Jessica, a Model With Down Syndrome, Shows That You Are The Only One Who Can Define What Beauty Is

When you watch someone achieve, you usually only see the good things that happen to them. Almost no one thinks about how much effort it will take to get there. Only they, and others who have stuck by them through thick and thin, know how difficult it is to genuinely fight for something. Unfortunately, this is even more true now when it comes to people with impairments, because we still live in a society with high beauty standards.

In light of this, we were compelled to share the inspiring story of a Venezuelan model with Down syndrome who inspires others to achieve their goals.

Jessica Jacinto is a Venezuelan woman of 22 years old who lives in Valencia. Despite the fact that she was born with Down syndrome, she pursued her dreams. One of them was to become a professional model, which she achieved after years of preparation, hard work, and a strong desire to be a true catwalk star.

“On a worldwide scale, I’d like to be a role model.” “I like snapping pictures and walking down the runway.” Many people admire Jessica’s attitude and stage presence, which allows her to choose her own aesthetics and attractiveness. Thanks to her mother’s unfailing support and advice, her desire has led her to the start of a very exciting new chapter in her life.

Jessica was already involved in sports like gymnastics, swimming, and athletics when she entered high school at the age of 14, but they didn’t make her happy. Then Jessica’s mother, Yanira, and Jessica were invited to a Down syndrome beauty pageant, which they accepted merely to try something new. “I saw her having a good time doing nothing; I saw her wasting her time while I was wasting mine.” I realized this wasn’t my world when I saw her walk down the runway.”

Jessica realized she had taken the wrong path and that the world of fashion was what she truly adored when she saw her so happy and unfettered.

“For me, being a model is similar to studying a career that you enjoy and are sincerely passionate about, and it requires dedication and invention to grow yourself, even if you don’t believe it.” The instant I go upon the catwalk, I morph into someone else. It’s almost as if someone else appeared out of nowhere from within me. “I’m in a good mood.”

She has taken part in a few castings, but never in a modeling competition. She began to participate in these hobbies as a result of her mother’s encouragement. She’d scour Instagram for any opportunities for her child.

Jessica has since been approached by local company owners and designers to model for them. They all compliment her positive qualities. She emanates incredible charisma and magnetism, which has helped her carve out a position for herself on the Venezuelan catwalks.

They’ve conquered difficulties by working together. “In terms of inclusivity in Venezuela, there is still a long way to go,” her mother believes. The few major modeling agencies I’ve tried to get her into to help her become noticed always claim they’ll call me but never do, and other firms are the same.”

But neither has been able to keep Jessica’s or her mother’s spirits down for very long. They’ve seen each other through thick and thin. Her mother manages her social media profiles as well. “As much as I want her to achieve her objective, I can’t get enough of it, and I’m confident she will.”

Jessica is a Venezuelan Red Cross certified member and took part in a Carabobo-Valencia branch effort called “We are different, but not inferior.”

“Being a Red Cross member was a beautiful and educational experience for me, and I am quite proud of it.” The program showed me that I could achieve anything I set my mind to and participate in a wide range of activities. That’s why I’ve decided to enroll in a dancing and skating program.”

“I was able to engage in many events with kids with Down syndrome for the first time because of the effort, since I had previously been included with typical kids.”

“As a mother, you’re proud of your daughter for reaching her goals,” her mother added. Her day is like any other: she goes to school, engages in extracurricular activities, and we don’t make a big deal about modeling at home. We haven’t changed our down-to-earth outlook on life; in fact, many parents of children suffering from this ailment have sought our assistance.”

“As a mother, I encourage other parents and children to:

  • Don’t get discouraged if things go wrong, and don’t be afraid to attempt new things.
    Instead of focusing on your own dreams as a parent, concentrate on your child’s.
  • Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see immediate results; everything takes time.
    Instead of attempting to transform your child into someone he or she is not, allow them to be who they are.
  • Make an effort and work hard. Nothing is easy, but nothing is impossibly difficult.
    Don’t compare yourself to others; the key to success is treating your children organically.”

Jessica can also see her parents’ joy at the enormous effort they have put in together after at least ten years of dedication and hard work. “Every day, my parents see how hard I work and how disciplined I am, and they are delighted and proud of me.” And, of course, they see that I’m happy, which is precisely what they want.”



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