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About me

I’m an inspirational and cheeky model and I love being on the camera. I want to show the world that people with a learning disability are all equals and can live their best lives.

Myth to bust: “People with a learning disability can't be successful fashion models; just look at me”


Ellie Top Facts


I have  Down Syndrome which is sometimes called Down's syndrome

Age and location

20, London


  • Drake
  • Going on dates to Nando's
  • Yellow eyeshadow


  • Spinach
  • Broccoli

My goal was always to be on the cover of Vogue

International model and Mencap Myth Buster Ellie Goldstein has made fashion history as the first British Vogue cover model with Down syndrome. In this inspiring interview to accompany her cover, Ellie talks about being a role model, life in fashion, and the importance of always being yourself. Photo: @_AdamaJalloh

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News about Ellie


A British Vogue article September 2023:

Find out how Ellie conquered the fashion industry.

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A BBC News article December 2023: 

Vogue model Ellie Goldstein: 'Doctors said I wouldn't walk or talk'.