10 People Who Celebrate Their Unique Features And Aren’t Afraid To Show Them To The World

“We are all equal in the fact that we are all different,” the saying goes. However, some people have striking features or attributes that make them stand out more and that fortunately, are changing the perception of beauty standards. What’s considered beautiful now, might not be in a few years, or even a few months. That’s why it’s ridiculous to follow trends and try to fit yourself in a mold provided by society.

We’ve compiled a list of people who are not afraid to show their uniqueness with the world, whether it’s through social media or their careers.

1. Unique beauty marks

 

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Cassandra Naud is a Canadian actress and dancer with a rare birthmark on her face which only enhances her beauty. She never tried to get rid of it, quite the opposite, she is proud of her beauty mark which even brought her career she still thrives in today.

2. Hirsutism

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Dakota Cooke a.k.a. Dakota the Bearded Lady, is a performer living in Los Angeles. She has a condition called hirsutism which causes hormonal imbalances and excess growth of facial hair. However, the 24-year-old embraced her uniqueness and never let it stop her from being a successful performer. Not only men can rock a beard!

3. Albinism

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This is not a porcelain doll. It’s a gorgeous human being that was photographed by Danil Golovkin when she was only 16. Nastya Kumarova, a very talented model, has a rare genetic condition called albinism which affects the production of melanin in the skin, eyes, and hair. The model has a successful career which is not only embracing and celebrating her uniqueness but is also bringing awareness to the condition.

 

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Sir Maejor Page, better known as “The Minister of Justice” in social media, is also a model affected by albinism. In addition to being a model, the 30-year-old is also embarking on acting, and it’s turning out pretty well for him.

4. Argyria

 

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Argyria is a rare condition which is caused by silver build up in the body over a long time. Paul Karson was taking silver compounds to treat his dermatitis and minimize the effects. These compounds react to light similarly as melanin, however, instead of giving the person a tan, they turn the skin silver, like Karson’s case. Once the skin turns silver, it becomes irreversible.

5. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

 

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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) is a group of genetic connective tissue disorders with symptoms like loose joints, abnormal scar formation, and stretchy joints.

 

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Sara Geurts which suffers from the rare genetic condition is using her career as a model to promote and raise awareness for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome. The 27-year-old looks stunning and is all about body positivity in her social media posts.

6. Extraordinarily long legs

 

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Ia Ostergren is an Instagram influencer with stunning, long legs. The model’s legs are 108 cm long and disproportionate to the rest of her body. Ostergren tells she was bullied as a teenager however, shortly after, learned to embrace her long legs and is now into bodybuilding. Rocking, of course!

7. Ectodermal Dysplasia

 

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Ilka Brühl is a German model who was born with ectodermal dysplasia which is a condition affecting her facial structure. She went through many operations and bullying as a child, however, today she is an inspiration to her thousands of followers on Instagram and a very successful photographer.

 

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8. The cat eye syndrome

 

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The beautiful boy in the picture whose eyes resemble that of a wild cat’s, has a rare chromosomal disorder called cat eye syndrome. The condition affects eyes, ears, the anal region, as well as heart and kidneys, and cannot be inherited. It only happens randomly during the formation of the egg throughout pregnancy.

9. Dermatographia

 

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It might look like a cool 3D tattoo, but it’s actually a skin condition called dermatographia, also known as skin writing. The condition affects only 2% of the population and causes welts even after the lightest scratches. Usually, they go away after thirty minutes, but creative people like to turn them into temporary art pieces and promote the condition in the world.

10. Waardenburg syndrome

 

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Stepanie Peloza or better known as Stef Snjati is a vlogger and influencer with the Waardenburg syndrome. The condition is characterized by hearing loss, pigmentation changes, and minor defects in structures. The vlogger has a white streak of hair and very blue eyes due to her condition about which she has spoken many times in her YouTube channel.

 

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