A ROYSTON teenager will represent South Yorkshire in a televised modelling competition.

Eighteen-year-old Ashlie Chambers has been selected to represent the county in the Model Search UK final in April.

She beat off competition from 5,000 other models.

"It really is such an honour to be chosen," she said. "Especially when you think about the number of girls that go for it."

Ashlie has been involved in modelling since she was about seven but says she only really took an interest as she got older.

She is also due to take part in the Miss Yorkshire beauty pageant in October.

The competition, held in Cheshire, will be televised on ITV, BBC and Sky later this year.