These ‘Imperfect’ Models Are Changing The Face of The Fashion Industry

If we use the word ‘model’ you’ll naturally imagine a very beautiful woman with perfect skin, great height, and an amazing figure. But you’ll be surprised to know there are some models in the world that don’t look like the average model and yet are some of the world’s top models.

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If we use the word ‘model’ you’ll naturally imagine a very beautiful woman with perfect skin, great height, and an amazing figure. But you’ll be surprised to know there are some models in the world that don’t look like the average model and yet are some of the world’s top models.

1Refilwe Modiselle

This South African model started her career at the tender age of 13 when she was approached by Y! Magazine. She appeared as a runway model in 2005 for David Tlale who is a South African designer. This made her the first albino model to appear on a runway in South Africa. She has also been seen in a number of South African magazines.

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2Lily McMenamy

This American-born English model was criticized for her large ears, lips, and teeth. She didn’t let her unusual look stop her from achieving her dreams. Her mother was one of the world’s top models during the 1990s named Kristen McMenamy. She has always stated that “My mother has been a massive influence, now more than ever”.

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3Precious Lee

She is now known to be the first black plus-size model to have appeared in American Vogue. She is close friends with Ashley Graham who inspired her by becoming the first plus-size model to appear on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. She became the first black, plus-size model featured in the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

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4Lara Stone

This beautiful Dutch supermodel was born in the small Dutch town of Mierlo. At the age of 15, she took part in the Elite Model Look competition in the year 1999. She did not win but was able to impress the executives and got a deal to model for them. What makes her special is the gap in her teeth that any other model would’ve gotten fixed.

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5Alba Parejo

This story is the most heart-warming as Alba Parejo was bullied for being born with over 500 birthmarks that covered her whole body.  This Barcelona native suffers from a rare form of congenital melanocytic nevus which causes large moles and dark patches of skin to form all over her body and face. Now she is a proud model who is teaching others to live with their imperfection with pride.

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