Actress With Down Syndrome Is Breaking All The Rules, And Looking Beautiful Doing It.

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You might recognize Jamie Brewer from the popular television series, “American Horror Story.”

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Now, the 30 year-old actress is taking her success even further, becoming the first woman with Down Syndrome to walk down the runway at New York Fashion Week.
Role Models Not Runway Models - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015

 

Jaime hopes her success will inspire others.

“Young girls and even young women… [see me] and say: ‘Hey, if she can do it, so can I.'”

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“It’s a true inspiration being a role model for any young women to [encourage them] in being who they are and showing who they are,” she said.
Role Models Not Runway Models - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015

 

Jaime was part of this year’s theme, “Role Models Not Runway Models.”
Role Models Not Runway Models - Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015

 

Designer Carrie Hammer told Huffington Post: “I think it’s expanding the definition of beauty from purely skin deep towards passion, purpose and accomplishments. I hope that women and young women see the Role Models who walked on my runway today and start looking up to [Role Models Not Runway Models].”