Irish Model with Down syndrome becomes brand ambassador

19-year-old Beauty Queen Kate Grant – who was crowned champion in the Teen Ultimate Beauty Of The World pageant in 2018 has made waves since she appeared on This Morning last year.

Kate, who describes herself as the ‘first model in Northern Ireland with Down syndrome, was hailed an ‘inspiration’ when she appeared on the ITV show, which saw her strut on the catwalk during the fashion segment.

She is determined to show the world that those with disabilities are just as capable as anyone else of achieving their dreams. “I was in shock. My family were all in the audience, ­crying and cheering. My dream has come true. And that dream is to get a chance to inspire young people who have Down’s ­syndrome and other special needs to believe in themselves,” she said following her 2018 pageant win.

Now she has partnered with Benefit Cosmetics, appearing on the brand’s Instagram account modeling its new roller liner, in a post that’s been liked more than 4,000 times.🤩

The team at Benefit Cosmetics Ireland instantly fell in love with Kate’s wonderful energy after seeing her on ITV show This Morning and knew they had to get her on board with them. “We were captivated by her incredible zest for life and determination. She embodied everything we stand for as a brand so we knew we had to find a way to work with her,” a representative for the brand said.

Kate wants the world to know that anything is possible with hard work and a positive mindset. Her belief in herself has carried her this far and will only continue to change the lives and outlooks of many throughout the world.