Agency opens for models with Down Syndrome

THE world’s first model agency representing people with Down Syndrome has been launched to coincide with World Down Syndrome Day.

The agency, I’m Able 2 Model, run in conjunction with 1st Option Model Management, will provide opportunities for people with Down Syndrome to be represented.

Opportunities are anticipated in photocalls, advertising, catalogues and catwalk shows — and models will receive the same fee as any other model.

Chief executive of the Down Syndrome Centre, Sheila Campbell said: “Ireland has one of the highest birth rates of people with Down Syndrome in Europe — one in 500 births approximately as opposed to one in 1,000 in countries such as the USA, Spain and Norway, and as such we have a relatively un-skewed population of people with this disability.”

Jules Fallon of 1st Option Model Management said: “We are very excited about this project and are looking forward to opening new doors and revenue streams for people with Down syndrome”.


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