Chelsea Werner was born with Down syndrome but didn’t want to be just an object of pity.
The girl decided to take her destiny into her own hands and became not only a world champion but also a famous model.
Chelsea is a perfect example that all dreams can come true when you put in enough effort.
Since her childhood, she dreamed of the world of sports. And after achieving her goal, she realized she was also drawn to the world of modeling.
Chelsea Werner was born in California. Due to her condition, doctors assumed that the girl would not be able to walk.
She was told that she would never make it in sports, but now she inspires many people with Down syndrome.
Despite the discouraging predictions, Chelsea’s parents did not give up and continued to work with their child every day to improve her coordination skills.
Until the age of two, Chelsea could only sit with support. Everything changed when the girl watched gymnastics competitions on television and decided she wanted to participate too.
The family supported the future champion’s decision, and the sport had to improve Chelsea’s coordination.
She started gymnastics at the age of 4 and decided to dedicate herself to this sport despite the doctors’ concerns.
The doctors said Chelsea had very low muscle tone that would hinder her success.
Furthermore, some treating physicians warned the athlete’s family and herself that the body of a special child might not withstand such strains.
However, Chelsea proved to be a very stubborn boy. She worked hard, devoted all her free time to training, and was satisfied with minimal results. This hard work paid off.
At the age of 8, the girl participated in her first competition and realized, albeit not immediately, that she could achieve good results.
Chelsea is currently a four-time U.S. national champion and a two-time world champion in gymnastics for people with developmental disorders.
After fulfilling her dream and succeeding in sports, she turned her attention to the world of fashion. Initially, modeling agencies rejected such an unusual model, and Chelsea decided to take a different path.
She began posting her photos on Instagram, became famous, and received an offer from We Speak.