In 2015, a little girl with Down syndrome signed a contract with two modeling agencies. As their employees say, it’s all thanks to the baby’s cheeky smile.
This girl’s name is Connie Rose Seaborn. She became the first child who managed to get two contracts at the age of less than 2 years.
It all started with the fact that friends and neighbors began to tell her mother about the unusual appearance of Connie Rose and that she should become a model.
Julie sent pictures to three agencies. Soon their representatives contacted her and offered to participate in a trial photo shoot to see how the girl would behave in front of the cameras.
Julie said in an interview that she warned that Connie Rose had Down syndrome and none of the agents were interested. She also noted that she was more concerned about this disease than the others.
Doctors made this diagnosis when the girl was only 2 weeks old. Julie says that this was not a surprise to her, because during pregnancy, the doctors said that there was a high risk of having a baby with Down syndrome.
“We weren’t worried,” Julie says. “I have acquaintances and friends who are raising special children.” “These children just need love and care, just like any other.”
Surely, everyone is interested in how the girl behaved during the test shootings.
Julie said about it: “She loved it at first sight. The girl understands where to turn at a certain moment. Connie Rose enjoyed posing for the cameras. Probably, because of this, we were offered 2 contracts at once.
Mom also says that if suddenly Connie does not want to become a professional model, then she will support her daughter in her decision.
“As soon as this job becomes too difficult or she just doesn’t like it, we will immediately stop working with agencies,” says Julie.
As for the girl’s illness, her mother says that immediately after the birth she received so much support from relatives and friends that she herself did not notice how she coped with the most difficult period in the baby’s life. Mom says that the disease does not determine the fate of the girl. She will decide who she is.
Julie says that she does not experience any problems with raising her daughter, there are only certain difficulties with educational institutions.
The mother of the young model is currently engaged in charity work. She visits hospitals and families where children with Down syndrome are raised and talks about how you can live with this problem.
“Most parents think that life with such a child is very difficult, and that it is necessary to try to cure it, but this is not so.” “I try to explain to them that special children bring even more happiness to parents.”