First Model with Down Syndrome to Walk the Runway at Fashion Week

Jamie Brewer, actress and activist, will model dress in Carrie Hammer's "Role Models Not Runway Models" campaign.

By Published on February 12, 2015

When Jamie Brewer strides down the catwalk during New York Fashion Week, she’ll not only be showing off an original design by Carrie Hammer, but she will also become the first woman with Down syndrome to grace the runway.

“Young girls and even young women … [see me] and say ‘hey, if she can do it so can I,’” says Brewer, an actress known for her work on “American Horror Story” and an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities. “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.”

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