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43 Models With Down Syndrome


Editor's Note

This post was written in collaboration with Zebedee Management, an agency representing diverse models in the U.K.

Media representation is important. When my daughter was born with Down syndrome, I came home and grabbed my stack of parenting and baby magazines searching for a baby who looked like mine. This was 11 years ago, but I still remember the pang I felt that babies with Down syndrome were not represented. There was no Gerber baby with Down syndrome then.

Thankfully, we are seeing more and more individuals with Down syndrome in print, advertisements and on the runway. From babies to kids to high-end cosmetic brands, models with Down syndrome are present in the media more and more.

How wonderful it will be when we get to a point when picking up a magazine or seeing another commercial for a fashion brand means we will see true diversity. I hope more brands realize that including people with Down syndrome and other disabilities in their advertisements is more representative of life — and is good for business.

Here are 43 models with Down syndrome:

1. Holly Allen

Holly Allen

Holly Allen is 10 years old. She has worked for the supermarket Lidl.

Holly is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find her on Instagram.

2. Mia Armstrong

Mia Armstrong

Mia Armstrong has worked for brands such as Walmart, Amazon, Target and Tommy Hilfiger. She is represented by KMR Diversity.

You can find her on Instagram.

3. Riley Baxter

Riley Baxter

Riley Baxter is 4 years old. He has worked for the British retailer Mothercare in an advertisement and Jools Oliver’s Little Bird Clothing.

Baxter is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find him on Instagram.

4. Ben Bird

Ben Bird

Ben Bird is 13 years old. Bird is an actor and most of his assignments are acting jobs. He has worked for clothing company Matalan, the supermarket Lidl and actor-in-training videos.

Bird is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find him on Instagram.

5. Cora Bishop

Cora Bishop

Cora Bishop is 7 years old. She has worked for brands such as Specsavers, River Island, Calpol, Marks and Spencers.

Cora is represented by Zebedee Managemen and you can find her on Instagram.

6. Jamie Brewer

Jamie Brewer smiling at camera

Jamie Brewer is an actress and model. She was the first person with Down syndrome to walk during New York Fashion week in 2015. She was also featured in Glamour Magazine and clothing line Cur8able. She is represented by KMR Diversity.

You can find her on Instagram.

7. Harry Britton

Harry Britton in add cover looking at camera was attitude

Harry Britton is 17 years old. He has worked for fashion brand River Island and appeared on the front cover of Possability magazine.

Britton is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find him on Instagram.

8. Karrie Brown

Karrie Brown

Karrie Brown started modeling for clothing brand Wet Seal in a national campaign in 2013 when she was 17. Since that time, she has been featured with Maurice’s and Kohl’s. She has walked the red carpet at Oscar’s events, had a bracelet designed in her honor by Ronaldo Designer Jewelry (he also designs for Kate Middleton) and had her first film role in the short film “The Decision.”

You can find her on Instagram.

9. Jack Brumpton

Jack Brumpton wearing a red iguana backpack for a magazine

Jack Brumpton is 18 years old. He has worked for Hunger magazine with British photographer Rankin and appeared for the charity Comic Relief and as an actor for training videos for the film academy.

Jack is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find him on Instagram.

10. Melissa Denise

Melissa Denise smiling at camera

Melissa Denise has worked for Canva Design. She is represented by KMR Diversity.

You can find her on Instagram.

11. Zachary Gallegos

Zachary Gallegos

Zachary Gallegos has worked for Target. He is represented by KMR Diversity.

12. Kennedy Garcia

Kennedy Garcia

Kennedy Garcia is a dancer, model and actress. She has worked for fashion brand Justice, American Girl Doll, Disney and Aetna. She is represented by KMR Diversity.

You can find her on Instagram.

13. Nino Genua

Nino Genua looking to the side, serious.

Nino Genua is 20 years old. He has been involved in several campaign shoots.

Nino is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find him on Instagram.

14. Ellie Goldstein

Ellie Goldstein wearing a leather jacket and looking intently at camera

Ellie Goldstein is 17 years old. She has worked for retail company Superdrug and the London Film Festival. Most of Goldstein’s bookings are live or video performances as she is an incredibly talented dancer. She will perform at the Royal Opera House soon.

Ellie is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find her on Instagram.

15. Makenna Grace

Makenna Grace

Makenna Grace has worked for Target. She recently played a student on the Fox TV series “9-1-1.” She is represented by KMR Diversity.

You can find her on Instagram.

16. Kate Grant

Kate Grant smiling, image used for Benefit Cosmetics

Kate Grant is 19 years old. She has worked for Benefit Cosmetics and London Fashion Week.

Grant is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find her on Instagram.

17. Mikayla Holmgren

Mikayla Holmgren

Mikayla Holmgren has worked for Volk Magazine, St. Croix Valley Magazine and Lake Times. She is the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in a beauty pageant during Miss Minnesota in 2017 and 2018. She has signed with several talent agencies, including Weismann, Moore and KMR Diversity.

You can find her on Instagram.

18. Kathleen Humberstone

Advertisement featuring Kathleen Humberstone, woman with Down syndrome. She is sitting and smiling at the camera.

Kathleen Humberstone is 19 years old. She has worked for fashion brand River Island, Marvel and several charity shoots. She has spoken at a UN conference about having Down syndrome. She is bilingual and speaks English and French.

Humberstone is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find her on Instagram.

19. Kennedy Jackson

Kennedy Jackson

Kennedy Jackson has done modeling for dance-wear clothing. She is represented by KMR Diversity.

You can find her on Instagram.

20. Yvette Jackson

Yvette Jackson

Yvette Jackson has worked for Target and Adaptive Life Company. She is represented by KMR Diversity.

21. Julius Jordan

Julius Jordan

Julius Jordan has worked for Parents Magazine, Coney Island Suites and kid clothing company Million Polkadots. He is represented by KMR Diversity.

22. Chloe Lennon

Chloe Lennon

Chloe Lennon is 5 years old. She has worked for fashion brand River Island, food company Ella’s Kitchen, kid’s clothing brand MiniMode and acted in a film.

Lennon is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find her on Instagram.

23. Sheridan Lindsey

Sheridan Lindsey

Sheridan Lindsey has worked for Nordstrom. He is represented by KMR Diversity.

24. Connor R. Long

COnnor Long

Connor R. Long is an actor, model and Heartland Chapter 2017 Emmy-winning reporter.

You can find him on Facebook, his website or his IMDB page.

25. Casen Lyon

Casen Lyon

Casen Lyon is 3 years old. He has worked for Target and had a recurring role on the TV show “Switched at Birth.” He is represented by KMR Diversity.

26. Joy Minor

Joy Minor

Joy Minor has worked for clothing brands Zappos and Tommy Hilfiger. She is represented by KMR Diversity.

27. Lily D. Moore

Lily D. Moore is a professional actress and model. She has starred in films, television episodes and national commercials. She has also done photo shoots on both coasts of the United States.

You can find her on Instagram or visit her website.

28. Asher Nash

Asher Nash

Asher Nash has worked for OshGosh and Toys R Us. He is represented by KMR Diversity.

You can find him on Instagram.

29. Isabella Oxnard

Isabella Oxnard

Isabella Oxnard is 19 years old. She has worked on a photoshoot for a large charity and attends a performing arts college.

Isabella is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find her on Instagram.

30. Jessica Parsons

Jessica Parsons

Jessica Parsons is a young actress, model and yoga instructor. She has worked as a model for Chico’s Runway. She is represented by KMR Diversity.

You can find her on Instagram.

31. Frankie Porter

Frankie Porter

Frankie Porter is 5 years old. He has worked for U.K. supermarket Sainsbury’s (as the blue bauble in the latest Christmas advertisement) and clothing line Marks and Spencer.

Porter is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find him on Instagram.

32. Micah Quinones

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Micah Quinones, the son of actress/model Amanda Booth, is 4 years old and already an international model. He is represented by AKA Talent.

You can find him on Instagram.

33. Tamara Röske

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Tamara Röske is a German model who is also recognized worldwide.

You can find her on Instagram.

34. Joaquin Sanchez

Joaquin Sanchez

Joaquin Sanchez has worked for the companies Target and Build a Bear. He is represented by KMR Diversity.

You can find him on Instagram.

35. Sofia Sanchez

Sofia Sanchez

Sofia Sanchez is an actress and model. She has done photoshoots for brands such as Nordstroms, Pier 1, Walmart, Target and Build a Bear. She has also done commercials for Target and Build a Bear and appeared on an episode of the TV series “Switched at Birth.” She is represented by KMR Diversity.

You can find her on Instagram.

36. Gabriel Sohotha

Gabriel Sohotha

Gabriel Sohotha is 5 years old. He was part of the Radical Beauty project, a fashion photography campaign from Zebedee Mangement that shows the beauty and talent of models who dare to challenge the norm and smash out-of-date stereotypes about the capabilities of people with Down syndrome.

Sohotha is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find him on Instagram.

37. Grace Strobel

Grace Strobel

Grace Strobel is a 22-year-old model. She has worked for Chesterfield Lifestyle Magazine and has been featured in five other magazines with three additional upcoming features. She has been interviewed on TV and radio, walked the Winter Walk Fashion Show by Ola Style and the runway for Atlantic City Fashion Week in February. She was also featured as a model in a dental advertisement.

You can find her on Instagram.

38. Madeline Stuart

Madeline Stuart is an Australian model. She has modeled in New York Fashion Week, Art Hearts Fashion Week, Style Fashion Week, Melange Fashion Week, Caspian Fashion, Runway Dubai, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week China, Birmingham Fashion Week, Sunshine Coast Fashion Festival and dozens of others globally. In February 2017, Stuart launched her own Fashion Label: 21 Reasons Why by Madeline Stuart.

You can find Stuart on Instagram or visit her website.

39. Callum Swales

Callum Swales

Callum Swales is 24 years old. He worked during London Fashion Week.

Swales is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find him on Instagram.

40. Chelsea Werner

Chelsea Werner has worked, amongst others, for Aerie and Teen Vogue. She has been featured in Forbes and walked at New York Fashion Week.

You can find her on Instagram.

41. Grace Wharton

Grace Wharton

Grace Wharton is 8 years old. She has worked for Disney and online retailer Very.

Wharton is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find her on Instagram.

42. Adam Wild

Adam Wild smiling at camera, black and white picture

Adam Wild is 26 years old. He has worked for London Fashion Week and done training videos as an actor.

Wild is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find him on Instagram.

43. Sara Zeb

Sara Zeb

Sara Zeb is 10 years old. She has worked for companies like River Island, Matalan, Mountain Warehouse and Mini Mode (at London Kids Fashion Week).

Zeb is represented by Zebedee Management and you can find her on Instagram.