It’s no secret that millennials are ruling the online world and shaping its trends, be it fashion, modeling or beauty. They’re pushing these industries from a “Hollywood starlets only” dogma to a more inclusive one, granting everyone the opportunity to find their representation. That’s definitely one thing we here at modeling community ModelManagement.com push for!
If you ever felt you couldn’t fit in because of any physical feature that makes you stand out, now this same feature might just be your ticket to success in the modeling industry!
Here are some models that used what might’ve been an insecurity and made it the reason they’re special, one of a kind even!
Ralph Souffrant admitted to hating his freckles in the past, as they were the reason for constant stares and bullying. Now, he credits his freckles for his success, having modeled for brands like Yeezy, Diesel, Addidas and Calvin Klein. His embracing of his skin condition helped him get his family out of poverty.
If that’s not the happiest ending, what is?
Diandra Forrest had always dreamt of being a model, and went on to become the first albino African-American to get signed by a major agency. She has appeared in numerous editorials and runways, and featured in music videos alongside Beyoncé and Kanye West.
Sara Guerts is another exceptional, American model with a rare skin condition that wrinkled her entire body at a young age. Guerts is now a full-time, well-recognized model with a feature in Volition Magazine’s 2017 issue on body-positivity.
This is just a short list of some of our favorite success stories, which challenge the traditional definition of modeling in today’s fashion and beauty industry. You can find many just like these extraordinary models, or you can become one of them on our website today!