Down syndrome is the most common genetic chromosomal disorder and cause of learning disabilities in children. It also causes other medical problems such as heart and gastrointestinal disorders.
The myths about the condition once caused many to shun people born with Down syndrome. Better understanding, better information dissemination, and better education about the condition have improved the quality of life of these individuals.
Both intellectual development and the motor development of children with Down syndrome used to be cast aside as byproducts of the condition. Problems such as these only made understanding the development of children with Down syndrome more difficult.
Jirau Means Victoria’s Secret Is Evolving
Sofia Jirau represents a chance to change these misconceptions. Her modeling in such a high-profile way sheds a new light on both Down syndrome and the world’s beliefs about it. The Love Cloud collection features women described by Victoria’s Secret as from “a myriad of backgrounds.”
A wildland firefighter for the Nez Perce Tribe in Celilo Miles joins Jirau. Also included are fitness trainer Jailyn Matthews, Taylor Hill, Adut Akech, and Hailey Bieber. Featuring a model with Down syndrome is historical.
Love Cloud is a response to the retirement of the Victoria’s Secret Angels. They were once the most anticipated part of the Victoria’s Secret fashion show. Its once narrow image of sexy caused criticism for the lingerie brand. Creative director Raúl Martinez said in a statement that the campaign is “a major moment in the brand’s evolution.”
Sofia Jirau made history by becoming the first model with Down syndrome to appear in a campaign for Victoria’s Secret. The 24-year-old Puerto Rican started modeling in 2019. She runs her own online store called “Alavett.” Jirau represents a change in the way many perceive people with Down syndrome. The way they are educated and learn motor skills used to be simply neglected. Victoria’s Secret launched the Love Cloud collection using women from many backgrounds, shapes, and sizes. Jirau is now focused on conquering the runways of Europe and breaking more barriers on the way.
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