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Meerkats Make Model Friends

Miss Teen Model Girl UK 2014 semi-finalist, Sinead Bacon from Eastbourne has visited Drusillas Park to pose with some of the zoo’s residents.

During her visit, the 16 year old model had promotional shots taken with the Park’s lemurs and meerkats. For Sinead, a self-confessed animal lover, the opportunity to meet the four-legged favourites at close quarters was completely overwhelming:

How long have you been modelling / how did you get into modelling?

“I have been modelling about a year now. I went for a test day at London School of Modelling and they thought I could be successful, so helped set me up”

What do you enjoy most about modelling?

“So far I have really enjoyed the experience - it’s great working with so many different people, understanding different situations and it has been a real boost to my self-confidence. I also love being given such amazing opportunities such as the photoshoot at Drusillas.”

Why did you want to have a photo shoot at Drusillas?

“I approached Drusillas regarding the photoshoot because I wanted an individual element to my modelling portfolio. I also have a very strong passion for animals, so it was literally a dream come true.”

Would you like to make modelling a career in the future?

“I would like to keep my modelling up in the future, alongside studying to be a vet which has been my lifelong ambition; I think my recent trip to Drusillas has only made me more determined!”

The images were taken by photographer, Ian Standivan who oversees the zoo’s popular Photography Days. These are held at Drusillas Park once a month, providing behind the scenes access and expert guidance to help participants achieve perfect wildlife pictures. For more information vist our Photography Days page.  

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