Welcome to the Face of Essex.

And the winners are?....


AFTER nearly 200 entries and hundreds of public votes, the two lucky winners of our Face Of Essex competition have been chosen.


Kim Stoker

Shaun Hazelwood



Kim Stoker, 20, from Stanway, won top female and Shaun Hazelwood, 24, from Colchester, has won the male category.


Entries were whittled down to a final 30 and the public picked their two winners on Tuesday.


Both Kim and Shaun have won a year’s contract with PA Model Agency in Colchester and a three-course meal, a night’s stay and breakfast at the Rivenhall Hotel, who sponsored the contest.

Pam Boon, who runs PA Model Agency and picked some of the 30 finalists, said: "
All of the entries were so good and so different.


"Shaun has got a cheeky look about him and Kim is gorgeous - they both seem very down to earth and we'll be putting them forward for commercials, film extra work, catwalk and general modelling."


Read the winners' story here