"Frightened elf" and "angel with sad eyes": 5 models with unusual physical characteristics. Photo
The appearance of these girls is "extraterrestrial": it breaks all the templates about the canons of beauty and attracts with its charm. They become catwalk stars and easily sign contracts with global fashion houses. And on social media, they inspire others to love their otherness.
In the OBOZREVATEL article, find out which girls have conquered the fashion world thanks to their charisma and unique natural gifts. Some of them had a hard time at school.
1. Laura O'Grady
Irish model Laura O'Grady was born with a baby face, big sea-colored eyes, and protruding ears. As a child, her peers called her a "frightened elf" for this. Because of the constant ridicule, Laura was insecure and withdrawn. This went on until her peculiar appearance became her calling card. The girl grew up and began posting her photos on Instagram, which attracted the attention of fashion recruiters, designers, and fashion designers. Now she receives numerous offers from various agencies, which consider her fabulous appearance to be a gift of nature, not a flaw.
2. Allison Harvard
American model, artist, and actress Allison Harvard has always been proud of her natural beauty. One day she started posting her own photos online under the ironic nickname Creepy Chan (Creepy means creepy, Chan means aunt, girl) and she was noticed. She was invited to participate in the project "America's Next Top Model." There, Allison was called "a white angel with huge sad eyes." That's how the jury succinctly described the model's narrowed doll face, her disproportionately large eyes, and fragile body. After the reality show, Harvard signed contracts with modeling agencies, starred for many fashion publications and even played a role in the movie Insensate.
3. Ting Gao
Ting Gao, a textile design student at the London College of Fashion, is originally from Shanghai. She is short, has a long neck, thin eyebrows, as if drawn with a pencil, a stoop, wide eyes and a weakly defined chin. But this did not stop her from becoming a model for the London-based Anti-Agency. In an interview with Vogue, she said: "The word 'anti-' is usually used in a negative sense, but in terms of fashion and modeling, it challenges the norms of beauty and appearance."
4. Kelly Mittendorf
American fashion model and PR coordinator Kelly Mittendorf has been nicknamed "the face of fashion maximalism" by the media. The girl has a narrow eye slit, barely noticeable eyebrows, masculine cheekbones, and a voluminous forehead, which makes it seem like she is constantly dissatisfied or overly serious. But it was this unconventional beauty that helped Kelly conquer the fashion world. She collaborated with the Ralph Lauren brand for a long time, and now she is shooting for Vogue and for Erdem lookbooks.
5. Hanna Gaby Odil
Belgian Hannah Gaby Od ile never even dreamed of walking the catwalks and posing for fashion magazines. She thought it was definitely not for her. The girl was born with a male set of chromosomes but a female phenotype. At the same time, she underwent medical procedures related to intersex variations. Because of this, Hannah has a disproportionate ratio of broad forehead and thin facial features.
One day Gabi Odil was spotted by fashion insider Tom Van Dorpe during the Novarock rock festival. This meeting changed her life. The girl signed a contract with the Supreme Management agency in New York and now works with the most profitable companies in the industry (Mulberry, Balenciaga, Anna Sui, Vera Wang and DKNY Jeans).
Earlier, OBOZREVATEL wrote about 5 beauty anomalies of models that fascinate.