Non-standard models that inspire by example

Many of us have a stereotype that only the owner of an ideal appearance can become a model to serve as an object of envy and an example to follow. But the world of fashion is constantly expanding its boundaries.

More and more often on the podium and in magazines, we can see models with non-standard appearance, which by their example prove that the main thing – is unique, not blindly following imposed templates.

1. Hoodia Diop

Hoodia Diop from Senegal is considered to be the model with the darkest skin in the world. Once she suffered ridicule because of its coal-black skin, and now thanks to this feature is actively gaining popularity in the vast virtual network.

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At the moment, the girl who proclaimed herself the "melanin goddess" collaborates with modeling agencies around the world, including in America and Japan.

2. Tando. Hop

Tando Hop – South African model albinism that became known for starring in the beauty brand is Vishy. At the same time, her main activity is the work of a lawyer.

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Interview snippet: "We need to get to a point where we differentiate between inclusion and assimilation," she says. "Inclusion does justice to the authenticity of the image, but assimilation is saying, ‘we'll include the image, but on condition that it conforms and behaves in line with the perspectives of the dominant culture.’" Photographer: @aartverrips_official Producer: @sahilharila Make up: @madame_picasso Journalist:@angienagel Magazine @wantedonlinesa Wearing: @katvanduinen

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Tando engaged in the protection of the rights of albinos in Africa, because there they are considered children of Satan. But their blood is worth its weight in gold, as the wizards are confident that it is possible to prepare "cure" all diseases.

3. Winnie Harlow

Winnie Harlow (real name – chantel brown-young) since childhood suffers from a chronic skin condition called "vitiligo". In school she was teased by the "Zebra", "cow" and other offensive nicknames. Because of the bullying, she even thought about suicide.

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However, the manifestations of vitiligo, which are particularly noticeable on dark skin, helped her gain immense popularity. During the participation in the reality show "Top model in American" the audience was struck by the unusual beauty of the girl.

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4. Christian Kazakov

Christiana Kazakova is a native of Siberia, who managed to become famous in the United States by participating in America's Next Top Model. The audience loved her for her naturalness, kindness and integrity.

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TONIGHT is special ! TWO (2) hours of #antm tonight! S24E10 AND a mega funny bloopers and such episode following at 9/8C only on @vh1. So prepare those pizza orders cuties! 2 hours of #topmodel #teamkhrystyana Photo by @katie_levine_ styled by @kpbreen – shot on the coldest day of winter 2018 – who cares We are Siberians !!!! See you later #bodypositive #curves

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Christiana is a party bodypositive movement. It is not going to meet the standards of the fashion industry and is proud of its curvy shape.

5. Melanie Gaidos

Since birth Melanie suffers from a rare disease called "ectodermal dysplasia". It is not fatal in itself, but it has a great effect on appearance. By Melanie has almost no hair on her head and body, and she has only 3 teeth, and those milk (the rest fell out, and the new ones did not grow).

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Thanks to the support of his family, the girl never felt the complex because of the irregular appearance. Now it is one of the most popular art models. However, most of all Melanie is proud of the fact that she starred in the video of the group Rammstein.

6. Moffi Gators Hardy

Moffi of hardy – model, who suffers from strobizm (in other words, strabismus). For the first time a girl came to the shooting in 2011 at the recommendation of a friend. The shots were very successful and she was invited to the work of the Agency Storm Models, which began the career of the famous Kate moss.

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Agents are not confused squint of Mofpi. Moreover, the girl made it her highlight. She often appears on the covers of fashion magazines and world catwalks.

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7. Jena Turner

Jenna has been suffering from alopecia (abnormal hair loss). She used to have complexes about it. She wore a wig and was very afraid that someone would see her bald head.

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Pop or Soda?? I was raised in the Midwest, where we call it ‘pop’. When I moved to the west coast everyone looked at me crazy so now I call it ‘soda-pop’! But then I found out it's just called ‘coke’ in the south. On that note... #illtakeasprite ? @ohrangutang @cristinapilo

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However, the project "Top model-American" helped Jenna to decide to show her. Now she is in complete harmony with her appearance and is very happy that she doesn't have to wear a wig anymore.

8. Nikia Phoenix

Most people consider, that freckles can be only have fair-skinned, however the American model Nikiya shatters this stereotype. It attracts attention due to an unusual combination of dark skin and freckles covering the whole body.

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Always shining. Last weekend with @curlygirlcollective's #curlfest2018. Captured by @skinnywashere for @naturallycurly. #naturalhair

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Nikiya for the First time got an offer to work as a model, when you just went into a cafe for a Cup of coffee. Now she is the advertising face of Target and Coca-Cola.

9. Ava Clark

The Parents of 8-year-old ava Clark are brown-eyed African Americans, but she was born with white skin and blue-green eyes. Doctors said that the girl will begin to go blind due to fundus depigmentation, but, fortunately, she was able to maintain her vision.

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Generations #internationalwomensday #generations #women #avaclarke #avaclarkesmommy #avaclarkesgrandmommy #tbt Thanks @lancegross for capturing this candidate moment.

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Now Ava is a young star of the fashion world. Due to her unusual appearance, she often appears on the covers of magazines and works with the most famous fashion photographers. In addition to model activities, the girl is engaged in gymnastics.

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If you need lucky to be different from others, never change, because one day you can become a real sensation!

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