AN up-and-coming model hopes to be the next Agyness Deyn after securing a string of major contracts.

Catherine Fox-Grogan, who attends St Mary’s College in Blackburn, has been chosen as the face of pop star Paloma Faith’s merchandise for both her official site and Facebook app.

And last month the 19-year-old, who has previously done fashion, editorial, commercial and catwalk modelling, added another string to her bow, being chosen as a hair model for Longridge’s The Retreat Salon’s entry in this year’s Wella Trend Vision Show 2013.

The ‘Wella Trend Vision’ is an national award for hair stylists which gives the winner the chance to work with the best hairstylists in the world.

The Blackburn teen got her first taste of modelling during a fine art course at college.

She said: “I was always more interested in the photography aspect of it all. I did different stereotypes, photographing myself with the help of my photographer friend Leemo Rante for advice, and dressed myself as the different stereotypes.

“When my photos went online, I started to get requests to model for people, including photographer Cassandra Mayers and got me my first publication with HAtalk as the front cover. She is now a London Fashion Week photographer.

“With more determination and work, I got asked in September 2012 to be a part of Liverpool Fashion Week, down my first catwalk and got scouted to be a part of Model 101, and was in Lifestyle Magazine, February’s 2013 issue.

“I am now also the face of Paloma Faith Merchandise for both her official site and Facebook app.

“I’m very excited what my future has to offer.”

Agyness, from Rossendale, is now one of the world’s best known models.