Last week fuller bust lingerie brand Curvy Kate announced the much-anticipated 2013 winner of its annual model search, Star in a Bra. The winner was 22-year-old fashion student Lotte Williams. Here, Lotte, who works part time in one of Fashion Bust’s favourite lingerie shops, Boutique 65 in Colchester, answers our questions about becoming the new face of the fuller-figured lingerie brand.
How did it feel to win Star in a Bra?
Honestly, it was the most amazing feeling. Knowing that it was decided on public vote and people had seen my photos, and then decided to vote for me is just so exciting. I want to say a huge thank you to every single person who voted, it really means the world to me.
What’s the most important thing for you about winning this competition?
Winning Star In A Bra means I have been given the once in a lifetime opportunity to represent all those beautiful, healthy, curvy girls out there. I want my photos to inspire women of all ages to be proud of the skin that they’re in and to know that as long as they’re healthy, they should be happy.
Why did you decide to enter?
As soon as I found Curvy Kate, it was love at first sight. Not long after, I came across Star in a Bra (SIAB) and promised myself that I would enter the following year, and here I am now! As all of my friends know, I love posing for a photo and have always been intrigued by the idea of modelling. So for me SIAB seemed like the perfect opportunity to be able to experience all the best parts of the modelling industry – including the chance to speak up and have a voice but without all of the pressure to look a certain way.
What do you do aside from modelling for Curvy Kate?
I am currently enjoying life as a fashion student and living with four other girls in London. When I’m not slaving away at assignments, I love making the most of London life, spending days wandering around, seeing my Dad, eating out and having a cocktail or two. When I’m not in London I love going back to my home town of Colchester in Essex to see my lovely Mum and my fat cat Louis. When I’m there, I also work part time in a gorgeous lingerie shop called Boutique 65 which is where my Curvy Kate love affair began!
How will winning change your life?
The response from my friends and family has been overwhelming and after taking part in the photo shoot this weekend, I feel liberated – I am just so excited about what’s to come. This is a once in a life time opportunity and I know I will make sure I appreciate and make the most of every second.
Did you enjoy your first photoshoot?
The photo shoot was one of the most liberating experiences of my life. The whole Curvy Kate team are amazing and I couldn’t have hoped for a more supportive and comfortable environment. They all made it so easy for me to feel relaxed in such an overwhelming situation, I just want to do it all over again!
What’s your favourite Curvy Kate style?
I would have to say the ‘Lottie’ bra, especially in the pretty floral print from the Spring/Summer 2013 collection. It fits me so perfectly and after all it has my name on it!