"It’s about fighting the fight for all the people out there that are a bit different that need to be loved.”
It’s not uncommon for the average individual to have a list of seeming ‘imperfections’ they feel less than stellar about. But if you’ve ever let that stop you from doing something or feeling worthy in your day-to-day life, here’s a story you need to read fully, applaud, and then share with your friends, for teen model Madeline Stuart is proving to the world that anything is possible if you just believe in yourself.
Earlier this year, several media outlets shared that Madeline Stuart, an eighteen-year-old girl from Australia, had the ambition to model after she lost some weight and felt more confident in her skin.
With support from her family, the talented young lady used her newfound inspiration and energy to begin modeling. Quickly, she found a supporter in the Living Dead label, and soon after landing a modeling contract with Manifesta, a U.S.-based women’s athletic wear brand that targets women of all shapes, sizes, and types. Stuart is now a representative for their label.
But that’s not all! Not only does Madeline absolutely glow in her photos (and is shattering stereotypes to pieces), she recently announced she will be walking in the New York Fashion Week with Moda in association with the Christopher Reeve Foundation this fall.
Stuart will be the second model with Down syndrome, after Jamie Brewer, to participate in this event.
“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. It’s about fighting the fight for all the people out there that are a bit different that need to be loved.”
“The world was ready,” said Rosanne.
“The world wants to be inclusive, it just hasn’t had anyone on such a platform that they were able to do it easily”
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