Teenager With Down's Syndrome Signs To Five Different Modelling Agencies
A young model with Down's syndrome who went viral on social media has landed herself a number of offers from modelling agencies.
Georgia Traebert, 14, was born with Down's syndrome, and had to undergo heart surgery at just five-months-old, forcing her mum, Rubia Traebert, to quit work to care for her full time.
Growing up, Georgia struggled to settle and find friends, particularly because girls her age didn't have the 'patience' due to her development delays.
Rubia and Herman wanted to deliver their daughter in Brazil to be close to family, so in July 2003, when she was five-months pregnant, they moved back to their hometown.
In June 2016, Rubia decided to post a picture of Georgia to help inspire other children with Down's syndrome which received more than 1,000 likes.
Georgia has since been acting in commercials, singing on stage and her social media presence has attracted the attention of modelling agencies, increasing her confidence.
"It all started as a joke; I posted a picture of her on Facebook and it was a hit straight away. The idea see how much it can inspire other Down's syndrome children," she said.
"Today she is listed in five modelling agencies but what really worked was Instagram and Facebook. That's where she became known worldwide.
"Now jobs have started to appear; she has just made a commercial for a famous brand here in Brazil and also modelled for one of the biggest jewellery designers in Brazil.
"She loves her life and is thankful every day for her success and for being so happy. We should all be like her; thankful for our lives rather than complain."
According to Rubia, the hardest part of Georgia's success is when some people post comments that she is only successful because of her blonde hair and blue eyes.
But she says: "Georgia is a very kind child and very talented, otherwise she would not have come so far.
"Today, as she stands out in the media, she is now surrounded by girls who ask her about her career and her work, so being in the media and having a career helped a lot with her confidence in that sense.
"Friends and family tell us that we are two warriors and that we serve as an example for many mothers and children with special needs.
"Her biggest dream is to be an actress or a singer, then a model. So, we are investing in drama and singing classes. Who knows? Maybe she will act next.
"My advice is to never ever give up. Keep fighting and persist in your dreams, for nothing is impossible. Just want, believe and fight to make them real."
Georgia continues to inspire children with Down's syndrome worldwide, thanks to her social media posts.
Featured Image Credit: MDWfeatures