The Latest Modeling Sensation Is This Adorable Toddler With Down Syndrome

posted: 07/10/15
by: TLCme
micah quinones

How's this for starting early? Baby Micah Quinones is just 11-months-old and already he's got a modeling contract. Of course, it helps that Micah's mom Amanda Booth is a veteran model with more than 10 years of modeling experience under her belt. It's basically in his genes.

"As soon as the camera comes out, he looks right into it," she told ABC News of her son born with Down syndrome.

Amanda says that she and her husband Mike found out that Micah had Down syndrome three months after he was born. They chose not to have the pregnancy tested because "The results wouldn't have changed anything, so why bother with the stress."

Even after he was born, the doctors weren't sure about Micah's Down syndrome diagnosis. "The only exterior markers that she saw that caused concern were almond-shaped eyes -- which my husband has -- and folded ears, which could have also been a result of growth restrictions that he faced," she explained.

So the couple waited until Micah was three months old to have the diagnosis confirmed.

Now that they know for sure, they say it hasn't really changed much for them. "We just live our lives and he is our son," said Amanda. "Maybe there will come a day that it's more 'apparent,' but for now, that's us."

And in the meantime, Amanda scored Micah his own modeling agent. He's also quickly gaining a social media fan base. He currently has more than 25,000 followers on Instagram.

So what's next? Amanda hopes that one day the two of them can work on a modeling shoot together. How cute would that be?