FROM VEG VERSACE!
Stunning Isla, 20, got bored with broccoli after becoming the nation's beauty queen in August.
So she chucked in her job at Somerfield to chase her dream - starring on the catwalks of fashion giants like Versace.
Former Miss Scotlands Eileen Catterson and Sarah McCrae went on to modelling stardom.
Other past winners are begging Isla not to set her sights too high.
But the 34-24-34 brunette reckons that with luck, she can be Clackman- nan's answer to Claudia Schiffer.
"I'm taking the chance and seeing what will come of it," said Isla at her home in Sauchie.
"I don't know what the future holds. This time last year I didn't think I'd be Miss Scotland."
Isla went into the cut-throat world of beauty contests with little modelling experience.
But after her Scottish title, she beat hundreds of professionals to finish in the top 10 of the United Kingdom contest.
Isla had worked at Somerfield since leaving school, but left after realising she was taking more days off to go modelling than she was working.
She has opened beauty salons, starred in fashion shows, and met TV's Gladiators while working at the Scottish Motor Show.
Now she has signed with one of Scotland's top model agents.
She said: "I'm with the Neil Drover agency, who also have Carol Smillie and Eileen Catterson on their books.
"It's hard trying to look your best all the time, especially on a bad hair day!
"But this is something I've always wanted to do, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that everything will work out."
As Isla reached for the stars, former Miss Scotlands warned her the title is NOT a passport to fame.
Sheena Drummond, who won the Scots and UK contests in 1969, said: "I'd advise Isla to quit modelling and put all her energy into education. It's much more important.
Linda Renton, winner in 1983, added: "The contest was really big when I won, but now most people couldn't name Miss World, never mind Miss Scotland.
"And without being catty, you really must be top-notch to be a supermodel."
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
MUM of two Linda Renton, 36, won the title in 1983. She now spends more time with kids Hannah, four, and Mark, two, than on modelling.
SIXTIES stunner Sheena Drummond, the 1969 winner, is a 46-year-old charity fund-raiser whose son and daughter model part-time.
BLONDE beauty Natalie Devlin, 30, married ex-Rangers and Aberdeen goalie Nicky Walker, whose family own Walkers shortbread.
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|Publication:||Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)|
|Date:||Dec 17, 1997|
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