This 7-year-old girl with Down Syndrome is making a name in the modeling industry.
Despite being born with Down Syndrome, the 7-year-old Grace Isabella Wharton already made a name as a child model. Living in Cheshire, little Grace became a role model for many children especially to young girls to embrace their shape, size, and talent.
At a very young age, she already made an impressive portfolio with her modeling career including working with Disney and CBeebies. She was also part of the diversity campaign called “Behind The Scars”. According to her parents, Cheryl and John Wharton, it wasn’t easy when Grace was born. They were devastated when they knew that their child will be born with Down Syndrome.
“Of course, I was devastated at first,” Cheryl told Daily Mail.
“There’s such a lot of negativity surrounding Down Syndrome. I cried for 24 hours,” she said.
“But we got up the next morning and said no matter what, this is our baby. And from that point on, we have just celebrated everything about her. She is incredible,” Cheryl added.
Her mother already noticed that she loves to pose in front of the camera. Cheryl then responded to an advertisement on Facebook about casting for a model with a disability.
“We saw an advertisement on Facebook asking for a model with a disability,’ Cheryl said.
“We thought, why not? And a couple of weeks later we were invited to Grace’s first official photo-shoot,” she added.
The photoshoot went well and Grace was offered modeling jobs after.
“Grace absolutely loves being in front of the camera,” Cheryl said.
“Everyone has always said she’s really cute and she loves posing, she loves showing off her catwalk modeling.”
Currently, the aspiring young model is represented by Zebedee Management along with 300 other models with disabilities.
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