Managing Partner Michael Wildes is delighted to announce that Wildes & Weinberg P.C. has secured O-1 visa classification on behalf of Madeline Stuart, the first professional model with Down Syndrome.
Madeline Stuart is a worldwide phenomenon. She is a powerful advocate for inclusiveness and diversity in modeling. At just 20 years of age she is already a household name around the world, with over 750,000 social media fans following her successful campaign to become the first professional model with Down syndrome. Madeline’s story captured the world’s attention from the minute it went viral, with nearly 7 million people following the inspiring weight loss journey that kick started her modeling career.
The impact she has had on the fashion industry thus far is astounding and evident in her achievements. She has graced the runways at fashion events around the globe and makes special appearances for various charities. Madeline Stuart has had over 200 pieces of high profile media pieces published about her in the world’s most prolifically read magazines such as Marie Claire, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, Cosmopolitan, CNN, People, Self, USA Today,and Huffington Post, to name a few. The fashion brand Ever Maya created a handbag after her called “The Madeline,” donating proceeds to the National Down Syndrome Society. Madeline has also been spotlighted as the “face” of the make-up company, GlossiGirl. She will now assume the role of Brand Ambassador for Art Hearts and will appear on behalf of the renowned fashion organization at prestigious runway shows in the U.S. and internationally.
We are honored to be a part of Madeline Stuart’s momentous journey!