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Stunning Models With Genetic Disorders Who Broke Conventional Beauty Standards

Ilka Brühl

Ilka Brühl is a 26-year-old model from Germany who was born with a facial cleft. That means her nasal airways were not properly formed while in the womb and she is also missing a right tear duct.

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Ilka Brühl, model from Germany who was born with a facial cleft.
Ilka Brühl

Despite the challenges she’s faced, including harsh criticism of her appearance and numerous operations, she’s always maintained a confident, sunny disposition.

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Sophia Hadjipanteli

Sophia Hadjipanteli
Sophia Hadjipanteli

When Sophia Hadjipanteli unwittingly coloured her naturally blonde eyebrows black, she didn’t try to rectify it. … What started as an eyebrow tinting mishap for the 22-year-old Greek Cypriot American would become the start of a bushy brow revolution and spark a global conversation about conventional beauty standards.

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Dru Presta

Dru Presta
Dru Presta

Dru Presta, 21, is set to change the fashion industry. This beautiful girl was born with a form of dwarfism and is 3 feet 4 inches (around 1 meter) tall, but that does not stop her from following her dreams of a photo model and inspiring people along the way

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Simone Thompson

 Simone Thompson
Simone Thompson

Simone Marie Thompson, better known as Slick Woods, is an American fashion model and actress, known for her bald head, gapped teeth, and tattoos. Woods is a part of the “Social Media Modeling” or “Instagirl” movement as she has followers in the six-figure range. She has most notably modeled for Marc Jacobs

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Ashlay Soto

Ashlay Soto
Ashlay Soto

At age 12 Ashlay Soto was diagnosed with vitiligo, a condition that turns patches of the skin white. She was bullied throughout her teens, as vitiligo quickly covered 75% of her body in spots and patches.

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Luckily she didn’t take it to heart and turn it into art

Mekhi Lucky

Mekhi Lucky
Mekhi Lucky

Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, Mekhi Lucky (Mekhi Alante Lucky) is an American model and is signed to St. Claire Modeling agency. He quickly rose to fame and became a center of attraction after his after his mugshot went viral when he was arrested in April 2016 for speeding and driving a stolen vehicle

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Evita Delmundo

Evita Delmundo
Evita Delmundo

Evita Delmundo, who was born with moles covering her face and body, is doing exactly that. The 20-year-old just auditioned to become Miss Universe Malaysia 2018, and now she’s on a mission to expand people’s limited definition of beauty

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Diandra Forrest

Diandra Forrest
Diandra Forrest

Diandra Forrest is an African American model/actress born and raised in New York. As the first model with albinism to be signed to a major modeling agency, Diandra has been featured in multiple TV specials and magazine covers

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Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow
Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow is a Canadian fashion model, and public spokesperson on the skin condition vitiligo. She gained prominence in 2014 as a contestant on the twenty-first cycle of the U.S. television series America’s Next Top Model

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Arina Lubiteleva

Arina Lubiteleva

Arina Lubiteleva is a Ukraine model that was born in the Ukraine February 19, 1988 and is a Ukraine model

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Tabria Majors

Tabria Majors

Tabria Majors is a plus-size model and social media personality from America. She has accumulated over a million followers on Instagram. A Tennessee native, Majors was not initially interested in a career as a model and worked as a production assistant in Los Angeles, California

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Shaun Ross

Shaun Ross

Shaun Ross is an American model, actor and dancer best known for being the first male African-American model with albinism. He has been featured in photo-editorial campaigns in fashion publications including British GQ, Italian Vogue, i-D Magazine, Paper Magazine and Another Man

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Melanie Gaydos

Melanie Gaydos
Melanie Gaydos

Melanie Gaydos is one of a growing number of models challenging and transforming the fashion industry. Gaydos was born with ectodermal dysplasia, a condition that makes her pores, teeth, nails and small bones form abnormally

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Harnaam Kaur

Harnaam Kaur
Harnaam Kaur

Harnaam Kaur is a British model, anti-bullying activist, body positive activist, life coach, and motivational speaker who lives in London, UK

Moostapha

Moostapha
Moostapha

Saidi has vitiligo, the condition where pigment cells are destroyed, causing the skin to lose colour. … Zimbabwe-born Moostapha was just nine years old when he was diagnosed with vitiligo. “It started out as two small dots on my lips and at the time I didn’t understand what was happening.”

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Kanya Sesser

Kanya Sesser
Kanya Sesser

Kanya was born in Pak Chong, Thailand without legs. She was abandoned on the front steps of a Buddhist temple when she was only one week old. The monks at the temple took care of her for one year until she was transferred to a Bangkok hospital. The plan was to find her a family, and more importantly a loving home

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Sara Geurts

Sara Geurts
Sara Geurts

When she was 10, Sara Geurts was diagnosed with a condition called Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS), which is a series of connective tissue disorders than can affect bones, blood vessels, and skin. The disease caused Guerts’ body to have problems producing collagen, a structural protein that serves many purposes, including keeping skin firm and elastic. This has resulted in full-body “wrinkles.”

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Tsunaina

Tsunaina is a model from Tibet who has won many hearts because of her Avatar like skin condition. A modeling agency decided to take a chance with her appearance which paid off. She’s done multiple campaigns with Christian Dior now

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Joyjah Estrada

Joyjah Estrada
Joyjah Estrada

Joyjah EstradaJoyjah is a 24-year-old full-time influencer and part-time model of Belizean and Australian decent, living in Belize. Widely known on Instagram for her natural curly and wavy hair tips and tricks, she runs a growing YouTube channel with makeup, hair and skincare tutorials

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Khoudia Diop

Khoudia Diop. also known as the Melanin Goddess is a Senegalese fashion model and actress

Khoudia Diop – The Blackest Model in the World Khoudia Diop is a beautiful dark Skin Model, Nickname Melanin Goddess 

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Maeva Giani Marshall

When the French-American fashion model Maeva Giani Marshall was just 20 years old, she had a stroke. Afterwards she took medicines for the recovery of her liver that caused an allergic reaction combined with sunlight. What look like freckles now, were once flash burns; her skin was burned second-degree. Besides this, her body was partly paralyzed. After being in a wheelchair for eight months, she was able to walk again. As soon as she could walk, Marshall headed back to New York. Up there, she got immediately scouted by an acquaintance of a friend

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Moffy Gathorme Hard

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Moffy Gathorme Hard

Moffy Gathorne Hardy is a model signed onto Storm Models, the same agency that hired supermodel Kate Moss. She is primarily known for her crossed eyes and fighting fashion industry norms.

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