Be different. Be Unique. Be yourself. The standards and definition for beauty have been flipped upside down overtime, as modelling agencies from around the world search for unique muses. Check out these awesome models who broke the stereotypical standards for models and are redefining the true meaning of beauty. Let’s go!
1. WINNIE HARLOW
Winnie Harlow born on 27th July, 1994 (24 years old), and when at her age four, she was diagnosed with vitiligo, an incurable skin pigmentation disease that causes colourless patches in any location on the body. She was singled out, got bullied and taunted for the way she looked. Yet she worked hard to fulfill her wanderlust desires until she found fame on America’s Next Top Model on year 2014. Also, Winnie is redefining global standards of beauty as it made history by becoming the first model with vitiligo to be casted by Victoria’s Secret on September 2018. She indeed deserves a big round applause for such achievement!
2. ALEX MINSKY
Alex Minsky born on 7th November, 1988 (30 years old). He is a war veteran who turned model after lost his right leg. The tragedy happened back in year 2009 where his humvee was hit by a roadside bomb when he is on his first tour in Afghanistan. He went into a coma for 47 days, had his arm torn to shreds and suffered a broken jaw. His world flipped after he met the photographer, Tom Cullis who asked if Minsky keen to work as a model while he is training at the gym. Later, Minsky is heating up the social media with the photos of his tattooed and ripped body. He’s way too hot!
3. MADELINE STUART
Madeline Stuart is an Australian model with down syndrome, born on 13th November, 1996 (22 years old). Stuart’s modelling career began after her inspiring weight loss story by shading off 20kg! Photos of her before and after went viral all around the world in year 2015 which were posted by her mother, Roseanne Stuart. Till date, she has walked more than 60 runway shows and she is the first model with Down’s Syndrome to involve in New York Fashion Week. Good things take times! Stuart biggest dream: to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
4. SLICKS WOOD
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Slicks wood born on 13th August, 1996 (24 years old). She had been rejected by some brands because she is an avid marijuana smoker. However, her bald head, gapped teeth, and tattoos break down barriers of what is considered beautiful. She had participated the campaigns for Moschino and Calvin Klein. Also, she being featured in runway shows for Vogue, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Yeezy, Fenty x Puma, Glamour, etc.
And not forget to mention Slick Woods indeed a tough lady! She gave birth to a baby boy right after walking Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty show during New York Fashion week on September, 2018.
5. JILLIAN MERCADO
Jillian Mercado born on 30th April, 1987 (31 years old). She was diagnosed with spastic muscular dystrophy (a group of disease that cause loss of muscle mass and progressive weakness) at her young age. However, the physical ability doesn’t strike her down but made her unique on her way which lead her to become one of the few wheelchair-bound models in the fashion industry. In year 2016, She was announced as one of three models to be featured in a campaign for Beyonce’s Formation world tour.