Down Syndrome model challenges the perception of disability and marriage

She was the first model with Down Syndrome to grace the catwalk at New York Fashion Week last year and
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She was the first model with Down Syndrome to grace the catwalk at New York Fashion Week last year and Madeline Stuart is turning heads once again, but this time with a gorgeous new bridal shoot.

The 19-year-old has worked tirelessly over the past few years to change people’s perceptions about Down Syndrome and to encourage others with the condition to achieve anything they set their minds to.

Madeline says she wants to change the way people think about beauty and to be more accepting of people of all shapes and sizes.

She says that like many people with Down Syndrome she struggled with her weight for many years, but decided to make a change and live a healthy lifestyle so she could get the most out of her body achieve her dream of being a professional model.

She is the world’s first professional model with Down Syndrome and has caused quite a stir in the fashion world, receiving a standing ovation both times she walked the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

She shared the photos of her first bridal shoot on her Instagram account.

Just a photo shoot guys lol 😎😎😎

A photo posted by Madeline Stuart (@madelinesmodelling_) on

Xx my last photo shoot

A photo posted by Madeline Stuart (@madelinesmodelling_) on

Maddie bridal shoot 1

madeline photo shoot 2

What do you think about Madeline’s achievements? Do you think we as a society need to be more accepting of all forms of beauty?

  1. Beautiful woman,you had a polnt to prove to the world and you have done it.Well done. Would love to see more pic’s of you modelling other types of clothes too o (∩ ω ∩) o

  2. Beautiful woman,you had a polnt to prove to the world and you have done it.Well done. Would love to see more pic’s of you modelling other types of clothes too o (∩ ω ∩) o

  3. Gerard Manley  

    She is beautiful without all the crap on her face. That isn’t accepting or appreciating ‘people with Down Syndrome’, it is emphasising what is wrong with the rest!

    • Sheryle Cowan  

      Gerard, My daughter isnt Downs but has a very rare genetic condition called CFC syndrome. Yes, she looks different but she is beautiful to me. She has never shown any interest in boys and that has been a relief for her father and myself but being included does not mean being the same, it means being together. I dont think continuous photos of disabled kids who are just like everyone else (without the makeup or photos) It should be what they want and to be accepted no matter what they look like.

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