Minnesota woman could become the first person with Down Syndrome to be featured in Sports Illustrated - Swimsuit Edition.

News Nation (St. Paul, MN) is reporting that 26-year-old Minnesota woman, Mikayla Holmgren, is attempting to become the first woman with Down Syndrome to be featured in Sports Illustrated - Swimsuit Edition. For anyone who thinks this can't happen, Mikayla is here to show the world that she can and does break barriers. Find out what Mikayla is doing to make her mark in popular culture history from News Nation. 

Mikayla has already made history as the first woman with Down Syndrome to compete in a Miss USA pageant.

As previously stated, Mikayla has already broken barriers in the modelling world. According to People, in 2017, Mikayla became the first woman with Down Syndrome to compete in a Miss USA pageant. Check out Mikayla's interview with Gretchen Carlson and People here.

Mikayla is not letting Down Syndrome stop her from climbing any of life's mountains.

I love how the standards of beauty are constantly changing to include all kinds of kinds. It is inspiring that Mikayla seems to be leading the way for people with Down Syndrome in the entertainment industry. Her website even says she describes herself as "having a little Down Syndrome on the side." This woman clearly has the confidence and talent to do what she wants in life.

If Mikayla Holmgren makes it in Sports Illustrated - Swimsuit Edition, who knows what beauty barriers she will break down next?

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