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Illinois teenage girl with Down syndrome models for Wet Seal

Tuesday, February 25, 2014
A girl from Illinois became the first model with Down Syndrome ever hired by the California-based clothing store chain Wet Seal.

It's a big week for a young woman from a small Illinois town.

The city of Collinsville proclaimed February 24 as "Karrie Brown Day."

The 17-year-old recently became the first model with Down syndrome to be hired by the California-based clothing store chain Wet Seal.

"One of the girls from corporate Wet Seal said 'where did she learn to do those modeling moves?' I said 'I have absolutely no idea,' they said, 'she's got a natural talent for it.'"

Brown got the gig with Wet Seal after her Facebook page received 11,000 likes in less than a week.

She can now be seen in a photo shoot in J-14 Magazine.

She'll also be walking the Red Carpet at the Pre-Oscar event in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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