Meet the Inspiring Model With Down Syndrome Who Landed a Beauty Campaign
It's not often a 32-year-old model with Down syndrome lands a big beauty campaign. But Katie Meade is making history. The gorgeous former Special Olympics athlete has been named the face of Beauty & Pin-Ups's Fearless campaign for a hair rescue treatment.
"The Beauty & Pin-Ups brand is a celebration of the empowerment of a woman and what it took to be a pin-up in 1935, and carrying that message in a modern sense," Beauty & Pin-Ups CEO Kenny Kahn told PeopleStyle. "So as we were launching this product, in our mind it could have been the next traditional pin-up — but as soon as we came up with the name 'Fearless' it was really easy, we were like, 'Well Katie's fearless.'"
Kahn went on to describe Katie's dynamic personality: "She just owns it. She just has fun, she's comfortable within herself, she is really excited to be our brand ambassador."
Katie is not the first model with Down syndrome to land a beauty deal. Last year, Madeline Stuart partnered with GlossiGirl, proving the industry's openness to diverse models. We are pumped to see these inspiring women put their gorgeous faces in front of the cameras!