Skip to comments.Spanish Model With Down Syndrome Shows ‘There Are No Barriers If You Have a Dream’
Posted on 01/26/2021 8:38:36 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
One girl from Spain is proving that anyone can make their dreams come true, even people like her who were born with Down syndrome.
Marian Avila has made a successful career as a model, despite how difficult it can be for people with Down syndrome to find a job. She is leveraging the media attention she’s received to bring awareness to the chromosomal disorder and encourage people to pursue their dreams no matter what.
As a child, Marian always dreamed of becoming a model.
Not only was she born with Down syndrome, she is only 5-foot-3. Her height alone would normally have made it a struggle to attain such a dream.
However, she was determined and completed a professional course at a modeling school in 2016. From there, she made her debut as a model at a Lina Lavin charity show in Madrid the same year.
According to Bright Side, Marian’s biggest dream was to appear on the catwalk at one of the world-famous Fashion Weeks.
To her utter delight, she didn’t have to wait too long before that dream came true.
“I got a letter saying that designer Talisha White wanted me to walk as her ‘celebrity model’ at New York Fashion Week on September 8, 2018,” Marian shared on her website. “Finally, finally! I couldn’t stop crying from the emotion. I kept repeating, ‘It’s my dream, it’s my dream.’”
She added, “Every time I think about it a lump in my throat makes me want to cry, I am very excited. I am going to parade in New York, I have no words, I am going to fulfill my dream. I never thought that a girl, without knowing me, would believe in me, in my effort. She is my angel!”
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There are no BARRIERS if you have Down Syndrome and you are BEAUTIFUL. If you have Down Syndrome and you look like most people who do you most certainly have a great many obstacles in your life.
Gorgeous,and white,like most Hispanics.
Seriously, though, this is a great story.
Real beauty encompasses far more than just face, figure. pose, clothing, setting... Fortunately for this young lady she seems to have the whole package. Bravo young lady.
more brown than white
American model with DS:
I don't agree. My niece and nephew have their father's surname, Diaz. Both are as pale as milk and have red hair. It's a known genetic trait of the European Spaniards. It doesn't hurt that their mother has classic Germanic roots from our side of the family - my sister is as white as a sheet, like me. Regardless, this is one lovely young lady. God bless her.
If memory serves, true Spaniards (from Spain) are white as we get with red hair and all. Mexicans are not Spanish and I think most Americans dont get that.
Most Hispanics are white......they are Spanish.
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