Connie-Rose Seabourne, a 23-month-old little girl in the UK with Down syndrome, has always received comments from her mother Julie’s friends for her beautiful smile. After they told her that she should try contacting a modeling agency, she did. Now, Connie has two contracts and is becoming a popular toddler model!


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“When I spoke to the agencies about her Down’s syndrome diagnosis, no one even batted an eyelid,” Julie told Dailymail. “She absolutely loved it. She follows direction very well and she has so much fun in front of the cameras.”

Connie was born two months premature to parents Julie and Peter and wasn’t diagnosed with Down syndrome until she was two weeks old. “We have friends whose children have been diagnosed with Down’s syndrome and have had nothing but positive experiences of children with the diagnosis. It’s just another little baby who needs to be loved.”

Two-year-old Connie-Rose’s ‘cheeky smile’ always drew comments from her mom’s friends that she should be a model

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“I sent an email with a picture of Connie-Rose to a model agency to ask them if they were interested or whether I was just fooling myself,” her mother Julie said

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“We got a response back straight away to say they were definitely interested”

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“When I spoke to the agencies about her Down’s syndrome diagnosis, no one even batted an eyelid”

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“She absolutely loved it. She follows direction very well and she has so much fun in front of the cameras”

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“She’s had so many photographs of her taken by me that she’s just used to it”

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“She’s already been given two contracts”

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“As soon as it gets too much for her or she doesn’t like it, we’ll stop. The first sign that she’s not enjoying it, we’ll stop”

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“I was assessed as being at higher risk of having a baby with Down’s Syndrome when I was pregnant and could have had the diagnostic test to find out but I didn’t want it because it just wasn’t an issue”

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“We have friends whose children have been diagnosed with Down’s syndrome and have had nothing but positive experiences of children with the diagnosis”

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“There’s so much support out there – it isn’t a problem. It’s just another little baby who needs to be loved”

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