Madeline Stuart is Breaking Away from Stereotypes in the Modeling Industry

By: Meghan Young - May 21, 2015
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Madeline Stuart will soon be a household name for an incredibly inspirational reason. She is an 18-year-old Australian teen with Down syndrome who has started a career as a model. The definition of beauty is slowly changing for the better with plus-size models taking over the scene as well as rarer instances of physical differences such as Chantelle Brown-Young's skin condition.

Following these gorgeous and strong women is Madeline Stuart, who sees her genetic disability as a gift. Her mother says, "I think it is time people realised that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful and should be celebrated." Madeline Stuart is helping to normalize certain disabilities while also showing the world that beauty truly does rest in the eye of the beholder and should be respected as such.