Laura Butler is a school teacher with a rather unusual hobby - she a lingerie model in her spare time.

By day, Butler teaches A-level psychology and dance at a school in Birmingham . After school, she ditches the books and strips off to be the face of underwear company Curvy Kate.

Plucked from obscurity in 2008 as part of the firm's 'star in a bra' competition, Butler has the support of her friends, family and (unsurprisingly) her students.

"It was around this time five years ago that I began modelling for Curvy Kate. This was a few years previous to me wanting to be a teacher," she told the Birmingham Mail. "I had never wanted to teach so never thought modelling would get in the way. Fortunately, it hasn't - despite my students knowing."

Now she's encouraging others to follow in her footsteps and enter the competition to be crowned the next 'star in a bra'.

"I am not a shy girl, so confidence was never something I was lacking," she adds. "I think people should enter because everyone should do something extraordinary in their life and this ticks all the boxes. I should know as I have ticked them!"

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  • Meet the ‘Miss’ whose curves have proved a massive hit. That’s because, when it comes to modelling lingerie, she’s the best bra none. By day, stunning Laura Butler teaches city kids psychology and dance. But once school’s over, Laura dumps her marking pen and embarks on her other career – as a top model. Plucked from obscurity in 2008, the 26-year-old is now one of the faces of full-figure lingerie firm Curvy Kate after winning their first ever ‘Star In A Bra’ competition. And she’s positively basque-ing in the glory. (Credit: SWNS)

  • Meet the ‘Miss’ whose curves have proved a massive hit. That’s because, when it comes to modelling lingerie, she’s the best bra none. By day, stunning Laura Butler teaches city kids psychology and dance. But once school’s over, Laura dumps her marking pen and embarks on her other career – as a top model. Plucked from obscurity in 2008, the 26-year-old is now one of the faces of full-figure lingerie firm Curvy Kate after winning their first ever ‘Star In A Bra’ competition. And she’s positively basque-ing in the glory. (Credit: SWNS)

  • Meet the ‘Miss’ whose curves have proved a massive hit. That’s because, when it comes to modelling lingerie, she’s the best bra none. By day, stunning Laura Butler teaches city kids psychology and dance. But once school’s over, Laura dumps her marking pen and embarks on her other career – as a top model. Plucked from obscurity in 2008, the 26-year-old is now one of the faces of full-figure lingerie firm Curvy Kate after winning their first ever ‘Star In A Bra’ competition. And she’s positively basque-ing in the glory. (Credit: SWNS)

  • Meet the ‘Miss’ whose curves have proved a massive hit. That’s because, when it comes to modelling lingerie, she’s the best bra none. By day, stunning Laura Butler teaches city kids psychology and dance. But once school’s over, Laura dumps her marking pen and embarks on her other career – as a top model. Plucked from obscurity in 2008, the 26-year-old is now one of the faces of full-figure lingerie firm Curvy Kate after winning their first ever ‘Star In A Bra’ competition. And she’s positively basque-ing in the glory. (Credit: SWNS)

  • Meet the ‘Miss’ whose curves have proved a massive hit. That’s because, when it comes to modelling lingerie, she’s the best bra none. By day, stunning Laura Butler teaches city kids psychology and dance. But once school’s over, Laura dumps her marking pen and embarks on her other career – as a top model. Plucked from obscurity in 2008, the 26-year-old is now one of the faces of full-figure lingerie firm Curvy Kate after winning their first ever ‘Star In A Bra’ competition. And she’s positively basque-ing in the glory. (Credit: SWNS)

  • Meet the ‘Miss’ whose curves have proved a massive hit. That’s because, when it comes to modelling lingerie, she’s the best bra none. By day, stunning Laura Butler teaches city kids psychology and dance. But once school’s over, Laura dumps her marking pen and embarks on her other career – as a top model. Plucked from obscurity in 2008, the 26-year-old is now one of the faces of full-figure lingerie firm Curvy Kate after winning their first ever ‘Star In A Bra’ competition. And she’s positively basque-ing in the glory. (Credit: SWNS)

  • Meet the ‘Miss’ whose curves have proved a massive hit. That’s because, when it comes to modelling lingerie, she’s the best bra none. By day, stunning Laura Butler teaches city kids psychology and dance. But once school’s over, Laura dumps her marking pen and embarks on her other career – as a top model. Plucked from obscurity in 2008, the 26-year-old is now one of the faces of full-figure lingerie firm Curvy Kate after winning their first ever ‘Star In A Bra’ competition. And she’s positively basque-ing in the glory. (Credit: SWNS)