Most of you have probably already seen the star of our video on television or in a magazine. Asher Nash, who is 18 months old in this video, is a cute and camera-obsessed youngster who became one of OshKosh B’Gosh’s faces a few years ago. But he was on the verge of losing this amazing job. The tale of Asher, his family, and his community coming together to make a wonderful message is told in this film.
Asher, you see, has Down’s Syndrome. Asher’s mother, Meagan, wanted to get some professional photographs taken of him and submit them to a modeling agency because of his love of being in front of the camera and simply being one of the cutest toddlers in town. I all, this sweetheart had to be picked up for something, right?
It turned out that there would be no calls. Meagan eventually decided to contact one of the agencies and inquire about the situation. They informed her that Asher’s photos were not being submitted since no companies particularly requested children with special needs. What’s going on here?
Meagan couldn’t see this logic — Asher, as you can see, is certainly a future star – just look at his excitement in the images. As a result, Meagan resolved to take action. She believed that all children, regardless of disabilities, should be allowed to participate in modeling.
So started Asher’s Allstars. Asher’s family and the community got together to bring attention to this precious tot and the discrimination against him and other children with disabilities. Lo’ and behold, Meagan got a phone call that would change everything.
Not expecting more than a phone call, Meagan was so happy to hear from OshKosh B’Gosh. Asher’s mom wanted to show them the photos of her son and express her disappointment that companies were not receiving information on child models that had disabilities. Not only did OshKosh B’Gosh agree with Meagan, but they wanted Asher to be a model for them.
This prompted a shift in advertising: employers began collecting information on all qualified individuals, regardless of whether or not they had a disability. Asher and his family have had a huge impact on the world of child models.
Asher has already gone on to model for Babies R Us, and we’re sure he’ll be seen in a lot of advertising in the future thanks to his fantastic effervescent demeanor. Watch this touching story about a mother struggling for his son’s best interests and the incredible success of her objective. Asher is a charming young man.