Teen With Down Syndrome Wants to Be a Model and Is Letting Nothing Stand in Her Way

Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old young woman from Brisbane, Australia has one mission and that is to change the face of beauty. Madeline has down syndrome but that hasn’t stopped her from chasing her dream of becoming a professional model.

She wasn’t happy with her unhealthy lifestyle and decided to focus on becoming healthier with the help of her mother, Rosanne. By following a rigorous workout routine and changing her eating habits, she lost 44 pounds and this boosted her self-confidence.

Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old with Down Syndrome is on a mission to be a model.

Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old with Down Syndrome is on a mission to be a model.

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She is determined to make her dreams come true and decided to change her unhealthy lifestyle.

She is determined to make her dreams come true and decided to change her unhealthy lifestyle.

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18 months ago, she began exercising and eating healthy and lost over 44 pounds with the support of her mother.

18 months ago, she began exercising and eating healthy and lost over 44 pounds with the support of her mother.

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This boosted her self-confidence and energy levels and she is ready to take on the world.

This boosted her self-confidence and energy levels and she is ready to take on the world.

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Maddy wants to change people’s perceptions about individuals with disabilities and inspire others.

Maddy wants to change people's perceptions about individuals with disabilities and inspire others.

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She knows that people with Down Syndrome can do anything if they work hard.

She knows that people with Down Syndrome can do anything if they work hard.

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Her transformation is remarkable and she is one step closer to reaching her dreams.

Her transformation is remarkable and she is one step closer to reaching her dreams.

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“I think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful and should be celebrated.”

"I think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful and should be celebrated."

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“I feel so blessed to have a daughter like Maddy, I won lotto the day she was born”

"I feel so blessed to have a daughter like Maddy, I won lotto the day she was born"

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Maddy recently signed a deal with Living Dead Clothing and is looking to secure a talent agent.

Maddy recently signed a deal with  Living Dead Clothing and is looking to secure a talent agent.

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People with disabilities have so much to give and with encouragement and determination, can reach their dreams. Please share this inspiring story of Maddy who wants to be a professional model with your friends and family.

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