18-Year-Old Model With Down Syndrome To Walk At New York Fashion Week


When we last wrote about Madeline Stuart, the 18-year-old Australian model with Down syndrome, she had just landed her first major modeling contract.


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But that wasn’t enough. Always pushing new boundaries, this talented young lady has just announced that she’s going to take part in New York Fashion Week with MODA in association with the Christopher Reeve Foundation this fall.


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Maddy will be the second model with Down syndrome, after Jamie Brewer, to participate in the event.


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“I would just like people to accept, love, and show kindness,” Madeline’s mom Rosanne told Cosmo, when asked what she wanted people to take away from her daughter’s work.


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“The modeling is fun and everything, but it’s just a vehicle to get the message out. I think that’s why she’s done so well, is because this isn’t about us.”


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“It’s about fighting the fight for all the people out there that are a bit different that need to be loved.”


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We couldn’t agree more.


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For more on Maddy and her modelling career, visit her website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages.

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