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Madeline Stuart Modelling

"A girl should be two things:
who and what she wants."

- Coco Chanel

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– About Madeline Stuart –

Changing society’s perceptions of beauty – one photo shoot at a time.

Madeline Stuart is a worldwide phenomenon. She is a powerful advocate for inclusiveness and diversity in modelling.

At just 20 years of age she is already a household name around the world, with over 750,000 social media fans following her successful campaign to become the first professional model with Down syndrome.

Madeline’s story captured the world’s attention from the minute it went viral, with nearly 7 million people following the inspiring weight loss journey that kickstarted her modelling career.

Her ambitious goals and dedication had her go viral twice in 2015 and again in 2016. She has translated that initial success into modelling engagements all around the world, as well as numerous magazine articles, product endorsements and sponsorships.

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Madeline’s Story From The Beginning

Last year we were at a fashion parade and Maddy said, “Mum, Me, Model” My little girl always loved being in the spotlight, and I knew at that moment she wanted to get up on the catwalk then and there. Of course this meant that I had to explain to her that she couldn’t just climb up on the stage and model, which didn’t go down well as you can imagine. But I also knew at that moment that my daughter was going to do something special.

After the parade, I explained to Maddy that if she wanted to be a model she would have to keep on the healthy eating schedule she had started earlier that year to keep up with her dance troupe. Nine months later, we were off to see a professional photographer. Maddy was super excited to do her first photo shoot. As for me, I was doing it to see if she would actually like doing a photo shoot; it is one thing to say you want to do something but another is to experience how it is done and decide you actually love it.

Well she loved it, and when I previewed the photos the following week, I nearly fell out of my chair. I had always known my baby girl was cute, but in these photos she was stunning.

I consulted with parents with children living with Down syndrome before doing anything. I wanted to know what people thought about what we were doing and if the photos were too controversial;

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