1) Harnaam Kaur
Known as Lady With Beard, at the age of 12, Kaur was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome, which causes an imbalance of hormones in the body. One of the symptoms of PCOS is hirsutism, or the ability to grow excessive facial and body hair. Harnaam Kaur was bullied for her facial hair but she turned her life around. She is a successful activist now, flaunting her facial hair in all its glory.
2) Nyakim Gatwech
Known as ‘Queen of The Dark’ Nyakim Gatwech, is world famous all because of her skin color. She is a South Sudanese model who’s teaching people not to be afraid of the dark. With her deeply pigmented skin and fierce determination, she is taking the internet by storm through her conventional beauty, and encouraging others to do exactly the same. Nyakim is 24 years old and is a fashion icon.
3) Winnie Harlow
Diagnosed with the skin disorder vitiligo, she has spots spread all over her body including on her hands, knees, and face. Her striking appearance caught the attention of Tyra Banks, who discovered her on Instagram and asked her to compete in cycle 21 of America’s Next Top Model, where she placed fifth. She is now the current brand ambassador for the Barcelona-based casual clothing brand Desigual, along with Brazilian supermodel Adriana Lima.
4) Clémentine Desseaux
Freckles are very common and yet a lot of people with freckles are discriminated against. However, Clementine did not hide her face behind layers of make up, she puts her freckles on display. She is a successful blogger who inspires others to be comfortable in their own skin.
5) Melanie Gaydos
28-year-old model, Melanie Gaydos was born with Ectodermal dysplasia (ED). A rare genetic disorder in which the person suffers absence or abnormality of hair, nails, fingers, teeth and irregular skin pigmentation. In an interview with Cosmopolitan, the model said: