24-yr-old model becomes Victoria’s Secret’s 1st Down syndrome model.
I believe we can all agree that fashion designers have always selected models characterized by beauty, physical fitness, and elegance to showcase their products on the catwalk and at other non-traditional fashion events. These models have set a high standard, significantly contributing to the perceived disconnect between their appearance and the typical person’s.
Year after year, society is making progress, so it makes sense that more and more major companies and modeling agencies are including people with disabilities in their campaigns, resulting in a more realistic look for runways and magazine covers.
Sofa Jirau, a 24-year-old Puerto Rican model, has made history as the first person with Down syndrome to work in the fashion industry.