UNDERWEAR models said pants to frostbite yesterday as they took time out from their catwalk duties for a brief snowball fight.

The models arrived in the region for a lingerie and swimwear exhibition at the Harrogate International Centre, in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Also braving the blizzards was former supermodel Jerry Hall, who flew in yesterday morning to promote her own range of hosiery.

Featuring the latest fashions from more than 120 suppliers, the twice yearly event is the country's premier underwear exhibition.

More than 2,000 buyers and retailers are expected to attend the three-day event, which finishes today.