Model with Down's syndrome written off by medics at birth now poses for Gucci

EXCLUSIVE: Ellie Goldstein, 18, has been the first person with Down’s Syndrome to pose for fashion giant Gucci. She has featured in ad campaigns for Superdrug, Nike and Vodafone



A beaming smile, a confident air... modelling sensation Ellie Goldstein is a girl with a mission. The teenager who was written off by medics at birth is blazing a trail as the first person with Down’s Syndrome to pose for fashion giant Gucci. At 18 she can count singer Nicole Sherzinger, 42, among her fans. She has featured in ad campaigns for Superdrug, Nike and Vodafone. The world of TV and movies is already on Ellie’s radar. And a magazine photoshoot for Vogue Italia has become the luxury brand’s most “liked” Instagram post of all time.