Meet Karrie Brown, she’s a 17-year-old model who just got a gig with Wet Seal. She also has Down syndrome. Karrie’s mom discovered that Wet Seal started carrying plus-sized clothing, which according to Karrie’s Facebook, is a great fit for girls with Down syndrome.
Karrie started sharing photos of herself on Facebook in different Wet Seal outfits and it turned into a petition to get Wet Seal to feature Karrie as one of their models.
As of Monday, Karrie’s modeling page has over 20,000 likes. Karrie’s mom was worried that during her photoshoot she’d get nervous, but Karrie was a natural and asked the photographers to put on some Justin Bieber while she took photos.
Karrie had a blast modeling, but it isn’t all she wants to do when she grows up. After high school she plans on attending college with the hopes of maybe splitting her time between modeling and being a librarian. Which sounds pretty great, to be honest.
Karrie has the right idea: biker/model/librarian.
This is just plain awesome, the crossroads between humanity and marketing.