Confessions of a High School Supermodel

Meet Maddie Fox, a self-proclaimed Lozerilla. She’s 16, loves One Direction, shops at Forever 21, and frequently spends high school lunchtime hiding inside a bathroom stall. Maddie dreams of fitting in with the popular girls, but her shyness (and the fact that she has the most embarrassing family in the world) makes that impossible.


But when a chance encounter with a modeling scout thrusts Maddie into stardom as the next Victoria’s Secret supermodel, the girl that no boy ever looked at twice is suddenly a sex symbol, her picture on every teenage guy’s bedroom wall.


Maddie has to navigate her newfound fame amidst the jealous girls at school who want to see her crash and burn. But is getting everything you ever wanted all it’s cracked up to be?

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18. Chapter 18

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“Maddie!” Ann snapped, slamming the door behind her.  “What the hell was that all about?”

Maddie froze.  She hadn’t seen Ann look this angry since the day she’d found out Maddie had lied about getting her mother’s permission to be a model.

“I… I don’t know,” she stammered.

“Did you listen to anything I said about being professional?” the older woman barked.  “I hear people laughing and shouting and taking pictures at something on the dance floor.  I turn around and I see that it’s you!  Falling all over yourself making out with that friend of yours!   The crowd egging you on!”

“It wasn’t my fault,” Maddie interjected, not wanting to take responsibility for what Sundance had done.  “She kissed me!” she protested.

Ann looked as though she hadn’t even heard her.  She began pacing back and forth, working herself up into a rant.  “If we wanted another Snooki or Paris Hilton representing our brand, then we would have hired one!” she glowered.  “Victoria’s Secret is classy and respectable!  This isn’t some teenage house party you’re at- this is a corporate sponsored event!  This is your job!”

Maddie just stood there helplessly, afraid that anything she tried to say to defend herself would only make matters worse. 

Ann continued raving.  “That means no underage drinking, no heavy partying, and no make out sessions with other girls!  Do you think Disney wanted to work with Vanessa Hudgens again after her nude photo scandal?” she demanded.  “Do you realize how this looks to the media?  Do you realize we get criticized every day from people who say it’s wrong to sell underwear to teenagers?  That Victoria’s Secret is too sexy for high schoolers and is making girls grow up too fast?” 

Maddie bit her lip, inadvertently tasting some of Sundance’s fuchsia lipstick that had rubbed off on her.  She felt absolutely terrible.  She suddenly regretted ever inviting Sundance to the party.  (But you didn’t invite her.  She invited herself, remember?)

“Do you realize that those pictures will be on every single blog and media outlet?  They probably already are.  All the promotional pictures you did today are going to be accompanied with shots of you making out with your little friend!”

Maddie finally spoke up again.  “It honestly wasn’t my fault!  I swear!” she pleaded.  “I didn’t know she was going to do that!  She just randomly kissed me while we were dancing!  I---“

“Enough!”  Ann held up her hand, looking frazzled.  “You can’t let these kinds of things happen,” she exasperated.   “You have to start being more careful about protecting your image, Maddie.  And our company’s image.  First there was the whole drama when you got hired, now you’re acting unprofessional at events.”  She paused briefly to pat her hair in the mirror.  “I need to have a serious talk with our other executives to decide what we’re going to do about this,” she explained, sounding slightly calmer now.

Maddie gulped.  “Am I going to be fired?” she asked weakly.  Please say no, please say no, please say no….

 “No, no, nothing as serious as that.  We just need to do some damage control.”  Ann shook her head regretfully.  “I did not expect this kind of party-girl behavior out of you, Maddie.  You’re a role model now.”

Maddie felt distressed, but also relieved that at least she wasn’t going to get fired.  “I’m sorry.  She just suddenly kissed me- there was nothing I could do about it!”

 “All right,” Ann sighed heavily.  “I think it’s about time you called it a night,” she spoke, glancing at her watch.  “I’ll call the driver to come wait for you out front.” 

Maddie gingerly stepped out of the bathroom, her head hung low.  Nice going, Sundance, she thought sarcastically.  Your little kiss just got me in big fat trouble!

Maddie knew what Bree would say if she were here right now.  She’d say that Sundance had known exactly what she was doing by kissing Maddie in front of all those people.  It was not only a way to get Maddie in trouble with her bosses, but also a way for Sundance to get photographed and increase her own notoriety.

Maybe Bree was right about Sundance all along, Maddie mused to herself.

Speaking of Bree, Maddie just needed to go grab her One Direction poster before she left the party.  She couldn’t wait to see the look on Bree’s face when she gave it to her!  She knew, she just knew, that Bree would forgive her and the two girls would be friends again.  This made Maddie feel a tiny bit better after the tongue-lashing she’d just gotten from Ann.

Maddie walked over to the buffet table where she had hidden the One Direction poster underneath the cotton candy pastry box. 

I need to tell Bree what happened with Sundance!  And what Ann said!  I can’t wait til we’re friends again!  She’s going to be so happy when she sees this!  She’s going to lose her mind!  She’s--- hey, what’s this wet stuff? There was some type of orange liquid seeping out from underneath the pastry box. 

With her heart racing and a sinking feeling in her stomach, Maddie lifted the pastry box.  Someone had spilled a drink all over the poster, and the entire sheet was soaking.  Maddie’s chest tightened up as her nostrils filled with the pungent scent of the orange juice that was spilled over half the table.

She tried to lift the soaking piece of paper by the edge, but the paper was so soft, it tore easily, then disintegrated in her hands.  Maddie’s eyes sought out Niall’s signature, now bled through with orange juice.  It was ruined, all ruined. 

She gazed around the party and tried to blink away the tears that had suddenly sprung to her eyes.   There was her BFF Sundance, chatting with some guys in the corner of the party and sipping from a glass of orange juice.  Sundance caught her eye and waved brightly to her, a cheery smile on her face.

Maddie’s eyes narrowed.  Did she do this?  Even if she did, she’ll just deny it.  Maddie hovered over the poster, her breathing getting heavy.  First she gets me in trouble with Ann, now she wrecks my poster? she fumed.  That’s it!  I’ve had enough!  I’m done!  Maddie was ready to finally confront Sundance and give her a piece of her mind.  I’m gonna kill her!  I’m gonna---

 “Hey! Sorry that took forever!”  Evan’s grinning face popped up in front of her.   “I tried to get off the phone as fast as I could but my manager---”  Evan stopped suddenly when he registered the murderous expression on Maddie’s face.  “Wait, what’s wrong?”

Maddie could feel her temper snap.  “This! This is what’s wrong!” she half-shouted, half-bawled, grabbing a handful of the soaking 1D poster and shoving it in his face, droplets of orange juice splattering everywhere.  “My poster is completely ruined!” she exclaimed, a couple tears spilling from her eyes.  “This was the one thing that was going to make things okay between me and Bree again!” she shouted.

“And my boss just yelled at me!” she continued, seething.  “And it wasn’t even my fault!  It was all because of her!”  She jerked her thumb toward Sundance in the corner.  “I seriously want to go slap her across the face right now, but I promised I’d be professional!  And if I do something else wrong, then they’re really going to fire me!”

There.  Her little outburst was finished.  He probably thinks I’m crazy now.

Evan opened his mouth to speak and then closed it again, looking a little taken aback.  She could see something going on behind his eyes but she wasn’t sure what.  “Bree, isn’t that your real best friend?” he finally asked.

“Yes!”  Maddie burst.  “And she’s mad at me so I thought if I got Niall to sign this poster for her then she’d be unmad at me, because he’s her favorite, and now it’s ruined and---“ Maddie babbled on.

“It’s okay!” Evan tried to interject above the noise of the music and Maddie’s rambling.  “It’ll all be fine!”

Yeah, easy for him to say!  Maddie hated when people told her things like “everything will be fine.”  Everything will NOT be fine!  She didn’t feel like shedding any more tears in front of this cute boy who was still very much a stranger to her so she just shook her head dismally and growled, “Forget it.” 

She began making her way to the exit.  “I’m done.  I’m over it.  I’m just so over this whole party,” she retorted.  Evan tried to grab her by the hand as she left, but she slipped away.

Maddie slammed the door behind her and flounced out into the night to where her driver was waiting.

 

 

Top 10 Places I Want To Travel To…

 1.  Disneyworld and Harry Potter Land in Florida  

2.  An animal safari in Africa  

3.  The Pyramids of Egypt  

4.  The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France

5.  World’s Largest Pillow Fight in London, England

6.  Running With the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain

7.  Machu Picchu in Peru

8.  The Great Barrier Reef in Australia

9.  See the Northern Lights and sleep in an ice hotel   

10.  Floating Lantern Festival in Thailand (Like in the movie Tangled!)

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