“Representation is very important to me – let the world see that anyone can model and act with a disability…it’s important for others to see different types of beauty because everyone is different, and the world must see us.” -EG
Ellie Goldstein is here to show and tell you that beauty has no boundaries! She has recently been featured as Gucci’s star model in their “Unconventional Beauty” ad campaign which celebrates “non-stereotypical beauty.” The campaign for Vogue Italia features Ellie modeling Gucci’s new Mascara L’Obscur. In the editorial, she gets to share her story and here are a few things she had to say:
How does it feel to star in the new Gucci campaign?
“It feels so amazing and fabulous to be part of the Gucci Beauty campaign. I feel so proud of myself, especially to have been chosen for this. When I look at the images, I feel happy with myself, and all the likes and comments on social media across the world have been overwhelming.”
What advice would you give to those who don’t feel confident in themselves?
“Be yourself and don’t worry about what other people think of you.”
What are your hopes for the future?
“My hope as a model is to become famous one day. My dream job [is to] be on the front cover of Vogue and work for other big brands. My hopes and dreams are to show the world who I am and what I can achieve.”
I literally got chills reading that last one…
It’s also been noted that Ellie’s photo is the most liked post on the Gucci Beauty Instagram account EVER! This girl is definitely going to do big things! Here’s to you Ellie! Keep up the great work!
You can read her full interview for Vogue Italia here and check out the video below: