Australian teenager Madeline Stuart will be the second model with Down’s Syndrome to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week. The 18-year-old Brisbane teenager will model for FTL Model who has a history of casting “unconventional” models. Previously the line had disabled models and amputees for its AW2015 show earlier this year.

The line announced Stuart’s casting “with the utmost joy and pride” on Facebook.

It is with the utmost joy and pride that we announce Madeline Stuart's participation in #FTLModa #NYFW #SS2016...

Posted by FTL MODA on Wednesday, August 5, 2015

FTL Moda’s NYFW SS 2016 show will be on September 13, 2015 at Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Station.


Facts about Madeline Stuart: 

 Stuart will follow American Horror Story actress Jamie Brewster who was the first woman with Down’s Syndrome to walk at Fashion Week in February. 

 Stuart first appeared on the scene in July of this year after landing two modeling contracts with Manifesta and everMaya.

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