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Mr Guernsey goes for the national title

Mr Guernsey goes for the national title

Monday 28 May 2018

Mr Guernsey goes for the national title


Sean Corlett is representing Guernsey at a national competition today - hoping to win the title of Mr British Isles.

For the second year running he is appearing as Mr Guernsey in the national modelling competition.

The event is run in association with the modelling industry watchdog - ALBA, with all finalists winning free professional modelling advice from the official body as well as photos from the event for their portfolio.

The first prize for Mr British Isles is £2000 including a modelling and promotions contract.

The 2017 winner was Nicolas Nara, with Conrad Williams winning in 2016.

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This year's competition is being held in Chester today with the main Mr British Isles and Mr British Isles Elegant titles to be decided. Mr Teen British Isles was held at the Crown Plaza Hotel in Chester yesterday. 

Mr Corlett's competition is due to take place from 18:30. He is not sure how many people he will be up against yet, but there could be up to 40 hopefuls.  

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Pictured: Mr Guernsey aka Sean Corlett

Mr Corlett decided to enter as Mr Guernsey after a friend in Jersey recommended it to him. He applied for the event last year and was asked to submit his portfolio to the committee, which he did and after a month or so of judging all the candidates, he heard that he was successful in gaining entry to the competition.

He said the competition is a national event, "seeking modelling potential, from all parts of the U.K" adding that finalists are not required to make appearances or do fundraising to gain extra points, and there is no text voting as part of the event.

The event is considered to be "one of the largest and reputable modelling competitions, held in Britain" said Mr Corlett.

He said he is not an egotistical person, "which some people may first think, when they read about such events! But instead, I am enjoying the opportunities that have been presented to me, and I hope that I will be able to take things further," adding that "as they say, you have to be 'in it to win it!'"

Mr Corlett said he has invested a lot into this, "taking into consideration the travel costs, photoshoot time, outfits etc, but I would say that for me, it is well worth it.

"It is a great feeling when you step on stage, doing what you enjoy. You also get to meet some great people, and make new connections within the industry. It is great to boost confidence, in all aspects of life."

Mr Corlett hopes that by entering the competition it will open more doors for him, and will offer more opportunities which he said are otherwise rather difficult to achieve, locally.

"I feel that the competitions provide me with more experience, in which I can demonstrate my other portfolio work. I really enjoy what I do, and I also hope that I am helping to market Guernsey, to a broader audience, in a positive way. This is a major part of me, now!"

Mr Corlett will be updating his own social media accounts to let people know how he gets on. 

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