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Meet Micah - the 11-month-old model

Published 10/07/2015 | 12:50

Micah Quinones Pic: Instagram
Micah Quinones Pic: Instagram

He's one of the most popular tots on Instagram - and he's landed a modelling contract.

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Micah Quinones is not even a year old - but he's captured the hearts of modelling bosses and is set to follow in his mother's footsteps.

Micah Quinones
Pic: Instagram
Micah Quinones Pic: Instagram

It's no surprise as gorgeous Micah, who has Down Syndrome and is son to a model mother and fashion designer father, was born into the world of fashion.

Speaking to 'Mother Magazine', his mother Amanda Booth told the publication her son was diagnosed at three months old and, at first, she was afraid for her son as she didn't know what to expect.

Micah Quinones
Pic: Instagram
Micah Quinones Pic: Instagram

Booth, who has almost 60,000 followers on Instagram, started an Instagram account for her son before his diagnosis to document his first milestones.

However after his diagnosis, it quickly became apparent Micah's Instragram account helped connect parents who had children with Down Syndrome and exchange tips and advice.

Micah Quinones
Pic: Instagram
Micah Quinones Pic: Instagram

The instagram account had another benefit, said Amanda. It helped 'normalise' Down Syndrome for people who had never others with the condition, similarly to Amanda before her son was born.

According to ABC News, Micah now has a modelling contract - which will come as no surprise to people who are familiar with Micah's portraits on his instagram account. He's more than comfortable before a camera lens.

Micah Quinones
Pic: Instagram
Micah Quinones Pic: Instagram

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