Ellie strikes a pose for diversity

ELLIE Goldstein has taken the modelling world by storm after a campaign she was involved in went viral.

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The 18-year-old from Ilford was part of a Gucci beauty cam- paign earlier this year to promote their L’Obscur mascara range. Her photo, which was taken by David PD Hyde, has since re- ceived almost one million likes on Instagram – making it one of the most followed campaigns ever for the Italian brand.

The online campaign was or- ganised by Gucci and Photo Vogue Festival on Instagram to embrace beauty in diversity and challenge traditional perceptions of beauty within the fashion in- dustry.

Ellie, who has Down’s Syn- drome, was one of several mod- els to be selected. She told the Essex Jewish News: “The only

The shoot took place in Lon- don earlier this year and Ellie shared with us her favourite part of the day, saying: “Getting to wear amazing clothes and make up and getting my hair done was amazing! I loved it!”

Since the campaign launched, Ellie has acquired over 40,000 new followers on Instagram and has appeared in numerous TV in- terviews and publications talking about her experiences. Along with her mother, she has appeared on BBC News and This Morning as well as shows from across the world, including the USA and Australia. She has found the

whole experience quite over- whelming but is really enjoying it, describing it as being “like a dream”.

When she isn’t modelling, Ellie enjoys dancing, reading and socialising with her friends who have all been really supportive of her modelling and are really proud of her. She is determined to con- tinue modelling and is aiming big when it comes to her future.

Ellie concluded: “I am really happy as I didn’t expect this to happen to me. I would now love to get the chance to be on the cat- walk and be part of a fashion show one day. That would be amazing!”

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