Spanish swimwear designer Dolores Cortes has chosen a baby with Down’s Syndrome as the face of its DS Kids USA spring summer 2013 collection.
The 10-month old girl, Valentina Guerrero, is the daughter to Miami television presenter Ceciliea Elizalde, and will appear on the cover of the Dolores Cortes 2013 catalogue.
She also joined the designer on the runway of the Mercedes Fashion Week Miami Swim show this week.
“People with Down’s syndrome are just as beautiful and deserve the same opportunities,” said Cortes. “’I’m thrilled to have Valentina modelling for us.”
The designer has also pledged to donate 10per cent of the profits from the new kids swimwear collection to the Down Syndrome Association of Miami.