A model with Down syndrome is the star of Fashion Week proving once again that hard work and determination can help you fulfill any dream. Madeleine Stuart has managed to beat many other models in the battle for a place on the Fashion’s Week catwalk.
Madeleine didn’t only just win a spot in the spotlight at the latest Fashion Week in New York, she also won the hearts of many of the participants in the event. She is a symbol of determination, an inspiration to all of the girls that have a dream but are afraid of pursuing it.
The Australian model suffers from Down syndrome. The disease, which is produced by the presence of an extra chromosome in the baby’s DNA, cannot be cured. The most common problems of a person that suffers from this syndrome are growth delay, facial features that are characteristic of the syndrome and mild to advanced intellectual disability.
But Madeleine did something wonderful, instead of hiding her face, she embraced the special features and managed to become a world famous model. This is how determination and passion work. Because she embraced what she considered to be her flaws she managed to get a spot on the Fashion Week’s catwalk.
On February 15, Madeleine will be the second model to walk up on stage and rock a designer outfit. And even though she declared that she is nervous, the 18 years old Australian model is not on her first show. She has participated in Fashion Week before, and she managed to do a terrific job. The organizers were so pleased with her performance that they offered her another chance at rocking the stage.
According to Madeleine, fashion is her way of saying that a disability is not the end of a dream. She is living proof that if you work hard and stay true to your passion you will most probably succeed. People with disability should be given the same opportunities, and Madeleine proves that there should be no difference between a skinny girl and a skinny girl with Down syndrome. They can both rock designer outfits and turn heads at the Fashion week in New York.
And the spot on the catwalk was earned, not offered. In order for her to meet the requirements of the Fashion show, she had to lose around 44 pounds.
Apart from being a famous model and the symbol of determination, Madeleine is also raising awareness of Down syndrome. People hear that a model with Down syndrome is the star of fashion week so they search details about the disease. She is an ambassador of everything that is good in the world.
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