"This is not about modeling. This is about getting the underdog out there and making everyone feel special," said Rosanne Stuart, Madeline Stuart's mother.
Madeline Stuart is 19 years old and is the first adult, professional model with Down syndrome. She has walked at New York Fashion Week, for Melange, and for several charities.
"Every model out there looks a little bit different. They stand out from the average person in the group. That's why they're models," said Rosanne.
"Madeline stands out because she has Down syndrome, and she's got beautiful long red hair, and she's super fit, and she has this amazing personality."
Don't ever think it's a bad thing to say she has Down syndrome. Let's celebrate it.