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Model With Rare Genetic Disorder Smashes Fashion Steorotypes

She’s actually beautiful inside and out.

In a world where beauty is a standard, people can sometimes judge you based on your looks. This is most especially true in the fashion industry. Models, in particular, need to meet specific beauty standards if they want to maintain their careers. Otherwise, they can potentially end up losing their jobs.

But for Melanie Gaydos, this isn’t exactly true. She proved to the world that beauty isn’t a requirement when it comes to modeling. And that no one can tell you what to do based on your looks. This brave woman definitely took the fashion industry by storm.

The 28-year-old American is suffering from a genetic disorder called ectodermal dysplasia. This rare condition prevents a victim’s nails, pores, teeth, cartilage, and bones from developing. That’s why she looks different.

Melanie acquired the condition since birth, making her childhood a traumatizing one.

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But despite that, she didn’t stop from pursuing her dream to become a successful model.

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Her goal is to revolutionize the way people look at the fashion industry, that it’s not only about having a beautiful face and a perfect body.

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She’s even worked with some of the world’s most renowned photographers.

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Melanie admitted that people would sometimes think of her as contagious or ill.

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According to Daily Mail, Melanie is also suffering from alopecia and is partially blind.

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Her partial blindness was due to eyelash growth that scratched her eyes when she was still a kid.

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When she was 26 years old, she decided to undergo dental implant.

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Her first set of dentures were made just after her appearance in a reality TV show called The Doctors.

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One of the popular photographers Gaydos worked with is Eugenio Recuenco from Spain.

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She is a big Miley Cyrus fan, and she’s hoping she can work with her someday.

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Melanie said that she entered modelling after a boyfriend persuaded to do it “just for fun.”

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Her first appearance was in a music video from a German metal band named Rammstein.

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Interestingly, the said video was directed by Recuenco. This jumpstarted their relationship and her modelling career.

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Recuenco then took some photos of her online, particularly on social media.

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Melanie said that the initial responses were surprising and shocking.

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Some people actually mocked her.

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However, others were saying the nicest of things.

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Melanie said that the amount of positive feedback she received made her “speechless.”

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This encouraged Melanie to pursue modelling.

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Her success eventually brought change to the fashion industry.

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Nevertheless, she admitted that the industry is still a bit inclusive in some areas.

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She’s positive that things will change, though it’s a slow process.

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Melanie’s success in modelling made her more confident towards life.

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She no longer wears wigs ever since she started modelling.

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Her experience helped her become “stronger and happier” with her entire existence.

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Man Stages Epic Underwater Proposal For Princess Ariel-Loving Girlfriend

An underwater wedding proposal is taking over the internet as a man dressed his already-fiancee in a fancy mermaid suit in his second chance to pop up the big question.

Some men can be very creative when doing their proposals, as we've seen a lot of amazing ones lately. These guys really worked hard at winning the attention of their significant other with the unique ideas setup they come up with. Just recently, another engagement proposal took over the internet as the fancy theme easily appealed to ladies who love the magical world of Disney princesses.

Eric Martinez has already proposed to his girlfriend and got a “yes” for an answer, but he decided to pop up the question again, this time in a more memorable scene. Eric staged an underwater proposal as he is fully aware that his already-fiancée, Cammy Rynae Cuoco, is pretty much in love with mermaids.

Eric found a way to please his girlfriend in their engagement shoot as he came up with an underwater theme.

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Fitness Fanatic Spends Fortune To Look Twice His Age

He wants to look twice his age.

While most dread the thought of aging, a fitness fanatic spends a fortune just to look older than his age. Pawel Ladziak, a personal trainer, deliberately makes himself look older to boost his social media following.

The 35-year-old fitness buff makes sure his immaculately styled hair and beard are dyed white. Pawel started his journey to look older when he noticed that his Instagram followers increased when he started to dye his hair gray.

Meet Pawel Ladziak, also known as the Polish Viking.

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Mom Shares Photos Of How Melanoma Almost Ate Her Forehead

Because prevention is better than cure!

You’ve either heard or read a lot of inspiring stories from people who kept on fighting the good fight. It could be about surviving after a near-death experience. Or perhaps a story about grandparents who never lost hope despite their granddaughter’s condition. All of these continue to show up on the internet.

This story about a mom who battled skin cancer is among them. Bethany Gambardella-Greenway found out about her condition while she was pregnant with her youngest kid. Thinking it was a simple dark spot, she ignored it. But to her horror, she was actually facing melanoma.

Interestingly, her dermatologist assumed it was nothing to be worried about. But several months later, a painful mole appeared on her forehead. The biopsy suggested that it was a life-threatening skin cancer called desmoplastic melanoma.

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