18-year-old Madeline Stuart recently decided to become a model. Her story is making headlines and winning support because of one little difference, however – Maddy has Down syndrome.
She lost 44lbs to stay healthy and that is when she decided to start modeling
“I think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful”
“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”
“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”
“She really wants to change the way people discriminate against disability,” said Maddy’s mother