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Big News From Madeline Stuart, World-Famous Model With Down Syndrome

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Madeline Stuart, the world’s most famous model with Down syndrome, will be returning to New York Fashion Week (NYFW).

Madeline Stuart close up.
Must Be April Photography.

The 18-year-old model from Australia will once again grace the runway where she made headlines last year. On Monday, February 15 at the Angel Orsensaz Foundation in Manhattan, Stuart will again walk for FTL Moda.

Stuart at New York Fashion Week last year.
Via Instagram.

This is only one of many firsts Stuart has accomplished in the last year, including being the first professional model with Down syndrome to be the face of a cosmetic company, releasing her own handbag, starring in a music video and more.

After her second visit at NYFW, Stuart will continue on in her new globe-trotting lifestyle by visiting South Africa and Uganda in June, where she aims to spread acceptance and promote inclusion of people with disabilities.

This year Stuart’s career will also be taking her to Tokyo, Milan and London.

Most recently, Stuart did a beautiful photo shoot for April Hildred of Must Be April Photography in Australia.

Check out photos from the shoot below:

Stuart posing in a bathtub in the woods.
Must Be April Photography
Stuart standing in a bathtub in the woods.
Must Be April Photography
Close up of Stuart wearing a flower garland in her hair.
Must Be April Photography
Stuart in a bathtub.
Must Be April Photography

To keep up with Stuart on her many adventures, follow her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Have you seen the first film with a national release to star a person with Down syndrome? Check out the film “Where Hope Grows” today!

Available for purchase on Amazon and iTunes.

Image via Wikimedia Commons/Madelinemgmt

Originally published: January 25, 2016
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