GLAMOROUS granny Lynn Crowther is preparing for a career on the catwalk after winning a nationwide modelling competition, it was announced today.
Mrs Crowther, 61, beat more than 2,000 rivals - including many nearly 30 years younger.
The housewife, from the village of High Hoyland, between Clayton West and Cawthorne, said friends at her gym encouraged her to enter the competition, run by Good Housekeeping magazine.
"To be honest, the only reason I did it was because I thought it would be split into age groups like 40s, 50s and 60s," she said.
"I thought I might stand a chance in the over 60s. It was only when I got to the regional finals that I realised it was open to anyone over 35."
Mrs Crowther, married to semi-retired consultant engineer Steve, 56, has two daughters aged 32 and 34, a stepson of 35 and stepdaughter of 36, plus six grandchildren ranging in age from 10 months to 13 years.
"They are thrilled I've won the competition and Steve is very proud of me," she said.
The prize for winning the Good Housekeeping/Debenhams Over-35 Model Competition is a year's contract with a model agency and £5,000 to spend at the high street department store.
Mrs Crowther, who is 5ft 10in tall and a size 12, comes to the job with some previous experience from modelling part-time in the 1970s and 1980s.
She said: "I think the fact I have won this competition is good for lots of women my age.
"Yes, I have a few wrinkles but I am quite a well-preserved glamorous granny."
Runners-up in the competition were fitness instructor Suzi Conway, 46, from Eng- lefield Green, Surrey, and trainee paramedic Diana Sutherland, 40, from Chesterfield, Derbyshire.