Melanie Gaydos: the beauty that breaks the stereotype
London [UK], June 11 (ANI): When there's a will, there's a way- proves US based model Melanie Gaydos.
Melanie is one of those models, whom the fashion world celebrates for breaking the ideas of conventional beauty.
The 28-year-old model suffers from a rare genetic disorder called ectodermal dysplasia, which has prevented her teeth, pores, nails, cartilage and bones from developing. Gaydos also has alopecia and is partially blind after her the growth of her eyelashes scratched her eyes.
As quoted by the Independent, she once told that she has rejected enhancements – including dentures and wigs – because she is "more comfortable with myself how I am".
Gaydos, who is an art graduate in New York City, hated having her photo taken but was encouraged to model by a boyfriend.
"There are simply not enough 'different' people fighting to be in whatever spot or position," she said.
However, she added that she has forced herself to "learn more about who I was and to become more comfortable with who I am at my core and natural state of being."