Little Connie set to become next tot model

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Little Connie-Rose Seabourne could become Britain’s next TOT model after being snapped up by a casting agency.

Connie-Rose Seabourne loves being in front of the camera and parents Julie and Peter could not be any more proud.

Connie was born two months premature and it wasn’t until she was two weeks old that Julie and Peter were told she had Down’s Syndrome.

But Julie, from Churwell, said their experiences have all been positive.

She said: “In our house, Down’s Syndrome is just down right perfect.

“We have friends with children who have Down’s Syndrome and so we’re really positive about it.

“I was putting lots of pictures of Connie on Facebook and everyone was commenting about her, saying we should send her photos off to an agency.

“We did just that and Connie has been signed up.”

Connie is now with a casting agency and could be starring in television commercials, promotional or extra work very soon.

Julie said she now wants to get the message out there to other parents of children with Down’s syndrome not to worry about what the future is going to hold.

She said: “I can honestly tell them, don’t worry about a thing.

“Your child will do absolutely everything a typical child would do.

“Don’t hold back.

“I want to promote positivity about children with disabilities.

“They can do and will do anything and everything any other child will do.”

Julie said Connie, who spends one day a week at the Hawthorne Centre run by Mencap, takes all the modelling in her stride and loves being in front of the camera.

The proud mum added: “She is amazing and we are so proud of her. She is just fantastic.”

Around one in every 1,000 babies born in the UK will have Down’s Syndrome. Over 40,000 people in the UK have the condition.