I believe that beauty is subjective as it has been said that it lies in the eyes of the beholder. Different people have different notions of beauty.
Something might appear as waste to someone while others might consider it gold. A beautiful woman is someone who can just be herself.
Here is the list of 11 exceptionally talented and inspirational women that are changing the traditional notion of beauty and are further breaking stereotypes:
1. Chantelle Brown-Young
Born as Chantelle Brown-Young, Winne Harlow is a Canadian model. At the age of four, she was diagnosed with Vitiligo, a skin condition characterized by de-pigmentation of certain portions of the skin. She was bullied as a child but that did not stop her from becoming what she is today. Winnie gained eminence as a contestant in America’s next top model. She changed her insufficiency into reward and became a model. She is now a spokesperson for the ones like her.
2. Viktoria Modesta
Modesta is a Latvian singer, lyricist, and model. Due to her doctor’s carelessness at her birth she had to undergo 15 surgeries on her left leg which led to her voluntary decision of amputating her leg below-the-knee to ensure her mobility. Her physicality has now turned out to be known for testing the cutting edge view of altered beauty.
3. Erika Ervin
35-year-old Erika Ervin is a Californian model who is also popularly known as Amazon Eve, is considered one of the tallest models in the world. She is 6 feet and 8 inches tall (about 2.03 meters). When she was just 14 she was 177 cm and was taller than her classmates and teachers. She did not let her height come in her way of becoming a successful model. She is soon to be filmed by the Playboy magazine.
4. Masha Tyelna
This Ukrainian model is known for her exceptionally large and majestic eyes. She was signed last year to Women Management and with that, she has made prima waves in the fashion industry. Her eyes are like gleaming sapphires lodged in the face of a doll. Masha is popularly known as “alien model” and her body is just as splendid as her face. She is 5 feet 11 inches tall with a well-portioned body and shapely legs.
5. Carmen Dell’Orefice
Age is just a number. This 87-year-old woman is the world’s oldest working model and American actress. She appeared in the Vogue magazine cover at the age of 15 and has been working as a successful model ever since. She is bold, beautiful, and passionate about her work and believes in enjoying herself at no one else’s expense.
6. Jamie Brewer
Jamie is the first ever American actress and model with down-syndrome. She appeared in American TV series ‘American horror story’ and since then became a true inspiration not only for the people born with disabilities but all young girls and women. Jamie is truly proud of becoming a role model and has a conviction that she can do all that can be done by others and wants to deliver this message that the ones like her are not different, they are just special. She recently walked the ramp in the New York fashion week and won numerous praises and fans.
7. Denise Bidot
Born in Miami, Florida, Denise is the first plus-sized model to hit the ramp in the New York fashion week. She has worked for some popular brands like Old Navy, Levi’s, Forever 21, Nordstrom and several others. She launched a lifestyle movement in 2016 called “There is No Wrong Way to be a Woman.” She was also featured in a documentary film straight/curve. With her bang on performance, she has proved that curvy is the new sexy.
8. Casey Legler
Casey is a French American model, Olympic swimmer, and writer. She was the first woman to sign a modeling contract as a man. She has also done several advertisements being the same. Her 6 feet 11 inches height and well-defined cheekbone really make her look like a beautiful young man. These days she spends most of her time writing and running her restaurants.
Moffy Gathorne Hardy is a British model. She is famous due to her squint. She is very optimistic and sees the fashion industry as welcoming people from all walks of life that are, according to her, “a bit unusual”.
10. Diandra Forrest
Diandra is an African American model and actress popular as the first woman model with albinism to sign with a major fashion agency. Here is a striking beauty that won her several magazine covers. She is passionate and has high regard for art and creativity.
Also known as black Barbie, this African American ‘melanin Goddess’ has proved to the world that black is beautiful. She is proud of her color and boldly flaunts it. That’s what makes her a supermodel.