New York Fashion Week Featuring a Teen Australian Model With Down Syndrome


An aspiring actress from Australia, Madeline Stuart is shifting gears in the modeling world by not letting a congenital disorder get in her way. 18 year old Stuart who has Down Syndrome will catwalk in New York Fashion Week on September 13th, 2015 at 4:00pm.

Stuart who just ventured into the world of social media three months ago already has over 435,000 facebook fans. Before beginning modeling, she  was unhappy with her weight and chose to lose 44lbs in order to begin her career.

Stuart’s inspiring story of ambition and her journey on confidence reached the Living Dead Label, a label that prides itself on signing models of diverse looks and body types.

“People with Down Syndrome can do anything, they just do it at their own pace. Give them a chance and you will be rewarded beyond your greatest expectations, ”  says Stuart. ” I think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful.”

As the world continues to change, more and more doors are being opened for many people of diverse backgrounds. There is no limit on the amount of greatness a person can achieve.

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