Monday, September 17, 2007

Maddison Gabriel, the 13-year-old Teen Model Caused Frenzy in Australia


Maddison Gabriel , a 12-year-old model

Maddison Gabriel, stirred a furore in her native Australia when she was picked as the official ambassador of Gold Coast Fashion Week, one of the world's largest fashion events, staged in Queensland.

The country's Prime Minister John Howard strongly criticised the decision saying it was unacceptable.

He said: "Catapulting girls as young as 12 into something like that is outrageous."

Mr Howard wants Australia to follow the example of Europe and ban models younger than 16 appearing on catwalks.

"There should be age limits, I mean there has to be, we do have to preserve some notion of innocence in our society," he said.

Maddison Gabriel , a 12-year-old Australian model

But the blonde-haired, blue-eyed Maddison Gabriel who turned to 13 only in yesterday September 16, apparently thought she should have the right to do her modeling job:

"I believe that I can fit into women's clothes. I can model women's clothes, so I should be able to do it," she said.

"It doesn't matter about age, it matters that you can do the job. Modelling is all I've wanted to do since I was six - I don't think I'm too young."

Maddison's mother also defended her daughter and even demanded an apology from the Prime Minister.

"I believe the Prime Minister is getting very doddery," she said.

"He does not know exactly what 13 and 14-year-old girls are like. I used to vote for him. We're trying to get our teenage daughters to act older. I am so happy that I've got a daughter who has got a good head on her shoulders."

For my own viewpoint, as long as Maddison Gabriel won't go to model swimwear or lingerie, she should be ok do her job.

Source: Fury as 12-year-old 'model' fronts world fashion show @ Dailymail

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11 comments:

  1. She already is modelling "clothing" that barely cover her undeveloped female parts.

    Congratulations to a 13 year old girl baring her body and innocence for the world to see.

    The mother sounds like a stage mom. I'm sure the father wouldn't be overly happy that his daughter is flouncing about wearing barely anything.

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  2. I actually think that Maddison is right, it doesn't matter what your age is as long as you can do the job. For the person who posted the last comment, weather she is developed or not is not your decision. Young ladies develop at different times, maybe Madison is already finished. If you think wearing a swimsuit at 13 is horrible, you must really dislike the beach.

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  3. "it doesn't matter what your age is as long as you can do the job"
    So what if a girl wants to have sex at 13? Hey, like you said; "it doesn't matter what your age"

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  4. Thats completly different.
    we're talking about her modeling
    not 13 year girls haveing sex..??
    Maddison Gabriel should be allowed model simply because she has the talent to do so.
    no one here said that if a 13 year girl wanted to have sex it wouldn't matter.
    your completely twisting what that person had said.

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  5. She doesn't even look like she's 13 in the first picture. But anyway, I think she should just go for it. If modeling is what she wants to do, then just do it. No one said modeling at a young age is a crime. But I think the younger models like her should be refrained from modeling too showy clothes. Maybe she should model teen clothes, it would save the issues she's facing.

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  6. girl yu do what yu wanna do and if its modeling do it it dosnt matter about age im getting into modeling at the moment and im only 13. 14 next year so yea it dosnt matter about age yu look awsum :)

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  7. im 13 dont do it not yet i think it is too much exposure im gonna wait till i am older

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  8. i think that at that age it doesnt matter
    its a career...and a good one at that
    i was always told that i could be a model
    and i still want to persue it
    follow your dreams and it will take you places
    and her mother is just supporting her....
    i would hope that all parents would do the same
    im 15 and i think exposure now
    means you will go even farther when you get older
    you just have to stay strong
    dont fall into any bad habits
    i wish you the best of luck

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  9. I support Maddison in whatever she does, she looks fantastic and so hot, beautiful & gorgeous in person as i've met her.

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  10. Even though this post is old, i agree with Maddison. She should be able to follow her dream as to what she wants to be when shes older as it would help her career alot by starting early. I think it's her decision and i think as long as they don't exploit her to a point, it would be fine.

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  11. some girls grow faster than others..so, even if she's only 13, 15 or 16 now she's a teen who wants to reach her dreams , and there's nothing wrong about it , personally im 16 and i think that modelling as young as her is great if thats her dream... and if her age causes problems with pedo then who cares ! nothing's gonna stop old mans mentality..:)

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