AN ASPIRING Tullibody model can't believe how quickly her career has taken off after starting out as a hobby on social media.

Samantha Couper, 26, has always been interested in modelling and started posting on social media during lockdown as a hobby.

Her first photoshoot, shot by her amateur photographer mum Debby Walker at the Forth Bridge, quickly gained attention on Facebook and the image won a daily prize on a photography group.

Since then she has gone on to work with Bear'd, a local activewear company, and her first studio shoot with photographer Fionn Leitch won a feature in a magazine.

The mother of two said: "I had applied to Luxe Talent wondering if it would come to anything and they got back in touch. I just done it through Instagram and that's the way I got into it to be honest.

"I've always wanted to do it, but never really went for it.

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"I've got two boys so I held it off and I've been busy with them but as I'm getting older I thought: 'why not, I might as well go for it'.

"It's something I've been doing through lockdown as more of a hobby."

Once the restrictions are lifted, Samantha will be doing more work for local clothing company Bear'd's website and hopes to do more work in fashion.

Dental nurse Samantha's goal was to be published and she's already done that just two months into her career.

Starting a modelling career during a nationwide lockdown might not work out for everyone, but for Samantha it's taken off quickly and she can't quite believe it.

She said: "It's went really, really fast. I wasn't expecting it to go this fast. I can't believe it, I'm really quite shocked.

"I'm not really sure where I'm going to go with it, I'm just thinking about new ideas. It would be good to get on more websites and into the fashion side of it."