Posted on: 10/27/2014

City model swaps bright lights to be cool with cat

Emily Devine was snapped up by Models 1, which has Yasmin le Bon and Linda Evangelista on its books, after shooting up to 6ft at the age of 14. Her striking elfin looks caught the attention of legendary photographer David Bailey and one of her first modelling jobs was for cult magazine The Face. But she gave up the glitz and glamour of London life to set up a pet sitting business - Candyfloss Cats - in Glasgow. She now caters for more than 1000 cats, with her duties extending to opening Christmas presents from devoted owners. Emily, who lives in Old Drumchapel, said: "People used to always say to me at school, you should model but I just wanted to be like all my friends, who were all 5ft something. "I had modelled in Glasgow, wee bits and pieces and then, when I was 23, I went to Gig on the Green and this woman was really staring at me. "She asked if I had modelled in London and asked if I wanted to come down, saying she thought I would be really good for her agency." Emily, 38, did some test shots in London and was quickly snapped up by Models 1.