Meet Riza Reji, the younger mannequin with down syndrome


Riza Reji is in her mid-20s and is affected by Down Syndrome. But, she didn’t let that deter her goals and ambitions and has passionately adopted her coronary heart. At this time, Riza is a skilled dancer (from Shiamak Davar Dance Firm) and theatre (with Chrysalis Performing Artwork Centre). Apart from these, Riza additionally likes to hearken to music and enjoys modelling as “I like to decorate up and it’s enjoyable.”

The highlight is on Riza as she has been chosen to be part of a style present, ‘Be Stunning Be Your self’ organised by the International Down Syndrome Foundatio as a fundraiser and might be held in Colorado later this yr. Riza might be sharing the stage with supermodel and actress, Amanda Sales space, Gray’s Anatomy star Eric Dane and athlete David Egan to call a number of. That is the 14th yr of the style fundraiser, which is geared toward recognising the expertise, magnificence and potential of the Down Syndrome group and offering people like Riza a world stage to specific themselves, explains her mom Anita Reji.

Riza says she will get encouragement from dad and mom — Reji Vaheed and mom Anita. Reji can be the founding father of the Stunning Collectively Basis (, a Bengaluru-based NGO devoted to the empowerment of the differently-abled.

Riza provides that she is happy to be heading out to Colorado and says that it was her mom who first requested her to audition for the present. “I utilized and was chosen.” She then provides that she practised exhausting to excellent her stroll as a mannequin and in addition her speak. “Now, I’m making ready for the large present by watching numerous movies on Youtube,” says the younger mannequin, who provides that she has chosen a conventional Indian and a fusion search for the present in Colorado. “It is a massive alternative for individuals like me whom I wish to help, and thank the world for loving me and inspiring individuals like me. I would like my life to be a motivation for others,” says Riza.

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