Bath youngster Seb lands modelling job with Marks & Spencer
He's not just any child model.
Four-year-old Seb White, who has Down's syndrome, has been picked to feature in Marks & Spencer's in-store Christmas catalogue.
The youngster was featured in the Chronicle earlier this summer after modelling for national children's clothing brand JoJo Maman Bébé, and is now expanding his portfolio to work for another household name.
His mother Caroline, who lives in Oldfield Park with her husband Simon and one-year-old son Dominic, was so pleased with the success of Seb's first photo shoot that she started contacting other retailers.
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After approaching John Lewis and Sainsbury's, she was delighted when Marks & Spencer decided to take him on.
The 39-year-old said: "When Seb was born, I vividly remember seeing lots of ads with hundreds of beautifully perfect kids in them and it just added to my sense of isolation and difference.
"Then back in July when we were shopping for Seb's school uniform it occurred to me again, that all the 'different' children out there that are starting school are just not represented.
"The response on Facebook was phenomenal. Within hours there were hundreds of likes and really supportive comments.
"Sainsbury's sent a curt message saying that they were not hiring any models and then M&S sent me a personal message asking me to contact them.
"I didn't dare get my hopes up but when I made the call I couldn't believe it. They thought the idea was great and within the week had invited Seb to a photo-shoot at a photography studio in London to be in the M&S In Store Christmas magazine."
Last week marked another milestone for Seb as he started school, going three days a week to St John's RC Primary, in Oldfield Park, and two days at Three Ways School.