Monika Kuzaite, aged 18, from Cabragh, Dungannon has been chosen as the winner of the Cookstown heat of the Face of Exhibit competition, which was held in the Exhibit concession at Tempest Cookstown on the Saturday, 16th August.
Monika 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, £500 of Exhibit vouchers, and two return flights departing from Belfast City to Faro, Malaga or Palma courtesy of Aer Lingus.
The former pupil of St Ciaran’s College, Ballygawley, said: “I thought it would be fun to enter the competition but I really didn’t expect to win. I’m so happy to have a place in the final but it’s all so surreal, I’m still a bit shocked!
“It’s every girl’s dream to be a model and I’ve always been into fashion, so this is a great opportunity for me.”
Monika will go on to the final at the Exhibit Headquarters this September where she will compete against 16 other finalists from heats that have taken place across the country throughout the summer.
Chris Rankin, Head of E-commerce at Exhibit said: “We are delighted with the talent we have seen at our heats so far. Monika was definitely a worthy winner and has the potential to be a great ambassador for the brand.
“With just one more heat to go and we are excited to meet the hopefuls when they come to our Coleraine store at Tempest, Coleraine on Saturday 23rd August.”
Heat judge and Director of ACA Models, Alison Clarke added: “Congratulations to Monika. She really caught the attention of the judges with her combination of beauty, style and confidence.
“She is a great example of the undiscovered potential models we have found throughout the contest.”
The competition is still open to entrants.
For further details please visit www.exhibitshops.com