A long time ago, a gap between your teeth, a few extra pounds and freckles were enough to cut your wings in the fashion industry. Since that time, many things have changed. The positive change is the fact that anybody can make their dreams come true in the fashion and beauty industry, since the beauty standards have changed. We have become way more accepting of people’s uniqueness and differences and we realize that being a model doesn’t mean being anorexic and traditionally gorgeous. Now, don’t get me wrong. We still have a long road to walk, but we’ve already made some very important progress.
1. Jeana Turner
Jeana has alopecia and took the courage to reveale her true self after competing in America’s Next Top Model. Since that moment, she says that she feels completely free.
2. Carissa Pinkston
Carissa’s face is full of freckles and that’s exactly why she prefers bright images and bring attention to them.
3. Tia Jonsson
Tia has a skin pigmentation disorder that gives her this unique look, where part of her pair is blonde and a smaller part of it is white.
4. Somalia Knight
Somalia was terribly bullied in school about her ears, but later in life realized that she should not be ashamed of herself. Her ears became a huge asset in the career in modeling.
5. Ikram Abdi Omar
Ikram won’t take her hijab off her head and this is something that many designers won’t accept. Luckily, there are many others who respect her choice.
6. Sarah McDaniel
Sarah’s eyes are due to heterochromia, but they haven’t stopped her from climbing the fashion and beauty ladder. In 2016 she became a covergirl for Playboy magazine.
7. Connie Chiu
Connie is the first ever model with albinism to work in the fashion industry. She had worked with many famous photographers and filmed numerous music videos.
8. Jewell Jeffrey
Jewell also suffers from albinism and that hasn’t stopped him from being a model, an actor and a very successful DJ.
When people show the will and passion, they can succeed in anything. Like it’s being said and heard very often nowadays, the traditional beauty standards should be completely destroyed.Beauty is such a broad term that we cannot put in a small box.