Teen Becomes First Model With Down's Syndrome to Pose for Gucci | 22 Words

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...

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 Ellie Goldstein is here to prove otherwise.

Ellie is a British model taking the industry by storm.

Ellie refused to let the stigma of having Down's Syndrome stop her from achieving.

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.

The bookings have been pouring in ever since...

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

Modeling isn't the only string to Ellie's bow, however.

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.

Her family says they are over the move with her modeling success. 

"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.

Ellie has modelled for the likes of Nike and British drugstore, Superdrug.

And has been a regular with the agency since 2017.

But she's recently bagged her biggest modelling job yet.

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

The snaps were taken in London.

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

Ellie has also become one of Gucci’s most popular models on their Instagram page.

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

Ellie says she's "really proud" of the shoot.

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

She continued:

"I’m looking forward to modeling for other brands."

Take a look at the stunning shots below:

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