A huge thank-you to everyone who entered our modelling competition in the November issue. We had a fantastic response, with entrants ranging in age from 50 to 85-plus and all of you looking absolutely gorgeous!
It was a difficult task to pick one face from all the fabulous entries, but in the end Dulcie Andrews, from London, stood out from the crowd and was named winner by judges Saga Magazine editor Katy Bravery and Rebi Merilion from Mrs Robinson Management.
Dulcie, at 5ft 7 ½in and an enviable size 10, looked amazing in the photographs she submitted, but it wasn’t just her natural good looks that caught Rebi's eye.
‘When we first saw the shots it was “wow”, she’s got a great figure and fantastic eyes, but there’s also such a positive energy there. We could pick that up from the images. Being a successful model isn’t just about looks.
‘I was really surprised by the quality of the entrants,’ Rebi adds. ‘There were some very lovely-looking women, but sometimes they were too short, or too skinny. It’s about the whole package really.’
’My daughters were thrilled – they wanted me to have something of my own’
When Dulcie found out that she had won, she was over the moon. ‘It was my older daughter who suggested I should enter. She’d been going on about me having a go at modelling for a while. She’d read that there was a bit of a thing going on with older models at the moment. And then I saw the competition and thought, ‘Why not?’ But I didn’t for a minute think I’d win!’
Dulcie gave up work to look after her daughters and elderly mother who lived in Cornwall. ‘I think my daughters know I’ve spent much of my life running after other people and not putting myself first. They are really thrilled because I think they wanted me to have something that was completely my own.’
First job for Saga… next stop New York? A whole new world beckons for Dulcie.
You can see Dulcie's debut fashion shoot with Saga Magazine in the February issue – subscribe online or call 0800 056 1057 to subscribe today.
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