One Down Syndrome Supermodel's Story of Inspiration

With today being World Down Syndrome Day we wanted to spotlight the inspiring story of supermodel, activist and inspiration Madeline Stuart. 


Modeling is not easy. It takes commitment, time and discipline. But Madeline takes all that and adds passion, breaking boundaries and overcoming what some would see as a disadvantage. 

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Madeline is proof that anything is possible. Doctors once told her mom she would never amount to anything because she has Down syndrome, but 21 years later, she continues to prove them wrong while inspiring thousands along the way. She was just featured in Vogue Australia and is currently taking Europe by storm, walking the runways at London and Paris Fashion Week. Today, on World Down Syndrome Day, she is getting ready to meet Albania's president to show off her collection. 


She is starting 2018 the fittest she's ever been. She committed to healthy eating and exercising, working out 6 days a week with a personal trainer and sprinkles in time on the basketball court and on the field playing cricket. She's lost over 50 pounds... an especially challenging goal for someone with Down syndrome.

Her love for modeling and inspiring others with disabilities to stay healthy and fit keeps her going. Today, Madeline’s striking photographs have been seen by millions around the world. She’s been featured in major magazines and newspapers including Vogue, Forbes, Cosmopolitan and Woman’s Day to name a few.

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Next on her to-conquer list is a bikini shoot. For now she plans to continue to rock the runways at Milan Fashion Week, LA Fashion Week and in Istanbul. 

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