‘Get her to Fashion Week!’ Down’s Syndrome model Kate Grant is hailed an ‘inspiration’ by This Morning viewers after she landed TWO major campaigns
- Kate Grant appeared on Friday’s This Morning to discuss her modelling career
- Revealed that she was in London for a photo shoot with River Island
- Viewers described her as an ‘inspiration’ and urged more brands to book her
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Down’s Syndrome model Kate Grant has been hailed an ‘inspiration’ by This Morning viewers after appearing on the show on Friday.
The 20-year-old model was joined by her mother Deidre on the ITV daytime show today where she revealed she has landed two major campaigns.
Explaining why she was in London, Kate, who lives in Northern Ireland, explained that she was doing a shoot for River Island.
Speaking to host Ruth Langsford she added: ‘I have really big news – I was the face of Benefit cosmetics in London.
Down’s Syndrome model Kate Grant appeared on This Moring with her mother Deidre (right) to discuss the latest developments in her career
‘It was totally amazing I loved every single second. Now the new eyeliner is coming out, totally sold out.’
She added of the global campaign: ‘I never expected it at all. Totally mad.’
Asked how she hoped to develop her career Kate said: ‘My goal is to be a model in London Fashion Week, Paris Fashion Week and New York Fashion Week and Milan.
‘Any designers, please ring us and support us. London Fashion Week is next week so I hope I can come in.’
As well as becoming the face of a new Benefit eyeliner Kate revealed that she had been on a shoot with River Island
She was showered with praise by viewers on Twitter who described her as an inspiration
And viewers at home were touched by Kate’s story, and urged people to cast her in catwalk shows.
Taking to Twitter one wrote: ‘Loving Kate the model, what an inspiration! Get her to London Fashion Week!’
Another tweeted: ‘Kate is absolutely gorgeous what a champion for disability, well done young lady you’re a star.’
A third said: ‘That young lady/ model Katie, with down syndrome is absolutely beautiful.
‘Goes to show… You don’t have to let anything stop you… If you want something… Go get it (sic)’
Kate was crowned champion in the Teen Ultimate Beauty Of The World pageant in August last year and has since modelled for Debenhams.
Kate (pictured modelling for Benefit) says that she now has her sights set on Fashion Week
Proud mother Deidre said that her daughter has had ‘such a positive impact and given people so much hope’
Her proud mother Deidre said that her daughter has had a huge impact on inclusivity in the fashion industry.
Speaking on the show she said: ‘Kate has such a drive and a passion for the fashion. She knows now exactly where she wants to be.
‘She’s made such a positive impact and given people so much hope for inclusion.
She added: ‘Kate’s the model, it’d not Kate with Down’s Syndrome it’s just Kate the model and I think the fashion industry is realising that beauty comes in all shapes and sizes.
‘It’s an amazing journey it’s a very positive journey and a very happy outcome so isn’t it lovely to have a positive story.’