We are so happy for Madeline Stuart!
The 18-year-old had a lifelong dream come true when she walked the runway at the FTL Moda S/S 2016 presentation in NYC on Sunday.
Maddy has Down Syndrome and a leaky heart valve, but when she told her mother, Rosanne Stuart, that she wanted to be a model, her mom immediately arranged for her to have professional photos taken.
During her strut down the catwalk, Madeline modeled three looks — an ornate one-shoulder dress, a loose tank worn with purple shorts, and a t-shirt that read "I am NYFW," which was a crowd favorite!
She also rocked glittery blue paint on her face!
Afterwards Maddy said of the experience: