We saw Letitia fight off competition from Emma G and Anita to be crowned Britain and Irelandâs Next Top Model tonight. We caught up with her to ask her how it feels to take the title..
First off, huge congratulations from OTB, could you put it into words what it felt like to win?
Incredible. Like, the moment I found out I was Britain and Irelandâs Next Top Model, everything just kind of slowed down, and it took me ages to actually realise it was me on the screen. The feeling was just literally like I was on top of the world. I absolutely loved it. I was so happy.
In the last challenge, both you and Emma thought that you had a strong walk; do you think that you had an advantage with the final challenge being a catwalk challenge?
In the show I did say that people had said that I had done quite well in the catwalks, but I was quite worried as well because I did say that Emma had improved with her catwalk. It was quite like 50/50, so it was really, really nerve-racking when I went into it. I think I wouldâve been confident early on, but as it got on, Emma got a lot better at walking, so I was quite worried.
What was it like trying to walk down the catwalk steps with smoke everywhere?
Hard. I remember I stepped down once and my shoe came off – half off – and so I tried to get it back on whilst I was walking. It was slippery, you couldnât see where the stairs were, and you had these really tight dresses on, and then when you stood up on the stairs, you couldnât lift your leg up properly, so you had to just kind of waddle up the stairs. It was an interesting experience.
On the last shoot, the judges said that they felt like you needed quite a lot of direction, is that something youâve been working on?
Yeah, I think that was a little bit of inexperience because Iâd not done modelling before, but like they said, at the end of the day I did get the shot. I think thatâs something you learn anyway as you do modelling. I learnt that every time I go to do a shoot, every time Iâve learnt just to be myself and do the job by myself without having to have someone telling me what to do. I am getting better. Iâm already getting there.
Whoâs your pick for the future? Who do you thinkâs going to make it?
Thatâs quite hard to say because I think that quite a lot of the girls have a lot of potential. Even people who went early, like Anne, I genuinely think could do really well. So I donât actually
know. I guess weâll just see.
Finally, you posed with Sisko the horse. Would you rather model with Sisko the horse, or Sisqo, the artist who brought us âThe Thong Songâ??
What? OOOOH both! Definitely! Together! Why not!?
Thank you very much, bye!