Madeline Stuart is singlehandedly changing the fashion industry

Australian-born and internationally recognised model Madeline Stuart is a face you’re about to see a lot more of. Known for her pioneering work as a Down Syndrome model, the 20-year-old is set to take the stage at this year’s Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show where she will be recognised for her work, while also being granted the Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award.

Taking place on November 11, the eighth annual fashion show – and largest fundraiser for Down syndrome research in the US – will take place with the aim of raising money for the Global Down Syndrome Foundation, having already amassed a total of $14 million thus far.

Actress and fellow activist, Eva Longoria, will too be taking home the honourable Quincy Jones Exceptional Advocacy Award. Other celebrites in attendance will include the likes of Jamie Foxx, Joe Manganiello, Marisa Tomei and of course, Quincy Jones.

Jamie Foxx’s sister, DeOndra Dixon, took home the award in 2009, prior to the actor receiving it himself in 2012.

Having walked plus size sweat suits the runway for her fifth consecutive season at New York Fashion Week, debuted a second collection for her own clothing line 21 Reasons Why and being slated to advocate alongside her mother in a TEDx talk in Switzerland this December, it’s no wonder Stuart will be taking home such a prestigious honour.

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