Watch the seven-year-old girl with Down Syndrome who has become a model
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A seven-year-old girl with Down Syndrome has become a successful child model.
Grace Isabella Wharton from Cheshire, UK, was born with Down Syndrome. Her parents, Cheryl and John Wharton were devastated when they first learned they were expecting a baby with Down Syndrome.
But, they never thought to abort the child.
Cheryl told Barcroft TV: “Of course, I was devastated at first.
There’s such a lot of negativity surrounding Down Syndrome.I cried for 24 hours. But we got up the next morning and said no matter what, this is our baby. ”
“And from that point on, we have just celebrated everything about her. She is incredible.”
Grace, who loves attention and loves being in front of the camera, has now become a child model and has already worked with Disney and CBeebies.
It all started when Grace’s parents saw an advertisement on Facebook asking for a model with a disability. Grace had her first photoshoot a couple of weeks later.
Cheryl said: “She walked into the room and twerked in front of everyone. It was hilarious. Grace was then signed up within a very short space of time. Disney showed interest in her and she’s done work with them, CBeebies and the BBC since.”
“She’s been really busy.”
She also starred in a diversity campaign called ‘Behind the Scars’ and has been signed by Zebedee Management.
Grace is also doing good in her school and is the most popular member of her class.
Cheryl said: “Grace absolutely loves being in front of the camera. Everyone has always said she’s really cute and she loves posing, she loves showing off her catwalk modelling. She absolutely loves the attention. Grace is definitely one in a million.”
“She continues to defy everyone whoever told her she couldn’t do anything.”
Grace’s father, John, added: “She’s always come through everything that she was faced with. She’s our little fighter.”