What better way to create publicity for the first Gold Coast Fashion Week than securing a 12-year-old girl as the face of the event.
She’s not even a teenager yet, but Maddison Gabriel has been named as the face of Gold Coast Fashion Week. She was selected ahead of women, some 15 years her senior.
“I’m stoked that I won – modelling is all I’ve wanted to do since I was six,” Maddison said yesterday.
The news sparked debate all around Australia (and even the modelling industry) over whether a gir,l who’s not even a teenager should be modelling clothes that are aimed at women twice her age.
Is this a big push for publicity, or are the organisers really look to support the young girl has she tries to pursue a modelling career?
This isnâ€™t the first time that young models have sparked controversy in Australia, a 15 year old model was dumped as the face of the recent Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, even though she was due to turn 16 the opening day of the festival.
[Image and source from News.com.au]
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