In the past, the fashion industry has been obsessed with only having certain types of girls to walk the runway and if you weren’t tall thin, and willing to fall, you would not have been selected. Thankfully the fashion industry is becoming more diverse by including girls with different shapes, sizes, colors and disabilities to be part of the photoshoots and fashion shows.
Sofía Jirau, who is born with Down syndrome has been dreaming to become a businesswoman and a model since the age of five. Now Sofía turned both of her life-long dreams into a reality. The 22-year-old is a successful businesswoman who runs a clothing line called Alavett which rhymes with “I love it,” and thanks to her 77,000 Instagram followers is growing really fast.
She has also accomplished to walk the runway at New York Fashion Week this year, one of the biggest fashion events in the world. Sofía is proof that you can achieve anything you put your mind to, regardless of what the society sees as your abilities or disabilities.