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Bountiful Teen Starting Modeling Career

Bountiful Teen Starting Modeling Career

Posted - Jun. 14, 2004 at 5:36 p.m.



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Amanda Butterfield ReportingA teenager from Bountiful is leaving tonight for the trip of a lifetime -- she's flying to New York to start her modeling career with 'Trump Model Management', owned by Donald himself.

She's tall, thin, blonde and beautiful. And at only 15-years old, she's one of the youngest girls to sign on with 'Trump Model Agency' in New York, pursuing her dream.

Madison Slagowski, Trump Model: “I’m happy because I’ve wanted to do this for a long time.”

Her whole life practically, Madison grew up loving the camera and dressing for it.

Madison: "I used to always, with friends, put on shows for my parents. It was kind of stupid, but I loved it."

Vickie Slagowski, Madison's Mother: "Her teachers would say: 'What do you want to be?' and she'd say: 'I want to be a model.' and they'd say: 'What else do you want to be?' and she'd say: 'A model.'"

And now that's what she is. Once in New York she'll share an apartment with other Trump models and spend the summer auditioning at dozens of casting calls.

Madison: "I'm going to be promoted as editorial, like high-end magazines and Harper Bazaar and Vogue and stuff."

Madison admits she's nervous, though it has nothing to do with her youth.

Madison: "It's actually the perfect age to start because you can build up your career slowly."

She's more concerned with the fact that this is her first job. And until now, only close friends and family knew about where she's going, and what she's doing.

Even though her childhood dream of dressing up for a living is coming true, the 15-year old is taking a mature approach to her chance at fame:

Madison: "I just don't want people to think I've changed, cause it's my job, not my life."

Madison will spend about two months working in New York and will be back this fall in time to start high school at Bountiful High.

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