LA’s newest "It" girl in fashion, Madison Nagle, sets the bar high when it comes to versatile, genre-bending careers. Approaching modelling as a business rather than a lifestyle, Nagle proves to be paving the way for young women in the entertainment industry keen to take ownership of the success of their own careers.
Nagle, currently represented by Wilhelmina Los Angeles and Elite Miami, first started her modelling career in 2017 in Miami after graduating a year early from the University of Florida, where she studied business, mass communications and entrepreneurship. With an impressive resume and a thirst for knowledge, she chose a rather interesting field to navigate, but believes she couldn’t have made a better decision.
As well as giving her a chance to travel the world, modelling has also proved very lucrative for Nagle. Just merely two years into the game, she has worked with top designers, photographers and stylists. Her all-American, beach-blonde look is favored by Californian lifestyle brands and chic, high-end companies equivalently.
From walking Miami Swim Week’s runways for brands like Beach Bunny Swimwear and Montce Swimwear to shooting denim for 7 Jeans, YMI Jeans and Silver Jeans in her hometown of Los Angeles, Nagle seems to be navigating the industry with light speed. Most recently, she posed for a sunglasses campaign in Beverly Hills with renowned photographer, Tony Kelly, appeared in the storefront and look book for Show Me Your Mumu, a stylish bohemian brand, presented 75 awards on stage at the 61st annual Grammys award show, and shot for Rhianna’s all-inclusive makeup line, Fenty Beauty.
Although it appears as if modeling comes naturally to this blue eyed, 5’10’’ Amazon, she explains that it took a while for her self-worth in the industry to flourish; her confidence had previously derived from being a straight-A-student. In an industry where education lacks significance, Nagle chose to take a stance. She takes every opportunity to learn from the business owners and fashion designers she works with, and often goes out of her way to job-shadow different industry leaders.
A full-time modeling career comes with a hectic travel schedule and a strict health and fitness routine, but Nagle proves you can do it all. She is working towards her master’s in business management from Harvard University and spends any extra free time freelance writing for a multitude of publications, a talent she credits to her high school yearbook advisor.
Nagle’s passions and aspirations that lie outside the narrow realm of fashion differentiate her in an oversaturated market. As she continues her modeling journey, she plans to expand her representation to New York. One-to-watch, we look forward to following along with Nagle’s next endeavours.
This piece is presented by T1.