Model with Down syndrome to star at New York Fashion Week

Meet Marian, a model with Down syndrome who will star at New York Fashion Week

Marian Avila’s dream role is fast approaching. On September 8, she will become the first Spanish woman with Down syndrome to star in one of the most important fashion events in the world — New York Fashion Week.

“Ever since I was little, I wanted to be a model, I’ve always said that,” recalls Marian in an interview with Euronews.

At 21, her effort and dedication has paid off. Since her modeling career began two years ago in Madrid, she has appeared at prestigious events Spain but never had the opportunity to be part of something so big.