Meet Maddy, an 18-year-old with Down syndrome who wants to be a model.
According to Bored Panda, Madeline Stuart was frustrated because she loved swimming and dancing, and the extra weight was holding her back.
With help from her mother, Rosanne, she lost 20kg to keep healthy. then she decided to start modelling.
Maddy’s mother said:
â€œShe really wants to change the way people discriminate against disability.
â€œPeople 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.
â€œI think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful.
Rosanne also urge people to stop saying â€˜Iâ€™m sorryâ€™ when I tell them my daughter has Down syndrome, because itâ€™s a very naive statement.
â€œIf 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.
â€œI feel so blessed to have a daughter like Maddy, I won lotto the day she was born.â€-Buzzfeed