Contestant on ‘The Face’ Tells Other Teen Models – ‘I Was Never Pretty When I Was Young’

Elaine Nturo tells teen models what it was like growing up and how she never felt pretty
Elaine Nturo tells teen models what it was like growing up and how she never felt pretty

One of the teen models on Sky Living’s new show ‘The Face’, Elaine Nturo, reveals that she was never seen as the ‘pretty’ girl when she was growing up.

The team here at Talent Management agency find this hard to believe, as the 19-year-old is currently wowing the three judges on the show: Naomi Campbell, Erin O’Connor and Caroline Winberg. Naomi even said the teenager reminded her of herself when she was starting out as a model.

The strict Christian from Bolton said: “Now it’s a good thing but, back then, out of all my friends I’ve never been the pretty girl.

“Now everyone likes it. That’s what everyone’s looking for in the modelling industry. It just makes me more confident about myself. I can look in the mirror and like the way I look.”

Elaine applied to take part on the show on the suggestion of her modelling agency — but was stunned to be chosen. “I couldn’t believe it. I was so surprised, I didn’t think I would get that far.” She said.

She decided to become a model about six months ago, after studying sport at Bolton College and wants to be successful in modelling so she can support her sick mum.

“People just used to say, you could be a model — you’re so tall.

“I never thought of it. After college, my mum wanted me to go to university but I just went for modelling. I love taking pictures, I love doing fashion, catwalks, I love it.”

Elaine landed a coveted position on ‘Team Erin’ on the first show and is hoping to win the coveted first place prize – becoming the face of MaxFactor! She said of her mentor:

“Erin is like a mum. She can be hard on you but so nice too.

“I love her, she is amazing. She is like my hero. I’m obsessed with her, my room is full of her pictures.

“I would love to be like Erin, model for Chanel, do catwalks, be on the cover of Vogue.”

Elaine Nturo Modelling Shot
Elaine Nturo Modelling Shot

Other teen models on the show include Sienna King (18) and Natalie Ward (18) also on ‘Team Erin’, Emma Holmes (18) on ‘Team Naomi’, Eleanor Corcoran (19), Nina Strauss (19) and Brooke Theis (19) on ‘Team Caroline’. It seems the show is being dominated by the teens so far… the eldest contestant that made the final 12, Jessica Martin (24) left on Monday night and the only models left over the age of 20 are Nina Sethi (23), Chloe-Jasmine Whichello (23), Raquel Smith (22) and Nadine Mendes (20).

Who is your favourite so far?!