Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old model with Down Syndrome will be performing her life dream at the FTL Moda show at New York Fashion Week on February 15, proving to people that being disabled shouldn’t stop you from achieving your life ambitions.
Don't Miss: Incredible Pokemon Gifts
Stuart is from Australia, and this will be the second time she will be modeling at the New York Fashion Week. She is also the second model with Down Syndrome to walk at the fashion week, earning the respects of other models on the runway and attracting the attention of attendees at the event.
“I hope through modeling, I can change societies view of people with disabilities,” Stuart wrote on her Facebook page, having lost 44 pounds to get healthier and increase her chances for the runway. “Exposure is creating awareness, acceptance and inclusion.”
Roseanne Stuart, her mother, helps her with her social media following.
Don't Miss: The Best HDR TVs
“I am not tired of it,” she said. “I am glad they say she is a model with Down syndrome because it is making people aware that if you have Down syndrome, you can still be a model or do whatever you want to do.”