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.
Gazette: Face of Essex, click to view entries
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.”