Madeline Stuart is proving to the world that she will not let being born with Down Syndrome hold her back from achieving her dreams.
The 18-year-old from Brisbane, Australia, always dreamed of being a model and was determined to change the stigma around disability.
She has just landed her first modelling contract with Manifesta, a U.S. based women’s athletic-wear brand.
Manifesta targets women of all shapes and sizes, and has brought Stuart on as one of their brand representatives.
On the company’s tumblr, they released photos of Stuart modelling a variety of looks.
“With all that Madeline is doing, we’re so excited to have her represent Manifesta,” they wrote in the post. “Just as Madeline is committed to expanding people’s ideas of what a model can be, Manifesta is determined to show that the clothing and fashion industry doesn’t have to be exclusionary, that one brand can work for women of various sizes.”
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