Legally blonde

By Chris Murphy HANNAH Claydon is a lucky girl – for she can boast brains as well as beauty.

If the 18-year-old from Middlestown, Wakefield, fails in her quest to be crowned 'sexiest girl next door' in a competition run by men's magazine FHM, she's determined become a barrister.

Hannah is one of four Yorkshire roses selected as one of 100 in the High Street Honeys 2004 contest, but she is the only representative in North or West Yorkshire.

The area's lasses have a proven track record in the FHM poll after Tanya Robinson from Richmond won the title in 2002, and Swarcliffe stunner Gemma Walker narrowly missed out last year.

Now Hannah is urging her fellow Yorkshire folk to propel her into the final 12 and make her catwalk dream come true.

She said: "I was in the middle of my A-levels when I found out I was in the top 100. I'd just got out of an exam and got a telephone call to say I'd made it. I couldn't believe it!

"I've been wanting to apply for a while but I was too young. Now I've got all my friends and family voting for me as well.

"Hopefully the readers of the YEP can help make my dream come true too."


Hannah got one of her best pals to take the snaps for the magazine before they went on a night out in Wakefield. But if she fails in her mission to become an FHM honey she can always revert to plan B and swap the catwalk for the courtroom and become a QC.

"I have taken a gap year to try and break into modelling but if it doesn't happen then I'll definitely go to university next year and study law," she added.