Models who defy beauty stereotypes

Hari Nef
Halima Aden
Madeline Stuart
Diandra Forrest
Carmen Dell'Orefice
Ashley Graham
Melanie Gaydos
Maeva Giani Marshall
Winnie Harlow
Lauren Wasser
Nikia Phoenix
Hunter McGrady
Andreja Pejic
Harnaam Kaur
Tara Lynn
Viktoria Modesta
Khoudia Diop
Daphne Selfe
Hamad Jaman
Cassandra Naud
 Ava Clarke
Moffy Gathorne
Masha Tyelna
Daiane Conterato
Stephen Thompson
Nastya Zhidkova
Leandra Madeiros Cerezo
Rebekah Marine
Sarah McDaniel
Hari Nef

This transgender model has managed to break stereotypes and conquer important brands such as L'Oréal. She is 23 years old and has already been the protagonist of several advertising campaigns.

Halima Aden

She's is the first Muslim model to wear hijab and burkini on the Sports Illustrated pages, as well as becoming the cover girl of Vogue for its British edition and walking the runway at New York Fashion Week.

Madeline Stuart

She was one of the first young women with Down Syndrome to break stereotypes and conquer catwalks and covers.

Diandra Forrest

Diandra Forrest is recognized as the first African-American top model with albinism. She became the image of makeup brand Wet'n Wild and participated in Kanye West's music video 'Power', among other things.

Carmen Dell'Orefice

Already in her late 80s, she continues to walk the runway in the most important venues of the world. She has worked for Vogue, W Magazine and Harper's Bazaar, among others, while also being the face of the perfume Chanel Nº5.

Ashley Graham

She has proudly shown her curves without touch-ups. This promoter of 'Body positive' has become the face of Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Glamour and Elle. In addition, she has managed to start her own brand of clothing and walk the runway for renowned brands.

Melanie Gaydos

A genetic mutation called ectodermal dysplasia affected her hair, teeth, skin, and nails. Because of that, she made a difference in the industry.

Maeva Giani Marshall

The pigmentation on her face came about as an allergic reaction after a heart attack, but Maeva has taken it as a clear sign of strength and a will to live. She now frequents great catwalks in Europe and Asia.

Winnie Harlow

Model, spokesperson and activist, she became the first woman with vitiligo to walk the runway for major beauty brands and world-renowned fashion shows. She rose to fame in America's Next Top Model and has grown so much that even Victoria's Secret signed her for its catwalk.

Lauren Wasser

After suffering toxic shock, doctors had to amputate Lauren Wasser's legs. This has not prevented her from modelling for different brands with her prostheses.

Nikia Phoenix

The model says she loves her freckles and wants to transmit that love in each one of the campaigns that she carries out. In addition to modeling, Nikia is also dedicated to acting.

Hunter McGrady

She is known as the curvy girl from Sports Illustrated, has proudly shown off her curves and cellulite, and told the Daily Mail that she feels comfortable and secure in her body.

Andreja Pejic

This Australian beauty was one of the first transgender models to break taboos and triumph in fashion. She has worked for designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Paul Smith and Raf Simons.

Harnaam Kaur

Besides her modeling career, British model Harnaam Kaur has campaigned against bullying and discrimination, while promoting body positivity. Harnaam was born with PCO syndrome, better known as polycystic ovary, a condition that alters the female hormonal balance and can cause excessive hair growth.

Tara Lynn

She has been one of the few large-size models to be featured on the cover of the renowned French edition of Elle magazine.

Viktoria Modesta

After 15 failed surgeries, Viktoria Modesta had her leg amputated. Still, she managed to achieve recognition in the fashion industry.

Khoudia Diop

She calls herself 'Goddess of Melanin.' Despite having been bullied as a child for her dark skin colour, she is now a recognized model in the industry.

Daphne Selfe

The impressive thing about Daphne Selfe is that she started her career at the age of 70 and has already passed the 90s' barrier. She has posed for Mario Testino and Nick Knight, as well as participated in campaigns for Olay, Nivea and Dolce & Gabbana.

Hamad Jaman

He is distinguished by the number of freckles on his body, a characteristic that has caused Hamad Jaman to draw attention wherever he goes.

(Image: freckledlightskin, Instagram)

Cassandra Naud

After confessing that she almost removed the stain from her right cheek when she was younger, Cassandra Naud claims that she learned to love it just like many others in the fashion industry.

Ava Clarke

She is one of the youngest promising models in the fashion and acting industry. Of African descent and albino by birth, Ava is one of the models catching more and more attention of designers and brands.

Moffy Gathorne

While she was bullied as a child for her crossed eyes, today Moffy is a world class model. She was discovered by Storm Models, the agency responsible for Kate Moss's success, so it's no wonder Moffy is a hit.

Masha Tyelna

Her characteristic eyes have made Masha Tyelna a recognized model. Large and far removed from each other, they have conquered more than one beauty brand.

Daiane Conterato

This Brazilian woman stands out for her androgynous look, so much so that the first magazine cover she made was with a masculine look.

Stephen Thompson

He is one of the few albino male models in the fashion industry. In 2011 he became the face of Givenchy, and since then Stephen has overtaken catwalks and covers alike.

Nastya Zhidkova

Her albinism and factions have conquered the beauty and fashion industry. Her image has traveled all over the world and is recognized in catwalks in the United States, Europe and Asia.

Leandra Madeiros Cerezo

Better known as Lea T, it is one of the most recognized transgender top models in Brazil. Muse of Riccardo Tisci, creative director of Givenchy and image of other firms such as Redken and Benetton.

Rebekah Marine

She was born without her right forearm. Even though she was rejected in many castings, she finally made history in 2015 when she walked Fashion Week's runway in New York with her bionic arm.

Sarah McDaniel

This model has managed to conquer the world thanks to her characteristic heterochromy, which means that her eyes are of a different color. She has been signed by the agency LA Models.

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