‘American Horror Story’ Star Jamie Brewer Breaks A Barrier And Makes History

Jamie Brewer, best known for her multi-dimensional roles on Ryan Murphy’s horror anthology series American Horror Story, set a record this week for becoming the first model with Down Syndrome to saunter down a runway. Ms. Brewer made history at Role Models Not Runway Models Carrie Hammer Runway Show, which was a part of the larger event Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Fall 2015 at Lightbox on Thursday afternoon in New York City.

Jamie wore clothing designed by Role Models Not Runway Models organizer and clothing designer Carrie Hammer, reported USA Today. The show in which Brewer participated is more than just a fashion show. the concept behind it is to invite inspiring women to showcase Hammer’s clothing.

“We feature incredible influential women on the runaway. CEOs, executives, activist, actresses, anyone who is the top of the field, top of their game.”

It was perfect fit for Jamie Brewer, who is certainly one of the most inspiring celebrities in entertainment today. Even before her American Horror Story successes, Ms. Brewer had proven that she would not allow her disability to become a hinderance in her life. Jamie began pursuing a career in show business early, when she attended The Groundlings Theatre and School and, even today, Ms. Brewer continues to perfect her craft through ongoing education at The Ruskin School of Acting.

Jamie Brewer is also very active politically. Her interests led her to become the youngest president to ever lead the ARC of Fort Bend, before she moved on, through appointment, to the State of Texas ARC Board. While there, Brewer won an election to treasurer and Jamie was also asked to serve on the ARC Governmental Affairs Committee for the State of Texas. Ms. Brewer was instrumental in getting a law passed that prohibits the use of the word “retarded” from being used in Texas state legislation, concerning the needs for people with disabilities.

“Embrace the fear and go for it,” Brewer said. “That’s what I do. I don’t run from it, I embrace the fear.”

Participating at this year’s Fashion Week event were women with titles such as CEO, marketing executive, philanthropist, banker, computer coder, and a senior vice president whose actual job title was Global Chief Creativity Catalyst, but, as ABC News reports, none of them could compete with Jamie Brewer for the spotlight.

“Jamie is an incredible actress and also an activist, an artist and a writer who just happens to have Down syndrome… but that doesn’t define her,” Hammer said. “She’s an incredible role model for many, many people.”

Inquisitr recently covered a story that proposed the idea that the last episode of Freak Show set up the theme for the next season of American Horror Story.

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