Birthmarks have a number of theories associated with them. Many-a-times, people see birthmarks as a shame. They do not realise that beauty is beyond physical appearance.
But there are exceptions. Meet 24-year-old Mariana Mendes from Brazil who was born with a birthmark on her face. The birthmark covers part of her nose, her right eye, and her right cheek, that is, it is right on her face. But, this did not keep her from modelling for a stunning photoshoot.
The brave, bold and beautiful girl is proud of being different. On her birthmark, Mariana says, "There are many people who stare and who don't like it, but I don't care. I have been told by a few people that it's "ugly" or "strange", but it doesn't bother me. That's just their opinion and I think it's beautiful".
Keep up the spirit, girl!
To reduce nevus. Also, her mother was afraid that she would be bullied for it, by her peers.
"I feel more beautiful and totally different from other people because I have a nevus".
"A lot of people ask me about my birthmark, sometimes they think it's makeup or a tattoo but I don't mind and explain it to them."
"I'm proud of having a nevus, it's a part of who I am and how I learn to like myself."
Mariana, we wish you all the strength. We are happy that you are living with it and through it!