'Born This Way' Cast
New reality show Born This Way follows around a group of seven young adults who were each born with down syndrome. We also get to see their family backstory and lifestyles while living in Los Angeles, California. Throughout the docu-series, we watch each cast member pursue their dreams, navigate work and explore relationships. They hope to share their lives with viewers to show a different way of looking at life in a way not usually shown on television. The series also shows some of the parents and how they manage or feel about the challenges their children face, while trying to help them to live as independents. The official synopsis of the show reads: Young adults born with Down syndrome pursue their passions while defying society's expectations. Now that you're up to speed on what to expect, here's some info on each of the cast members:
Sean is a big ladies man, so it will be interesting to see what life is like in his world. Sean, along with the rest of the cast were brought together by the L.A. community center Leaps n Boundz. Sean is also an amazing golfer with tons of trophies.
Steven has mosaic Down syndrome, which is a less common form of the disorder. Typically, this kind of down syndrome is higher-functioning, which Steven's parents described as a challenge in his growing up. Steven fit somewhere in between special ed and non-special ed.
Megan calls herself “Tyler Perry’s future ex-wife" and she has her own clothing business that is called Megology. Even so, being a film producer is her true passion and she hopes to realize this dream one day. Her mother Kris is her "dream maker" and the two are inseparable.
John's mother Joyce was originally told by doctors that her son "would never be an asset to society", which was very hurtful. John is an entertainer who loves expressing himself through music, writing and dancing. He is also working on a rap album.
Cristina is a hopeless romantic who has been with her boyfriend Angel for five years. She hopes to take their relationship to the next level and live independently with Angel. Cristina's family hails from Spain and she loves learning about the culture, especially the cooking.
Elena is very unpredictable and outspoken, always bringing energy to the group. She was born in Japan and loves Japanese culture. However, she has difficulty with the stigma that comes with being referred to as an adult with down syndrome.
Rachel works at an insurance company and she loves to brighten up a room. She is very boy-crazy and crushes on people quite quickly as she longs for a serious relationship. She is also a die-hard Adam Lambert fan.
For more details on the cast and to get a glimpse at what is in store, click through our gallery of the best cast pics from the show. (A&E)