Lily Cole in London’s Readathon with Other Celebrity Bookworms
The well educated and clearly very intelligent supermodel is took part in London’s Readathon in Trafalgar Square on Saturday the 13th of July.
The ‘Readathon’ is a part of Get Reading Festival and takes place in Trafalgar Square. It was free to attend and began at 11am and ran until 5pm. Lily Cole was among many famous faces who read from their favourite books on stage, with Hugh Grant, Rupert Everett, Anthiny Horowitz, Malorie Blackman and David Harewood in attendance, as well as Stephen Fry, Princess Beatrice and Boris Johnson via a video link. Members of the public who attend were invited to read along with the celebrities with help from giant, interactive screens. Along with the beautiful sunshine, this was an interesting and alternative day out in London, and a brilliant way to soak up some culture as well as catch a tan.
Lily Cole is definitely a woman who defies any norms of celebrity culture. As a model, Lily Cole has worked with the most prestigious brands, such as Chanel, Prada, Alexander McQueen, Jean Paul Gaultier, Louis Vuitton and Marc Jacobs. At the age of just sixteen she was booked for her first cover of British Vogue, and even recently walked the catwalk at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics, cementing her as a British icon.
As well as these accolades, Lily is the proud owner of a double-first degree from Cambridge as well as an honorary degree for her work as a good will ambassador. As a result of her commitment to ethical causes and charity work as an activist and environmental campaigner, she was chosen to be the brand ambassador for The Body Shop, working with them on their commitment to using business ethically.
Even with her very packed schedule, Lily is still found time to take part in the Get Reading Festival, showcasing just how important it is to get people inspired by literature again. By showing that it’s not all about looks, but feeling empowered by femininity is no bad thing either, Lily Cole is an inspiring role model for young girls.