This is my great-niece Madison McElvany. Her mother Jayme is my brother Darryls daughter. I must say she truly is a “great-niece! Madi (as we all like to call her) is a budding singer, dancer, and model. She is forever taking lessons, traveling, or doing an interview for a television commercial or photo spread.
She’s a great student in the classroom, and has a heart for helping others. The picture of her and Chief 10 Bears was taken at a weekly bible studies that Madi attends, put on by her great-grandmother Betty. She’s down to earth, funny, and not pretentious at all. She really is a “model” child! (Pun intended!) Madison has appeared in t.v. commercials for Art Van, the Detroit Zoo, Detroit hospitals, and other businesses.
In the other picture Madison (age 10) appears on the cover of American Girl magazine. Madi has been modeling for American Girl for the past 18 months, and has been featured in the company catalog, print advertising, and on their Web site. American Girl sells dolls cloths, furniture, books, and gifts for girls.
Recently Madison and her mother started their own line of clothing called Madi Mac Fashions. They specialize in one of a kind dance clothing and accessories for girls. Madison does her own designing, and Jayme does the sewing.
Madison is the reigning Junior Miss Monroe County. In 2010 she was Little Miss Monroe County and Little Miss Michigan. She also does competitive dancing with the Viva Dance Company, and is involved the “Bully Revolution.” That is an organization formed by Madison and her mother with the goal to end bullying. They have appeared in many of the area schools with their presentation, which includes a short film about bullying. The film is professionally produced and includes local children as the actors/actresses.
Madison has her plate full, but there’s no slowing this girl down. She makes her family proud, as well as her community. Madi truly is a little “Princess” indeed!”