Benefit Cosmetics is continuing to prove that beauty comes in all forms. The San Francisco-based makeup and skincare brand has welcomed Kate Grant, a 20-year-old model with Down syndrome, as the newest Benefit Cosmetics ambassador.
Grant, a native of Northern Ireland, shines in Benefit’s newest ads for its Roller Liner Eyeliner, which can be found on Benefit’s UK website and populating social media. “This week has been amazing,” Grant captioned one of her shots on her Instagram, @kategrantmodel. “Thank you @benefitcosmeticsuk. Make sure you all get this amazing liner!”
The model first made headlines in August of 2018 when she became the first woman with Down syndrome to win an international beauty pageant, Teen Ultimate Beauty of the World. After her win, Grant told Mirror UK, “My dream has come true. And that dream is to get a chance to inspire young people who have Down’s [sic] syndrome and other special needs to believe in themselves.”
Fans are taking to social to share their support of Grant. “Beautiful girl—my sister is six with Down syndrome and she loves makeup! I will be sure to make sure she looks up to you as a role model growing up. One day this could be her,” one user commented on Grant’s Instagram.
Grant is one of four Wing Women working on the campaign promoting Benefit’s new eyeliner. Check out how Grant earned her nickname, Catwalk Kate, in the clip below.
Follow Grant on her journey as Northern Ireland’s first model with Down syndrome at @kategrantmodel.