By Rory Reynolds
MISS SCOTLAND is to be immortalised on canvas by one of Britain’s most famous modern day artists.
Rice will be painting Katharine as Botticelli’s The Birth of Venus – one of the most iconic paintings in history.
She said: “I’ll be travelling to Italy on 21 August to be painted by Alexander.
“It’s a contemporary interpretation of the historic painting – it’s really exciting.”
And the 22-year-old beauty reckons it’s just the next step towards her acting career.
She said: “I’d love to get into film and theatre – that’s my aim.”
“I’m beginning filming my first movie in Glasgow on Sunday, called Fast Romance.
“It’s about speed dating in Glasgow and how it affects seven different people who meet each other through it.”
The 5ft 11in tennis coach currently lives in her home town of Dunblane, and is also pals with Tennis’ world No.2 Andy Murray.
Rice – who has painted portraits of both Queen Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher – is one of the most well respected portrait artists alive today.
Katharine was in Edinburgh yesterday (Wednesday) for the opening of The Green Room – a luxury pool hall and cocktail bar – at swanky city bar Hawke & Hunter.
She added: “I’m loving every second of being Miss Scotland – it’s a great opportunity for any young person to have.
“I’m looking forward to going to Miss World – that will be an experience to remember.”