15 Models Who Redefine Perfection With Their Physical Imperfections

Today’s modeling world has become very image conscious. Any blemish on skin or physicality is often seen in negative light and there are surgical and cosmetic solutions to fix it up. Women and men both are seen shepherded towards that perfect physical look and they stop at nothing to achieve it, no matter what the results.

However, there are people in the industry who have managed to embrace their flaws and have made a name for themselves. Such models are becoming extremely popular due to their unique looks and we present to you 15 such models who have made their flaws their greatest assets.

Cara Delevingne

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British model Cara Delevingne is known for her different looks and outgoing nature. She is a brilliant supermodel and has also successfully transitioned into a Hollywood actress. The scars you see on her feet are from a skin condition known as psoriasis. Under constant work and pressure and during periods, the condition gets worse; and often people refuse to touch Cara or use gloves if they have to

Joanna Krupa

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Joanna Krupa is Polish supermodel and actress. She is known for her appearances on shows like Dancing with the Stars and The Real Housewives of Miami and as the host and main judge of Top Model. Joanna Krupa suffers from polymastia or presence of accessory breasts and has a third nipple. She does hide it pretty well for risqué shoots
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Naomi Campbell

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One of the most recognizable faces in the modeling world is Naomi Campbell from Britain. She began modeling at the age of 15 and one of six models of her generation declared supermodels by the fashion industry in the 1990s. Campbell suffers from traction alopecia a condition in which a person loses hair. This happens due to hair being wound up tightly, excessive use of hair extensions. She manages to carry off her physical deformity with élan.
 American Model Iman

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63-year-old Somali- American model Iman (real name: Zara Mohamed Abdulmajid) is a well-known name in the fashion world. She was married to English rock musician David Bowie. Iman is known for her long neck and her forehead. Her features impressed photographer Peter Beard who made the then 18-year-old Nairobi student famous and gave her a career of a fashion model
Diandra Forrest

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Diandra Forrest is an African American model known for her albinism. Albinism is a condition in which a person suffers from a lack of pigmentation ithe n skin, eyes and hair. She suffered from bullying due to her extra pale looks and as a result, had to be taken out of school due to her condition. She was spotted by a photographer in a mall and is now a known model

Aimee Mullins

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Aimee Mullins is a known American athlete and fashion model. She was born with a medical condition which led to the amputation of both of her lower legs. She became a known name when the double amputee walked for Alexander McQueen in 1998. Her amputation led to her using prosthetic legs which give her the ability to adjust her height on the ramp according to the ramp
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Winnie Harlow

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Canadian model Winnie Harlow was diagnosed with vitiligo – a condition that caused portions of her skin to lose pigment at the age of four years. She became a known name in the 21st cycle of U.S. television series America's Next Top Model due to her condition. She was a victim of bullying by other children. This led to change of schools numerous times and the stress caused her to have suicidal thoughts. However, in 2014, she walked the NY fashion week and has modeled for magazines like i-D and Dazed, Glamour, Complex, Cosmopolitan and Ebony.
Elle Macpherson

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Australian model Elle Macpherson was the dream girl and crush of many youngsters and teenagers in the late 1980s and 1990s. She holds the record for her five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Nicknamed ‘the body’ for her swimsuit appearances; Macpherson is notable for her height of 5 ft 11 1/2 in.

However, not much has been noticed about her feet, which are of number 7. Her enormous feet make it a bit hard for her to find shoes and footwear, but the way she has flaunted her feet in public and in photos has got her much applause
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Padma Lakshmi

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India born American TV personality, actress, model and TV host Padma Lakshmi is a well knwell-knownll over the world. Also a known chef with a bestselling cook book, Padma Lakshmi wears a long scar on her right arm. The scar comes from a vehicle accident she was in after leaving the hospital because of Stevens Johnson Syndrome at the age of 14. She wears the scar proudly and photographers to don’t edit it from their photos

Kristy Hinze

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38-year-old Australia based model Kristy Hinze became contracted to Vogue Australia at the age of 14 years old in 1994. She is noticeable for her big nose, but this didn’t stop her from becoming a very successful model and host of Project Runway Australia. She also signed a contract with Sports Illustrated, participated in Victoria’s Secret catalog photo shoots, and began a career as a TV host.
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Adwoa Aboah


Adwoa Aboah is a British fashion model who has appeared on the cover of British Vogue and also on covers of magazines like American Vogue, Vogue Italia, Vogue Poland and i-D. She has modeled for Calvin Klein, Fendi, DKNY, Theory, H&M, Aldo, Versace, Topshop and other similar big fashion brands. Aboah is known for her freckly face which makes her a brilliant beauty. She hated herself in childhood and was depressed. And when she started as a model, she was constantly compared to models that were “blonde, white, blue-eyed, [and] hot.

Jamie Brewer

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In 2016 February, the New York Fashion Week saw their first model with Down’s syndrome walked the -ramp named Jamie Brewer. She walked the ramp for Carrie Hammer and said, "Young girls and even young women [see me] and say 'hey, if she can do it so can I'. It's a true inspiration being a role model for any young women to [encourage them] in being who they are and showing who they are.”

She also acted in the popular TV show American Horror Story’s season 1 named American Horror Story: Murder House, in which she portrayed Adelaide "Addie" Langdon, the daughter of the main antagonist, Constance Langdon. She has appeared in season 3, season 4, and season 7 of the show.
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Lara Stone

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Dutch model Lara Stone is pretty and different thanks to the gap in between her front teeth. She became a model at the age of 15 in 1999. The photographers and fashion designers are enamored with her figure, her silhouette and her way of stomping on the catwalk with a scowl. Stone has done shoots for a magazine with clothes and without clothes and currently one of the busiest models in the world

Laura O’Grady

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Laura O’Grady is a very popular international model known for her large sized ears. The Ireland born model thought that she looked goofy and awkward with her big ears. However, the perception changed when she became a model and became successful. O’Grady believes that there is no need to cover one’s flaws and accept them as it makes you unique
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Lily McMenamy

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Lily McMenamy is an American born English model. She is noticeable for her large ears, teeth and lips, something that has made her endearing to fashion designers. Her mother Kristen was also a well known androgynous model during the ’90s. Her looks have made many people her admirers and Lily has made a special place for herself on the ramp
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