Saturday, 27 August 2011

Kelly Knox to be a Catwalk Model in Models of Diversity’s Charity Fashion Show ‘Curves in Couture’

Kelly Knox, Winner of Britain's Missing Top Model (photo by Lyon Photography © 2011)

Winner of Britain's Missing Top Model, Kelly Knox, who rejects society’s notion that she is disabled, will help to raise funds and awareness of the Advance Centre for the Scotson Technique charity

London - Top model Kelly Knox, winner of Britain's Missing Top Model, will be a catwalk model in “Curvy in Couture”, the charity fashion show sponsored by Models of Diversity on Thursday 17 November 2011 at the Tabernacle, London. All proceeds from the show will go towards Models of Diversity’s sponsored charity, Advance Centre for the Scotson Technique, which helps children with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions.

The show will have three top celebrity presenters and at least two celebrity models and it will also be attended by special guest Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council. In addition, the Dish Network, one of the largest cable providers in north America with over 15 million subscribers, will be making a documentary about the show which celebrates disabled models, those of a healthy weight (as opposed to size zero), curvy models and those of all races and ages.

Kelly is the stunning winner of The BBC’s groundbreaking 2008 show ‘Britain’s Missing Top Model’, which led to a shoot with Rankin for Marie Claire. She has starred in a VO5 campaign, appeared on the cover of Diva Magazine, featured as a catwalk Gokette on Gok Wan’s ‘How to look Good Naked’, and has walked in many fashion shows across the UK. In addition, Kelly has appeared in Laha Magazine, The Sun, The Mail, Disability Now, Able Magazine, RADAR, and The Sunday Times. After taking a brief break from modelling, Kelly is back and better than ever!

Kelly says, “I have always rejected society’s notion that I am disabled – even at the tender age of seven I refused to wear a prosthetic arm. I entered the BBC competition in the hope of dismissing society’s preconceptions about what it means to be disabled, and hoped to pave the way for others in the same situation to break out of the constraints traditionally created by the label ‘disability’ and offer inspiration to those who need to develop confidence in the face of negative attitudes towards disability.”

About the Advance Centre for the Scotson Technique

Advance Centre is a teaching institute for parents with brain-damaged children. From its creation in 1996, the charity has dedicated itself to finding a way to not only advance the abilities of children with cerebral palsy and other brain injuries, but to actually reverse the associated structural and functional abnormalities. Linda Scotson is the charity’s founder and pioneer of The Scotson Technique.

About Models of Diversity

Models of Diversity, founded by former model Angel Sinclair (also founder of Sinclair Management, is a London-based non-profit organization which advocates for more diversity in models, and demands that the fashion and marketing industries recognise the beauty in women and men of all races, ages, shapes, sizes, abilities, genders and sexual orientations. Their mission is to change the face of fashion and modelling! Their campaign was founded to stand for equal rights and opportunities within the modelling and fashion industry. MoD is officially backed by the British Fashion Council and has joined with Equalities Minister Lynne Featherstone for the government’s campaign on body confidence.

For more information, please contact:

Angel Sinclair
Models of Diversity
22 Commonside West

020 8946 7084

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