Congratulations once again on winning Lorraine’s Model Mates competition, what was the first thing that crossed your mind when you were announced as the winners on live TV?
Thank you, it’s all only really starting to sink in now, we never even thought we would make it to the semi-finals let alone win it! It was surreal hearing our names announced as the winners! None of us can even remember what was going through our minds at that point. The whole experience happened so fast, but we are over the moon and so thankful to everyone that voted for us.
How was your trip to the Mediterranean? Tell us your highlights!
Our trip to the Mediterranean was amazing. None of us had been to Ibiza before so it’s something we all experienced together. Without a shadow of a doubt our highlight was the photo shoot itself, on the beautiful roof terrace of Hotel Es Vivie. We were wearing stunning swimwear and were made to feel so comfortable and supported throughout the day. We also had a lovely dinner whilst watching the sunset and a party night at Soul City where we danced the night away like we were in our early twenties again. These are memories we can cherish forever. We were so happy to be sharing this experience together as best friends!
What’s it like being part of the Curvy Kate family?
We love it! The Curvy Kate family really are just like our family now. We really couldn’t of wished for anything more. It truly feels like such an honour and we couldn’t be happier to be part of an amazing team. We all fitted in together like a “well fitted bikini” The Curvy Kate family are awesome, we are so lucky they made each of us feel so welcome and made us all feel special in different ways!
Do any of you want to pursue a career in modelling now you’re Curvy Kate swimwear stars?
We’re not sure if we would call ourselves stars, although we love how that sounds!! We would all love to pursue modelling if the opportunity arises. At ages ranging from 28-32 and two of us having children, never in a million years did we think this would be a possibility. Previously thinking that we are on the “larger side” or some of us too short for modelling, now we’ve experienced it we would love to! This experience has definitely given us a taste for more but if we could help represent curvy woman out there. We feel that as long as we can continue to be ourselves and embrace our body shapes, representing girls who have bigger boobs, bums and hips, then bring it on…
Tell us your favourite pieces from Curvy Kate’s current swimwear collection?
Charlotte: My favourite is the Marina bikini, it gave my bust a perfect lift and was so comfortable to wear, the colours beautiful and the bows give it that extra cute detail.
Ellesha: My favourite pieces have to be the Shockwave sunset that I was wearing on the shoot as I love the bright colours and pattern. Though I also love the seashell bikini that Camilla was wearing as I am obsessed with pink and I thought it was lovely and girly!
Rufaro: has to be Birds of Paradise for me! Flattering and works well with my body shape! Also it’s nice and bright!
Camilla: I loved the Seashell pink one it has a cute print, the halterneck and tie sides style was a perfect fit for me seeing as I’m the smallest of the group and was so comfy.
Okay let’s hear a bit more about you girls …Fess up! Who has the worst habit out of all of you and what is it?
Rufaro snores and Ellesha is too organised for her own good, she has major OCD.
Any embarrassing stories you can share with our readers?
Ellesha fell flat on her face in a club one night. She bounced, flashing her underwear in the process, but luckily as it was November she had tights on. She was running to Camilla’s aid after a girl had made her upset.
Falling over for each other, now that’s what I call friendship! Ha! There’s no need to worry about those embarrassing moments anymore, you girls all look stunning! Is there anything else you would like to add?
Thank you and thank you again for everything and to our families, partners and friends for their support and to all the people who voted for us and made our dreams come true. We truly are very grateful.