Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Your Life: Winning Looks; Cover Story the Storm Model Agency Has Been in the Region Looking for the Next Kate Moss. So What Happens When You're Spotted? LAURA ARMSTRONG Speaks to the Next Big Thing

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Your Life: Winning Looks; Cover Story the Storm Model Agency Has Been in the Region Looking for the Next Kate Moss. So What Happens When You're Spotted? LAURA ARMSTRONG Speaks to the Next Big Thing

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Byline: LAURA ARMSTRONG

NORTH East lass Eve Guymer's potential to be the face of a generation was spotted by a talent scout. Eve's beauty and poise were identified while she was out shopping in Newcastle by Tracie Bestford, a model booker and head of the new faces division at Storm Models.

It was just an ordinary day. But two years on, Eve's looking forward to a glittering career in the fashion world.

The once-shy schoolgirl from County Durham has quickly become one of Storm's hottest young hopefuls - even working with Mario Testino, who has snapped celebrities including Princess Diana.

So how has life changed for Eve since being plucked from the crowd?

"My life has changed a lot since I was spotted by Tracie when I was 15 years old," says Eve.

"I grew up in a small village near Durham with my family and we are all really close.

"I did like shopping for clothes and shoes with my friends, but that was as far as my interest in fashion went.

"Now I'm living in London and modelling full-time. I love it because it's quite a glamorous life. I've done work for campaigns as well as on the catwalk."

One highlight for Eve was meeting Kate Moss. "I just came into the Storm offices one day and she was there, so Tracie introduced me. I thought she was lovely, very down-to-earth and friendly."

Of the day she was spotted, Eve said: "It was just an ordinary day. I was out shopping with friends in Newcastle when Tracie came over to introduce herself. I couldn't believe it when she explained that she was looking for models.

"At first I was really embarrassed and tried to get away from her, but I'm really glad now that I didn't!

"My friends were really pleased for me but I didn't tell many people at first because I wasn't sure I wanted to go through with it.

"I still had my exams to do and London seemed a long way away. It wasn't until after my GCSEs that I decided to go and visit Tracie, and after chatting to her for a while I agreed to have a test shoot. …

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