Wednesday, May 20, 2015

This Teen With Down Syndrome Is Determined To Become A Model




Madeline stuart decided recently that she would like to become a model, and her story is making the headlines and winning the hearts of people all over the world as this story has gone viral. There’s a reason,  though. Maddy has down syndrome.
“She really wants to change the way people discriminate against disability.”
She enjoys swimming, and dancing, but Maddy was frustrated by the extra weight she had holding her back. With some internal inspiration and the help of her mother, she wound up losing 44lbs (20kg). With her confidence and newly found energy, she was inspired to try modeling. She also, with her determination and confidence, soon found a supporter in the Living Dead label, who prides itself on signing models of diverse body types. (H/T: Original story and images found onBored Panda, and was reworded slightly and reproduced for this blog.)

Meet Maddy, an 18-year-old with Down syndrome who wants to be a model

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After she lost 44lbs (20kg) to keep healthy, she decided to start modeling

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“She really wants to change the way people discriminate against disability,” said Maddy’s mother

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“People with Down syndrome can do anything, they just do it at their own pace. Give them a chance and you will be rewarded beyond your greatest expectations”

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“I think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful”

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“I want people to stop saying ‘I’m sorry’ when I tell them my daughter has Down syndrome, because it’s a very naive statement”

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“If the average person could see the beauty Maddy has inside, how loving and caring she is and if that is what people measured beauty on, then most of the models in the world would have Down syndrome”

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“I feel so blessed to have a daughter like Maddy, I won lotto the day she was born”

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