Meet the First Model With Down Syndrome in New York Fashion Week

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American Horror Story star Jamie Brewer is breaking down barriers.

The actress, who is best known for her roles as Nan, Marjorie and Addie on the FX show, became the first woman with Down Syndrome to walk the catwalk at New York Fashion Week.

Clad in a black belted dress by fashion designer Carrie Hammer and nude heels, Jamie threw up her hands and strutted her stuff with a smile as part of Carrie's "Role Models Not Runway Models" show. According to USA Today, the project gives inspiring women the chance to show off Carrie's latest designs.

"We feature incredible influential women on the runaway. CEOs, executives, activist, actresses, anyone who is the top of the field, top of their game," Carrie told the site. "Jamie is an absolute star," she continued, adding that the AHS thesp is also an activist for people with intellectual disabilities. Before she headed down the catwalk, Jamie tweeted photos of herself getting glammed up with hair and make-up before her big debut. As it turns out, her look at the show was inspired by her AHS characters. "American Horror Story is dark, scary, bewitching so we had to go with black and Jamie has a beautiful body with a teeny waist and curves and we went with an A-line," Carrie told Today.

Meanwhile, Jamie was "honored" to be in the show, telling Today, "Young girls and even young women...[see me] and say 'hey, if she can do it so can I. It's a true inspiration being a role model for any young women to [encourage them] in being who they are and showing who they are."

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