The first thing that springs to mind when you think of the beauty and modeling industries is the ideal models who model apparel, cosmetics, and jewelry. These industries have established standards for how women should appear in their respective fields. However, this 15-year-old girl with Down syndrome is defying preconceptions by breaking into the modeling profession and garnering commercial offers.
People who do not have the expected, homogeneous appearance that mainstream marketing portrays are deemed unattractive. This has been ingrained in the brains of women, and it is also a marketing tactic for cosmetic corporations, plastic surgeons, and similar items.
These vulnerabilities are the techniques that most large corporations use to keep their operations afloat. However, from time to time, breakouts of society emerge that question the established aesthetic standards. This is a narrative about a time when the genuine beauty of people was recorded on camera in a stylish manner.
Meet the lovely Kennedy Garcia, who is now working as a model for a few different companies. Scroll down to see this remarkable girl who continues to defy these fabricated beauty standards.
Her life has been difficult one all along, and her fighting spirit has been constantly put to test since she was a child. The slew of challenges she overcame includes 30 operations, spine surgeries, and leukemia. Her modeling career began in several apparel boutiques at a very young age.
Now, 16 years old, she works as a model for both American Girl, a doll manufacturing firm, and Justice, a clothing brand. Her goal is to inspire ladies all across the world and to remind them that everyone is as beautiful as their hearts may be.