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Karrie Brown has always dreamed of being a model, and the 17-year-old with Down syndrome is about to be just that.
ABC reports that Brown's mother, Sue, uploaded photos of her daughter wearing Wet Seal clothes to Facebook every day. It was her mother's efforts that caused the clothing store to notice Brown and offer her a photo shoot.
"She immediately caught our attention," said Wet Seal employee Yasmin Ezaby. "We then asked our fans to get Karrie's Facebook page to 10k likes and we would give her the trip of a lifetime. She exceeded this goal in two days." Now, the page has over 22,000 likes.
Wet Seal then rewarded Brown and her mother with an all-expenses paid trip to Disneyland and then to Los Angeles for a photo shoot.
Brown's excitement and energy make her a great model. "She asked for Justin Bieber so she could sing and dance while shooting," Ezaby said. "It was loads of fun. She was a natural in front of the camera."
Wet Seal's website, along with various social channels, will feature Brown's photos modeling Wet Seal's Plus line in the upcoming weeks.
According to the Huffington Post, Brown's next goal is appearing and dancing on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. But the teenager's real ambition is to work in a library after she graduates from high school, so she can help people learn. When her mother asked her, â€śWhat about modeling?â€ť her reply was simply, â€śI'm already a model.â€ť
Image courtesy of Facebook