Every once in a while, we come across a narrative that is so emotionally engaging that it is impossible not to be motivated by it. There are examples of individuals who have shown that they are capable of doing everything they put their minds to and achieving all of their goals and ambitions in life. What could have appeared like an unattainable dream only a short time ago is capable of materializing into a real objective if the conditions are correct, as well as if sufficient effort and commitment are put in. This has been the situation for one young model who has a lot of ambition.
Francesca Rausi, a child model with Down syndrome who hails from Malta, is working in the fashion industry. People all over the globe have been unable to get enough of seeing this gorgeous young girl walk because she has such an excellent gait and wonderful features, and she has been mesmerizing audiences all over the world for the last several years. Even though she is only young, she is already building a name for herself in the industry.
Even though she was only four years old at the time, the little girl had already participated in a fashion show for impaired models in the small nation of Malta in 2019. Since then, Francesca has taken part in a great number of further modeling contests, including one in which she was awarded the title of Top Junior Model, in addition to countless other incredible accomplishments.
Francesca is not the first model with Down syndrome who has been making a commotion in the fashion industry, but she is without a doubt one of the youngest ones to do so. Ever since Francesca decided to make a profession out of modeling, she has been defying the conventional notions that people have about what constitutes beauty in today’s culture. Continue reading to learn more about this remarkable young woman and to find out how her life has turned out thus far.
Her mother, Michelle, said that Francesca has been modeling ever since she was a little child in an interview with apost. Francesca is now 10 years old. Since then, she has made more than five appearances on the catwalk at various fashion shows, and as a result, she is now quite at ease in the character that she plays.
It all began when Michelle’s friend, who is the owner of a prominent modeling agency in Malta, convinced her to have Francesca participate in a fashion show. Francesca was one of the models. And despite her initial reservations, Michelle eventually persuaded Francesca to participate in a modeling competition.
“Another one of my friends asked me to take her to a modeling competition, and at first I was terrified,” she said to me. “[T]he event was for a very important cause.” “But I know Fran loves it, and I think it will be great for (Down syndrome) awareness.”
According to Michelle, “Everyone (recognizes) Francesca wherever we go, as she appears frequently on Maltese TV and social media.” Francesca is a celebrity in Malta. “So, whenever you are with Fran, you’ll need to give yourself more time because everyone will stop us in the streets, in restaurants, and wherever else we are.”
One of Francesca’s appearances was in a model fashion show in Malta that was arranged by Tiziana Randisi to encourage the inclusion of handicapped women in the world of fashion. Francesca was one of the models that participated in the event. The exhibition included 22 models, ranging in age from 4 to 24, who all had different types of disability. The objective was to demonstrate that these models are not restricted in any way, with the aim of changing the views of those who consider a handicap to be a limitation.
Madeline Stuart was another person who took part in this extraordinary occurrence that took place in Malta. Stuart is one of the most successful models with Down syndrome in the world, despite the fact that she was born with Down syndrome herself. The model, who was born in Australia, has walked in a variety of high-profile fashion shows all around the globe, including those held during the fashion weeks in New York City, Paris, and London.
Stuart, who was born in 1996 and is now 26 years old, is widely regarded as the world’s first professional model with Down syndrome. He was born in 1996. She demonstrates that having Down syndrome does not make it more difficult to have a great job and should be looked up to by young women like Francesca Rausi who are looking for someone to look up to as a role model.
Stuart has gone on to have a great career as a model and in the fashion industry after walking in her debut show in the year 2015. In addition to achieving her goal of being a professional model, Stuart has also established her very own fashion business, which goes by the name 21 Reasons Why.
The condition known as Down syndrome, which also goes by the name trisomy 21, is where the term “Down syndrome” originated. The explanation behind this is rather straightforward: A human being is said to have Down syndrome if they are born with a third copy of chromosome 21 that is either partial or full. This may be any copy. In a typical scenario, a human child will finish up having two copies of each pair of chromosomes since they will have received one set from their mother and the other set from their father. However, there are situations that might lead to difficulties during pregnancy or conception, which can then result in an additional copy of chromosome 21 being present in the offspring.
One of the most prevalent genetic conditions seen all over the globe is Down syndrome. According to the findings of current research, it is anticipated that around one in one thousand infants are born throughout the globe with a form of Down syndrome each year. According to the National Drown Syndrome Society (NDSS) in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that as many as one in every 700 infants are born with this condition each year.
It is not yet understood what the precise etiology of this hereditary illness that affects a large population is. According to the most recent findings of scientific research, Down syndrome is not a genetic condition. Only one percent of all known instances of Down syndrome are caused by the condition being handed down from only one parent, and the vast majority of affected children are born to parents who have the typical number of chromosomes.
Age at conception is a factor that increases the likelihood of a kid being born with Down syndrome, which is something that can be shown beyond a reasonable doubt by scientific research. According to the NDSS, the odds of a woman giving birth to a child with Down syndrome at the age of 35 are around one in three hundred fifty. The possibility increases significantly with a woman’s age, reaching a maximum of 1:100 when she is 40 years old. The theoretical likelihood is one in ten by the time a person reaches the age of 49. In recent years, there has been an increase in the number of instances with Down syndrome due to the fact that an increasing number of couples are deciding to have children later in life. As a result of this trend, screening options during the early stages of pregnancy have also expanded and grown simpler.
Although there is now no treatment that may reverse the effects of Down syndrome, it is not an insurmountable obstacle. Children who are born with this chromosomal variation have slower rates of both physical and mental development compared to children who do not have this chromosome variant. Because of this, there is a broad variety of probable symptoms and developmental phases that may occur throughout the spectrum of Down syndrome in its many guises, which means that each individual kid and instance of Down syndrome is unique.
Taking care of and teaching children who are born with trisomy 21 often requires more time, but doing so is definitely achievable and very well worth the effort. In the United States, just forty percent of children diagnosed with Down syndrome who enroll in high school graduate. Although many of them go on to have stable careers and are able to live on their own, the majority of them still need assistance managing their money even after they have achieved this goal.
Little Francesca and Madeline Stuart are two wonderful examples of individuals who were born with Down syndrome but have gone on to have fulfilling lives despite their diagnosis.