Madeline Stuart, an 18-year-old tawny Australian girl, will be the protagonist of Woman parade in New York.
Madeline Stuart is a “common” girl, she is not thin, neither tall, neither sexy. She has the Down syndrome but she has a smile able to destroy the darkness.
The main newspapers are concentrated on her. DailyMail writes:
Madeline Stuart, coming from Brisbane, gained a photo-shoot in New York, 7 independent fashion houses and a fans legion on her profile pages.
She based her way to success on some important and recent decisions: losing 20 kg for her own health; feeling beautiful; presenting herself to people.
According to DailyMail author, Madeline wants to change the common concept of beauty. Cosmopolitan has analysed this concept too, eager to discover which could be the meaning that people will give to her success gained from the parades in New York.
The answer of Madeline’s mother is:
“Don’t judge a book by its cover”
Madeline’s history reminds me Viktoria Modesta, a beautiful 20-year-old girl from Estonia, who funded her carrier on her mutilated body: she poses and parades on catwalks in front of photographers and fashion-addicts.
Viktoria Modesta is not the common girl, she is a character of a Japanese cartoon, an invincible Robot covered of Swarovski, a soul that rules the material, a machine that defeats every limit.
Alex Zanardi, a solar Ironman, and the lost and damned Oscar Pistorius are representative of the male world.
I conclude the modern concept of beauty is not exclusively joined to human deity, but to a new version, a bit of man, a bit of machine, it seems an Avatar, ready to exceed the landward limit.
This new type of Beauty is not a Revealed Beauty, but a Devil born from the Eastern gods.
On the other hand, according to the survey conducted by Censis, only in Italy more than 4 million people have a modified body and the esteem forecasts in 2020 there will be about 5 million and in 2040 about 7 million.
What does modified body refer to? It represents both motor and intellectual difficulties.
Today in Italy there are 48.000 people affected by Down syndrome, about 500.000 people are affected by autism spectrum disorders and the ones with motor difficulties are 500.000.
(Translated bt Eleonora Pasini)