Disability OnFire

Searching for the new face of fashion and beauty who just happens to have a disability

The Luxonomist. 02/03/2015
Disabled model at fashion show.

Models of Diversity USA and Global Disability Inclusion, LLC launch a model competition to find the next face of fashion and beauty who just happens to have a disability.  The model competition will run from February 27th through April 10th, 2015 – with winners being announced on Friday, May 1st.

The model competition is housed on Facebook one male and one female model will be chosen to be the new face of Models of Diversity.  Winners will receive a cash prize, an interview on Simply She, designer clothes, and more! Judges will participate from Models of Diversity, Global Disability Inclusion and celebrity judge Leslie Birklandfrom the TV show Big Rich Texas.

«We are excited to launch this competition with Global Disability Inclusion. The reception received after models with disabilities walked in NY Fashion week was tremendous and we knew the U.S. wanted more.  Our goals is to change the way the world views disability. We hope all aspiring models with disabilities will enter», said Angel Sinclair, Models of Diversity Executive Director.

Disabled models at fashion show.

Models of Diversity (MoD) has been making waves in Europe since 2010, demonstrating to the world beauty comes in all shapes, colors, sizes and abilities.  MoD models have been featured in several fashion and beauty campaigns, New York and in Milan Fashion weeks 2015. In the United States there are 56 million people with disabilities, and according to the U.S. Department of Labor the discretionary spending power of those with disabilities in the U.S. is over $175 billion.

«We are thrilled to work with Models of Diversity to launch this competition. The market opportunity for businesses is tremendous, and we know companies that leverage individuals with disabilities in the workforce AND marketplace are at a competitive advantage. We want companies to recognize people with disabilities as a valuable consumer market», stated Meg O’Connell, Partner, Global Disability Inclusion. The model competition is an exclusive event that has been put together by the strategic partnership between Models of Diversity and Global Disability Inclusion, LLC.

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