Not so ordinary models part 2

Once we already talked about really special looking models, people who couldn’t just fit in with their extraordinary look. In the previous article, most of them were born with their unusual look, while some of the following models have changed by choose.

Alex Minsky

Alex was an American Marine who lost his right foot during the war in Afghanistan and because of that he spent 58 days in a coma, then retired. The war veteran started working out in a Los Angeles gym for a full recovery and met his first photographer he thought he was just a pushy guy, who fallt for him, but Alex turned out to be wrong. The pictures of him went viral and the ex-soldier, now a well-know model and he’s got a New York fashion week behind him.

Jilian Mercado

Jillian is a fashion blogger and model girl with muscular dystrophy who lives her day in a weelhchair. She started as a campaign face for Diesel, and only a year later she got signed to a world-wide model agency, IMG. She claims she accomplished everything thanks to her positive attitude, as she was already using the “dare to dream big or go home” motto during the Diesel campaign.

Rick Genest

Rick Genest, known as Zombie Boy. At the age of 16, he got the very first tattoo of his life, what was a skull on his left shoulder. At the age of 20, he met tattoo artist Frank Lewis and has since done all his tattoos. It took six years to complete and create the tattoos that covered his entire body, costing $ 17,000. In March 2010, a Facebook fan page was created for Zombie Boy’s fantastic tattoo. More than one and a half million people followed the site, and the page was discovered by Lady Gaga’s fashion designer. Nicola contacted with Rick and this is how the he got a role in Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way” music video. He also appeared in Vogue Hommes Japan, Style, Tattoo, and Slave magazine and participated in an advertising campaign promoting a foundation. In 2012, he even got a small role in Keanu Reeves’ movie; 47 Ronin. With the involvement of a toy company, Rick released even limited edition dolls of him. Unfortunately Rick Genest passed away in 2018.

Rebekah Marine

Rebekah Marine wished to be a model since she was a little child and nothing could stop her not even the fact that she was born without a right forearm. Her mother took her to auditions, but she was rejected everywhere, saying she had no future in the business, but as a magical turn at the age of 22, Rebekah received a bionic arm, which gave her hope and confidence, and re-embarked on the realization of her big dreams and set off on the rugged path of modelling. At the age of 28, she was a model at New York Fashion Week. Rebekah also became the face of Touch Bionics, a company specializing in bionic artificial limbs and she was the face of the Lucky Fin Project too. Now she’s fighting to appear on Vogue. And a few months ago Rebekah became a proud mother to her son Jackson.

Andrej Pejić

Andrej Pejić, now known as Andreja, is a transgender model who until four years ago was known as a male and female model. Born in Serbia, Andrei emigrated to Australia with his family, where he was discovered by his first agent. Although at first he was predicted to be only a male runway model, but eventually the female market accepted him as well. Working with Andreja really worth it to the Fashion Houses, as they get practically two for the price of a model. The success find Andreja in 2011 as she was voted one of the 100 sexiest women in the world by Americans. Of course, when it turned out that this extremely sexy woman was actually a guy, the voters were a little overwhelmed. In 2014, Pejic decided to live his life as a transgender woman. Since then, she has been featured in Vogue’s May 2015 issue, and her career has continued to rise. Andrea’s current dream is to join the Victria’s Secret angel once.

Not so ordinary models part 1 – previous article

Not so ordinary models

We all see model perfectly posing everywhere we go, they all really beautiful, and all look similar, but right now we should talk about the diordinary models, the special ones, the different ones, the scary ones. At firths, they were called ugly, but the couldn’t change so they changed the world around them and now they all considered as beautiful.

Madeline Stuart

The 22-year-old girl with down-syndrome is now known and loved by hundreds of thousands. Madeline had a childhood dream was to become a model. Her dream came true at the age of 18: Madeline was asked to wear Manifesta’s fitness suit and be there campaign face. The Australian girl needed to lose 19 pounds for the jobs, which she happylie did, and itt was a really great move from her, cuz not much after the sport campaign she was given a chance to perform at the New York Fashion Week. Since then Madeline been asked by many famous magazines and brands for a photoshoot. She is a game changer in every way and hpefull we will she her more and more in campaign.

” World’s 1st Super model with D.S, NO.1 game changer FORBES mag, walked the past 6 seasons NYFW, PFW, LFW. ”

Shaun Ross

Probably many of you are familiar with his face, yes he is 28 years old Shaun Ross and why did he become so famous? Not only because he is an African-American albino, but also because his facial bone is more asymmetrical than usual. He started his career at 16 and since then you could see him in Vogue Italian, British-GQ, Paper and Another Man, but has also appeared in Kathy Perry’s, Beyonce’s and Lana Del Rey’s video clips, and even launched his own campaign called InMySkinIWin, what was about self-love and imperfection, with incredible success. This year Ax also chose it as the face of advertising. Lately, Shaun started singing.

Winnie Harlow

Shaun’s good friend, Winnie Harlow the Canadian beauty was diagnosed with vitiligo at the age of four, the disease caused her skin to lose its melanin content and white spots started appearing on her body. As a child, she was bullied a lot, her schoolmates called her a cow, and because of her constant mockery, she was considering suicide. Winnie changed schools many times. Finally, her facebook page changed her life, cuz somebody found her pictures and called Winnie to appear in a video clip. After she realized that people truly find her beautiful submitted into Tyra Banks’s America’s Next Top Model show, and though she soon fell out, she still gained a huge reputation. Since then, Harlow has inspired and superstitious dozens of photographers. She was chosen to be Desigual’s face some years ago. Winnie also joined Shaun’s InMySkinIWin campaign.

Erika Ervin ( Eve)

Erika Ervin, with her ‎6 ft 8 3⁄4 in, she is the tallest female model in the world. Erika started her modelling career on the front page of Zoo Weekly magazine. She has also worked as an assistant and personal trainer. Eve was always tall as a child, by the age of 14, she had grown above her classmates and teachers. Over the next 5 years, Eve’s growth was terribly painful, and only stopped at age 19 and reached its present height 2,05 m. Eve was discovered in 2009, as an actress, she received smaller and larger roles in the American Horror Story. And in 2011, she was included in the Guinness World Records, as the highest model.

Melanie Gaydos

Melanie Gaydos thanks to herself and her persistence, found a way to break into the high fashion world, despite the fact that most agencies said ‘no’ to her. The real change in her life happened when moved to New York to study arts. Melanie met many artists, and many of them asked her to set model for them. The first few photos quickly revealed that he had a serious affinity for posing, and the photographers were amazed by her work ethic, so she decided to try to make the most out of modelling. She starred in Rammstein’s ‘Mein Herz Brennt’ clip, and has been d photographed in Europe, Mexico and the Americas. The real breakthrough didn’t happen, because unlike photographers, agencies repeatedly refused to work with her, but it is there lost, not Melanie’s because she is doing a really great job managing herself. And judging by her follower on facebook and Instagram people wanna see her, and her sweet personality just shines through many of her pictures.