A five-year-old girl is set to hit THREE international catwalks in just two weeks after winning a Facebook beauty contest.
Pretty Beau Isabella Steabler was snapped up by designer clothing label Camilla Couture after winning a Facebook competition to model its clothes – and will embark on a tour of New York, London and Milan fashion shows.
After heading to New York Fashion Week in February she jets off to the London and Milan fashion weeks just a few days later – after being poached by three other designer labels.
Proud mum-of-two Rebecca Martin, 29, said Beau already has four months’ experience modelling for her online children’s clothing business and was now “loving life”.
She said: “She is always Youtubing things about New York and is so excited about going on an aeroplane – she hasn’t stopped talking about it.
“Beau is absolutely loving life and will love every moment of this.
“She goes to ballet and dancing and is not shy at all – she will be loving being on the catwalk.
“It’s going to be emotional for me seeing her up there – she has only just turned five.
“This is an unbelievable opportunity and I’ll be very, very proud.
“She is just such a lovely little girl.
“We spoil her rotten but she is not a brat at all – she appreciates everything we do for her.”
Rebecca, of Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, said she and her scaffolder partner Mark Steabler, 32, were a little sceptical when they were first told Beau Isabella had won.
However, after getting in touch with the mother of a previous winner she realised the offer was genuine.
She said: “I just couldn’t believe it.
“I thought ‘no way – a girl from Sunderland’.
“I just want Beau to continue doing what she loves as long as she wants to.
“I want her to have as many opportunities as possible – I always do my best for her no matter what.”
Rebecca and Beau fly out to New York in February and then on to London and Milan during a two-week tour.
However, the family will have to pay for flights and accommodation – so taking part in the catwalk shows will be expensive.
Rebecca has set up a Just Giving page to meet the cost.