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10+ Fashion Models With Unique Features Who Set Their Own Standards For Beauty


10+ Fashion Models With Unique Features Who Set Their Own Standards For Beauty

Everyone is beautiful in their own way.

The fashion industry is strict when it comes to the standard they have. You may have heard of some of the most ridiculous things models do in order to stay in shape. But time has changed and the fashion industry has been constantly being reminded to be inclusive.

Today, we are in love with seeing so many different kinds of people be part of the industry. From people with albinism, and plus-size models, to those who embrace their traditions that could mean unconventional appearance, these models are breaking the standards with their presence.

Diandra Forrest

Diandra was signed to be a model at the age of 18 and became the first albino to work with a major modeling company. She found herself suscepted to many comments about her appearance, but has learned to build her confidence and love herself the way she is.

Sofia Steinberg

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Sofia Steinberg was mentioned in Forbes as a woman with the highest potential in 2021 and has a presence in both Asia and Europe. By 2019, she was opening the fashion show for Givenchy.

Quannah Chasinghorse

Quanna has been a unique model since she first signed with Calvin Klein in 2020. When she appeared at the Met Gala 2021, the 19-year-old made headlines as the sole Native American model who appeared with a face tattoo for the event.

She was reclaiming her people’s tradition and got the tattoo at 14, which was an ancient tradition that typically girls aged between 12 to 14 get from their mother as a rite of passage. She now lives in Alaska and is an activist that works to protect the land of Arctic against oil production in the area.

Kris Grikaite

Kris’ career started on a whim when her photographer friend took her to the office of Vogue, which got her noticed. She’s now an exclusive model for Prada’s runway and has become the opening and closing model for the brand.

Adesuwa Aighewi

Adesuwa is not just Chinese, but also Thai and Nigerian. Born to two environmental scientists, Adesuwa travels a lot with them for work. She was born in the US, spent a lot of her life in Nigeria, and even interned for NASA. She still chose the fashion industry career and has now walked for Dior, LV, and Chanel.

Sara Grace Wallerstedt

Sara is an American model who’s often been dubbed as the most beautiful girl and possesses an “ethereal” appearance. But before her big debut in the fashion industry, she admitted to being a nerd and was called a “giraffe” at her school. Imagine their shock when her first magazine cover was for Vogue Italia and she appeared for Prada for her first campaign.

Mona Tougaard

Mona is a mix of Danish, Somali, Ethiopian, and Turkish. She was first noticed at 12 by scouts and by 15 years old, she was already winning contests. She’s now modeled for Prada, LV, Loewe, Chanel, Max Mara and more. She’s also been on the cover of British Vogue.

Rain Dove

Dove is a unique figure in that she’s modelled for both male and female shows for being androgynous. She shared that she prides in being considered a token for fashion shows, making her proud that she’s why their shows are “wildly successful.”

Lila Grace Moss

Born to the supermodel Kate Moss, Lila was a natural born fashion walker. She was 16 when she modeled for Marc Jacobs Beauty as well as the cover of Dazed magazine.

Lila was born with type-1 diabetes. When she walked the runway for a fashion show in Milan, she didn’t hesitate to let her insulin pump be seen.

Adut Akech

Adut is a model from South Sudan and has always been called the “second Naomi Campbell.” The 22-year-old won the “Model of the Year” at the British Fashion Awards in London. She was noticed at 13 and started debuting at 16.

Paloma Elsesser

This is Paloma, a student in psychology who also started a blog on Instagram. She was noticed by makeup artist Pat McGrath and despite never planning to enter the high fashion industry, she became one of the first plus-size models and has now worked with Nike, Fenty Beauty, and other luxurious brands.

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