A trip to an exotic island, a chance to be an International model, a chance to leave sunny Blantyre for foreign shores, thats exactly what happened for a Blantyre resident in 1978.
It sounds like every teenage girl’s dream, but it came true for Blantyre’s Elizabeth Taylor, whom in 1978, was 17 years old. Elizabeth of 9 Small Crescent had been offered a modelling job in the Indian Ocean island of the Seychelles, the playground of the rich and famous.
She told press, “I have a friend on the island who came over here to run a modelling agency business. She is now planning on starting her own model agency on the island and wants me to come over for some photographs.”
Elizabeth is a former pupil of Elmwood School in Bothwell and hoped to fly out to the Seychelles that summer with her fiancé. Her main ambition was to run a model agency too, but was quite happy in being a model for that time being.
Do you know Elizabeth? Did she stay on in Blantyre or go out further into the big world?
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
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