There are many types of people and beauties in this world with different color, skin, looks, and what not. Yes, this world
being a very big place. Take a look here five popular fashion Models from around the world who have unique skin
color and are just beautiful in their own ways.
- Winnie Harlow
Winnie Harlow is a Canadian fashion model, spokesperson, and activist. She was diagnosed with the chronic skin
condition, characterized by depigmentation of portions of the skin, at the age of four. She was bullied and was
reportedly called by various names throughout her childhood. The harassment led to her changing schools, dropping
out of school, and she even contemplated committing suicide. Thankfully, Harlow was discovered by America’s Next
Top Model host Tyra Banks and subsequently became one of the fourteen finalists of the twenty-first cycle in 2014.
Harlow became the face of Spanish clothing brand Desigual and she has featured in many fashion magazines and
2. Nastya Zhidkova
Nastya Zhidkova is a Russian albino model who suffers from a disorder known as albinism, a condition characterized by
the complete or partial absence of pigment in the skin, hair and eyes. She managed to take advantage of her
condition and involved herself in the fashion industry. However, She is the proof that beauty comes with albinism. She
is described as the most beautiful albino in the world.
3. Nikia Phoenix
Many tend to think that black people can’t have freckles. However, that is not the case for Nikia Phoenix whose face is
covered with them. in fact, that secured her career as a model. Nikia has featured campaign for Coca Cola, Target and
Alternative. Nikia also has her own blog, called Model Liberation, where she promote and celebrate African-American
4. Khoudia Diop
Khoudia Diop is a Senegalese fashion model and actress from Senegai. She is not an average looking person. She
possesses unique skin tone with melanin rich color. Diop was teased as a child because of her dark skin tone, but that
didn’t stop her from pursuing her modeling career. After moving to Paris, at age 15, she was repeatedly approached
with the suggestion that she become a supermodel. She nicknamed herself the “Melanin Goddess” to express pride in
5. Connie Chiu
Connie Chiu is the world’s first fashion model with albinism. She was born in British Hong Kong to a Chinese family.
She moved to Sweden at a young age where she later studied journalism and started her modeling career at the age
of 24. As a highlight, she modeled for French designer Jean Paul Gaultier.
By Cynthia Nwankwo(Top5er)
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