Born Madison Garton in Vail, Colorado, Madison McKinley is an actress and a model who gained national attention when she appeared on the fifteenth season of “The Bachelor” show as one of the 30 women competing for the attention of Brad Womack. From the moment Madison stepped out of the limo dressed in a stunning outfit and wearing fangs she grabbed the attention of Womack and the American public as well.
While her fangs startled many viewers and contestants alike and earned her the nickname of “Fang Girl,” it was her bold move to leave The Bachelor show during the rose ceremony of the third show that earned her the respect and the admiration of the American public. McKinley, who no doubt could have remained on the show for several more weeks and gained more publicity from her appearances before 18 million viewers decided instead to leave the show making room for those contestants who she felt truly wanted and needed to find love with the bachelor. Her decision followed hearing the heartbreaking story of Emily Manyard’s tragic loss of her fiance.
Not that Ms. McKinley’s career needed much of a boost as she was already a working model and actress with several parts to her name in shows and movies such as, 30 Rock, Rescue Me, Kings, White Collar, as well as having been featured in the Star Magazine in 2010.
Madison’s career began after high school and asked to be part of a contest for the Sport Illustrated Swimsuit Calendar. While she didn’t win the contest, she did gain the attention of a modeling agency who quickly signed her and her career took off.
She moved to New York and began acting as well as modeling for a living. With several small roles to her credit and continuing modeling assignments, Madison decided to take a short break and pursue love with the bachelor. However, although the actress/model admittedly went on the show with every intention of being the last woman standing, her compassion for others and sense of fair play led her to end her role in the competition feeling that other women were more invested in finding love than she was at the moment.
However, ending her appearance on The Bachelor reality show did not end Madison’s career, and she has continued working as an actress with a recent role as a model, in The Smurf 3D movie and a role on season 4 of Damages, TV series, as well as appearance on Ellen DeGeneres show.
While still not a household name, Madison McKinley has quite a following on Facebook and the American public continues to be fascinated by the “Fang Girl” with so much compassion. While one day she may become as well known for her acting talent, it is her role on The Bachelor that will remain in the hearts of her fans and followers. EnewsOf.com