By Down Syndrome Australia
It’s Down Syndrome Awareness Month and we’re celebrating everything people with Down syndrome can achieve by sharing the facts and smashing stereotypes.
FACT 2: People with Down syndrome can be models.
Meet Madeline Stuart.
Once she decided she wanted to be an international model, Madeline worked hard to get into shape by changing her diet and hitting the gym.
Her hard work paid off and she became the world’s first professional model with Down syndrome, paving the way for many other models with Down syndrome to follow in her path.
Madeline has modelled in major fashion campaigns for Tommy Hilfiger and BOSS, and has graced the pages of Vogue. In 2017, Forbes magazine even named Madeline the top person for progressing diversity in the fashion industry.