Maria, a beautiful, smart and caring young lady, starting out on her modelling career, one of the most fiercely competitive fields in today’s fashion and beauty conscious society.

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THE FUR TRADE 
WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE FUR TRADE IN FASHION
What’s that famous quote “I’d rather go naked than wear fur” I stand by this.
Animals are being killed and skinned so that we have a coat for Christmas?
It’s horrific and inhumane
If you want a “fur” coat, why not have a fake fur coat which is pretty much the same thing but nothing had to die to make it. 

THE DISAPPEARING MODEL
DO YOU THINK SIZE ZERO SHOULD BE TAKEN OFF THE CATWALK?
I do yes. I don’t understand how anyone could possibly be a size zero unless they disappeared!
The fashion industry plays a massive part in today’s society and I believe in the growth of young people. I know children as young as 10 years old who talk about being “skinny like models” or thinking to be a model “you must be skinny”. Why is this the case?
Why are children as young as 10 years of age even thinking about weight. When in reality being a size zero is an impossible goal. So why is it still on the catwalk ?

THE RUSH OF THE CITY
YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE TO BE WHEN YOU’RE NOT IN MANCHESTER ?
London! I absolutely love London. I love the diversity. I love the rush of the city which sounds so unusual because most people would say that’s the worst thing about it but for me it is exhilarating.

NEIGHBOURS
WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE BEST AND WORST ASPECT OF MANCHESTER?
My favourite aspect of Manchester as a city is the friendly people.
It is some how in our nature to stick together especially when things get tough.
My boyfriend doesn’t even know his next-door neighbours (he’s not from Manchester) where as I know pretty much everyone who lives on my street and they know me. I don’t have a worst thing. (good answer)

BEST FRIEND
WHO IS THE PERSON YOU LOOK TO, YOUR HERO?
My mum, of course If I grow up to be even half the women she is I’d be so proud. I couldn’t ask for a better best friend.

HAPPY
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE CAREER WISE IN THE FUTURE?
I guess I just want to be happy with whatever I’m doing. Hopefully career wise I hope I’m on the right tracks as I have always wanted to act more than anything.

CHRISTMAS
MONEY IS NO OBJECT, WHAT DO YOU WANT FOR CHRISTMAS?
If I could have anything for Christmas it would probably be tons of high end makeup (aka Mac, Smash box, Anastasia Beverly Hills etc) because I like to pretend I’m a makeup guru. But really, I just love painting faces!

FAVOURITE DESIGNER?
I honestly can’t pick just the one, but my favourite designers are GUCCI, CHANEL & Jimmy Choo!
Mainly because I love their perfumes!

With Special thanks to Maria and David Charlesworth
CEO of Go Brutal. Images courtesy of
Jodie Morris & Dave Kilcourse Photography.

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