An 18-Year-Old Model With Down Syndrome Is Setting Out to Change the World

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I am always inspired to see someone challenging the norm.

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Madeline Stuart is an 18-year-old aspiring model, and she’s here to challenge society’s rigid definition of what “beautiful” is.

Madeline Stuart

Madeline, who lives in Brisbane, Australia, has Down syndrome.

She writes on her Facebook page that she believes;

“modeling will help change [society’s] view of people with Down syndrome.”

“Exposure will help to create acceptance,” she says.

Madeline StuartAccording to WPVI-TV, Madeline struggled with her weight as a youngster. Thanks to healthy eating and exercise, the teen lost 45 pounds. Madeline now dances, swims and does gymnastics and cheerleading.

Madeline Stuart
Madeline’s mom, Rosanne Stuart, said she hopes her daughter will inspire other individuals with Down syndrome to make similarly positive lifestyle choices. Studies have suggested that children with Down syndrome are more prone to be overweight.

“People with Down syndrome can do anything,” Stuart told Buzzfeed. “They just do it at their own pace. Give them a chance andyou will…

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