Author: Jen Franklin Kearns, ds-connex team member
On Saturday, October 24th, the Global Down Syndrome Foundation hosted their annual Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show, which raised $2 million dollars to benefit the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome. We had the pleasure of speaking with Missy Holman, Executive Director of the Down Syndrome Foundation of Southeastern New Mexico, and her nine year old daughter Addie, who was selected as a model for this year’s fashion show, about their experience with this event.
Amazing pictures from the Be Beautiful Be Yourself Fashion Show Missy was quick to share that “Global does everything really, really well,” and she and Addie explained the audition process for the fashion show. Each year, there are open auditions for the 20 models that participate in the show; fortunately, this year the Holman family had time to travel to Denver for the auditions. At the beginning of the audition, Michelle Sie Whitten (President and CEO of the Global Down Syndrome Foundation) welcomed them, and then a Denver Broncos cheerleader demonstrated what they should do when it was their turn to audition. Read More