Girl with Down Syndrome: Face of Designer’s Swimwear Ads
This story - and picture - makes my heart sing:
A 10 month old girl from Miami will be the face of an entire swimwear campaign from Spanish designer Dolores Cotrés.
Little Valentina Guerrero [above] will be on the cover of the Dolores Cortés' US catalogue, and star in the designer's 2013 'DC Kids' ads.
Valentina will be the first person with Down syndrome to be the main model in a fashion campaign from a prestigious designer.
In a statement about the decision to feature Valentina, Cortés said, "People with Down syndrome are just as beautiful and deserve the same opportunities. I'm thrilled to have Valentina modeling for us."
Dolores Cortés Kids USA will also donate 10 per cent of the profits of this collection to the Down Syndrome Association of Miami. Gosh, how much do I love all the elements of this story!
Last month, US Target and Nordstrom featured a sweet little boy with Down Syndrome in their catalogues.