There's an aspiring model getting a lot of attention on social media. Australian teenager Madeline Stuart, 18, has all of the makings: gorgeous flowing red hair, pouty lips, and a bikini body. This girl also happens to have something that's rare in the modeling world: Down syndrome. Madeline, who's had weight issues common among people with Down syndrome, got in shape last year by eating better, swimming, cheerleading, hip-hop dancing, and cricket training with the Special Olympics, reports The Daily Mail.
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Madeline Stuart is an year-old who loves to dance, play sports, and perform in front of audiences, according to her Facebook page. She also is an aspiring model with Down syndrome. Stuart hopes to follow in the footsteps of American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewer, who, earlier this year, became the first person with Down syndrome to ever walk the runway at New York Fashion Week. Stuart hopes that her "modelling will help change societies view of people with Down Syndrome" and that "exposure will help to create acceptance in life.
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She told her mother she wanted to be a model and now Maddy's profile has skyrocketed on social media. This week she has been in talks with clothing labels, as well as being featured on news sites across the world. I wish Madeline all the best, though", said one commenter. Better yet, let's start on women in wheelchairs, and women in vegetative states!
Your account is not active. We have sent an email to the address you provided with an activation link. Check your inbox, and click on the link to activate your account. Her story is making headlines and winning support because of one little difference, however — Maddy has Down syndrome.