Wednesday 18th October 2017
Cookstown’s Kate challenging beauty standards!
Kate Grant from Cookstown is challenging beauty stereotypes of the beauty industry by hoping to join the modelling world. Apart from being a wonderful intelligent and beautiful young woman- Kate also has Down Syndrome. Kate has the full support and backing of her mum, Deirdre, who posted pictures of her daughter on Facebook explaining to people of Kate’s life dream to become a model like her idol, Australian model Madeline Stuart. Her campaign went viral with over 19,000 shares which modelling agent Cathy Martin spotted and subsequently offered Kate a place at Belfast fashion week.
Kate who is 19 says, “I want to be everywhere, all over the world, because I am brilliant. I want everyone to see me and I’ll hold my head high.”
Fashion Week Belfast begins on 26th October with Kate taking part of the High Street Fashion show on 27th October.