Adorable 2-Year-Old Girl With Down Syndrome Becomes Face of Kid's Fashion Campaign | 22 Words

A little girl has defied the odds and become the face of a kids fashion campaign.

She is truly warming the hearts of the internet...

There's a problem within the fashion industry.

It's been there for a very long time: despite calls for change, the same kinds of models crop up over and over again. Instead of diversity, we see white models with one body type, one skin type, and complexion.

It's a painfully exclusive industry.

There are many people across the world, and while every one of us is affected by the fashions we buy, so few of us are truly represented.

It's time to change that.

People are asking to see models of varying skin races, models of every body type, and beyond.

People with Down's Syndrome are constantly put down in society.

Down's Syndrome is a genetic disorder that is completely impossible to prevent.

It's currently the most common chromosomal disorder...

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the United States, around six-thousand babies are born with Down’s syndrome, equating to around 1 in every 700 babies born.

Some people with Down's syndrome may experience additional medical issues as a result of the extra chromosome.

Heart, intestinal, ear, nose, throat, or thyroid issues can sadly come hand in hand with someone who lives with Down’s syndrome.

These factors instantly give people with Down's Syndrome a label...

And many assume that these people are incapable of living a life of their own and succeeding... which is not at all the case.

But little Eleanor Manton is here to prove otherwise.

The 2-year-old British girl has become the face of a fashion campaign.

You may remember Eleanor from a viral video back in May.

The clip of her walking unaided for the first time warmed the hearts of the internet.

There's truly been no stopping her...

And she's clearly been going from strength to strength.

Eleanor's family document her journey on their Instagram page.

And it seems she caught the eye of scouts from a popular fashion brand.

Fashion chain JoJo Maman Bébé got in touch with Eleanor's mom, Helen.

They loved what they saw on her Instagram so much that the company sent over some of their latest pieces for Eleanor to model for the shoot.

Her mom then snapped some adorable pictures of her donning the outfits.

The pictures went down a treat, with Eleanor becoming the face of the brand's autumn/winter 2020 catalog.

The family announced the exciting news on Instagram.

Sharing the snaps, they wrote: "So here it is, it's official! "What an absolute dream come true... our beautiful girl is an Autumn/Winter 2020 model for @jojomamanbebe."

They continued.

"Some of you may have already seen this image in your postbox this morning. We are so unbelievably proud of you Eleanor, you're such a superstar."

The brand also shared some of the pictures to their Instagram.

Along with the caption: "Our New Autumn collection has arrived and for this season our customers took the camera!"

They also went on to reveal more about Eleanor to customers.

"Eleanor is an excitable and loving 2-year-old. She loves being outdoors and had so much fun while taking these photos for JoJo, especially when she got to throw leaves around."

They continued.

"Eleanor has thrived during lockdown and started walking in the first few weeks. She mainly communicates with Makaton and is obsessed with Mr Tumble."

According to the JoJo Maman Bébé website, the company has been breaking down barriers for people with disabilities.

Having previously been voted Best Employer in the Disability Awards by the Down's Syndrome Association.

Well done, Eleanor!

Eleanor isn't the only model with Down's syndrome to take the industry by storm. Keep scrolling to meet Katie Harris...