Recently, not only Western society is moving further away from the standardization of female beauty, but also serious modeling agencies. If previously only leggy beauties could build a career on the podium, now it is open to girls with special needs.
Among the modern famous models, almost everyone has their own “highlight” that catches attention. But who are the most eccentric and popular ones?
Chantelle Brown-Young, better known in modeling circles as Winnie Harlow, could not grow up with the dream of becoming a model. Her illness at that time was a sentence for participating in beauty contests. The fact is that the girl has vitiligo, so her skin is pigmented unevenly. For some reason, melanin is not produced in certain areas.
But her path to modeling fame began on the show “America’s Next Top Model” and success came pretty quickly. Now the large “spots” of white against the background of the dark-skinned Winnie’s body distinguish her from her peers and colleagues.
Harnaam Kaur’s modeling career was also doomed by her diagnosis – Stein-Leventhal syndrome, a feature of which is excessive hair growth throughout the body, did not give a chance to fit into beauty standards.
The girl was expected either constant and futile attempts to get rid of the hair, or acceptance – when she removed her hair, they only began to grow more intensively. Tis British woman with Indian roots had to accept herself and her “beard”. At the age of 16, she began to look for herself in religion and accidentally caught the eye of a modeling agency. Several fashion houses were interested in her at once. Despite the skepticism of Harnaam herself, she agreed to paid tuition and soon became very popular.
Moffy Hardy’s diagnosis is less noticeable at first glance than the features of the other girls. But if you look closely, then Moffy’s strangeness becomes sharply obvious. Under the first, ordinary impression of excellent parameters and serious facial features lies a strong strabismus.
This “flaw” has become the main feature of the model, and for many years she has not known the end of popularity, often acting in close-ups. The girl refused the idea of having a vision correction operation.
Melanie Gaydos, another successful model, has a very rare genetic disorder that has severely deformed her appearance. The name of her chromosomal malfunction is ectodermal dysplasia.
Because of it, the girl looks like an alien, which conquered the catwalks of the world’s leading houses, as well as many outrageous fashion designers.
The outstanding national features of Armenian Armine Harutyunyan made her one of the most recognizable faces of the Gucci house. Thick eyebrows and luxurious hair added an attractive charisma to her appearance. Many other fashion houses expect a contract from the model, but so far the girl feels great on the European catwalk.