Girl, 2, with Down’s Syndrome becomes face of children’s fashion campaign

A LITTLE girl with Down’s syndrome has become the face of a children’s fashion campaign.

Eleanor Manton, two, appears in JoJo Maman Bébé’s autumn/winter 2020 catalogue — in snaps taken by her mum on her iPhone.

She was spotted on her family’s Instagram account by the chain’s scouts, who contacted mum Helen, 36.

Helen, of Leamington Spa, Warks, said: "When I saw those campaign images I don't think the phrase 'bursting with pride' cuts it.

"Just seeing her little beaming face, she's just a ray of light, was incredible, it makes me really, really proud.

"I got an email from JoJo asking if she'd be in the autumn/winter 2020 campaign. I was ecstatic, I was literally jumping for joy, it was amazing.

"A couple of days later lots of lovely clothes arrived and we started taking pictures."

Husband Craig, a property operations manager, acted as “chief smile co-ordinator” dancing to amuse Eleanor.

Helen, pictured with Craig and Eleanor, said: “It’s important for people with Down’s Syndrome to be seen in the mainstream media.”

"The more people like Eleanor are out there in mainstream inclusive fashion then the better it will be."

JoJo Maman Bébé said: "We saw Helen, Eleanor’s mum, had tagged us in some photos on her Instagram.

"Helen takes great pictures and Eleanor is beautiful so we got in touch to see if they would like to take part in the campaign.

"Their photos are amazing, just what we were looking for, it looks like they had a lot of fun."




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