TALENT scouts were out in Eden as the search for south Buckinghamshire’s next top model began at the weekend.

The High Wycombe-based shopping centre is on the lookout for the next catwalk king and queen in its fourth annual competition.

The winners will scoop a £100 Eden gift card, a year’s membership at Anytime Fitness gym, a professional photoshoot and additional prizes.

Eden uploaded the photos of 28 contenders discovered over the weekend to its Facebook page, with residents now tasked with voting for the budding-model they would like to see in the semi-finals.

The scouts will be out once again on Saturday and Sunday between 12pm and 4pm and, for the first time, would-be style icons can throw their hat in to the ring by submitting their own photos.

The contenders will battle it out until ten guys and ten girls are selected by the judges to appear at the final during Eden’s Autumn Fashion Weekend which begins on September 27.

To vote for your favourite contenders from heat one visit Eden’s Facebook page. Voting closes on September 7.

See www.edenshopping.co.uk for more information about the competition, which is open to people aged between 16 and 25.