We all need to learn how to appreciate diversity in our world because some of us still tend to judge others by their looks. Unfortunately, women with nonstandard faces are often underestimated and, much worse, are bullied by so-called beauty experts. It takes a lot of courage for them to embrace their uniqueness and say goodbye to all their complexes.
Ilka Brühl was born with ectodermal dysplasia. However, this rare genetic disorder couldn’t break her spirit. The girl says that her mission is to remind the world that everyone is beautiful. She shares the photo story of her life on Instagram.
Sophia Hadjipanteli, a model from Cyprus, is everywhere on social networks because of her unique trait. Her unibrow made her extremely popular among famous designers too. They believe that Sophia managed to change conventional beauty standards.
Swantje Paulina never tries to conceal her freckles. It looks like the girl is very proud of such a gift from Mother Nature, and more than 200,000 of her followers on Instagram absolutely love those angel kisses on her face.
Mikayla Holmgren is the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA Pageant. She managed to win 2 awards and inspire millions of people worldwide to follow their dreams.
Although Em, a girl with vitiligo, doesn’t share her real name, she does share her best shots and motivational quotes on her inspiring personal account on Instagram.
Tabria Majors, a plus-sized model, proves that a curvy girl can be just as sexy and pretty as the official Victoria’s Secret Angels. Together with her friend, she shares funny podcasts about how much courage it takes to be oneself.
Another successful model with a nonstandard appearance. Famous photographers love Lotte, saying her beauty, charisma, and individuality look amazing in every shot.
“I never thought I was pretty enough to be a model because I never saw models who looked like me,” says Aleece Wilson. Now she is one of the runway standouts at shows for designers like Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs.
Simone Thompson learned to ignore what other people say and kept being confident about her look. Such an attitude was very much appreciated by Puma, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, and other popular brands.
Coralie Jouhier, a 28-year-old French model, is taking her first steps in the business. The girl says that it’s not always easy because of her unique appearance, but she is very proud of her skin and hair color, which she considers to be real gifts from her parents.
This Ukrainian model believes that her imperfections are, in fact, her benefits. With her own example, Arina wants to inspire teenage girls with nonstandard faces all over the world. This is the reason why Arina doesn’t try to hide her big ears and confidently poses for glossy magazines.
A gap between her teeth doesn’t make charming Luna Schulze feel uncomfortable about herself or prevent her from smiling broadly. Currently, she is one of the models of the UNIQUE MODELS agency.
At the age of 12, she was diagnosed with vitiligo. Ashley says that during her teenage years she was constantly bullied because of her look. Gradually, the girl learned to embrace her distinctive feature and even started an art project dedicated to her unique body.
In her motherland, people never considered Refilwe Modiselle to be beautiful, but the fashion industry welcomed the girl and made her one of the most successful albino female models in the world.
Seana Steele has just started her modeling and acting career. She knows how to attract attention and never listens to people criticizing her appearance. Alongside her model friends, Seana is an activist of the Body Positive Movement.