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An Enfield boy reached the final of a children's modelling competition
From thousands of children to just 21, an Enfield boy reached the final of a national modelling competition.
Luca Varnava entered the Mini Every Model competition after being recommended following a family photograph session with photo company FayAndrea.
As a result, Luca progressed through the auditions in Kent and made it to the grand final, which took place on Sunday.
After being narrowed down from thousands of entries, the four-year-old was unable to claim first prize at the event in Rye House Go-Karting track in Hertfordshire.
A self-confessed dinosaur and animal fanatic, Luca said he “enjoyed” the final competition but appeared to be more upset by not being allowed to drive a go-kart than missing out on first place.
Mother Gabriella Varnava, of Shubbery Gardens, Winchmore Hill, was delighted with her son’s efforts and isn’t ready yet to give up on a potentially modelling career for him.
She said: “I am so proud of my little man, he did extremely well getting to the final 21 out of thousands of contestants.
“He is a very confident guy, but in the final he was quite nervous at the start. I think once he gets to know you he will open up. He is very photogenic.”
Despite not winning the overall competition, organisers were impressed with the level of the competition this year and agency Bonnie and Betty will be taking on more contestants to their agency.
Mrs Varnava added: “The winners from the boy and girl category were signed up with Bonnie and Betty modelling agency and to star on the Christmas front cover of EM magazine.
“But the editor yesterday said that because there was such a high level of talent, Bonnie and Betty want to offer some contracts to some more contestants, but we won’t find out until the end of the week.”
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