Katie Meade is a 33-year-old model from Iowa with a classic beauty and charisma like no other.

Her personality beams through her beautiful and energetic gaze in each and every photo she takes. This model undoubtedly has a spirit which is known to capture viewers instantly.

Katie  sounds like every other model in fashion, right? Well, to those that know her and feel she is a pioneer, she certainly is.

However, there is just one stark difference between Katie and most other models. Stunning and talented as Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner – Katie is just a little different than the rest because Katie has Down Syndrome.

Katie is the face of Beauty & Pinups brand’s “Fearless” campaign and embodies determination and confidence. She is proud of her accomplishments but even prouder of the door she has opened for people with disabilities.

“I haven’t seen anybody with Down Syndrome be a model and now it’s time to see more people with disabilities can have the chance to be beautiful and pretty,” Katie said.

“People who have disabilities can have abilities and they are very capable of doing so much in life.”

Watch Katie Shine:


“I was given the chance to shine and show that beauty belongs to everyone,” Katie said.

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