7 Uncoventional Models Who Have Revolutionezed The World Of Modeling
In the world of modeling what you expect to see is stick thin young models catwalking into the glamour world. But we are now in an era of eccentric trends where irrespective of the prevailing practices people are opting for experimental trends and the mob is turning open to these trends too.
These 7 models are the best examples of out of the crowd trend-setters who have radically changed the standards and rules set by the modeling industry:
Skin condition? Ain’t gonna stop me:
Chantelle Brown-Young aka Winnie Harlow is a former America’s Next Top Model contestant who suffers from a skin condition called Vitilligo in which white patches appear on the skin and the affected area gradually grows.
Taunted for her skin condition by her friends, Chantelle had a rough childhood. Embraced by top brands like Desigual her work as a model earned her rave reviews which have made the peers who taunted her facepalm.
Recently named as the face of Desigual Say Something Nice campaign, this 20 year old has certainly transformed the modeling world.
Age is just a number baby:
Daphne Selfe is a shining example for people who believe that in modeling age is just a number. At a frail age of 85 she is the one of the oldest working models who has proved to the world that your passion for work should not be affected by your age.
With a successful track record of 60 years in modeling industry, Daphne has worked for top-notch brands like Michiko Koshino and Dolce & Gabbana. Her well maintained body still embraces lingerie wear that she endorses very well.
My love handles can handle modeling too:
It isn’t always the skinny and bony ones who get to the top in the modeling industry. Whitney Thompson is one of the many plus size models who has thrived in the modeling world.
Winner of America’s Next Top Model season 10 this beauty has proved that weight cannot come between her and her dreams by beating the rest of the “model” sized contestants to get the prize of a contract with Elite Model Management which included getting featured on a US TV commercial, on a billboard at Times Square, in an editorial in Seventeen.
Transgenders are rocking it too:
Geena Rocero is a transgender model and advocate who is an exemplification of the fact that being a transgender does not affect your modeling career. Geena started her modeling at an age of 15 and by 2014 she had gained a magnanimous fan following.
That is when she launched the Gender Proud advocacy campaign for the betterment of the lives of transgender people. She got rave reviews for her TED talk in New York.
Amputee and proud:
Alex Minsky is an ex-marine corporal who had lost his right leg in a tour in Afghanistan in the year 2009. After recovering from a coma of 58 days he was disheartened to see himself as an amputee.
But he did not allow the melancholy of being an amputee depress him. His beautifully portrayed disabilities in Michael Stokes photography is a proof of his successful career as a model. Modeling gave him a second chance.
Muscular dystrophy ain’t gonna stop me:
Jilian Mercado is a fashion reporter who suffers from muscular dystrophy which is a hereditary disease which weakens the muscles. As a result she was stuck to a wheel-chair for the rest of her life.
Still she was chosen as the face of a Diesel’s campaign when she applied for it just for fun and she nailed it! Atta girl!
She is a great model… sorry he is:
Andrej Pejic is the guy to look for. Started his modeling career at 17, this guy has modeled for both men as well as women clothing line for Jean-Paul Gaultier and has also walked the ramp as a male model for Marc Jacobs.
Working as one gender just wasn’t enough for this guy who was recognized among the top 100 sexiest female models and the top 100 most compelling people in the year 2011.