Mum of two to be star of television advert

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A PERSONAL assistant and mum of two is set to be the star of clothing retailer Very’s latest television advert, after winning a Valentine’s Day makeover.

Nicky Hardy, 36, of Bury St Edmunds, entered the competition to win a makeover on social networking site Facebook and after being whittled down to the final 10 she won a public vote to become the face of Very’s latest advert.

She said: “I have two children, an 18 month old boy and a four year old girl, I had lost all my baby weight so I thought it would be nice to have a makeover, but I didn’t think for a minute that I would win.”

Nicky and her mum travelled to London for the filming of the advert and they were put up in a hotel in Canary Wharf.

Nicky said: “It was surreal for little old me to be involved in this and I can’t believe that I am going to be on Channel 5. “It was very hard work, we were in the office filming for the whole day, but it was amazing and I would love to do it again.”

The advert will be shown during the break of Home and Away on February 29 and pictures from Nicky’s makeover will be published in OK and Star magazines in the last week of February.