Twelve super stylish people from Lancashire are in with a chance of winning a catwalk spot in a professional fashion show and a £250 Mall Gift Card.

They have been selected from hundreds of hopefuls that went along to The Mall Blackburn’s model search earlier this month and are vying to be chosen to appear in a fashion show extravaganza in September.

Shubnum Valli, Nafisa Karbhari, Ashley Willoughby, Christopher Hodgson, Gabriella Carr, Donyal Hamidi, Qasim Lafar, Logan Ditchfield and Ella Ohara from Blackburn, Lucy Hughes from Clitheroe, Danielle Hunter from Accrington and Chris Ham from Darwen will all now go head to head in an online vote on The Mall’s website at

Shoppers can also vote at The Ask Me Point in Victoria Court in The Mall. Voting closes on Friday 31st August.

The winners will be announced on Monday 3rd September and the four stylish superstars will make their catwalk debut on Saturday 29th September in The Mall Blackburn!

Last year, Lancashire shoppers took part in a fashion show to officially launch the completion of The Mall’s £66m redevelopment.

The event, which also included celebrity autograph signing sessions with Coronation Street’s Katherine Kelly and Chris Fountain, was hailed a huge success.

This year’s fun filled day is set to be a celebration of a fantastic year in The Mall and talks are in progress to confirm who will make a special guest appearance.

Loraine Jones, General Manager of The Mall Blackburn, said: “We have had a wonderful response to our model search and it was extremely difficult to choose the 12 finalists from the hundreds of entries.

“We want to ensure that Lancashire shoppers were represented in our fashion show as our way of thanking them for choosing The Mall Blackburn.

“The voting is now live and I urge everyone to vote to make sure their favourite wins!”


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Picture show: The Twelve finalists. 

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