Local photographer and teen are finalists for a national contest

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -  A lot of little girls dream of being models one day and for one Columbus teen, that dream is coming true, and it's taking her to Palm Springs, California in February! Northside High School senior, Kristen Lowe and Columbus photographer John Pyle are packing their bags for that very trip.

For the third year in a row John Pyle has been chosen to take a high school senior to the SPA Model contest. He said, "It drums up a lot of excitement for our studio. It sets the bar higher and higher every year for us to stretch our creativity and get to the next level and have a senior that's going to represent us across the nation every year."

Out of 500 contestants nationwide Kristen Lowe says she was one of 15 chosen to compete, "It means a lot, it's really unbelievable. I was really lucky to have the photographer and the team I've had. I couldn't have done it with anyone else. It was a crazy last minute kind of deal."

John Pyle gets the opportunity to attend photography seminars and 18 year old Kristen Lowe could score a major modeling contract.

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