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World Down’s Syndrome Day: Model reveals beauty project pride – BBC News

Saturday, 23 March, 2019

World Down’s Syndrome Day: Model reveals beauty project pride – BBC News

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A model with Down's syndrome (DS) will feature in a new book aiming to redefine definitions of beauty.

Nino Genua, from Warmley in South Gloucestershire, is part of the Radical Beauty Project which stylises models with DS as "objects of desire, beauty and worth".

More than 40 renowned fashion and art photographers have been working on the project.

The 19-year-old said being a model made him "feel proud and confident".

Speaking on the eve of World Down's Syndrome Day, he said being a model made him "confident and is important for my life, my future, to be independent".

"I'm a model, a sports coach, a goalkeeper, a swimmer, I'm me. That's it," said Nino, who has been modelling for 18 months.

"The project makes me so proud."

Read more at: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-47612396

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