Every human being on earth has their own unique feature which makes them different from the rest and we all are born for a reason. This article is about Chelsea Werner from Danville, California and she has been affected with Down syndrome which could also be defined as chromosomal defect that causes delays in intellectual and physical development.
She was taken for Gymnastics when she was only 4 years old in order to support the strengthening of her muscles. But she didn’t stop from only strengthening her muscles instead she developed an amazing talent and won Olympics in Gymnastics for four times.
WeSpeak, which is an internationally recognized fashion agency with the foremost aim to encourage people to love the way they are and accept their own beauties and bodies; has recruited Chelsea as a model at the moment.
She took this step not only for her but for all the people who are underrepresented in multiple fields including fashion industry due to Down syndrome.
She spoke for all of them by sending an email to Aplus.com as bellows:
“I don’t think people with Down syndrome are represented enough. The more we are represented, the more people will see how capable we are.”
After being a Special Olympics US champion four times and achieving the title of Defending World Champion twice.
“I’ve been doing gymnastics for as long as I can remember. I feel like it’s always been a part of my life, I think gymnastics has trained me to be disciplined and to work hard. In gymnastics, each new skill takes a very long time – sometimes years! I think it has given me confidence.”
She never gave up, her parents didn’t either; even when fashion agencies that she applied for modeling rejected her
“I went to some modeling agencies that said there is no market for models with Down syndrome. My parents and I don’t give up. There is a market and I’m showing them!”
Model scouts of Wespeak discovered her on social media in 2017 and that’s when she stepped in to fashion industry and started glowing immensely.
Briauna Mariah who is the CEO and founder of We Speak states that she was fascinated by the sparkle of Chelsea and saw her success in the world of fashion:
“I saw Chelsea’s potential to thrive in this industry and immediately reached out. It’s important that women feel represented in the industry.”
Fans embraced her at a glance and she went viral on social media; more than that she even received global recognition. Chelsea expects inspire people with their modelling career and accept the way they are.
Mariah states that Chelsea was “absolutely wonderful”. She also said:
“Chelsea takes feedback really well and is a quick learner. Right now we’re building her experience in front of the camera, building her portfolio and brand. Soon I believe the industry will be just as captivated by Chelsea’s beauty as I am. I see her going far.”
There’s a famous saying “If you believe; you are half way there”
Chelsea is a role model that proved the saying.
Her story encourages the people to be like her, follow her and admire themselves in their own way.
Werner says that modeling is a medium to “show the world that we are all beautiful in our own way.” She even states that “all people have dreams and everyone needs to be given the opportunities to reach them!”
She also said:
“I hope that people see that I am not afraid to reach for my dreams even in the face of diversity. My mission is hopefully to inspire others to be fearless and also to change some of the outdated misconceptions that exist when it comes to people with disabilities.”