I’m Kate, I’m from Ireland and I’m a model with Down Syndrome. I’m 20 and have been modelling since I was 16.
Why is it important for you to be modelling?
I had no real friends when I was 16 but I’ve made so many new friends modelling. A lot.
Tell us about your family photo…
I have two brothers, Patrick and Michael, Patrick lives in London and he’s 30 and Michael is 24 and has had a girlfriend for two years which is lovely. He’s a student in Liverpool. I have a sister, Ella, she’s 17 and loves showjumping. My mum and my dad, they first met when they were in a night club in Ireland and started dating. Now, they’re married and have amazing sons and daughters. I was born with Down Syndrome which has its positives and negatives but I just see the positives - I love it. I’m a fighter. And I love my followers and my fans.
Where was the photo taken?
It was taken in Ireland last year in Clifden. We’d been on a long hike together.
What’s it like when you try and get a family photo?
Sometimes it’s difficult but it’s rare we’re all together at once. I love it when we are. Michael is the hardest to get a photo of. He’s shy sometimes, same as Ella. Patrick loves taking photos, he’s always at the centre!