Actress Jamie Brewer has made history in New York.
If you’re a fan of American Horror Story, you’ve probably already fallen in love with the actress Jamie Brewer.
Now, there’s a whole other reason to celebrate Jamie and add her to your fantasy best friend list (along with the fact that her performance as Nan was the sassiest thing about American Horror Story: Coven). This week 30-year-old actress recently took part in designer Carrie Hammer’s runway show , wearing a bespoke ensemble inspired by her role in the hit television series.
Before the show, Brewer told Today magazine that she hoped her appearance on the catwalk would show other young women that it’s possible to chase their dreams.
“Young girls and even young women … (see me) and say ‘hey, if she can do it so can I’.
“It’s a true inspiration being a role model for any young women to [encourage them] in being who they are and showing who they are.”
Brewer appeared at New York Fashion Week as part of Hammer’s Role Models Not Runway Models initiative, where the designer chooses inspirational women who regularly buy and wear her designs to model.
Along with her successful acing career, Brewer is also an activist. She is the youngest person with Down Syndrome to be elected President of the ARC of Fort Bend Chapter. From there, she was appointed to the State of Texas ARC Board, then elected to the Executive Board as Treasurer.
Brewer was then asked to serve on the ARC Governmental Affairs Committee for the State of Texas, and while on the committee, spoke with Senators at the Texas State Capitol to persuade them to pass the law for Texas to abolish using the word “retarded” from state legislation and to improve recognition of the needs of people with disabilities within the state.