13 Brave Models That Turned Beauty Standards Upside Down

In 1994, an unknown albino girl sent her picture to Jean Paul Gaultier. The famous designer fell in love with Connie Chiu’s unusual appearance and invited the girl to present his collection. Connie became the first albino person to conquer the world of fashion. Connie’s story is all about the revolution of the fashion industry. Perfect models were replaced with unusual, brave, and unique men and women who knew all the advantages of their appearances.

Bright Side loves this new trend as it teaches us not to follow beauty standards and to accept our appearance.

We have decided to show you 13 bright models who prove that being different is a really great thing.

Connie Chiu

After being a part of Jean Paul Gaultier’s show in 1994, Connie Chiu continued to work as a model and even managed to build a music career. The first albino model in the world is 49 years old now.

Sophia Hadjipanteli

Sophia Hajipanteli accidentally tinted her naturally blonde eyebrows black and became a major proponent for the bushy brow movement. Her followers love her for being open and for breaking all beauty norms.


An aspiring American model with the interesting nickname, Kokie is proud of her sunny appearance. The girl barely uses makeup products and loves to demonstrate her skin’s pigmentation. Kokie doesn’t want to commit her life to modeling which is why she studies biology.

Tess Holliday

Tess Holliday is an American plus-size model and was the first plus-size woman to score a contract with a prominent modeling agency.

Freya Lawrence

A model scout noticed Freya when she was only 14 years old. Her big ears, freckles, and beautiful eyes made the scout believe she was a promising model with an extraordinary appearance. The girl became a muse for popular brands like Mulberry, Chloe, and Celine.

Yvesmark Chery

21-year-old Yvesmark Chery has vitiligo. But this feature made his appearance more recognizable and attractive. The boy is convinced that everyone should follow their own path and never care about societal standards. He says, “If you do what others do, you’ll get what others get.”

Rebekah Marine

The girl with a bionic arm made her dreams come true and became a model. In 2015, Rebekah was called the brightest model of New York Fashion Week. Now she continues her modeling career and gives motivational speeches.

Sarah Taylor

Sarah made her way through bullying and always hated her face but eventually came to love her unique appearance. Now the girl doesn’t want to hide her features and shares great pictures on Instagram. She barely retouches her photos or applies makeup — Sarah adores natural beauty.

Carlotta Runze

Many people don’t feel confident when they have a big nose, but Carlotta considers it to be her most attractive feature. This girl loves to impress and is a math whiz.

Amanda Wells

Amanda was diagnosed with vitiligo when she was 18 years old. To accept her appearance, the girl started to post videos on YouTube and share her pictures on social media. Many people loved her message and decided to support her.

Dustin Bice

Dustin Bice is a guy from Texas who wanted to conquer New York’s catwalks. He prefers to be called Bice and says that he’s going to astonish the world of fashion. At the age of 3, the boy was diagnosed with alopecia which is why he doesn’t have eyebrows, eyelashes, or hair.

Lilianna Ruger

Lilianna Ruger is a British model with freckles. The girl signed a contract with Model Management and has already taken part in several great photoshoots.

Ekaterina Timoshenko

Ekaterina Timoshenko is a Belarusian albino model. Her fashion career has just started, but many experts agree that she has a lot of promise in the modeling world.

Whose appearance is the brightest? Share your opinion with us in the comments.

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