Here's a picture of her. 😁
I recently came across this story and I thought it was amazing. 😁
"Madeline Stuart is an 18-year-old girl with Down syndrome, currently living in Brisbane, Australia. As an athlete who enjoys participating in activities like gymnastics and cheerleading, she's always loved the spotlight. So once Maddy began styling her own outfits, she begged her mom to play photographer before she headed out the door.
Needless to say, the result of those photo shoots is pretty flawless. Maddy can work floral-print dresses just as well as she can a quirky pair of leggings, and she totally knows just what bikini shade works best to complement her hair color.
But Maddy's not only concerned with showing off her own looks. The rising star — who's struggled with her weight and recently lost almost 50 pounds — wants to make sure that everyone, no matter their shape or size, gets the opportunity to model. "People with down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful and should be celebrated," her mother included in a press release."
I just want to know what you guys think about it. 😊
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The idea is beautiful. But it is not something that is a good idea or a realistic one.
I know this is going to get downvoted for me saying it, but equal opportunity is a great thing in theory, but the fact is, there are some jobs that are restrictive in nature. Being a model requires a very specific form of physical beauty, and as much as the idea of a world where anyone can be whatever they want, that is not the world we live in. You wouldn't hire someone who isn't qualified to do the job you pay them for, and the job description for a model is to be extremely attractive, tall, and can showcase a designers product.
I can appreciate the sentiment, and it's a good thing that she's trying to do something that makes her happy, but it is not something that I would call realistic.
No doubt, this bleeding heart story is going to get her a gig, but I simply do not believe that the personal feelings of any one person excepts them from the rules.2