Kate Grant, 20, made makeup history last week when Benefit Cosmetics tapped the model to promote their new Roller Liner Liquid Eyeliner, making Grant the first brand ambassador with Down syndrome the beauty brand has ever hired.
“She is paving the way for people coming behind her,” her mom, Deidre, told Metro in an interview. “Kate is aware of that and wants to spread awareness about inclusion for people with disabilities and that is what she has done from the very start. She is aware that she is able to do that in a way some of her friends cannot. She is using her voice for them.”
This isn’t the first time Kate has made headlines. In August, she became the first woman with Down’s syndrome to win an international beauty pageant when she was crowned Teen Ultimate Beauty of the World.
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