Fiona Kennedy must be feeling pretty damn happy this morning. She was spotted by Henry Holland himself in the H! by Henry Holland scarf competition last autumn. Says Henry Holland, “Fiona caught my eye immediately with her entry for our original ‘find a face’ competition. She looks lively, happy and fun so I thought she’d be the perfect girl to represent the new H! swim range.”
Says Sasha Nagalingham, Swimwear buyer at Debenhams, “At 5’4” Fiona might not meet traditional criteria for a professional model, but she is beautiful, a natural on set and has a great personality- someone the H! customer will really relate to.
“Looking at the images she produced, you wouldn’t think for a moment Fiona had never set foot in front of a camera.”
Says Fiona Kennedy, “I was a little dazed when I got the call – it was completely unexpected. I’ve never done anything remotely like this before.
“I’m a secret nerd, with a naturally small frame and never in a million years would I have thought I’d be modeling swimwear, especially for such big names like Henry Holland or Debenhams.
Fiona has written a blog about her day, what she thinks of the collection and how she feels about being spotted by Henry Holland – blog.debenhams.com.