'I've always wanted to be a model'
Miss Chen Wan Yi, 28, who has Down syndrome, modelling clothes for MLB, an online women's clothing store. PHOTO COURTESY OF MLB.SG
Every time she watches America's Next Top Model, she wonders what it would be like to be a model.
Now, thanks to online store MLB, Miss Chen Wan Yi's dream has come true.
Miss Chen, 28, told TNP she signed up because she loves watching reality TV shows about fashion and modelling.
She said: "I have always wanted to know what it is like to be a model, and I wanted to take on more challenges."
With a wide smile, she described the photo shoot, which took place in August, as "awesome".
"I liked it when they did my hair and make-up and (when I was) trying on the clothes."
Miss Chen's mother, Madam Rachel Wong, 60, a housewife and mother of four, said of her eldest daughter: "She has no modelling experience, but once she was in front of the camera, she needed very little direction.
"Giving people with Down syndrome a chance to work really helps boost their self-esteem and self-worth."