Teen Model with Down Syndrome to walk for the New York Fashion Week

Teen Model with Down Syndrome to walk for the New York Fashion Week

To change the way people discriminate against disability, a young model with Down syndrome is all set to rock NYFW this year. Madeline Stuart, an Australian who’s been fielding modeling requests since images she posted to Facebook went viral earlier this year, will walk for MODA in association with the Christopher Reeve Foundation. The Italian fashion label previously featured models with disabilities in its show at NYFW in February, just after Jamie Brewer became the first model with Down syndrome to walk down the runway at Carrie Hammer. In addition to successfully booking FTL Moda, Stuart also has a campaign with EverMaya, which designed a handbag collection in her name.

An initiative that will build confidence in many young adults, Madeline is a true example of trusting your dreams.

[Via – Jezebel]