She was named the Australia’s first model with Down Sydrome and now the gorgeous Madeline Stuart is taking New York by storm.
In June Woman’s Day sat down with Maddy as she did her first ever shoot for a national magazine and now we are proud as punch to discover New York loves her just as much as we do.
The 18-year-old beauty from Brisbane has been busy with rehearsals for American label FTL Moda’s fashion show, a brand which has made history as using models with disabilities to wear their clothes.
Back in June Maddy’s mum Roseanne told us, “I don’t think Maddy really sees what a disability is. She knows she has Down syndrome, but she doesn’t see herself any different from other people.”
She poignantly added: “So why couldn’t she be a model?”… We could not agree more!
And if you ever wondered how the flame-haired stunner got to where she is, her mum told us: “when Maddy wants to do something, she can’t see why there might be a reason she couldn’t!"
She continued: “you couldn’t make her do something if she didn’t want to.”
Click through to see Madeline Stuart’s inspiring debut at New York Fashion Week!