A mum and daughter modelling combo are both hoping to reach the finals of national competitions.

It is a dream come true for Fi Hartley and her 14-year-old daughter Caitlin from Helston, neither of which have modelled before.

Fitness instructor and face painter Fi, who is currently working as a self-employed cleaner but hopes to set up a fitness business supporting people who have experienced domestic abuse, said: “I’d always wanted to try modelling but didn’t think I had the confidence or the look. I was so excited when told I was through.”

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Fi hopes to make the final of Calendar Girls. Photo: Amy Phillips/Calendar Girls

The 32-year-old has reached the semi-finals of the UK Calendar Girls competition, raising money for the Chestnut Appeal and Mental Health Awareness – something particularly close to her heart, as she has suffered with anxiety and depression.

To get to the semi-finals she attended a modelling casting day, in front of six photographers – something she said “I thought I never could do”.

It is now down to a public vote to whittle the entries down, with the 80 receiving the most votes before the deadline in July reaching the grand final.

To vote for Fi text UKCG then a space and the number 043 to 81400. Texts cost £1.50 plus the standard network rate.

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Mullion School student Caitlin has reached the semi-finals of Miss Junior Teen Great Britain 

Her daughter Caitlin McKenna, a student at Mullion School, has also reached the same stage in Miss Junior Teen Great Britain and will soon model in front of a panel of judges, in a bid to reach the grand finals and a day in Blackpool, modelling a range of outfits on the catwalk.

To get to that stage Caitlin, a keen runner, needs to fundraise for the charity Short Lives and will be holding various events to raise the money.