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Friday 6 March 2015

Elle MacPherson: Diversity is beautiful

Elle MacPherson
Elle MacPherson

Elle MacPherson is excited about how fashion has transformed over the years.

The 48-year-old Australian supermodel is currently judge on Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model and in America she hosts NBC's Fashion Star.

Elle has been working in her industry for 30 years and is elated with how diverse it's become.

"When I started working in America, if you were not blonde haired, blue eyed, 5 foot 8, that was it," she told British newspaper The Mirror.

"Now we have girls that are five foot seven, six foot, coloured, red haired, afros, freckles, big breasts, no breasts. Listen, I'm 50 and I'm still working, so it's not even ageist anymore."

Elle doesn't know if she'll take part in a plus-sized version of Next Top Model.

"Yeah I've been questioned about that, that's like saying, 'would you ever consider a six foot five jockey'. Um, I don't know how well they'd ride a horse or how fast the horse would go, but it's definitely possible," she said.

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