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Meet The First Model With Down's Syndrome To Walk The Catwalk During New York Fashion Week

21/11/2017 03:05 GMT

Actress Jamie Brewer, best known for her role in hit show American Horror Story, has become the first model with Down's syndrome to appear on the catwalk during New York Fashion Week.

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Actress Jamie Brewer walks the runway during the Role Models Not Runway Models - Carrie Hammer Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Lightbox on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images)


Jamie confidently strutted her stuff for designer Carrie Hammer's 'Role Models Not Runway Models' show.

Hammer described Brewer as "an absolute star", and told USA Today, "We feature incredible influential women on the runway. CEOs, executives, activist, actresses, anyone who is the top of the field, top of their game."

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Actress Jamie Brewer walks the runway during the Role Models Not Runway Models - Carrie Hammer Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Lightbox on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images)


According to E! News, Brewer herself said she is an advocate for people with intellectual disabilities.

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As for making history on the New York Fashion Week runway, 30-year-old Brewer said;

"Young girls and even young women...[see me] and say 'hey, if she can do it so can I, it's a true inspiration being a role model for any young women to [encourage them] in being who they are and showing who they are."

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Actress Jamie Brewer walks the runway during the Role Models Not Runway Models - Carrie Hammer Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Lightbox on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images)


Brewer plays a witch in American Horror Story, and her chic black dress was designed with the show in mind.

Hammer said, "American Horror Story is dark, scary, bewitching so we had to go with black and Jamie has a beautiful body with a teeny waist and curves and we went with an A-line."

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Actress Jamie Brewer walks the runway during the Role Models Not Runway Models - Carrie Hammer Runway - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Lightbox on February 12, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Brian Ach/Getty Images)


An excited Brewer, who described the dress as "amazing", took to Twitter to share photos of the experience.


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