Britain & Ireland"s Next Top Model winner is revealed as Jade Thompson


Freckle-faced ginger nut Look at me now! Jade defies bullies to be crowned Britain and Ireland”s Next Top Model

3:11 PM on 27th September 2011

Jade was billed as the curvy one among the girls - frequently told she represented

Jade Thompson was tonight crowned as Britain and Ireland”s Next Top Model after the judges praised her “unique” look. “I can”t believe it,” said Jade. “I was the skinny ginger nut that everyone stared at,” she said after the show

Lithuanian Juste Juozapaityte, left, says she was happy to have come second to Jade, right, in the contest.

Lithuanian Juste Juozapaityte, left, says she was happy to have come second to Jade, right, in the contest. “I just wanted to come in the top five. When one door closes, another one opens,” she said

Shocked: Jade, pictured on last night

Shocked: Jade, pictured on last night”s show with runner-up Juste, as she is revealed as the winner of Next Top Model

Emotional: Elle Macpherson comforts Juste after the ersults have been announced.

Emotional: Elle Macpherson comforts Juste after the ersults have been announced. “You will work and work and work,” reassures Elle

Jade Thompson was tonight crowned as Britain and Ireland

Jadewas billed as the curvy one among the girls – frequently told she represented “real women,” despite being 5ft 10in tall and a UK size 6 to8

Jade on the Mad Hatter photoshoot:

Jade, centre, on the Mad Hatter photoshoot: “Every one of the photoshoots was nerve-wracking,” says Jade. “You never knew what to expect – they were all so different”

Early days: Jade pictured with fellow model Rebecca during the early stages of the show Early days: Juste pictured with fellow model Brenda durnig the early stages of the show, before her hair was cropped and tinted dark brown

Early days: Left, Jade pictured with fellow model Rebecca during the early stages of the show, and right, Juste with Brenda, before her hair was cropped and tinted dark brown

Fierce: Jade impressed the judges with her strong pose with a Falcon

Fierce: Jade impressed the judges with her strong shot. “I didn”t realise I could do editorial,” she said

Elle was Juste

Elle was Juste”s biggest supporter, telling her she would get signed even though she didn”t win