Ellie Goldstein is taking the modelling world by storm after securing a Gucci contract and appearing on TV’s Loose Women and Good Morning Britain.
The bubbly Performing Arts student at New City College’s Redbridge campus, who has Down’s Syndrome, has also just been named as one of Fabulous Magazine’s Women of the Year for making the fashion industry more inclusive. Her name appears on the magazine’s list alongside Her Majesty The Queen and Adele!
Ellie, 20, is fast becoming a celebrity with her inclusivity campaigning and by being an influencer on Instagram, where she has 89.6k followers. She is working with brands such as Adidas, TK Maxx, Vogue, Primark and Superdrug.
She is living her dream – having wanted to be famous since she was five years old.
Ellie said: “It’s something I’ve always wanted and I’m proud of myself. I’ve broken down some barriers and shown that there are different types of beauty. People want more representation in fashion to include everyone with disabilities.
“My disability is just a part of me and I love how I live. I like being an inspiration to others who have Down’s Syndrome or other disabilities – they look up to me. I say to them, ‘Never give up, follow your hopes, dreams and ambitions. Believe in yourself, don’t be intimidated and never change’.”