Mollie King has signed with Next Model Management.

The Saturdays singer feels ''flattered'' to have been recruited by the top modelling agency, joining the likes of Alexa Chung, Rita Ora and Lana Del Rey on their books, and is excited about her future in fashion.

She told Vogue.co.uk: ''When I was approached by Next, I was so surprised; so excited. I feel so flattered to be placed alongside the names they already have, it's incredible.

''I'm so used to having the girls around me, so it is a bit scary to be doing things on my own, but they were all so excited for me. I'm really looking forward to the next step.''

The blonde beauty has been making a name for herself in the industry of late, walking the runway for Julien Macdonald and becoming a front row regular during London Fashion Week.

Next's Sarah Leon explained: ''She started popping up on our radar. We noticed her style and how great she looked. We really like to sign people who already have a style of their own, and who know what they like. Mollie has great things ahead.''

The striking star's first shoot for her new agency saw her posing in minimalist make-up, and she found it hard to adjust to the bare-faced look.

She said: ''Next shot me really simply, almost bare-faced. I was like, are you sure you don't want some make-up? Is that it?! But the images look great.''

Mollie follows in the footsteps of her chart rival, The Wanted's Siva Kaneswaran, who was signed to Next in June.