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catwalk debut for teenager with down's syndrome

image copyrightdeirdre grantimage caption kate grant is set to become belfast fashion week's first model with down's syndrome a teenager from cookstown, county tyrone, is preparing to become the first model with down's syndrome to take part in belfast's biggest fashion event.kate grant and her mum deirdre want to challenge perceptions of beauty and shine a light on discrimination faced by those with a disability.last saturday, mrs grant posted on facebook explaining her daughter's desire to walk the catwalk."she has the same aspirations as any other girl who wants to be a model," she wrote. "please support her. just maybe her dream will come true."image caption miss grant told facebook listeners "i want to be everywhere, all over the world". now it looks like miss grant's career in the fashion industry is about to begin, after modelling agent cathy martin offered her a place on the catwalk at belfast fashion week.speaking on bbc's talkback programme, miss grant told listeners: "i want to be everywhere, all over the world, because i am brilliant."i want everyone to see me and i'll hold my head high."'do your thing'the 19-year-old also spoke to other young women with a disability and said: "do your thing."she also explained that she had been inspired by the australian model, madeline stewart.mrs martin, who founded belfast fashion week, told the programme she had been moved by mrs grant's facebook post.image copyrightmadeline stuartimage ca...