Girl With Down Syndrome Now a Gap Model

Kayla Kosmalski, 9, will make her debut today
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2015 11:33 AM CDT
Girl With Down Syndrome Now a Gap Model
Vice President Joe Biden with Kayla Kosmalski of Bear, Delaware, during a celebration of the ABLE Act (Achieving a Better Life Experience Act), in February 2015 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Among the kids modeling for Gap today at a fashion show in Miami will be 9-year-old Kayla Kosmalski, and Kayla is making headlines because she's got Down syndrome. She's actually one of four kids in the show with a disability of some kind, part of a campaign called Changing the Face of Beauty to get big-name brands to widen their scope, reports People. "Yes, Kayla has Down syndrome, but she’s smart and funny and sassy like all other kids," her mom tells the Mighty. They were flying in from Delaware for today's show, which will feature Ellen DeGeneres' line of kids' clothes. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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