

Daniel Heath and his child boy
(Image: Daniel Heath)

Daniel entered the Face of Plymouth in 2018 as he wished to develop into a task mannequin and educate folks that everybody must be handled the identical. He mentioned after that first yr of profitable, he did some work for a psychological well being organisations and a small quantity of promotional photograph shoots with completely different corporations. Daniel is now managing a brewery primarily based in Peverell referred to as Roam Brewery that serves up craft beer, lager & ales and a variety of sourdough pizza. He is getting married subsequent yr to his fiance Bryony and is 10 months into being a first-time dad to his little boy, Roman. His recommendation to folks contemplating coming into the competition is: “If you have been excited about going for it, I’d go for it! It’s one thing to be proud of in the event you love your metropolis.” 2019 Winners Jennifer Brunt

Jennifer Brunt – Face of Plymouth winner. Hair and make-up by Luxe Hair and Beauty and clothes by Identity Fashion
(Image: Penny Cross / Plymouth Live)

Jennifer received the Face of Plymouth 2022 competition and wished to lift consciousness for psychological well being. She’s since spoken out about endometriosis within the hope of serving to others. Jennifer, who’s a photographer, mentioned she often sees the consequences of “social media Vs actuality” in her job and “folks do not know what they really seem like anymore”. “I take pictures of stunning women and they don’t recognise themselves or their face form,” she mentioned. “It breaks my coronary heart.” Jennifer has shared her personal “fact” in an try to get others to “be proud” of their achievements, regardless of when they achieved them. Read extra right here. Sammy Wightman

Sammy Wightman, Face of Plymouth 2019 winner, beard styled by Skills Group, utilizing Bluebeards Revenge merchandise
(Image: Penny Cross / Plymouth Live)

Sammy received the latest Face of Plymouth competition and has lately graduated with a Master of Arts diploma from dBs Music Plymouth. Since being topped the winner, he has labored as a supporting engineer at Boomtown Festival which he mentioned was an “unbelievable expertise”. His intentions transferring ahead is to develop into a music tutor at a college and finding out for a PHD in Electro Acoustic. Sammy mentioned: “I want to take this chance to thank Mark Ormrod MBE and his spouse Becky for giving me a house, getting me a job and serving to me begin a brand new life again in 2018 in Plymouth. Sammy is a decide within the 2022 Face of Plymouth competition. Want extra of the information you’re keen on? Sign as much as our bespoke newsletters right here.


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