FROM schoolgirl to international supermodel, Adelaide’s Madison Stubbington admits she’s come a long way in the past four years.
The striking redhead from Northgate has risen to the top of the modelling world, fronting campaigns for Gucci and MAC cosmetics, and strutting the catwalk in New York, Milan and Paris.
The 18-year-old was also recently named alongside Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid as one of the top 50 models on the planet by models.com.
“It’s pretty surreal,” Stubbington told The Advertiser in an exclusive interview.
“Seeing my Gucci campaign on Fifth Avenue in New York…it was on the side of the Gucci store… was the first real big campaign that I’d seen so that was pretty amazing.
“Each year has gotten better and better and I’m very grateful.”
Discovered when she won the 2011 Pride Models International Model Search competition, Stubbington spends up to nine months of the year overseas, mostly in New York.
Back in Adelaide for the holidays, she admitted modelling wasn’t all glamour.
“It has its great perks, you get to travel the world obviously, but the flying is definitely not glamorous, I hate flying,” she said.
“And the makeup and hair looks great in the photos, but it takes hours to do. But in the end it’s all totally worth it.”
As for what’s in store for 2016, Stubbington, who will walk at Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week at the end of the month, said “it’s still a little up in the air” .
“I’d love to do a Vogue cover, I’ve always wanted to do that.”