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Introducing Jade Slavin: Rising Taekwondo Star Is A Part-Time Model

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JADE SLAVIN used to get mocked by school bullies because of her height.

Now she has knocked the cruel jibes on the head as she bids to book a place at this summer’s Olympics.

Slavin — who stands 6ft 3in tall — is already a model Olympian having forged out a career on the catwalk, reaching the finals of the Miss Earth competition.

But she is now turning heads in the world of taekwondo with her sights set on Rio 2016 and following in the footsteps of London 2012 gold medallist Jade Jones.

Consett-born Slavin, 23, said: “It was hard at school and I used to get bullied a few times for being tall and skinny.”

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