Dagmara needs your votes in model contest

Dagmara Poniewierka, Nelson (S)
Dagmara Poniewierka, Nelson (S)

A Nelson resident is hoping to win in the fashion stakes after making the finals of the Lancashire’s Got Style competition at The Mall, Blackburn.

Dagmara Poniewierka (27), from Westmoreland Street, has reached the final 28 in the county-wide competition and now she needs votes so she can strut her stuff in a fashion show featuring retailers’ autumn/winter ranges.

The model search “with a difference” celebrates Blackburn Heritage Festival and the seven winners will represent people born in every decade from the 1940s until the present day.

Voting is now open to the public, and the stylish shoppers need your help to win. To vote, visit The Mall’s website www.themall.co.uk/blackburn by 6pm on Friday.

If she wins, Dagmara will receive a £150 Mall Gift card and be a VIP at the fashion show on September 13th, which will include a celebrity appearance from Stacey Solomon.

Loraine Jones, general manager at The Mall, Blackburn, said: “We launched this competition to celebrate heritage across the decades and it’s fantastic so many people have entered. We wish Dagmara the best of luck.

“The judges had their work cut out choosing the 28 finalists, but now it’s over to the public to choose the final seven. You can only vote for one person in each category, so make it count.

“History is set to come alive over the four-day event with a range of exciting activities and The Mall Blackburn is proud to be involved with such a large scale celebration, which is sure to make memories for years to come.”

The Blackburn Heritage Festival takes place between September 11th-14th, and is part of a national Heritage Open Days event.