Posted on: 07/09/2015

Madeline Stuart: Down"s Syndrome model lands

Madeline Stuart: Down"s Syndrome model lands two modelling jobs in a week Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old Australian model with Downs Syndrome, has landed two modelling jobs this week as the face of American fitness-wear brand Manifesta and lifestyle label everMaya. In a recent interview, the Brisbane-born model shared what she loves about modelling: "Its a way to express myself when words don"t always come easy. Plus I get to embrace society and hopefully make people feel more comfortable around people with disabilities." Stuart has an active social media presence, with 39.2k Instagram followers and over 385k fans on Facebook, where she shares uplifting messages of positivity and self-appreciation. Back in May, she shared her remarkable 18-month weight transformation, aiming to encourage others to begin focusing on their health too. Manifesta identifies its central aim as to promoting self-love among its customers, with the websites "manifesta" declaring: "We believe that every woman deserves to feel sexy. We believe that every woman deserves to look amazing. We believe that every woman deserves the chance to achieve greatness." The womens sportswear brand describes itself as having a "non-shaming" approach to sizing and caters to those who struggle to find fitness clothing for their body shape in the mainstream market. Stuart and Manifesta make an ideal pairing and the announcement of the campaign has been greeted with much applause online, with one fan commenting on Madelines Facebook page: "I love your determination! You are living proof dreams come true! You have been a HUGE inspiration for me, and a lot of other people."