This is Jamie Brewer—an actress (known for her work in American Horror Story), model, and now, runway pioneer.
Once New York Fashion Week kicks off tomorrow, Brewer will not only be rocking an original design by Carrie Hammer, but she will be breaking boundaries and setting an amazing example by becoming the first woman with Down syndrome to strut the catwalk.
"Young girls and even young women...[see me] and say ‘hey, if she can do it so can I,'" Brewer, who has also worked as an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities, told Today. "It's a true inspiration being a role model for any young women to [encourage them] in being who they are and showing who they are."
Brewer is modeling as part of Hammer's "Role Models Not Runway Models" campaign, which the designer started when she was first asked to show her line at Fashion Week a year ago.