Teen Becomes First Model With Down’s Syndrome to Pose for Gucci

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A British model with Down’s Syndrome has bagged her biggest modeling job yet… a Gucci campaign.

Keep scrolling to find out what led her to her career and to see the stunning pics…

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

Ellie is a British model taking the industry by storm.

The teenager signed to Zebedee Management, an agency that represents people with disabilities, just over 3 years ago.

Ellie initially got into modeling when a friend saw the Management on British talk show, This Morning.

Her friend then encouraged Ellie’s mom to put her forward.

And the jobs are getting more and more lucrative by the day.

The teen is currently doing a performing arts course in Essex, something her family says she’s extremely passionate about. “Drama is her passion and she has been in lots of shows. She is very outgoing and wants to be seen and heard,” her mom explained.

“She has always loved being in the limelight and in front of the camera, she’s very confident and good at taking direction,” her mom revealed to Metro.

And has been a regular with the agency since 2017.

Ellie landed herself a job with Gucci, posing for the infamous fashion house’s latest campaign.

The star posed for the Gucci Mascara L’Obscur campaign after a successful stint in Vogue Italia.

The snaps of the model have garnered an impressive 800,000 likes.

“I really enjoyed the modeling and loved wearing the Gucci dress. I’m really proud of the photoshoot and would love to be famous.”

“I’m looking forward to modeling for other brands.”

Ellie isn’t the only model with down’s syndrome to take the industry by storm. Keep scrolling to meet Katie Harris…