Actress and model Jennifer Metcalfe is urging fellow Bradfordians to vote for her in the 2008 British Soap Awards.

Jennifer, Mercedes McQueen in soap opera Hollyoaks, has been shortlisted in the sexiest female category.

But she faces tough opposition from the likes of Adele Silva (Kerry Windsor in Emmerdale), Kym Ryder (Michelle Connor in Coronation Street), and Samantha Janus (Ronnie Mitchell in EastEnders).

Jennifer was back in her home city yesterday to visit family and friends.

The 24-year-old, who lived in Holme Wood until last year, said: "I love coming back to Bradford because I have lived most of my life here. It's brilliant to be nominated in this competition, even if it doesn't go any further."

Jennifer went to St Columba's First School, in Bradford. She worked as a fitness instructor at the Richard Dunn Sports Centre, in Odsal, and Thornton Recreation Centre.

You can vote for Jennifer at