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Star date: 24th October 2009

ANTONIA TAKES THE HIGH STREET BY STORM

Antonia Callaghan, from Eccles, has beaten 800 hopefuls to win Manchester Arndale's High Street Star competition and will soon appear on a huge billboard in the city centre as the face of real people's fashion.

"I couldn't believe it when I won" she told us "I just didn't know what to say."

Antonia also got to star in a celebrity fashion show with Coronation Street's Michelle Keegan and Hollyoaks' Andy Moss and won £500 to spend in the Arndale.

Full story here…


Antonia, a 21 year old performing art student from Eccles is still really excited about winning the High Street Star competition which she only entered for a laugh after being encouraged by her mum.

Around 800 people of all ages, male and female, from all over Greater Manchester entered the competition, which was launched to find someone who was wasn't a model to promote autumn fashions available at shops in Manchester's Arndale. The idea was for the winner to be representative of shoppers in the Manc mall, and after the entrants were whittled down to a dozen finalists, Antonia came out joint winner with 54 year old Anne Foy from Manchester.

The winners were announced after starring in a fashion show at the Birdcage Club, strutting the catwalk alongside Corrie's Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre) and Hollyoaks' Andy Moss (Rhys Ashworth).

"It was dead, dead scary because it was choreographed and it was a proper show" Antonia recalls "I was just thinking `What have I got myself into here?'"

But now that Antonia's won, she's got herself right in it with a photo shoot by celebrity snapper, Rachel Joseph, a modelling spread in the Arndale magazine and her image being splashed on a giant billboard in Manchester city centre.

"There was so much talent that we couldn't go with just the one winner" says Karl Clawley, Retail Business Manager at Manchester Arndale "We were looking for the real stars of Manchester to do their city proud and Anne and Antonia are great examples of that."

Not bad for a girl from Salford!

 

 

antonia callaghan wrote
at 11:11:18 PM on Tuesday, November 17, 2009
ThAnKyoU FoR AlL ThE LoVeLy cOmMEnTs <3 lOvE AlL My fAmIlY So mUcH !!! xxx
 
anton mullen wrote
at 2:17:13 PM on Monday, November 16, 2009
well done chuck i knew you would do it,your dad would be proud as we all are x
 
clare callaghan wrote
at 1:54:27 PM on Wednesday, October 28, 2009
well done to the best daughter in the world xxxxxx
 
Tyler Jones wrote
at 2:22:21 AM on Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Antonia deserved to win she is beautiful and am proud to be her cousin well done dude ! xxx
 
jenny callaghan wrote
at 2:58:22 PM on Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Antonia is a star and deserves her success in everything she does. Well done Toe xx
 
Helen Bieliunas wrote
at 3:20:06 PM on Monday, October 26, 2009
Antonia has sunshine on a cloudy day!!!
 
Helen Bieliunas wrote
at 2:31:48 PM on Monday, October 26, 2009
Antonia is just so gentile, a Beautiful natural indiviual with a bubbly fun loving personalty. Well done
 
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