A NORTH-EAST teenager has been chosen as the face of a fashion week.

Elise Taylorson, 16, beat off stiff competition to be named the Face of Fashion InDurham 14.

Elise, from Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, was chosen following a beauty pageant held in Durham and will be the face of the city’s second annual fashion week, which runs from June 26 to 29.

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She said: “I was over the moon when I heard I’d won.

“They couldn’t get through to me on the phone so they phoned my mum instead.

“When she got through to me she was screaming down the phone she was so happy.”

Elise is currently studying for her A-levels and hopes to become a teaching assistant.

Fashion InDurham 14, organised by Durham’s Business Improvement District, will feature fashion shows, promotions and more. For further details, visit fashionindurham.co.uk