Kat Dembickjy hopes her beauty and brains will bring her national success in the final of a prestigious modelling competition.

She will compete in the over-25s section of Top Model UK – a step closer to her childhood dream of being a full-time model.

The 28-year-old, of Baildon, beat thousands of other entries to gain a place in the London final in April.

She said: “I consider myself to be very lucky and fortunate, having been given this fantastic opportunity with Top Model UK, and for the experiences that are to come and for that I have already received.

“Just like millions of young girls in the UK and worldwide, I had a childhood dream of being a model. Now this dream is coming true, it seems unreal.”

One of the categories in the final is a public vote, where all votes/proceeds go towards raising money for the Children with Cancer charity. You can vote for Kat at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DembickjyKat or at topmodeluk.com.