Woman who won modelling shoot booted out after 10 minutes for being drunk

A woman who won a professional modelling shoot was kicked out for being drunk within 10 minutes of it starting.

Amy Enright, 25, was arrested after being told to leave – she claims she got drunk to calm her nerves.

The selfie lover had been given vouchers to take part in the assignment at 10am at a photography studio, however became "overwhelmed" and began drinking.

She knocked back vodka in the dressing room whilst getting ready.

Police were called to the unnamed studio in Manchester after Enright was found to be so intoxicated, a stylist was unable to do her hair and makeup.

She was also slurring her words and struggling to sit upright for photos and was asked to leave after ten minutes.

When officers asked for details including her phone number, Enright could barely string a sentence together and gave out letters instead of numbers.

She later claimed she "rarely leaves home" due to an anxiety condition and had drunk half a bottle of vodka since breakfast.

An unnamed child she was looking after at the time was taken to relatives.

At Manchester magistrates court, Enright, who lives with her parents in Sale near Altrincham, sobbed as she admitted being drunk in charge of a child and was fined £120.

She regularly posts selfies on Facebook and has 1,300 followers on her Instagram page.

The incident occurred at 10.20am on August 5 after Enright who is currently on furlough from an undisclosed part time job attended the studio in Stevenson Square in Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter.

Prosecutor Peter Conoray said: "When she arrived at 10.20am she initially appeared to be okay and did not smell of alcohol or appear intoxicated at all. But from the point that she sat down to get prepared for the shoot, she was asking to go in and out of the private changing room.

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Workers contacted the police as they were concerned for the welfare of the child that was with her.

"Police attended and saw the defendant and straight away on the first indication could see she was very unsteady and seemed to be confused as to why the police wanted to speak.

"They asked where she had been and the defendant confirmed she had been at a photoshoot and pointed in the complete opposite direction to where the studio was. Her speech was very slurred and she was struggling to string a complete sentence together.

"She was asked for basic information including her phone number and the defendant gave letters instead of numbers.

"She initially said her last drink was at 1am in the morning but officers were not convinced and she was asked again when she had last drunk and at this point she said around 6 or 7am.

"Officers searched her bag and found half a bottle of vodka."

In mitigation defence lawyer Karl Benson said: "The defendant is not an alcoholic and does not drink every day but she drinks sometimes with her parents at home. Drinking on this occasion was due to the fact she didn't feel capable of going out merely to get a photo taken at a studio.

"She's very introverted and has no friends and doesn't go out and she made a mistake by having alcohol.

"She has a great deal of remorse and I don't think this lady wishes to come back to the court ever again. She's so ashamed by what she's done and knows she's made a very serious mistake and one she won't be repeating.

Enright was also ordered to pay £119 in costs and surcharges. JP Larry Collier told her: "This was a relatively serious offence. The police described you as being very unsteady on your feet and confused and smelling of alcohol which indicated to us that you were drunk.

"I'm not going to go into a lecture but you do have a duty of care when you are with a child and you have failed in that duty."

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