Like any young woman harbouring ambitions of becoming a supermodel, Katie Harries was over the moon to make her catwalk debut.
The 24-year-old, from New South Wales, Australia has Down’s syndrome, but she’s never let that put her down in any way.
Instead, she developed the dream of becoming a model a long time ago. As she puts it, per ABC.au, she wanted to “sho w the world just how beautiful I am.”
It turns out people rightly think she’s beautiful indeed. According to reports, the models, designers, and audience at her first runway show immediately took to her.
“As soon as she did her first solo walk the whole crowd got up and started cheering for her and calling out her name,” model Krysta Heath said.
“In Katie’s words, she just owned it.”
Katie, a confident young girl who doesn’t believe in placing limitations on herself, spoke of her dream of following in the footsteps of Madeline Stuart, another model with Down’s syndrome who has gained international recognition.
“I am beautiful from the inside and outside and I want to become a model so people can really see who I am,” she said.
⭐️ ICYMI: KATIE HARRIS REACHING FOR THE STARS ⭐️ Tura Beach resident Katie Harris travelled to Sydney over the weekend, as a guest model for a charity event. It was a privileged to report on Katie's story. Katie also has Down Syndrome – but with the support of her family, including her loving mum Tracey, Katie has never let her disability or her remote regional location in South East NSW, stand in the way of her dreams.There will be an online story about Katie's journey to follow… so watch this space. ABC's South East Daniel Doody explains.
Posted by ABC South East NSW on Monday, 11 November 2019
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