22-year-old with Down syndrome jumps out as a model

the 22-year-old Sofia Jirau there are no obstacles, even though she is born with Down syndrome. Sofia impressed namely in the degree of audience as she 10. Febr

22-year-old with Down syndrome jumps out as a model

the 22-year-old Sofia Jirau there are no obstacles, even though she is born with Down syndrome. Sofia impressed namely in the degree of audience as she 10. Febr

Ann McDonald
Ann McDonald
20 February 2020 Thursday 15:00
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22-year-old with Down syndrome jumps out as a model

the 22-year-old Sofia Jirau there are no obstacles, even though she is born with Down syndrome. Sofia impressed namely in the degree of audience as she 10. February walked the catwalk during fashion week in New York city for the designer Marisa Santiago.

The 22-year-old Sofia, who is born and raised in Puerto Rico, got his life's dream fulfilled as a model in New York. But she says that it is only the beginning of something much bigger.

It writes several media outlets, including People and Hola

Sofia has even put a post out on Instagram, where she writes:

'I will continue to be a model in the rest of the world'

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Quiero seguir modelando en el mundo enteric. @jorgeareyesphoto #nyfw #newyork #fashion #modelo #dream #downsyndrome #sindromededown #world

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Verdensstjernen Salma Hayek has also got an eye on the new young model, as she pays tribute with a post on its own Facebook page. Here writes Salma Hayek the following:

'That's what I love to see!! You are an inspiration for all of us, Sofia Jirau.'

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To the magazine, People say Sofia:

- When I was little, I saw myself in the mirror and said: I want to be a model and businesswoman.

And the first item on the wish list, she has already been met with its stunning catwalk in New York.

below you can see a small video where Sofia proudly walk up the catwalk:

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Un día me miré al espejo y dije “yo voy a ser modelo y yo voy a llegar a New York” y miren here I estoy. Lo logré y ahora quiero modelar en todo el mundo. #Nyfw #whatever you #downsyndrome #sindromededown #dream #goals #alavett

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Sofia has also posted an image on Instagram, where she says:

'yesterday was my dream fulfilled. I was born to do just that here, and I want to proof to the whole world that I have everything a model need in order to shine'.

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Ayer cumplí un sueño. Yo nací para esto y quiero demostrarle al mundo que tengo todo lo que necesita una modelo para brillar. @jorgeareyesphoto #Alavett #nyfw #newyork #fashion #downsyndrome #sindromededown #dream #done #felicidad #modelo

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Sofia had his whole family with him to New York as support.

'It felt really good to walk the catwalk in front of my whole family. All applauded me,' says Sofie for the People. And on Instagram she explains:

'Thank you to all my family to accompany me here, to New York. I love you everywhere on the earth. You will always be in my heart'.

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Gracias a mi familia por acompañarme a New York. Los quiero un montón, siempre are a mi corazón. Pendientes todos a la 1pm que les tengo una sorpresa. #Alavett #family #downsyndrome #sindromededown #familia #gracias #fashion #love #nyfw #newyork.

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The only 22-year-old Sofia was also supported by a whole team of volunteers who help her achieve her goals. They help among other things with the logistics surrounding her fashion shows and photo-sessions. Her next goal is to come to Europe to walk the catwalk.

One of the volunteers behind the Down syndrome-hit model is Armando Lorenzo, who tells that they are trying to make contact with european designers, so Sofia can get even a dream fulfilled.

The young model is also beginning to live out his dream of becoming a businesswoman. She has created her own collection, which has been given the name 'Alawett'. The name is directly inspired by the comment, Sofia uses when she says his favorite phrase in English: 'I love it'.

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Me encantó posar a la playa. @jorgeareyesphoto #Alavett #downsyndrome #sindromededown #fashion #playa #photography #picoftheday #top #love #dream #live #girlpower

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Updated: 20.02.2020 15:00
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