breaking news

Multiple weather-related accidents reported across Miami Valley

Aspiring teen model with Down syndrome hopes to redefine beauty standards


An Australian 18-year-old with Down syndrome is setting out to be both a role model and a fashion model, challenging traditional ideas about beauty and inspiring others to get in shape.

Madeline Stuart lost more than 40 pounds since she stopped eating junk food and started exercising, and she says she wants others to feel as good as she does.

More popular and trending stories

After changing her outlook and her body, Stuart posed for a series of glamour shots and posted them online with the help of her mom, Rosanne.

She's hoping her efforts and her photos will change the way people think about beauty.

“I think it is time people realized that people with Down syndrome can be sexy and beautiful and should be celebrated,” Rosanne told Buzzfeed.

Her confidence and drive are already inspiring people around the world.

“People with Down syndrome can do anything. They just do it at their own pace,” she told Buzzfeed. “Give them a chance and you will be rewarded beyond your greatest expectations.”

 

You can see some of the Madeline's photos on her Facebook page.



Reader Comments ...


Next Up in Springfield Entertainment

CMA Awards 2018: Complete winners list from star-studded Nashville event 
CMA Awards 2018: Complete winners list from star-studded Nashville event 

The stars were shining in Nashville at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday night for the 52nd annual Country Music Association awards. >> Read more trending news  The star-studded event draws the top talent in country music, including classic bands, favorites singers and new artists. The dynamic duo, Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley,...
Pink’s husband Carey Hart threatens to shoot wildfire looters in Malibu
Pink’s husband Carey Hart threatens to shoot wildfire looters in Malibu

Pop star Pink’s husband, former motocross star Carey Hart, is warning looters in Malibu-area neighborhoods ravaged by wildfires that he and others are prepared to shoot anyone caught looting. >> Read more trending news  He posted a photo on Instagram Tuesday showing a group of armed men wearing masks and dubbed the P.D.C. Posse in...
You are not going to want to miss these Dayton holiday home tours
You are not going to want to miss these Dayton holiday home tours

It is the season to be jolly, and Dayton-area residents are preparing to deck their halls.  You can see some of those halls.  Here is a rundown of the Dayton area’s most festive holiday tours and how to take them.  When: 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 24. There will be  guided tours every 12 minutes....
Beach Boys concert at the Schuster promises to be fun, fun, fun
Beach Boys concert at the Schuster promises to be fun, fun, fun

In its 30 years of existence, Kettering Medical Center Foundation’s Heart to Heart concert has featured top talent such as Steve Allen, Tony Bennett, Sarah McLachlan, Diana Ross, Itzhak Perlman, Vince Gill, Carol King, Clint Black and the Commodores. However, the even bigger story is the $7.5 million raised by the annual event, which presents...
SeaWorld announces new attractions: Sesame Street Land, new water slide 
SeaWorld announces new attractions: Sesame Street Land, new water slide 

SeaWorld announced it’s creating new attractions at its  theme parks, including a new water slide. >> Read more trending news  Park officials made the announcement at the Orange County Convention Center during the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions exposition.  The new waterslide, called Kare-Kare...
More Stories