Rebecca is crowned ‘Face of Foyleside’

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Londonderry beauty, Rebecca McMonagle, was crowned ‘Face of Foyleside 2015’ after a hectic day of modelling at Foyleside Shopping Centre’s 20th anniversary celebrations on Saturday.

The nineteen year old, who is currently studying Chemical Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast said: “I’m so thrilled to have won ‘Face of Foyleside’, I really can’t believe it.”

Rebecca, along with eleven other lucky finalists, was fully trained by Style Academy Director, Tracey Hall, to compete in three fashion shows as part of Foyleside Shopping Centre’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

The girls were judged by a panel of fashion and beauty experts with Rebecca being chosen as the overall winner.

As part of her prize, Rebecca has won a year’s modelling contract with Style Academy Model Agency and the opportunity to model at Derry City and Strabane District Council’s Fashion Fest on November 14.

Rebecca continued: “It’s such a privilege to be chosen as today’s winner and to have the opportunity to model at Fashion Fest later this year. I can’t wait to take part.”

Fergal Rafferty, Centre Manager at Foyleside Shopping Centre said: “Rebecca is a very worthy winner of our ‘Face of Foyleside’ competition and we’re looking forward to her representing the Centre in this our 20th anniversary year.

“Foyleside has become synonymous with fashion with retailers including Next, H&M, Monsoon, Debenhams, M&S and Dunnes all under one roof. Therefore it is fitting that we mark our 20 years of trading with a competition that not only showcases our fashion offering, but also provides a platform for Rebecca to become the ‘Face of Foyleside’ and try her hand at modelling.”