My surprising career as a model…

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I was a child model but as soon as puberty hit, no-one wanted to know. So… after much shame over my height and shape as a teenager and despite eventually reaching the mighty height of 5′ and a bit of an inch and with the full blown curves of a larger lady i.e. I was totally ‘unfit’ for off the peg garments and ‘fashionable things). Wether it was the height or curves I don’t know. So, I went about testing a theory. My theory was that the status quo on acceptable female bodies was probably quite easy to subvert, if I was willing to be risky… and persist.

As an adult, I have appeared on many magazine covers, billboards and advertising campaigns. I somehow managed this by being fastidiously present at events and amusing/interesting enough to publishers, producers and designers to take a punt on a pint-sized model with a lot to say. I have a lot of insight to share now with others – emotionally, practically and artistically on this idea of beauty and gender ‘norm’.

I landed (cat-like) in the world of fetish and alternative fashion, modelling internationally for latex and corsetry designer, appearing in print and on many global catwalks. My subversive appeal led to some very interesting achievements including being on the cover of 125 magazine (thanks to the the wonderfully creative Findlay MacKay, photographer), appearing on the walls of London Fashion Week 2007 (TOWERING in print over the fashionable folk… lol) and hanging in the Paul Smith Gallery in Tokyo.


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