Photo: Valentina Guerrero, New Face of DC Kids Swimwear 2013 (right - Valentina and her mother)
A beautiful little girl born with Down syndrome is now the face of a Spanish swimwear designer’s new line.
The 10-month-old daughter of TV host and producer Cecelia Elizalde, baby Valentina Guerrero, is now the face of Spanish designer Dolores Cortes’ 2013 children’s swimwear collection known as DC Kids.
After showing her collection at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013, Cortes took to the runway carrying baby Valentina.
Cortes told Ad Week, ‘People with Down syndrome are just as beautiful and deserve the same opportunities. I’m thrilled to have Valentina modeling for us.’
The designer has also pledged to donate 10 percent of the profits from the DC Kids line to the Down Syndrome Association of Miami.
As for the little model’s mother, she is excited to have Valentina as the newest face of DC Kids swimwear because it “send a very clear message of inclusion.” Adding that every child deserves “the same opportunities, regardless of their physical, economic, social, racial or medical condition.”