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IN Celebrities ON 17 Jul, 2015
There is no fix definition of being beautiful or look nice. Standards of beauty changes from time to time. Media pushes the same level of beauty on everyone. There are also some people who represent the society because these measures exclude a lot of people.
Here we have listed people who dared to challenge the standards of beauty. Let's celebrate all kinds of beauty because everyone is beautiful in their way.
Winnie Harlow is a famous Canadian model that made a profitable career by her disease. She is now a world famous model. When she was four, she had a hard time fitting in at school because she was diagnosed with vitiligo. Her classmates called her by all sorts of horrible names as she had a patchy skin. She finally decided to drop out of high school. After that, she accepted the fact that she looked different and took that as a positive thing. She got fame when she became a contestant at the America's Next Top Model. She was not the winner but gathered a quite big following. She got her big professional break in 2014 from Desigual.
Andrej Pejic is a transgender Australian model. Her androgynous looks made it possible for her to become model both as a man and a woman. Many magazines labeled Andrej as an androgynous, but she says she lives 'in between genders'. While working at McDonalds she was scouted. She walked both male and female runways for Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Michalsky, modeled bridal dresses for Rosa Clara and many other fashion shows. She had a sex reassignment surgery in 2014. She intends to live her life as a transgender woman. She is also the first openly transgender woman to appear in Vogue.
Tess Holliday is an American plus-size model. Her career as a model started in 2013 when she created the #effyourbeautystandarts movement on Instagram. Now, she is listed in best plus-sized models by Vogue Italia, Refinery29, and The Huffington Post. She recently signed by Milk Model Management that made her the biggest plus-sized model hired by a mainstream modeling agency. She describes herself as a body positive activist and a feminist.
Daphne Selfe is considered as the oldest model. She is 83 years old but still rocking the ramp. She never went through any surgeries or botox, even she does not use expensive cosmetics. Daphne recently posed for a charity photoshoot in which she wore a replica of Madonna's famous corset and coned bra. She prefers long sleeves as her arms have brown spots. She never use photoshop. She is doing excellent and helping to change the image of older women.
Alex is a former marine and never planned to become a model. In 2009, during his first tour in Afghanistan his car got blown up by a roadside bomb. His jaw was broken, his arm torn to pieces and his leg completely blow of below the knee. He also had a brain trauma and spent one month in a coma. After a period of depression decided to get calm and sort out his life. He went to a gym and during one of his gym workouts he was approached by a photographer. He is now a world-famous model who is challenging the standards of beauty.
Moffy is a 19-year-old British model who is taking the modeling world by storm. She has strabismus that means she is a bit cross-eyed. She chooses modeling as her career to take a stand or challenge stereotypes. She is glad that what makes her different is helping other people accept their flaws and feel better about themselves.
Shaun Ross is a fashion model, and he is an albino. He is the first male albino model in the world. He was born in the Bronx and often bullied for his looks. He trained at Alvin Ailey for five years in dancing. He became popular from Youtube and in 2008, he switched to being a professional fashion model from being a Youtuber. He appeared in music videos of famous celebrities.
Aiden is a musician, an author, an actor and a model. He has six published works and two music albums but still is known for his modeling. His interest in fashion started when he was 14 but he never wants to be a model. He studied creative arts, expressive arts, film, television, photography and video at Manchester Youth Theater. He was signed as a model in his 40's and now representing represented four different huge model agencies in Paris, Barcelona and New York.
Jillian is an American model and is suffering from muscular dystrophy. She is a brave girl. She participated in 'What's Underneath Project" and turned her weakness into strength. She says, "I'm so over this. I'm not going to sit in the corner my whole life, just crying about something I really can't change'. She is now a fashion editor, blogger and a star of Diesel's 'We Are Connected' campaign.
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