STEPPING OUT: Maddy Moran is off to America in December to take part in the Applause Rising Talent Showcase, hoping the opportunity will kickstart her career in the modelling world.
STEPPING OUT: Maddy Moran is off to America in December to take part in the Applause Rising Talent Showcase, hoping the opportunity will kickstart her career in the modelling world. Chris Ison Rokcmodel

14-year-old has started her career on the catwalk

A ROCKHAMPTON teen has the chance of a lifetime to meet with talent scouts in the United States.

Maddison Moran, a 14-year-old Emmaus College student, won a scholarship to cover the $2695 participation fee as well as being selected to take part in the Applause Rising Talent Showcase in December.

Maddy's dad first suggested she give modelling a go when she was only 11 years old.

"As soon as I started, I knew I wanted to do it," Maddy said.

Under the guidance of LA Modelling, the 174cm teen has been strutting the catwalk at local events like the Yeppoon Show, Pinefest and Australia Day, and also entered the Dolly competition in Brisbane earlier this year.

Her nervous experience in the interview process at that event has made her come back more determined than ever.

With a dream to become a Victoria's Secret model, Maddy auditioned for the showcase but couldn't afford to go, despite being successful.

The news she won the scholarship to go has changed that.

This opportunity means she could be following in the high-heeled footsteps of former Rockhampton girl Jessica Earle who has found success overseas.

Jessica was selected by one of the showcase workshop-holders in 2013 and, after working in New York and Los Angeles, is now eyeing off a modelling career a bit closer to home.



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