The Llandudno-born classical singer is the new champion!
The tenth cycle of Britain’s Next Top Model brought us emotional ups and downs, some surprising photoshoots and some seriously enviable work locations (we mean – the final was held in Jamaica, people).
And now, it has finally given us a new winner – 22-year-old Chloe Keenan.
After beating fierce competition from finalists Jessica Workman and Angel Cole, the judging panel decided that the quietly confident Welsh gal would be the one to go all the way – and we think they made a great choice!
As well as being a stunning model, she’s revealed herself to be a great example of what can be achieved when you put your mind to it – as she lost an incredible five stone before joining the show.
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Speaking exclusively to Now, Chloe opened up about her ‘incredible’ experience on BNTM – and interestingly revealed that the nude photoshoot had been the hardest challenge to overcome throughout the series:
‘The whole concept was something I never thought I could or would do, but I’m really glad I did, because otherwise [winning the show] might not have happened!’
During the show, Chloe had been open about her prior weight loss, and told us that while she mostly lost the weight for a healthier way of life, it opened the doors for her to pursue her modelling career:
‘I’d always wanted to be able to do things like modelling. I did lots of things like theatre and performance, and lots of times I felt that my weight held me back.’
She continued: ‘It was definitely the weight loss that made me really consider modelling. I have so much respect for plus-size models, because some of them are absolutely beautiful. I admire their confidence that they can just go out there and do that.
‘For me, I personally felt like I wanted to be a certain way if I was doing modelling. I felt more comfortable after losing weight, than I did when I was bigger.’
Despite being ‘reserved and a bit shy’ before, the classical music graduate also admits that taking part in the show also gave her a massive confidence boost.
As she looks forward to the year ahead, working with brands such as Head & Shoulders, Chloe hopes to learn as much as possible from mentors such as BNTM judge Abbey Clancy, to get even better at her craft.
With her ambition, talent and willingness to learn, Chloe definitely has a bright future ahead – congratulations!
Head & Shoulders is the official haircare partner of Britain’s Next Top Model.