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A TEENAGER is in the running to become the new face – or should that be teeth – of Colgate.

Maisie Gardner, 15, is one of ten finalists in the Elite Model Look UK competition.

The Colchester County High School for Girls pupil had never considered modelling until talent scouts at a Vampire Weekend gig at the O2 in London noticed her smile.

This year’s top prize is a contract to star in the toothpaste firm’s new advertising campaign, including a number of magazine shoots.

Read the full story in today's Gazette.