Jamie Brewer becomes New York Fashion Week’s first runway model with Down syndrome
By Victoria Taylor
"American Horror Story" actress Jamie Brewer became the first model with Down syndrome to walk the New York Fashion Week runway Thursday when she appeared in Carrie Hammer's show.
"Young girls and even young women … (see me) and say, 'Hey, if she can do it so can I,’" the 30-year-old advocate told "Today" Wednesday. "It's a true inspiration being a role model for any young women to (encourage them) in being who they are and showing who they are."
Brewer's barrier-breaking catwalk appearance is part of Hammer's "Role Models Not Runway Models" campaign.
Her runway look was inspired by the hit FX show, Hammer said.Read more.