'I can't wait to get in front of the camera'
Miss Theresa Ovinis, 22, showing off her poses at an audition for the modelling spots. PHOTO COURTESY OF MLB.SG
Over the last few weeks, Miss Theresa Ovinis, 22, has been posing and strutting in front of the mirror.
She is anxiously waiting for the day when she can get in front of the camera for the MLB photo shoot, which will take place later this month.
Her older sister, Madam Marie Ovinis, 33, a housewife, told TNP that their mother was initially against the idea of letting Miss Ovinis model.
She said: "Our mum is quite reserved and she felt that there was no need for Theresa to participate.
"But I managed to convince her. I told my mum about the Australian model with Down syndrome and explained to her how it's a good opportunity for Theresa."
Madeline Stuart, a Brisbane model with Down syndrome, made her debut at New York Fashion Week last year. Last month, she returned to the runway in New York for the Art Hearts Fashion show.
Madam Ovinis added: "(The MLB photo shoot is) a good opportunity for people with Down syndrome to showcase their talents and show the world that they're just like us."
Miss Ovinis told TNP: "I'm looking forward to the modelling and trying on nice clothes and seeing my photos."